Friday, January 11, 2013

CFP: World Congress of Sociology of Sport 2013

ISSA Call for Papers
2013 ISSA World Congress
Vancouver, Canada
June 12-15 2013

Contesting Sovereignties
The meaning of sovereignty has varied across time, geography, and academic discipline and has been invoked and utilized in contradictory ways. Sovereignty has been a vehicle through which hegemonic powers, including the state and supranational institutions, enforce authority and also through which subordinate groups claim jurisdictional autonomy.  Sovereignty is therefore aligned with supremacy, border inviolability, autonomy, independence, and self-determination. Sovereignties also may be contested, through challenges to existing ideologies, structures, power relations, superior positionality, and the celebration of local voices, inclusivity, empowerment enterprises and partnerships. The International Sociology of Sport Association invites papers that address the relationship of sport to the contested concept of sovereignty, advance understanding of the possibilities and limits of a sovereignty framework, and that meaningfully contribute to debates of inclusivity, equality and innovative practices that demonstrate a unique sovereignty on “local” terms. Questions that might be explored include the following:

How is sport related to the (de)construction of the sovereign self? Of sovereign embodiment?
How are gender and sexuality sovereignties enabled and constrained in sport contexts?
How has sport been implicated in the sovereignty claims of Indigenous peoples?
What is the relationship between Sport for Development and Peace, human rights movements, and/or Sport for All and the circumscription of the sovereign state?
Does the securitization of major sport events threaten or protect territorial sovereignty?
How is sport related to the contested sovereignties of markets and monetary systems?
What innovative research gives voice to the marginalised and what "glocalized" practices add to existing discourses?
Those interested in submitting an abstract should do so no later than the extended deadline of February 1, 2013.

Session Subthemes
Sport: Contesting Sovereignties
Sport and Governance
Sport, Politics and Policy
Sport and National Identities
Sport and Racial/Ethnic Identity
Social Class and Sport
Sociology of Sport: Future Challenges
Sport, Business and Management
Sport, Culture and Advertising
Sport and Media
Sport Spectatorship and Fandom
Sport Mega-Events
Sport, Health and Risk
Sport and Disability
Sport, Physical Activity and Ageing
Physical Education and School Sport
Sports and Gender
Sports and Globalization
Open Topic

ISSA policy generally limits the number of papers an individual author can present. Each participant can present 1 paper as the lead author. His or her name can appear on up to two additional papers as second or additional author, but not as presenter.

Key Dates
1 February 2013:  Abstract Submission Deadline
15 February 2013: Confirmation of Abstract Acceptance/Rejection
31 March 2013:  Early Bird Registration Deadline
12-15 June 2013: Onsite Registration at ISSA 2013 Congress

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