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    New book on football in Egypt: Egypt’s Football Revolution: Emotion, Masculinity, and Uneasy Politics by Carl Rommel

    In Egypt’s Football Revolution, Carl Rommel examines the politics of football as a space for ordinary Egyptians and state forces to negotiate a masculine Egyptian chauvinism. Basing his discussion on several years of fieldwork with fans, players, journalists, and coaches, he investigates the increasing attention paid to football during the Mubarak era; its demise with the 2011 uprisings and 2012 Port Said massacre, which left seventy-two fans dead; and its recent rehabilitation.

    Call for Papers | “It’s (not) just a game: Football’s evolving culture” – Football Collective Conference 2020 | Portsmouth, November 26–27, 2020. Call ends September 11, 2020

    The committee of the 2020 Football Collective Conference invites researchers, practitioners and scholars to submit abstracts to be considered for presentation. We invite proposals for oral presentations, posters/exhibits, and workshops/symposiums. The conference is designed to offer opportunities for all to present research, research ideas, potential projects, and innovative methods of data collection or public engagement.

    Call for Papers | GSA Seminar: Football (soccer) in German-Speaking Europe: History, Politics and the Arts | Portland OR, October 3–6, 2019. Call ends January 26, 2019

    This seminar investigates football’s role in discourses on culture, history, and politics in connection to topics such as aesthetics, gender roles, disability, religion, class, economics, and collective identities. We are particularly interested in applications from a broad range of disciplines and perspectives related to football. We also encourage proposals from participants at all career stages.

    Call for Papers | “Football, Politics and Popular Culture” | Special Issue of Managing Sport and Leisure. Call ends February 22, 2019

    There is a growing body of literature exploring the management, marketing, and governance of association football. The purpose of this special issue of the journal is to provoke a broad, interdisciplinary, and critical discussion about the football politics and popular culture in association football (as a form of entertainment, recreational or occupational activity).

    Call for Papers | ‘Football, Politics and Popular Culture’ | Abstracts for Anthology Chapters. Call ends June 29, 2018

    Some people are beginning the process of putting together a proposal to publish two edited book collections on The Football Collectives annual conference in Limerick, 2017. (1) Football and Politics, deals with football and Politics / the politics of football, while (2) Football and Popular Culture deals primarily with representations of football in popular culture/football as a facet of popular culture.
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