Wednesday, October 07, 2015

CFP: Book "Critical Race Theory and American Sports"

Call For Papers for an upcoming co-edited book entitled, Critical Race Theory and American Sports. This volume intends to use CRT to examine sporting practices in the U.S. specifically. The ultimate goal is to examine the crucial role race occupies in sporting practices and how sport has been and continues to be a platform that reflects and reinforces ideas about race, as well as a platform were resistance is forged against dominant non-racial ideologies.
Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • Academic reform
  • Academic success, failure, and fraud
  • Athletic advocacy
  • Corporate America, capitalism, and Black athletes
  • Economic development
  • Experiences of administrators, coaches, athletes at the professional, collegiate, or interscholastic levels
  • Legal aspects in sport
  • Media and marketing (i.e., stereotyping and representation)
  • Recruitment and retention efforts
  • Sport opportunities and conditions in the Black community
Submission Guidelines:
Limited submissions.
Authors desiring to contribute should submit an abstract to Dr. Billy Hawkins at Please include an APA style cover-page and 250 word abstract that details your proposed chapter to include the use of critical race theory by October 16, 2015.

Authors will be notified of acceptance by November 2, 2015.
Final Submission Deadline is February 1, 2016

Specific questions should be addressed to the Co-Editors:
Billy J. Hawkins, PhD
 University of Georgia
 Department of Kinesiology
 367 Ramsey Student Center
 Athens, Georgia 30602
Akilah R. Carter-Francique, PhD
 Texas A&M University
 Department of Health and Kinesiology
 4243 TAMU
 College Station, Texas 77808
Joseph N. Cooper, PhD
 University of Connecticut
 Department of Educational Leadership
 249 Glenbrook Road, Unit 3093
 Gentry Building 217B
 Storrs, CT 06269

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