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    Call for Book Chapters | Social Justice and the Modern Athlete: Exploring the Role of Athlete Activism in Social Change | Call ends April 30, 2021

    The overarching focus of the book is to explore the role athletes have played in raising awareness of and advancing social justice issues. Authors are asked to consider various aspects of athlete involvement and influence, using a wide range of theoretical perspectives. Please note that although the book will provide an early historical chapter as the foundation for exploring athlete activism, it focuses on the past 30 years (1990-present), reaching beyond the Civil Rights era.

    Call for Papers | Reaching the Summit: Reimagining the Summit Series in the Canadian Cultural Memory, an Anthology. Call ends April 30, 2021

    The proposed collection will explore the role of the 1972 Summit Series in persisting conceptions of Canadian self-identification. In doing so, we attempt to critically contribute to the existing body of scholarship regarding the summit series. Our project seeks to create a new approach to this seminal event in Canadian sport history by assembling a concert of voices through diverse forms of criticism or storytelling modes.

    Call for Book Chapters | Trends and Advances in Sport and Leisure Management: Expanding the Frontiers | Cambridge Scholars Publishing’s Guest Edited Collection

    The purpose of this edited collection is to better understand from an interdisciplinary perspective, the global forces that reshape sport and leisure provision, alongside the responses of key organisations and stakeholders. The volume therefore seeks contributions that account for the trends remodeling sport and leisure, and thus pinpoint advances for theory and practice that ultimately expand the frontiers of sport and leisure management.

    Call for Papers | Global South Voices on Sport for Development and Peace, a book to be submitted to Routledge. Call ends February 2021

    This book will raise the voices of relevant and critical experiences carried out in a range of countries that belong to the ‘Global South’. More importantly, the book aims to highlight the practices and theories created by people who belong to the communities where these sporting experiences have been taking place in the past decades, whose critical reflections and experiences are yet to gain systematic attention in the international academic and practitioner’s communities in the English language.

    Call for Papers | “Restart” – Sport After the Covid-19 Lockdown, an edited collection from Common Ground | Call ends January 21, 2021

    Following the “first wave” of the Covid-19 global pandemic, which locked down many regions of the globe and led to the cancellation of sport events and fitness facilities around the world, sport began to restart. The associated challenges, costs, successes, and failures of reopening sport and fitness in the Covid-19 era are the focus of our edited collection “Restart” – Sport After the Covid-19 Lockdown in Commonground’s Covid-19 and Sport series.

    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.
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