Tuesday, November 20, 2012

CFP: Racism and sports

Racism and Sports - Two-Volume Set, Praeger Publishers
Call for Papers

Editor: L. L. Martin

Contributors are solicited for a two-volume set on racism and sports, published by Praeger Publishers. Topic areas are listed below. If interested in submitting a manuscript under any of the topic areas, please contact: Editor: Lori Latrice Martin, African-American Studies Department, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 445 West 59th Street, Room 9.63.08 NB, New York, New York 10019, lmartin@jjay.cuny.edu, 212-237-8758. Manuscripts are 7,000 – 10,000 words. Manuscript due date is April 1, 2013.

Volume 1: Professional Sports
Part I.                   Sports and Racial Ideologies
Part II.                  Ballin’:  Racism and the National Basketball Association
Part III.                 Out of Bounds: Racism and the National Football League
Part IV.                Crying Foul: Racism and Major League Baseball
Part V.                  Sidelined: The Underrepresentation of Minorities in Sports

Volume 2:  Collegiate Sports 
Part I.                   Stereotyping and Racism:  The Black Male Athlete
Part II.                  X’s and O’s: Racism and Coaching
Part III.                 She Got Game: Racism in Female Sports
Part IV.                Making the Grade: Racism and the Student-Athlete     
Part V.                  American Gladiators? Racism and Classism in College Athletics

Throughout the years, many debates have surrounded the topic of sports and race, debates that can be heard countrywide, from all sections of society: fans, players, coaches, commentators, educators, etc. Although these issues may seem to be limited to the playing field or the ring, the issues surrounding racism in sports impact people in every realm of life, as they are often representative of problems that have not been addressed in society as a whole. The challenges our country faces in addressing these issues are not going to go away anytime soon. The purpose of this unique multivolume set is to bring about an awareness of the issues, to aid readers in making the links between sports and society as a whole, and to encourage readers to think about solutions to the problems presented.

The essays in this multivolume set are meant to highlight controversies surrounding racism in sports and to present the policies and practices that both shape and perpetuate racial/ethnic disparities in sports in American today. Although there will be essays in the set that necessarily have to be of a historical nature, the focus of the set will be sports in America today.

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