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    Call for Chapter Proposals | The Sociology of Sport and Physical Culture in Global Pandemic: Critical Diffractions. Call ends November 30, 2010

    With this call for chapter proposals, we invite scholars of diverse backgrounds and identifications; empirical, theoretical, and methodological commitments; geographical locations; and, career stages, to contribute to this dialogue. In the chapters, each author would be asked to write about the impact of COVID-19 on a particular aspect of sport and/or physical culture.

    Call for Papers | Physical Activity and Sporting Practices in Catastrophic Environments | Edited collection; strong publishing interest from Routledge. Call ends December 11, 2020

    This collection will provide meaningful empirical insights into the role of sport and physical activity in coping with, and adapting to, environmental change, whilst at the same time advancing our conceptual understanding of cultures and identities in an increasingly global (and globalised) world.

    Call for Papers | The Sporting Presidency: Presidents and Sport from Theodore Roosevelt to Donald Trump, Edinburgh University Press. Call ends October 19, 2020

    Starting with studies of Roosevelt’s significant role in linking the presidency with fandom, advocacy of, and active participation in sports, this volume traces how occupants of the White House continued to develop these connections in various guises across the following century. Though historians have certainly not ignored such associations, the variety of case studies represented here seeks to provide a wider and more multidisciplinary selection of standpoints.

    Call for Chapters | Body, Politics, and Nation: Intersections of (Post)Modernity. Call ends August 31, 2020

    Taking the timely but historically-rooted entanglements between the three – body, politics and nation seriously, we are particularly interested in submissions that highlight how the state and capitalism in their neoliberal iterations seek to control, mould, and discipline the body along the axes of gender, caste, race, sexuality, income etc. in their pursuit of power and profit.

    Call for Chapter Proposals | Female Body Image in Contemporary Indian Literature and Popular Culture (Edited collection; publishing interest from Routledge). Call ends August 31, 2020

    Through critically informed narrative analysis of contemporary literature, films, web series, advertisements, newspaper columns, and social media postings, among others, Female Body Image in Contemporary Indian Literature and Popular Culture attempts to bring together essays that highlight how millions of Indian women languish under the everyday experience of beauty labor hoping to appear normatively beautiful.

    Call for Papers | From Model Minority to Model Athlete: Perceptions of East Asians and Asian Americans in Sports. Call ends June 15, 2020

    This proposed edited volume adds much-needed literature to sports, popular culture, East Asian studies, and Asian American studies. We are looking for chapters that focus on the importance of sports in various cultural and media contexts, how East Asian and Asian American athletes have been used to define and redefine racial and gender boundaries, and how these same athletes embody “Asian-ness,” “American-ness” and/or “Other-ness” in their media representations.

    Call for Papers | Sport and the Corona Crisis, a two-volume book series from Common Ground | Call ends May 20, 2020

    In light of the extensive impact on international sport and the differing responses, Common Ground will publish a two-books series on sport and the coronavirus crisis over the next several months. The first book “Time Out” – Sport and the Corona Lockdown will look at the sport reactions to the pandemic during the ongoing global lockdown. The second book “Restart” – Sport After Corona will analyze the consequences of the pandemic for sport.

    Call for Contributors | Routledge Handbook of Gender Politics in Sport and Physical Activity | Call ends July 1, 2020

    This Handbook focuses on the political aspects of gender in the fields of sport and physical activity and provides a comprehensive overview of the complex interplay between politics, gender, sport and physical activity. The Handbook is designed to be a key reference for academics, and an accessible as well as informative resource for sport practitioners, people involved in PA and exercise and interested in politics.

    Call for Abstracts | Contemporary Perspectives on Athlete Activism (Routledge) | Call ends March 16, 2020

    This edited collection aims to provide a comprehensive multidisciplinary overview of athlete activism. While athletes as ‘activists’ – broadly defined – is not necessarily a new area of study, it has commanded a significant range of both scholarly and media attention in recent years. High-profile figures from across elite sport have lent their voices in an attempt to influence a variety of social, political, ethical and/or environmental issues.

    Call for Papers | Being Better: What We Learned from the 2019 FIFA World Cup | Edited Volume by Molly Yanity & Danielle Sarver Coombs. Call ends March 1,...

    This collection aims to reveal perspectives from multiple disciplines and focuses on scholars, educators, historians, and journalists who will look back at the historical, month-long tournament to see how the global sports and social landscapes have been revealed and/or changed as a result of the tournament. The book hopes to combine academic and popular approaches to a multitude of topics to present a kaleidoscope of perspectives.
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