Wednesday, January 11, 2012

CFP: Animals, Sport and Society

Edited Anthology on Animals, Sport and Society

Deadline: February 15th , 2011
Animals, Sport and Society

Animals figure prominently in sport, leisure and physical activity practices. A growing literature in the social sciences is emerging exploring the social, cultural, political and ethical dimensions of the relations between humans and non humans in sport. The objective of this anthology is to collect key articles – theoretical, substantive and methodological – exploring the place of animals in sport. We are interested in abstract submissions of 500 words from scholars who are conducting research in this area. Articles could be from a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Substantive topic areas could include but are not limited to: sport animal subcultures; historical perspectives on animals in sport; social relations (gender, class, race, sexuality); the ethics of animal participation in sport; violence in sports that involve animals; sports and animals in cross cultural contexts; the political economy of animals in sport; animals, sport and the environment. The editors are open to abstract submission from scholars that are theoretical or methodological in nature or do not fit into the substantive areas listed above. If you have any questions regarding the edited anthology please contact us.

Abstracts or complete manuscripts can be submitted directly to Dr. James Gillett at or Michelle Gibert at as an email attachment, preferably in Word by February 15, 2012.

James Gillett
Michelle Gilbert

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