Friday, March 08, 2013

CFP: Surveillance in Sport

Call for Papers. Special Edition of Surveillance and Society on Surveillance in Sport

This special edition of Surveillance and Society interrogates the complex relationships between surveillance and sport, by examining how surveillance is embedded in various methods of sports consumption, integrity management, athlete performance, patron safety and media dissemination practices. This edition seeks contributions that examine the relationship between surveillance and contemporary sport at professional, semi-professional or localised contexts.

Possible areas of examination may include, and are not limited to:
  • Theorising surveillance and sport
  • Historical perspectives on surveillance and sport
  • Surveillance and sports governance (including financial surveillance, surveillance and rule making, surveillance and the law etc.)
  • Surveillance deficits and integrity in contemporary sport
  • Surveillance and the body of the athlete (genetic testing, gender testing, anti-doping etc.)
  • Athletes, celebrity and privacy (intrusive reporting, new media etc.)
  • Political economy of surveillance and sport (sports brands, intellectual property etc.)
  • Surveillance, consumption and sports audiences (venue security and controls, fan violence, ticketing etc.)
  • Surveillance and sports mega-events
  • New/extreme sports and surveillance
  • Sport and self surveillance, sousveillance, anti-surveillance etc.
For further information please contact Dr Ian Warren ( and/or Dr Nils Zurawski ( and see:

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