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    Call for Papers | Football and Diaspora: Connecting Dispersed Communities through the Global Game, Edited Volume | Call ends December 15, 2021

    The editors seek manuscripts that critically engage issues related to football/soccer and diaspora. This may include topics that heighten our understanding of: (a) migration, acculturation, and assimilation; (b) sport, identity, and representation; (c) the construction and accomplishment of nationality; (d) sport and football fandom; (e) and nationhood, citizenship, and politics. We welcome cross-disciplinary research from anthropological, communication, cultural, historical, psychological, political and sociological perspectives.

    Call for Participation | “Physical Movement, Body Cultures and Identity in Europe – on and off the Screen” | International hybrid symposium, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, October 1, 2021

    This symposium will bring together national and international perspectives from different disciplines, including film and television studies, literary and cultural studies, sport science, performing arts and history. Panels will focus on the spheres of sport and dance as codified physical and popular cultural activities that have historically connected individuals and peoples across the continent of Europe.

    Call for Participation | “Central and Eastern Europe Football Fans’ Identities: What Happened over 30 Years?” | Webinar, September 24, 2021

    More than 30 years after the fall of communism in Central and Eastern Europe, enough time has elapsed to allow researchers to provide detailed answers to one question: how have the region’s football fans’ identities transformed and what these evolutions can teach us about their respective societies. The dialectical analysis of disruptions and continuities with the recent past will shed light on several aspects of fans’ identities.

    Call for Papers | “Sport and Society in Crisis” – Twelfth International Conference on Sport & Society | University of Granada, Spain, June 24–25 2021. Call ends May 24,...

    To support the range of options, and flexibility needed in our current climate, we will offer a blended conference experience. You do not need to commit either to a place-based or virtual presentation at the time of submission. You can present both ways, or change your mode of the presentation if your preferences change. The choice to participate virtually could also be a moral decision – for the planet, for security, or when the financial burden of travel is too great.

    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.

    Call for Participation | Sport, Globalisation and Identity – Recent reflections on our publication | Webinar, November 24, 2020, 18:00 CET

    Sport can be a vehicle for the expression of identity, and also a factor in the shaping of identity. In Sport, Globalisation and Identity: New Perspectives on Regions and Nations, edited by Jim O'Brien, Russell Holden, Xavier Ginesta, the complex interrelationships between nations, regions and states in the landscape of contemporary international sport, with a particular focus on identity, is explored.

    Call for Paper | ‘New Approaches to Identity in Sport’ | Special Issue of Journal of Sport Psychology in Action. Call ends October 1, 2019

    This special issue offers new theoretical, methodological and applied considerations on the important topic of identity in sport. The overriding consensus from existing research is that a strong identity (both athletic and practitioner) can foster motivation, commitment, and confidence, but a strong and exclusive identity is more likely to lead to difficulties and distress in career transition.

    PhD Opportunity in Sport, Migration and Identity | Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute, Ulster University

    Skills required of applicant: Key skills would include: a demonstrable specialism in social science, sociology and/or the humanities or a related area; academic performance in these areas; and, evidence of the ability to undertake independent research. Supplementary skills might include: professional or vocational experience of sport and/or labour migration.

    Call for Papers | “Jewish Sports in/and the Metropolis“ | Conference in Vienna, 14–15 March 2016

    By reconstructing the urban social field of sport during the interwar period as a site of identity politics, the conference addresses the history and importance of Jewish sports in different major European cities.

    Call for Papers | Challenging surfer identities and spaces | Raglan, Aotearoa New Zealand, 10–12 February 2016

    An international conference hosted by the University of Waikato for academics researching the socio-cultural aspects of surfing, to be held at Solscape overlooking the famous Whaingaroa Raglan break in Aotearoa New Zealand.
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