Thursday, July 12, 2012

CFP: Scholarly Colloquium on Intercollegiate Athletics

Scholarly Colloquium on Intercollegiate Athletics 
Call for Papers
“Economic Inequality Within the NCAA ”
The Sixth Annual Scholarly Colloquium on Intercollegiate Athletics
In Conjunction with the NCAA Annual Convention
January 14-16, 2013
Grapevine, TX

The sixth annual Scholarly Colloquium on Intercollegiate Athletics will be held January
14-16, 2013, in conjunction with the NCAA Annual Convention in Grapevine, Texas.
The theme for this year’s colloquium is “Economic Inequality Within the NCAA.” The
conference will feature keynote speakers, formal reactions to each keynote, and
concurrent sessions of oral presentations and poster presentations.
Paper proposals should deal closely with issues related to the conference theme of
“Economic Inequality Within the NCAA.” Papers may highlight scholarship from the
sciences, social sciences, economics, humanities, or any number of professional fields
that are either directly or indirectly related to this theme within intercollegiate athletics.
Abstract Format & Submission Guidelines
To be considered for the refereed paper and poster sessions, authors must submit a
500-600 word abstract (in Microsoft Word) which conforms to the following format:
 Line 1: author(s) and institution(s) name(s) (centered on page)
 Line 2: type of session (20-minute oral or poster presentation)
 Line 3  three to four keywords
 Line 4: presentation title (centered on page)
 Line 5: blank
 Line 6 to end: text of abstract
Review Process:  Papers will be subject to a blind multi-person peer review process.
Submissions will be reviewed using the following criteria:  relevance or significance of
topic to conference theme, appropriate methodology, reliance on relevant literature,
clarity of analysis, summary of results, conclusions, and/or implications.
Abstract Submission Deadline:  October 1, 2012
Notification:  Individuals will be notified of the results of the review process in early
November 2012.
Submissions should be sent to:  Janet Fink,

Monday, July 09, 2012

BOOK: Disability in the Global Sport Arena: A Sporting Chance

Disability in the Global Sport Arena: A Sporting Chance
Edited by Jill M. Le Clair

Sport is often at the centre of battles for rights to inclusion linked to class, race and gender, and this book explores struggles centred on disability in different cultural settings in Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and Oceania. It challenges oversights and assumptions about the ‘normal’ body, and describes how individual and organizational transformations can occur through sport. The abilities of a person are recognised and placed centre stage - instead of the individual being forgotten, excluded, or placed at the margins simply because they have a disability.

National, regional and global change is part of the shift to the rights based approach reflected in the 2006 UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Making sport inclusive affects the accessibility of facilities, funding, the media, policies, programs, organisations, sponsors and spectators, and at the same time changes the cultural values of the wider society. It also raises issues about competition access and eligibility for ‘different’ and technologically enhanced ‘cyborg’ bodies, and for those most socially disadvantaged. Addressing these questions which ultimately touch on the real meaning of sport can lead to profound changes in people’s attitudes, and how sport is organized locally and globally.

Growth in the influential global organisations of the Paralympic Games, Special Olympics and Deaflympics is examined, as is the approach to disability in sport in both advantaged and resource poor countries. The embodied lives of persons with disabilities are explored utilizing new theoretical models, perspectives and approaches.

AWARD: 2012 Barbara Brown Student Paper Award

2012 Barbara Brown Student Paper Award

Barbara A. Brown was a professor of sport sociology at the University of Western Ontario from 1983 until 1990, when she died of cancer at the age of forty. Dr. Brown, who was President-Elect of NASSS at the time of her death, was widely recognized for her expertise on women in sport and leisure, her political commitment to extending girls' and women's opportunities for participation in sport, and her contributions to the development of a professional community of sport sociologists. She was also a dedicated mentor and teacher whose invaluable work with students is appropriately memorialized in the naming of this award for her.

·       Papers may not exceed 30 double-spaced pages, including notes, tables, and references (which also need to be double-spaced).
·       Papers should be free of any reference to the author(s) in order to ensure blind review.
·       Authors should follow a consistent style (e.g., APA) throughout the paper, and should include line numbers to facilitate reviewer comments.
·       Authors should include a cover page with the title of the paper, their full contact information, institutional affiliation, degree program, advisor’s name and contact information, and award category for submission (master’s or doctoral).

·   Authors MUST be members of NASSS at time of submission. Please be sure that your membership status is updated and current.
·   Papers do not need to be submitted for presentation at the NASSS conference (though most are).
·   Authors must be enrolled in a graduate program at the time their paper is submitted.
·   Papers that have undergone formal, peer review for publication are not eligible for the contest.
·   Papers must represent student-produced inquiry only. Limited input from supervisors (e.g., general feedback on structure and content, recommendations for editing) is acceptable, but papers on which supervisors have had substantial input (e.g., analysis of data, writing or rewriting of sections of the paper) are not eligible.
·  The committee will accept one (1) submission per author.
·  Papers that were previously submitted for consideration and not awarded may be resubmitted for consideration, provided the author and paper meet all other criteria.
·  In the event that a co-authored paper is selected as winner, the authors will share the prize.
·  When warranted, the committee will offer up to two (2) awards, one (1) for a Master’s Student and one (1) for a PhD student. 
·  Only papers deemed by the committee to be truly outstanding will be considered for the award, and thus there is a possibility that no awards will be given for either or both award categories (i.e. Master’s and PhD).

Papers will be evaluated on the following criteria:
·       Explanation of Conceptual Framework
·       Analytic Clarity and Currency
·       Organization and Clarity of Expression
·       Discussion or Interpretation
·       Contribution to Knowledge-Impact
·       Relevance to NASSS/field
·       Adherence to Consistent Referencing Style (e.g., APA)

The award recipient(s) will receive up to $1000 towards their NASSS conference expenses, plus a waiver of the conference registration fee. The Student Paper Award Committee may also give up to two honorable
mentions in each category. Students receiving an honorable mention will have their conference registration fees waived. In addition, all authors will receive feedback on their papers, which will hopefully benefit the authors.

The DEADLINE for submissions is August 15, 2012.
Papers and any questions should be sent via email to:
Dr. Jason Laurendeau, Student Paper Award Committee Chair


Saturday, July 07, 2012

CFP: International Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IJHSS)

Call for PapersInternational Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IJHSS)ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221- 0989 (Online) International Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IJHSS) is an open access, peer-reviewed and refereed international journal published by Centre for Promoting Ideas, USA. The main objective of IJHSS is to provide an intellectual platform for the international scholars. IJHSS aims to promote interdisciplinary studies in humanities and social science and become the leading journal in humanities and social science in the world.
The journal publishes research papers in the fields of humanities and social science such as anthropologybusiness studiescommunication studies, corporate governance ,criminology, cross-cultural studies ,demographydevelopment studieseconomics,education, ethics, geographyhistory, industrial relations, information science, international relations, lawlinguisticslibrary sciencemedia studiesmethodology,philosophypolitical science, population Studies, psychologypublic administration,sociology, social welfare, linguistics ,literature, paralegal, performing arts (music, theatre & dance), religious studies ,visual arts, women studies and so on.
The journal is published in both print and online versions.
The journal is now indexed with and included in Cabell’s, Ulrich’s, DOAJ, Index Copernicus International, EBSCO and Gale. Moreover the journal is under the indexing process with ISI, ERIC, Econlit, Scopus and Journalseek.
IJHSS publishes original papers, review papers, conceptual framework, analytical and simulation models, case studies, empirical research, technical notes, and book reviews.
IJHSS is inviting papers for Vol. 2 No. 13 which is scheduled to be published on July 31, 2012.
Send your manuscript to the editor at, or editor.ijhss@hotmail.comFor more information, visit the official website of the journal
With thanks,
The Chief Editor
International Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IJHSS)

Monday, July 02, 2012

CONFERENCE: IOC World Conference on Sport, Education and Culture

Dear Olympic Studies colleagues,

We are pleased to inform you that you will find here new information concerning the 8th edition of the IOC World Conference on Sport, Education and Culture to be held in Amsterdam from 25 to 27 November 2012.