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    Call for Papers | “Global Maradona: Man, Athlete, Celebrity, Idol, Hero, Myth”. Special Issue of Eracle Journal of Sport and Social Sciences | Call ends April 10, 2021

    It is difficult to find in the pantheon of champions of sports history a person who has received the same public attention as that of Diego Armando Maradona. Always on stage, always attracting everyone's attention, never an ordinary man. He was a great footballer, a great sportsman. His biography was full of extraordinary achievements and falls in sport and in life; he was a celebrity, fully integrated in the field of spectacular and commercialized sport.

    Soccer & Society, Volume 22, 2021, Issue 3

    Soccer, a.k.a (association) football is the most popular mass spectator sport in the world. Soccer & Society is the first international journal devoted to the game of soccer, and aims to focus on the game in the context of a more global world. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: ‘YOU CREATE YOUR OWN LUCK, IN A WAY’ ABOUT NORWEGIAN FOOTBALLERS’ UNDERSTANDING OF SUCCESS, IN A WORLD WHERE MOST FAIL by Pål Augestad, Mats Bruu & Frode Telseth.

    Call for Papers | Football in Turkey 2021 | Online conference April 28, 2021. Call ends March 26, 2021

    The football world in Turkey presents complex peculiarities that are very difficult to understand for neutral observers. Born into the final years of the Ottoman Empire, football not only witnessed the birth of a new, modern nation-state, from day one, it became a vital part of Turkish modernism, along with other key concepts such as nationalism or secularism. Football has also become a battlefield for political, social and cultural divisions, which makes the case of Turkey even more appealing for football scholars. 

    Call for Papers | Central and Eastern Europe Football Fans’ Identities: What Happened over 30 Years? | Webinar, May 14, 2021. Call ends March 15, 2021

    How have the Central and Eastern Europe’s football fans’ identities transformed and what can these evolutions teach us about their respective societies? Geographically, our interest spans Bulgaria, Czech Republic, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, the former Yugoslav (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Northern Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia) and Soviet republics and Albania.

    Soccer & Society, Volume 22, 2021, Issue 1–2 | COVID-19 and the Soccer World: Early Impressions and Initial Responses

    Soccer, a.k.a (association) football is the most popular mass spectator sport in the world. Soccer & Society is the first international journal devoted to the game of soccer, and aims to focus on the game in the context of a more global world. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: NO SPORTS, NO SPECTATORS – NO MEDIA, NO MONEY? THE IMPORTANCE OF SPECTATORS AND BROADCASTING FOR PROFESSIONAL SPORTS DURING COVID-19 by Thomas Horky.

    Livestreamad disputas | Repetitive head impacts in football – Quantifying exposure and assessing outcomes, av Stian Bahr Sandmo, Norges idrettshøgskole

    Stian Bahr Sandmo har evaluert målemetodar ein kan bruke for å undersøke effektane av nikking. Mellom anna har dei utstyrt spelarar med øyrepluggar; desse målte akselerasjonskreftene som hovudet til spelarane blei utsette for når dei nikka. Dei har også kartlagt omfanget av nikking i barne- og ungdomsfotball. Her kom det fram at unge under 12-13 år nikkar svært lite.

    Soccer & Society, Volume 21, 2020, Issue 8 | Organizing the World Cup : Organization, heritage and failing bids (1930 – 1998)

    Football, the most popular mass spectator sport in the world, has become a major social phenomenon since the late nineteenth century. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: WAS FOOTBALL FASCIST? THE 1934 WORLD CUP IN THE POSTWAR MEMORY by Nicola Sbetti & Daniele Serapiglia.

    Soccer & Society, Volume 21, 2020, Issue 7

    Football, the most popular mass spectator sport in the world, has become a major social phenomenon since the late nineteenth century. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: POLITICAL SOCIALIZATION AND THE COACH-CREATED EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT OF COMPETITIVE GAMES: THE CASE OF GRASSROOTS YOUTH SOCCER IN SWEDEN by Erik Johan Anders Andersson.

    Ledig plats | Stipendiat i barne- og ungdomsfotball @ Universitetet i Sørøst-Norge | Søknadsfrist 2020-10-01

    Et mål for forskningsprosjektet er å undersøke konsekvensene av den tydelige profesjonaliseringen som foregår i spillerutviklingen i norsk fotball. Norge henger forskningsmessig etter andre land innenfor tematikken «talentutvikling». Det vil derfor være av interesse å kontrastere funnene våre med studier gjort i andre land, som f.eks. Tyskland, England og Spania, men også til våre naboland Sverige, Danmark og Island.

    Soccer & Society, Volume 21, 2020, Issue 6 | Soccer Under Authoritarian Regimes

    Football, the most popular mass spectator sport in the world, has become a major social phenomenon since the late nineteenth century. Through the social prism of soccer, scholars across the world have tended to understand various aspects of life. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: FOOTBALL AND THE AUTHORITARIAN REGIME IN IRAN by Christian Bromberger.
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