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Call for Papers | “Sport in a Populist Age: Physical Culture, Sportive Politics, and the Right-Wing” | NASSH 2022 Pre-Conference Workshop, May 26–27, Chicago. Call ends January 7, 2022
This workshop aims to bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars to debate the histories, meanings, significance, and contexts of sport-articulated populism. In addressing an understudied but relevant topic within sport history, the aim is to bridge the fields of sport history, cultural studies, sociology, and political science, and, in doing so, provide a forum to further collaborative understanding, knowledge advancement, and research dissemination.
Call for Papers | Professional Wrestling: Politics and Populism | New anthology edited by Heather Levi, Nell Haynes, Eero Laine & Sharon Mazer. Call ends March 15, 2018 (abstracts)
This book project began as a cross-disciplinary conversation – theatre, performance studies, anthropology – presented first in a panel at a 2017 conference. The editors wish now to expand the field to allow a wider range of perspectives and voices to weigh in on the question of how professional wrestling might be implicated in the current resurgence of populist politics.
Call for Papers | “Leisure Cultures and Glocal Challenges to National Populist Politics” | Special issue of Leisure Studies. Call ends January 31, 2018
At a time when key global actors institute “alternative facts” as a way to further institute racism, classism, homophobia, patriarchy and sexism, ableism, and other forms of oppression, this special issue aims to highlight what critical understandings of leisure can do to challenge anti-intellectual, imperial pursuits.