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    Call for Chapters | Football Politics and Cultural Production in Africa: Issues and Discourses | Edited collection for Palgrave Macmillan. Call ends April 30, 2024

    The political dimension of the football competitions on the continent tends to accentuate the inspiring nature and the news-worthiness of football events in Africa. How political football has interacted with the media and the creative industries in African countries is a very interesting question. This issue and many related ones have not really attracted the attention of scholars. Against this background, the present project focuses on engaging academics in various disciplines to interrogate the interaction between political football and cultural institutions in Africa.

    Call for Papers | “African Nations and World Competitions – State of Play”. 14th Sports Africa Conference | Nelson Mandela University Port Elizabeth, South Africa, July 1-3, 2020. Call...

    How is African athletes’ participation in various international competitions evolving with the rapidly transforming global sport ecosystems? What is the significance of African nation states participating and occasionally winning world competitions? What implications do these victories have for national sports development or management? What are the positive or negative impacts of the resources allocated to these participations?

    Call for Papers | “Popular Sports, Mass Sports and Elite Sports in everyday Africa” – The 13th Sports Africa Conference, June 20–22, 2019, Dakar, Senegal. Call ends February...

    The 13th edition of the conference will be an opportunity to reflect on sport beyond the celebrations of national sporting victories, the fixation on elite sport, and the popularity of a few famous athletes. Could sport deliver to societies in Africa the social cohesion, national unity, social and economic development that its proponents often claim or assume?

    Call for Papers | “Recreating Recreation” | Special Issue of Recreation and Society in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Call ends March 15, 2019

    We are particularly interested in articles that explore the representation of recreation in literature, historiography, media, institutional reports, policies, jurisprudence, interviews, medical protocols, and philosophical treatises, among other mediums. This inquiry could be approached through sociological, historical, psychological, economic, political, legal, medical, literary, philosophical, and/or interdisciplinary lenses.

    Call for Papers | Pan-African Sports Studies: Beyond Physical Education | University of Zambia, Lusaka, March 26–28 2018. Call ends December 20, 2017

    Conference organizers invite paper proposals from scholars in the following fields: anthropology, sociology, history, geography, politics, economics, African diaspora studies, policy and other multi- and inter-disciplinary perspectives that speak to the theme of Pan-African Studies: Beyond Physical Education.

    Call for Chapters | African Sports: Past and Present | Edited by Michael Gennaro

    This volume seeks to explore how sports can render a window to unlocking complex social, political, economic, and gendered relations across Africa and the Diaspora. It will focus on the many ways in which sport uniquely reflects changing cultural trends at diverse levels of African societies.

    Call for Proposals | “Connections, Linkages and Comparisons: African Sports in Transnational Contexts” @Special Issue of The International Journal of the History of Sport

    We welcome abstracts on different sports and regions in Africa. Topics may include (the history of) sport migration (of which the movement of soccer players and track athletes have generated important work) and transnational organisations involved in sports.

    IMPUMELELO The Interdisciplinary Electronic Journal of African Sports Volume 8 Fall 2013

    IMPUMELELO, The Interdisciplinary Electronic Journal of African Sport, is a refereed, online and open access journal that is published semiannually. The journal seeks papers that analyze African sport from political, communication, sociological, anthropological, historical, and sports science perspectives.

    CfP reminder | Sport in Africa and the Global South: Ten years – What’s next?

    The Sport in Africa conference at Ohio University celebrates its tenth anniversary in April 2014. Over the years, the conference has been proud to provide scholarship that situates sport (in particular, sport in Africa and the Global South) within the realms of mainstream scholarship. Equally significant is that recently the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming April 6...

    Sport in Society Volume 17, Issue 4, May 2014

    The considerable growth of interest in commerce, media and politics in the modern world and their relationship to sport in international academia has resulted in academics in various disciplines writing about sport. Sport in Society is a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary forum for academics to discuss the growing relationship of sport to significant areas of modern life.
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