The 2018 Annual Conference International Sociology of Sport Association

Страна: Швейцария

Город: Lausanne

Тезисы до: 01.12.2017

Даты: 05.06.18 — 08.06.18

Область наук: Социологические;

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Организаторы: Sociology of Sport Association


From  June  5  to  8,  2018,  the  International  Sociology  of  Sport  Association  (ISSA)  will   hold its World Congress at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. The conference  theme is Sports Organizations and Organizing Sports: Critical Reflection

Lausanne, the Olympic capital, is home to the headquarters of no less than 46 interna - tional sports federations, and therefore provides the opportunity to foster connections  and debate between the scholarly community and the (inter)national sports commu - nity. The aim of the main theme of this annual conference will be to tackle the links between  the social sciences, especially sociology, and sports organizations.

We will address how the social sciences and sports organizations influence each other.  This will be achieved by exploring two main aspects of this relationship. On the one  hand,  we  aim  to  consider  how  research  is  integrated  into  sports  organizations  and   what its influence is on factors such as gender, ageing, social class and power rela - tions, violence, risk and globalization. This will involve key areas of interest, such as the  contribution of the social sciences and their ability to transform sports organizations,  its actors, policies, representations and values, as well as the role and added value of  social scientists in sport organizations, as well as interrogating policy coherence within  the sport sector as a cross-cutting theme. On the other hand, we will also examine  how sports organizations impact the social sciences. For example, which theoretical  and methodological issues are raised by the way sports organizations function, and  how can the study of sports organizations help to further extend wider sociological  knowledge?

Beyond  this  main  theme,  the  congress  will  also  feature  a  diverse  range  of  sessions   to  enable  scholars,  including  postgraduate  students,  the  opportunity  to  share  their   latest research. The congress will provide networking opportunities in order to allow  delegates to develop collaborative research projects and extend international scientific  knowledge in the sociology of sport.

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