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Sport in a Mobile World: Identity, Culture and Politics

Culture, identity and politics interplay in sport in both palpable and inconspicuous ways. Elite competitive sport is a mass spectacle, a cultural and transcultural expression as well as a political and politicized phenomenon. Yet, beneath soft power, prestige, pride and commodity, people encounter, experience and consume sport in ways that both amplify and disturb these dimensions.

In the face of increased and increasing global mobility, the seminar seeks to interrogate relationships between global and local, universal and personal, cultural and commensurable in a plethora of sporting scenarios trough inter- and multi-disciplinary approaches. We invite empirical, theoretical and methodological papers from academics, postgraduate students and practitioners that address and interrogate cultural, social, political and experiential frameworks of sport and mobility.

The event aims to explore original and rigorous ways to research (and think about) sport, sporting structures and experiences in a perpetually transitional world. Contributions from disciplines of anthropology, cultural studies, economics, history, politics, psychology, public policy and sociology are welcome. Interdisciplinary contributions and methodological innovations (including but not limited to academic blogging, visual ethnography, public engagement and action participation research) are also encouraged.

Possible themes include but are not limited to:

Sport and Identity: fixed and fluid;
Sport and Politics: local and global;
Sport Communities: imagined, local and digital;
Sport Culture: mediated and traditional;
Sport in Everyday Lives: experience and structure.

This will be a productive, thought-provoking and fun two-day event with Professor Richard Giulianotti and Dr. Mark Doidge as keynote speakers and some exciting social activities, including conference dinner and a trip down the Ria de Aveiro on a Moliceiro boat. The seminar also coincides with the second week of the FIFA World Cup 2018, and there will be plenty of opportunities to watch and discuss football with other sports scholars.

The conference dinner will take place in the restaurant Olaria, located in a building of great historical value for the city, in the old factory Jerónymo Pereira Campos. It provides an unparalleled view over the central channel of the Ria de Aveiro.

Please get in touch and send your abstracts (300 words maximum) by email sportandmobilities2018@gmail.com. Abstract submission deadline Saturday 31st March. If you have any questions about the conference venue or accommodation in Aveiro, please email Emanuel Leite Jr.

Conference fees (including the Moliceiro boat trip):

€100 attendance;
€75 attendance for students;
€130 attendance with conference dinner;
€105 attendance with conference dinner for students.

The venue: the conference will take place in the Department of Social, Political and Territorial Sciences of the University of Aveiro.

You can download the call for abstracts here.

Authors should register by filling in the online registration form.

Note If you pay by bank transfer, for organisational reasons, your participation in the conference (particularly the inclusion in the conference programme) can only be confirmed once the payment proof is received (ATM receipt, homebanking receipt or any other receipt with your identification). You should send it to sportandmobilities2018@gmail.com or to the postal address below:

Conference Sport in a Mobile World: Identity, Culture and Politics
Departamento de Ciências Sociais, Políticas e do Território
Universidade de Aveiro
Campus Universitário de Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro

Bank cheques must be in Euros. Payment by international cheque has an additional fee of 15 Euros, due to bank taxes. Cheques should be made to the order of the Universidade de Aveiro and sent to the postal address mentioned above.

The name of the participant(s) for which the payment is being made should be placed in the description of the operation.

All bank charges are the responsibility of the participant and should be paid at source in addition to the Registration fees.

Para os participantes do Brasil, há a possibilidade de pagamento por vale postal.
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Conference Sport in a Mobile World: Identity, Culture and Politics
Departamento de Ciências Sociais, Políticas e do Território
Universidade de Aveiro
Campus Universitário de Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
última atualização a 20-03-2018
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