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    Call for Papers | “Sport Communication and Social Justice” | Special Issue of Communication & Sport. Call ends October 1, 2019

    Marginality is not simply “a site of deprivation” but instead, it can also be “the site of radical possibility”. Within a contemporary moment dominated by a highly commodified and corporatized media sport landscape, marginality can itself be re-fashioned as a commodity, centered on “celebritized” marginal subjects that can be exploited by media organisations and global sporting corporations.

    Sport Scholar Profile | Jorid Hovden, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

    Jorid Hovden is a Norwegian researcher and professor of sociology at NTNU. She has studied gender and sports since the 1980s. She has repeatedly demonstrated how women are discriminated against and marginalized, both in key roles and in different sports. has been an active athlete, and was inter alia on the Norwegian national team in volleyball in the 1970s.

    Call for Papers | Sports communication and social justice | ICA 2019 pre-conference, Washington DC, May 24, 2019. Call ends January 11, 2019

    The rapidly evolving sport media industry and the changing face of mediated sport production continues to raise original critical questions in new emerging contexts. This one-day preconference pays attention to issues of sport, representation, power and social justice. Crossing disciplinary boundaries – the theme of the 2019 ICA conference – is encouraged in proposed papers.

    Call for Papers | Social Justice through Sport and Exercise Psychology | A symposium at Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR, March 28–30, 2019. Call ends February 1, 2019

    Our aim is to bring together sport and exercise psychology researchers and practitioners whose work focuses on social justice and praxis, marginalized communities, participants lacking scholarly attention, or that falls outside the positivist mainstream of sport psychology. A main purpose of this symposium is to bring together people passionate about these issues.

    Call for Papers | “Sport Across the Lifespan and Globe” | 4th Annual Social Work in Sports Symposium, Orlando, Florida, November 5–7, 2018. Call ends April 20, 2018

    The overall theme of this year’s conference pertains to the role of sport in athlete and societal growth. The pursuit of this theme relates directly to the mission of ASWIS by promoting the practice, research, and policy skills of social workers and how to leverage these skills to promote the well-being of athletes of all ages and backgrounds.

    Call for Papers | Social Justice through Sport and Exercise Psychology | University of Minnesota, April 6–7, 2018. Call ends February 1, 2018

    Our aim is to bring together sport and exercise psychology researchers and practitioners whose work focuses on social justice and praxis, marginalized communities, participants lacking scholarly attention, or that falls outside the positivist mainstream of sport psychology. The Symposium will consist of sport and exercise psychology research and praxis presentations.

    Call for Papers | Social Justice through Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium | April 6–8, 2017, University of Virginia

    Our aim is to bring together sport and exercise psychology researchers and practitioners whose work focuses on social justice and praxis, marginalized communities, participants lacking scholarly attention, or that falls outside the positivist mainstream of sport psychology. The symposium is organized by Vikki Krane (pictured).

    Call for papers | Edited Collection on Nationalism and Sport

    Athlete as a National Symbol: Nationalism, Sport, and Social Justice, a volume to be edited by Nicholas Villanueva, Jr., Ph.D., Director of Critical Sports Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder. Contributions of particular interest will focus on athletes and social justice. Proposals are due November 1, 2016.

    Call for Papers | 5th international conference on Sport, Race and Ethnicity | University of Brighton@Eastbourne, July 10–13 2016

    Abstracts are invited – either for individual submissions or for complete panels (3/4 papers) – for papers that address aspects of race, ethnicity and migration in relation to all aspects of sport and physical culture. Theoretical or empirical presentations are welcomed, while contributions may draw on contemporary or historical perspectives.
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