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    Extended CfP deadline | “Leisure and Fan Activism”, Special Issue of International Journal of the Sociology of Leisure | Call ends July 20, 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 Participation | Book Launch Webinar by the Sport and Politics Research International Network Group (SPRING) | May 23, 2022, at 5PM, UK time (6PM, CET)

    During this Zoom book launch the following books will be presented: Cricket and contemporary society in Britain: Crises and Continuity by Russell Holden; Football, Place and National Identity: Transferring Allegiance by David Storey; and La disneyització del futbol by Xavier Ginesta.

    Soccer & Society, Volume 23, 2022, Issue 3 | Female Fandom: A Global Perspective

    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: The Football Association's Women’s Super League and female soccer fans: fan engagement and the importance of supporter clubs by Anika Leslie-Walker & Claire Mulvenna.

    Call for Participation | Book Launch Webinar by by the Sport and Politics Research International Network Group (SPRING) | April 7, 2022, at 6PM, UK time (7PM, CET)

    During this Zoom book launch the following books will be presented: Cricket and contemporary society in Britain: Crises and Continuity by Russell Holden; Football, Place and National Identity: Transferring Allegiance by David Storey; and La disneyització del futbol by Xavier Ginesta.

    Program is here! Official heroes and contested guerrillas: The role models of football fans’ patriotism | Webinar, April 1, 2022.

    The concept of guerrilla patriotism makes it possible to analyse not only the use of official national heroes by fans but also controversial figures who evoke strong reactions among others – support or rejection. The webinar aims to identify the figures which are perceived as patriotic role-models or anti-role-models by football fans. We want to initiate the discussion to include examples from all over the world. Reflecting on them will allow us to analyse the role such figures play in the national discourse of football stadiums.

    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.

    Soccer & Society, Volume 23, 2022, Issue 2

    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: Governance of Chinese professional football during Xi’s authoritarian era: what is changing and what remains unchanged by Yang Ma & Jinming Zheng.

    Call for Papers | Nordic Football Conference 2022 | University of Jyväskylä, Finland, May 11–12, 2022. Call ends February 21, 2022

    The Organising Committee of the 1st Nordic Football Conference invites scholars, practitioners, and students from across the Nordic countries and around the world to submit abstracts that explore the conference's core areas of (1) Coaching and player development, (2) Contemporary issues in football culture, and (3) The global football system. In addition, two overarching themes, (a) Sustainability and (b) Evidence-based practices run concurrently to form the backbone of the event.

    Call for Papers | The Future of Football: Mapping Progress and Alternatives | A hybrid symposium hosted by the Social Identities and Inequalities Research Group at Solent University, June...

    As European football continues to expand into new global territories, emergent debates concerning the future of the game have revealed new questions, new challenges, and new opportunities to those studying the politics, culture, economics, and sociology of the game in all its different forms. We would also like to extend an invitation to scholars working within the field of critical football studies to submit papers that speak to emerging debates.

    Call for Papers | Small Worlds of Football Workshop | Institute of Sport and Sport Science, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, June 24, 2022. Call ends March 15, 2022

    The aim of this workshop is threefold: Co-theorize the concept of Small worlds of Football to capture a wider comparative scope of such a research project; to share and workshop the accepted papers submitted to the workshop; and work towards a publication: either publish an Edited Volume or a Special Issue (we are in early conversation with the International Journal of History of Sports).
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