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    Call for Papers | “Leisure and Fan Activism”, Special Issue of International Journal of the Sociology of Leisure | Call ends June 1, 2022

    It is the aim of this special issue to bring together international perspectives on protests and social movements, with focus on football, to unpack and understand the complexities and temporalities of modern leisure, and its intersubjective and interdependent relationship with fandom, and the construction of fan identities, politics, and social change.

    Call for Papers | Frontiers Research Topic: “Spectator Sport and Fan Behavior”. Call ends April 9, 2021

    Spectator sports represents one of society’s most universal leisure activities. While event attendance and media consumption have received a great deal of attention from scholars, there is a growing understanding that sports fans interact, both physically and digitally, with their favorite teams in numerous other ways. The aim of this Research Topic is to explore fan behaviors in many different areas, involving sports media and the (ever changing) digital environment.

    Call for Papers | Understanding Rivalry and Its Influence on Sports Fans | A book edited by Cody T. Havard, The University of Memphis. Call ends April 15, 2018

    With a strong understanding of what causes and influences rivalry, and how it impacts sport fans, this book seeks to answer additional questions regarding the phenomenon while presenting new areas of research that can help guide inquiry into the subject.  We seek high- quality original research and academic commentary chapters that will reach this end.
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