Sport and the Global South II
Legacies, Possibilities, Transformations
The Second International Conference of the Academy of International Sport
George Mason University
November 12-14, 2012
CALL FOR PAPERS
While sport is played all around the world, the power relationships in global sport still favor the larger nations of the Northern Hemisphere with particular sites of power located in Europe and North America. Infrastructure and opportunities are also vastly uneven throughout the world though many sport development programs have been established in the nations of the Global South. Following on from the successful Sport and the Global South: Theory Meets Practice Conference of November 2011, this conference addresses major issues facing sport in the Global South and brings together researchers and practitioners in discussions about the structural problems and the prospects for sport in the Global South during the Twenty-First Century.
Please submit session and individual paper proposals addressing the conference themes we outline in the conference heading. We also welcome papers addressing other issues of concern in the realm of sport broadly defined that primarily focus on The Global South. We welcome papers that examine sport in the context of health, tourism, development, community empowerment, government and NGO policy, etc. Send your paper title, 200 word abstracts, and institutional affiliation and contact details to Professor John Nauright at George Mason University at firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 March 2012. Confirmation of acceptance will be made by 15 May 2012.