Thursday, April 28, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Sociology of Sport Journal
Special Issue: Glocalization of Sports in Asia
Editors: Younghan Cho (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies), Charles Leary (National University of Singapore), and Steve Jackson (University of Otago)
Call for Papers
The thesis of glocalization (Robertson,1995) has been widely used to explicate the global circulation and consumption of American cultural commodities and their accommodations to local contexts, including the links between globalized American sports and local responses to them (Andrews & Ritzer, 2007; Cho, 2009; Giulianotti & Robertson, 2007). Research about globalized sports and local responses in specifically Asian contexts, however, remains scarce. Given the proliferation of American (global) sports in Asia, which has been rapid and highly influential politically, economically, and socially, the concrete ways that sports become localized there are ripe for further study. This call for papers aims to generate a special issue in which the concept of glocalization is used to explore the history, development, and current state of Asian sports culture as the region experiences escalating dimensions of globalization.
In order to succeed in Asia, global sports are compelled to continually accommodate to the local—not only because of perpetually shifting conditions, but also because of the complex relationships between sport and other societal elements. Sport is a highly effective tool of globalization in Asia, yet remains strongly connected to both national and local roots. Thorough, nuanced understandings of this duality are necessary to any explication of the significance of glocalization within the construction of Asian sports culture, and the implications of these processes.
The editors seek contemporary and historical examinations of sport glocalization in Asia from the late nineteenth century to the present, including the replacement of traditional sports, innovations of particular established traditions tied to sports, and the invention of modern sports cultures. By interrogating the many ways that modern sports have been and still are received and appropriated in Asia, this issue will explicate the historicity of the glocalization of sports in Asia, present the current state of sports there, and consider the future of its sports culture.
Accepted papers will employ a variety of paradigmatic, methodological, and disciplinary perspectives. This issue will consider textual, empirical, case study, and/or theory-based work related to Asian sports culture, but are especially interested in papers that critically engage Asian sports culture within the larger processes of reinventing tradition and constructing modernity. Work that focuses on East Asia and Southeast Asia is especially sought, as the rapid economic development and dramatically increased consumer cultures of these areas have made them major targets for the global sports industry.
Authors should follow the “Instructions of Contributors” found at http://journals.humankinetics.com/submission-guidelines-for-ssj and in every issue of the Sociology of Sport Journal. Word limit is 8,000, including back matter.
Online submissions should be sent to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/hk_ssj., and questions should be sent to Dr. Younghan Cho, email@example.com, Dr. Charles Leary, firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Steven Jackson, email@example.com.
Due date for Papers: 30th September, 2011
The University of Georgia
Sport Management Faculty Position
DESCRIPTION: The University of Georgia seeks to fill an open‐rank, full‐time, tenure‐track position in the area of sport management. We seek the highest quality scholar with research and teaching expertise in one or more of the following areas: strategic management, organizational behavior, economics and finance, entrepreneurship, or communications. International experience in sport management preferred. This is an academic-year appointment that begins in August, 2011.
QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in appropriate field of research. Evidence of successful research, teaching, and potential for securing external funding.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in sport management. Establish an active research program involving undergraduate and graduate students. Seek external funding for research and/or the sport management program. Advise graduate students, and direct master’s and doctoral students’ thesis and dissertation research. Participate in the development of the sport management program and serve on Department, College, and University committees as appropriate.
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
University: The University of Georgia is a comprehensive research university with 35,000 students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. It is located in Athens, a city of approximately 100,000 located 60 miles northeast of Atlanta. The Department of Kinesiology has 24 fulltime faculty members and offers B.S.Ed., M.S. and Ph.D. programs in exercise science, physical education, and sport management. Approximately 130 undergraduate students, 35 M.S. students and 14 Ph.D. students are currently enrolled in sport management programs. Department faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized for their research. The Department has excellent facilities in the Ramsey Center. Applicants are encouraged to visit the department website at http://www.coe.uga.edu/kinesiology. For information about The University of Georgia, visit http://www.uga.edu, for Athens and Georgia, visit http://www.visitathensga.com and http://.www.georgia.gov.
APPLICATION: Applications should be submitted electronically (Word or pdf files) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Send letter of application, curriculum vita, research statement, reprints of three recent research articles, and names and contact information of four references. For additional information about the position contact Billy Hawkins at: (706) 542‐4427, email@example.com. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
DEADLINE: Applications received through May 2, 2011 are assured consideration.
The University of Georgia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/Americans with disabilities act compliant institution
Saturday, April 02, 2011
CALL FOR AUTHORS: SAGE Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today’s
We are inviting academic editorial contributors to the Multimedia
Encyclopedia of Women in Today’s World, a new online library reference
that will look at women today around the world and delve into the contexts
of being female in the 21st century. Thus the scope of the encyclopedia
will focus on women’s status starting in approximately 2000 and look
The new work will supplement the 4-volume print and online edition of the
encyclopedia already in production. The 250 signed entries (with
cross-references and recommended readings) will cover issues in
contemporary women’s and gender studies and the articles will include
information relevant to the following academic disciplinary contexts:
women in different cultures/countries; arts and media; business and
economics; criminal justice; education; family studies; health; media;
military; politics; science and technology; sports; environmental studies;
We are making assignments that are due May 13, 2011.
This comprehensive project is being published in stages by SAGE Reference
and will be marketed to academic and public libraries as a digital product
available to students via the library’s electronic services. The General
Editors, who will be reviewing each submission to the project, are Dr.
Mary Zeiss Stange of Skidmore College, and Dr. Carol K. Oyster of the
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
If you are interested in contributing to this cutting-edge reference, it
is a unique opportunity to contribute to the contemporary literature,
redefining women’s issues in today’s terms. Moreover, it can be a notable
publication addition to your CV/resume and broaden your publishing
credits. SAGE Publications offers an honorarium ranging from SAGE book
credits for smaller articles up to a free set of the printed product or
access to the online product for contributions totaling 10,000 words or
The list of available articles is already prepared, and as a next step we
will e-mail you the Article List (Excel file) from which you can select
topics that best fit your expertise and interests. Additionally, Style and
Submission Guidelines will be provided that detail article specifications.
If you would like to contribute to building a truly outstanding reference
with the Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today’s World, please contact
me by the e-mail information below. Please provide a brief summary of your
academic/publishing credentials in women’s and gender issues.
Thanks very much.
Director of Author Management