Friday, August 26, 2016

CFP: Boys and Contemporary Global Youth Sport

Boyhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Volume 10, Issue 1, Spring 2017

Manuscript submissions due: November 1, 2016
Publication: Spring 2017

This call for papers seeks manuscripts that address the contemporary intersection of boys and youth sport to be published in the Spring 2017 issue of Boyhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Evidence-based papers from a variety of fields are welcome; international and comparative contributions are especially welcomed.

The special issue is intended to explore contemporary empirical findings in the study of boys and sport in light of the changing face of masculinities. One key area is the possible encounter of inclusive masculinity theory with youth sports, the possible implications of such an encounter with sporting participation, attitudes and subcultures designed for, and as engaging by boys worldwide.


In the late nineteenth century, increasing concerns with the feminisation of men led to sport being utilized as a vehicle for the conditioning of masculine behaviours among boys in the Anglo-American world. Sport was a key vehicle in the development of an orthodox archetype of masculinity, through both the hierarchical structure of sport, and its cultural norms of homophobia, misogyny, violence and stoicism.

However, the twenty-first century has seen a remarkable decrease in cultural homophobia and thus an expanding array of gender possibilities for young men. As such, sport’s role in the staging and validation of extreme forms of masculinity may be importantly decreasing. It is in this cultural zeitgeist that this special issue aims to address: to understand contemporary intersections of boys, young masculinities and youth sport.

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:

• Boys’ (changing) attitudes towards sport (holistically or individual sports)
• Why boys join or drop out of sport
• The role of sport in post-industrial, televisual, network, and digital societies
• How young masculinities are presented, constructed and/or validated across various sporting sub-cultures
• Attitudes, policies and practices informing sports-related injury and pain in young male athletes
• Gender-segregated and gender-integrated sports
• Current interfaces between sport and sexism
• Sports and the single-sex education debate
• Boys and sports culture: fandom, sports gaming, sports media and the young male demographic

Article Submissions

Submissions should be original works that are not previously published or currently under consideration for another journal or edited collection. E-mail submissions and inquiries to the Guest Editor, Adam White: (please cc )
Authors will be required to submit a full draft (5000-7000 words in length) by November 1, 2016.

All papers will be reviewed in accordance with the journal’s peer-review policy.

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HBCU Athletic Research Consortium Conference CFP

HBCU ARC invites submissions of abstracts for the 2016 conference.  This year’s theme is: Exploring the Complexity and Dimensions of HBCU Athletics. The conference is hosted by Texas Southern University and THG, Agency, LLC.

Appropriate conference topics should include:
• Evaluating HBCU Classics & Championship Games (Tournaments, Celebration Bowl, & etc.)
• Financing HBCU Athletics (i.e. Student Fees, General Fund, Fundraising, and Capital Campaigns)
• Marketing HBCU Athletic Programs through Social-Media
• NAIA and NCAA initiatives (i.e. APR, Cost of Attendance Scholarships, and etc.)
• Experiences of HBCU Student-Athletes
• Exploring HBCU Cultural Identity

The four-day conference includes: awards dinner banquet, sports research, career fair, student sports negotiation competition, sports cultural symposium, and the opportunity to attend the 2016 SWAC Football Championship Game. It is a dynamic opportunity to review athletic programs operating throughout the nation’s 107 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). 

All abstracts must be submitted electronically as a Microsoft Word attachment and exhibit the following information:
1.      Single-spaced, one-inch margins, using Times New Roman, and a 12-point font;
2.      350-word maximum for 20-minute presentations and posters, and 750-word maximum for 40-minute presentations;
3.      Text only
4.      Title of presentation
5.      Statement of the problem
6.      Theoretical framework
7.      Results and conclusions and the educational importance of the study

Cover page
Authors should submit a cover page including the following:
1.      Full names and titles of all authors and / or participants
2.      Contact information (local & email addresses, phone numbers)
3.      Type of presentation
4.      Audio/Visual needs (limited to LCD projector and/or laptop)
5.      Primary contact person and e-mail address
6.      Three to four subject descriptors related to the abstract along with the abstract submitted.

Abstract format
1.      Line 1: Type of session desired (choose from the options below):
a.       20-minute oral presentation (including questions)
b.      40-minute panel, roundtable, or workshop
c.       Poster presentation
2.      Line 2: three to four keywords that will help the program coordinator schedule similar topics in succession
3.      Line 3: author(s) and institution(s) names (centered on page)
4.      Line 4: presentation title (centered on page)
5.      Line 5: blank
6.      Line 6 to end: text of abstract (including demonstration of research conducted)

Abstracts should be submitted to the Conference Planning Committee Chair, Dr. Courtney Flowers at by October 1, 2016. If you do not receive acknowledgement of abstract within five (5) days of submission, please contact the Conference Planning Committee Chair, Dr. Courtney Flowers at 

Abstracts will undergo a multi-person, blind-review process to examine the following:
1. Relevance and contribution to the HBCU athletics and HBCU sport studies
2. Clarity of purpose and originality of the presentation
3. Quality of theoretical/conceptual framework

Submission of abstract(s) indicates the intent of the presenter(s) to register for the conference at the appropriate registration fee. For more information about the conference visit

National Association of Social Workers in Sports Symposium

2nd Annual National Association of Social Workers In Sports Symposium
“Mentally Healthy Athletes Are High Performing Students & Athletes”
Clark Atlanta University  
Co-Sponsored by the Clark Atlanta University Whitney M. Young, Jr.
School ok Social Work
Tentative Schedule

To register

                                              Tuesday, November 1st 2016
    3:00 pm – 5:00 pm            NASWIS Executive Committee Meeting
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm            Meet and Greet – Atlanta Hard Rock Café - Sponsored by the University of Tennessee College of Social Work
                                              Wednesday, November 2nd 2016
  8:00 am –   9:00 am             Registration/Welcome
  9:00 am – 10:50 am             Ted “Colloquy” Session One
11:10 am  - 12:20 pm             Panel One – Mental Health & Professional Athletics - Sponsored by the USC School of    Social Work
12:30 PM –  1:10 pm             Lunch and Luncheon Speaker
                                               Sponsored by The 1 IN 4 Project
  1:20 pm –   3:20 pm             Ted “Colloquy” Session Two
  3:30 pm –   4:15 pm             Keynote Speaker
  4:20 pm –   5:30 pm             Panel Two Mental Health & College Athletes
                                               Thursday, November 3rd 2016
  8:30 am – 11:30 am             CEU Training- Sexual Assault Within Sports - Examining
the Layers of Betrayal
11:50 am – 12:50 pm             Organizational Meeting 
12:50 pm –  1:00 pm              Adjourn
In-Kind Sponsors
East Carolina University School of Social Work
University of Tennessee College of Social Work
The Atlanta Hard Rock Café