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    Call for Chapters | Body, Politics, and Nation: Intersections of (Post)Modernity. Call ends February 28, 2023

    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 Papers | Frontiers Research Topic: “Sport and Psychosocial Health/Well-being after the COVID-19 Lockdown” – Volume II. Call ends January 31, 2023

    The goal of this Research Topic is to investigate: (1) various aspects of association between active living (e.g., physical activity, exercise, sport) and psychosocial health outcomes (e.g., social well-being, social health, depressive symptoms, quality of life, life satisfaction, happiness, loneliness, etc.) as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and (2) effectiveness of various new/existing means (e.g., social media platform, virtual sport competitions, etc.) on active living and psychosocial health outcomes.

    Call for Papers | Frontiers Research Topic: “The impact of COVID-19 on Social Inequalities in Sport and Physical Activity”. Call ends November 1, 2022

    The goal of the collection is to bring together research that explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the nature and extent of the social inequalities that exist in sport and physical activity settings. Such research can identify specific problems that need to be addressed by organisations and practitioners involved in promoting physical activity to social groups both in-person and online who have historically low participation levels and those who have been particularly effected by the pandemic social conditions.

    Call for Papers | Book Proposal: Professional Wrestling in the Pandemic | Call ends August 31, 2022

    This anthology aims to examine pro wrestling in the pandemic to bring into relief issues and questions about art and entertainment, industry, communication, sociality, labor, precarity, bodies and physicality, and care under the uncertain conditions of late capitalism and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.We invite submissions from across disciplines.

    Call for Papers | “The Contemporary Trends in Sports Engagement: Social and Cultural Perspectives”, Special Issue of Societies | Call ends January 31, 2023

    Various protests and social movements have drawn public and scholarly attention to racial injustice, sexual harassment and gender inequality, and violence in the context of professional and collegiate sports and beyond. In a related yet different vein, the COVID-19 pandemic has further complicated sport engagement significantly. In this Special Issue, our primary aim is to unpack such complexities by addressing how contemporary social and cultural events and trends interact with varying dimensions of sport engagement.

    Call for Journal Article Reviews | Olympika: The International Journal of Olympic Studies

    Olympika: The International Journal of Olympic Studies invites graduate students to write a journal article review for its next volume (Vol. 30, 2021). Interested reviewers are encouraged to consult with the Journal Article Review Editor before writing an article review. A list of pre-approved articles will be provided to consult upon request. Olympika is particularly interested in reviews of articles that are concerned with the socio-cultural impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the Olympic Games.

    Call for Papers | “Inclusivity, Togetherness, Community, and the Sociology of Sport in a Post(?)-Covid World”, the 2021 Annual Conference for the North American Society for the Sociology of...

    For this year’s NASSS conference – as we attempt to come together in-person in the spirit of inclusivity, togetherness and community – we welcome papers on any aspect of sport and physical culture as observed through a sociological lens. We would be particularly interested to receive submissions that explore sport and physical culture related to ideas around community, reconciliation, partnerships, relationships, equity, social inclusion, diversity, participation, and the indelible human spirit.

    Call for Papers | “Lockdown Leisure”, Special issue of Leisure Studies | Call ends February 7, 2022

    The special issues explores the medium to long-term impacts of lockdowns, drawing inspiration from Ken Roberts’ ‘Lock down leisure in Britain’ (Leisure Studies 39(5): 617-628), but other questions emerge. These include: How have socially distanced, isolated and bubbled sociality affected leisure?  How might leisure lives have been ‘sanitised’ through the lockdown? How have these issues affected different demographics in different ways?  How have new leisure providers developed and what does this mean for older providers? How do these trends pan out internationally?

    Call for Papers | “Experiences and Future Challenges of COVID-19 Pandemic”, the 10th International Symposium on Youth Sport | University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, September 26, 2021. Call ends May...

    Welcome to the 10th International Symposium on Youth Sport in Ljubljana or on-line. The main goal of the Youth Sport 2021 conference is to discuss on role of youth sport for society recovery after COVID-19 Pandemic. Exchanging findings and good practices on various aspects of youth sport will be an excellent platform for participants to discuss various topics. The conference is set as a complementary event to celebrate Slovenia’s presidency of the Council of EU.

    Call for Papers | “Transformations and Transgressions: Explorations of ‘Restricted’ Leisure during COVID-19” | Special Issue of Annals of Leisure Research. Call ends March 1, 2021

    We welcome cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural, cross-geographical submissions that explore a range of issues and diverse perspectives in order to contribute to the development of leisure theory, involving critical tourism and events studies, criminology, sociology, cultural and media studies, and other social science theoretical, methodological, and empirical entanglements. Indeed, what is considered 'transgressive' varies in different disciplines, cultures and societies.
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