Cancelation: EAPS/BPSA 2020 Conference

EAPS and BPSA regret to announce that the 2020 Conference at the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport in Paris University has been canceled.

The health and safety of conference participants and Paris University staff members are our highest priorities and were the determining factors in this difficult decision.

As the conference dates approach, we have been closely monitoring developments related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The number of confirmed cases has continued to rise. The outbreak has continued to spread. Several states have declared a state of emergency or a public health emergency.

Meanwhile, colleges, universities, and state systems across the world have taken measures to curtail the spread of COVID-19, including the imposition of restrictions on travel. These prudent restrictions also influenced the decision to cancel the conference.

Planning is currently underway to reschedule the conference in October. When we make a decision on this, those who registered for the Conference will receive information via email about participation or refund options.

We will continue to keep you informed about these plans.

Thank you for your confidence.

Best Regards

Gilles Lecocq

Vice-President of Francophonie’s Society of Sport’s Philosophy

http://www.sfps.fr/

EAPS/BPSA 2020 Conference 14-16 April 2020 (Deadline extended to January 31st)

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Announcement

The European Association for the Philosophy of Sport (EAPS)

will hold its 4th Triennial Conference on

Tuesday, April 14th –Thursday, April 16th, 2020

at the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Paris University

https://www.staps.parisdescartes.fr/

Following the three previous editions of the EAPS/BPSA conference—Prague (2011), Nancy (2014), and Nijmegen (2017)—the 4th European Association for the Philosophy of Sport (EAPS) Triennial Conference will be held in Paris, in collaboration with the British Philosophy of Sport Association (BPSA) and the French-Speaking Society of the Philosophy of Sport (SFPS).

We welcome papers from sport philosophy scholars on all aspects of the philosophy of sport and from scholars who have not researched or published in this area before, but have an interest in it.

Invited Keynote Speakers:

Alfred Archer

Petrucia da Nobrega (UFRN Brasil)

 Scientific Committee:

Jim Parry
Irena Martinkova
Andrew Edgar
Bernard Andrieu
Alexandre Legendre
Eric Perrera
Gilles Lecocq
Jon Pike
Francisco Javier Lopez Frias

Call for Abstracts

Guidelines for Abstract Submission:

Send abstract (200-300 words) by:                                                                 January 31th, 2020.

Accepted abstracts will receive notification by:                                            February 29th, 2020.

Required format is MS Word, TNR 12pt, single-spacing, with name, institution, abstract, brief bibliography and personal details ON ONE PAGE. Please prepare according to attached specimen.

Abstracts must be submitted to Jim Parry (s.j.parry@leeds.ac.uk) (English language);

or Bernard Andrieu (bernard.andrieu@parisdescartes.fr) (French language)

with filename <ABSTRACT – surname – short title>. (e.g. ABSTRACT – Parry – E-sports)

Abstracts must be prepared in English or French.

Presenters will be allowed 25 minutes to present and 15 minutes for discussion.

Conference Registration:

Final registration date:                                                                                    March 30th, 2020.

Registration Fee: €150 + €50 for the gala dinner (+ €15 for membership of EAPS).

Student rate: €50 + €25 for the gala dinner (+ €15 for membership of EAPS).

The conference fee includes:

  • Three buffet lunches (incl. vegetarian options).
  • Free coffee, tea, water, and fruit during the conference.

Please complete the following registration form EAPS 2020 – Regn Form, and email as a Word.doc to:

marc.le-lan@parisdescartes.fr, with filename <REGN – surname> (e.g. REGN – Parry)

Outline Programme:

Tuesday, April 14th:               Registration starts on Tuesday, April 14th at 9:00h.

Academic programme 10:00h -18:00h. Free evening

Wednesday, April 15th:           Full academic programme 09:30h – 18.00h.

Dinner Gala in the city centre 19:30h.

Thursday, April 16th:              Academic programme 09:00h -18:00h.

Accommodation: Participants are responsible for their own accommodation arrangements.

Directions to the conference venue:

The conference venue (UFR Staps) is located between the airport and the city centre.

The venue is 35-40 mins away from Orly Airport by taxi, and 50 mins by tram/metro.

Address: 1 rue Lacretelle 75015 Paris (T3 Tram, T2 Tram; Metro 12: Porte de Versailles).

For further information: https://www.staps.parisdescartes.fr/faculte/acces/

Inquiries should be directed to Prof. Bernard Andrieu (bernard.andrieu@parisdescartes.fr)

Payment information:

 

EAPS/BPSA 2020 Conference. Payment information

Membership payments to EAPS are to be made separately via PayPal to EAPS.contact@gmail.com or the following link paypal.me/EAPSSportPhil

Participants must pay their registration fee (€150) and banquet dinner ticket (€50) through bank transfer as per the information is given below (click here to download).

 

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Call for papers. VI edition of Sports and Global Governance Conference III Congress of Latin Association of Philosophy of Sport

 

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The UPF’s Department of Philosophy of Law, the Spanish Association for the
Philosophy of Sport and the Latin Association for the Philosophy of Sport invites
the submission of abstracts to be considered for the Joint Congress: VI
Sport and Global Governance and III Congress of Latin Association of Philosophy
of Sport.

The Congress will be held in May, 7th and 8th in Barcelona, sponsored by the
Philosphy of Law Department of the University Pompeu Fabra.
We invite all interested, academics, professionals or independent researchers,
to send an abstract of an original work related to any topic of sport from a
philosophical, legal or interdisciplinary perspective.

Abstracts submitted for evaluation and final inclusion in the programme must
not exceed 500 words and contain: title of the work, name and full affiliation
of the author as well as his e-mail address and five key words. Abstracts
should be sent to the following e-mail address: gge.filodret@upf.edu. The
deadline for receipt of abstracts is 1 April 2020. All authors will be notified of
the acceptance of their papers as soon as possible.
All attendees must register to have their work included in the program and to
be able to participate in the rest of the conferences and activities.

Registration
The registration fee is:
– Doctors, teachers and professionals, NOT linked to the UPF = 70 €.
– Doctors, professors and professionals, NOT linked to the UPF, if they present
communication = 50 €.
– ALFID’s affiliated: 40 €
– Students and unemployed, NOT linked to the UPF, and COPLEFC members=
30 €.
VI edition of Sports and Global Governance Conference
III Congress of Latin Association of Philosophy of Sport
– Students and unemployed, NOT linked to the UPF, and COPLEFC members
who present a communication = 20 €.
– Linked to the UPF that do not present communication = Free.
The payment of fees includes 2 coffee breaks, a lunch and refreshments.
In case of canceling the registration and for organizational reasons, it is not
possible to return this amount. The payment of the registration will be by
credit card.

A certificate of attendance will be issued to this who attend at least 80% of
the sessions.

Key dates
– Deadline for submission of papers: 1 April 2020.
– Review and selection period: 1-15 April 2020.
– Communication in the to the selected communicators: 16 April 2020.
. Registration: until May 1, 2020.
– Congress days: 7 and 8 May 2020.
Submission to: gge.filodret@upf.edu

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Organizing Comittee
Jose Luis Pérez Triviño Alberto Carrio
jose.perez@upf.edu alberto.carrio@upf.edu

8th Czech Philosophy of Sport Conference. October 31st – Saturday 2nd November, 2019

The 8th Czech Philosophy of Sport Conference will be held at FTVS, Charles University in Prague,

from 1300 on Thursday October 31 until 1300 on Saturday 2 November, 2019, under the auspices of the Philosophy of Sport Section of the Czech Kinanthropological Society (PSS/CKS).

Scientific Committee:           Irena Martinkova, Ivo Jirasek, Jim Parry, Eman Hurych.

Conference Registration          –  Free  (please fill out the attached Registration Form, and email as a Word.doc to s.j.parry@leeds.ac.uk, with filename <REGN – surname>. Please register as soon as possible.  Closing date: October 15th, 2019

Programme                                                    

–   Wed 30th:     (for those arriving early):

19.00 Welcome dinner at ‘V Cipu’, in the city centre (Old Town)

–   Thu 31st:   Academic programme 13.00-18.00 (free evening)

–   Fri  1st: Full academic programme 09.30- 18.00.

19.00: Dinner at ‘U Dzbanu’, near FTVS

–   Sat 2nd:         Academic programme 09.00-13.00

Invited Keynote Speakers       –   John William Devine and Filip Kobiela

Accommodation                                 

–  Participants are responsible for their own arrangements

However, we have reserved some rooms in Hostel-type accomm at the FTVS site.

(in student-type single or double rooms) – about €12 p/person p/night.

First come, first served – please send requests as soon as possible to martinkova.ftvs@seznam.cz.

Also: close to the Faculty is Hotel Krystal (basic accommodation, 5 minutes’ walk from FTVS site).

To make a reservation, check out:  http://www.prague-hotel-krystal.cz/

 

Directions to FTVS:

– The Faculty (FTVS) lies between the airport and the City Centre

– 15 mins from the airport (by 119 bus – cost 24CzK = 1 euro), and 25 mins from the City Centre (by tram + Metro).

 

Enquiries:       Enquiries should be directed to: Prof Dr Jim Parry:  s.j.parry@leeds.ac.uk

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Call for Abstracts

Guidelines for Abstract Submission

  • Send abstract (200-300 words) as soon as possible – final submission date: September 15th, 2019
  • Accepted abstracts will receive notification within 2 weeks – final date: September 30th, 2019
  • Required format is MS Word Times New Roman 12pt, single spacing,

with name, institution, abstract, indicative bibliography; all to fit on one side of A4.

  • Abstracts to be submitted to s.j.parry@leeds.ac.uk with filename <ABSTRACT – surname – title>

Book of Abstracts will be emailed to participants in advance, with hard copy at registration.

Abstracts must be prepared in English. We prioritise discussion. 20 minutes ONLY for summary presentation time, +40 mins discussion.  Please don’t just read a 60-minute paper really fast!!

 Publication:  Final papers may be considered for publication in a range of journals associated in various ways with BPSA, EAPS and its members, in accordance with normal submission guidelines, e.g.:

Sport, Ethics and Philosophy; Acta Universitatis Carolinae – Kinanthropologica; etc.

7th Czech Philosophy of Sport Conference, October 25th-26th

7th Czech Philosophy of Sport Conference

You are cordially invited to the 7th Czech Philosophy of Sport Conference, which will take place at the Faculty of Physical Culture in Olomouc, on October 25th-26th, 2018 under the auspices of the Philosophy of Sport Section of the Czech Kinanthropological Society (PSS/CKS), together with the European Association for the Philosophy of Sport (EAPS).

We invite colleagues from PSS/CKS, BPSA, EAPS, IAPS to participate. If you intend to attend, please let us know: annavang@seznam.cz

Find further information click here.

Registration form.

Special Issue of Sport, Ethics and Philosophy: Slow Philosophy, Slow Sport: Understanding emersiology in Philosophy of Sport (2019)

Slow Philosophy, Slow Sport: Understanding emersiology in Philosophy of Sport

Editors:  Irena Martínková and Bernard Andrieu

It has been said that the ‘Slow Living Movement’ began with the Slow Food Movement started by Carlo Petrini in Italy in 1986, as a reaction to the opening of a McDonald’s fast food outlet in his town. He emphasized the eating of fresh, local, sustainable and ethical foods, prepared leisurely and with love, and consumed in the company of good friends and family.

More recently, Michelle Boulous Walker (Walker 2016) has argued for Slow Philosophy. Since philosophy involves the patient work of thought, philosophy can be described as the art of reading slowly – and this inevitably clashes with many of our current institutional practices and demands.

The question arises: can we resist the era of accelerated time and can we spot innovative experiments of deceleration (Marie, Thomas, 2006)? If performance and speed have long governed the relationship to the body and space in modern societies, contemporary ethical and environmental concerns call for a ‘slow philosophy’: slow sport, slow tourism, slow food, slow sex, slow management, slow design, slow urbanism, etc. Our question now is how to (re-)think bodily experience in a culture of slowness, slow sport, ecomobility and substainability (Borne, Ponting, 2017).

This Special Issue proposes to question the epistemological implications (Andrieu, 2014) of this ‘turn’ to slow culture, and the implications of the practice of ‘slowness’ for the body, sports, leisure activities, and social, spatial and touristic transformations. In connection with the reflections initiated in the field of body ecology (Andrieu. Parry, Porrovechio, Sirost. eds, 2018), we propose to extend the debates around ‘emersiology’(Andrieu, Nobrega, Sirost, 2018), by focusing on the quality of experiencing (Martinkova, Parry, 2011), the body depth discovered by the emersion of awareness in slow sport, games and challenges of spatiality, mobility and corporeality, and by the immersion of the body in emersive leisure activities (Andrieu, Loland, 2017).

We propose to consider the awakening and mindfulness practices of Tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong and other modes of relaxation or meditation; aquatic itineraries concerning apnoea, surfing, kayaking, paddling, long-coast, etc., illustrating a close intimacy with the natural environment of practice; and other modes of wandering or roaming such cycling, pedestrianism, Nordic walking, slacklining, off-piste, etc – all bypassing competition and motivated by a will of slowness.

By modifying the quality of one’s life practices, the individual transforms his ecology through micro-situations, contemplations of landscapes and micro-experiences that engage our daily responsibility. The objective will be to bring together, in the same thematic axis, body ecology and the sports environment, in order to grasp the mechanisms of slowness experienced in sporting leisure. So, as well as a theoretical consideration of the philosophy of slowness,we hope that there will be presentations on a very wide range of physical and sports activities, illustrating the culture of slowness and its outcomes and effects.

Examples of Possible Themes for Consideration:

  • Slow philosophy – MB Walker and the art of reading slowly
  • Slow sport: games and the challenges of spatiality, mobility and corporeality
  • Slow tourism and the challenges of spatiality, mobility and corporeality
  • The dimensions of the lived body in motor activity
  • Motor experience and bodily registers considered from a phenomenological point of view
  • Heidegger’s understanding of original temporality and its relation to linear time in sporting contexts
  • Micro-phenomenology through experiencing movement in Zen, Tai-chi, Qi Gong and the timing of action
  • Micro-ecology through immersion in an element of nature (water with apnoea, air with slackline, space with weightlessness, oxygen privation in the high montains, isolation in the desert, nordic walking on the earth, in the forest, etc.)
  • Emersion of the living body in esthetic experience, in the discovery of body depth
  • Modification of consciouness by meditation, by yoga,

 

Those interested in contributing to the special issue, please submit a title and a brief abstract for review (200-500 words) to both editors:

Irena Martínková (martinkova.ftvs@seznam.cz)

Bernard Andrieu (bernard.andrieu@parisdescartes.fr)

Abstracts received from now onwards – deadline: June 31, 2018.

Notification of abstract acceptance by (final date) July 31, 2018.

Full manuscripts – deadline: January 31, 2019.

 

Length: 5,000-7,000 words (inclusive of references and notes).

Further information about the journal: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rsep20

Instructions for authors: http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?show=instructions&journalCode=rsep20

 

Bibliography

Allen-Collinson, J and Leledaki, A (2015). Sensing the outdoors: a visual and haptic phenomenology of outdoor exercise embodiment, Leisure Studies 34 (4): 457-470.

Andrieu B., (2014). The Birth of the Philosophy of Sport in France1950-1980. Part 1 From J. Ulmann to André Rauch through Vigarello, Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2014, 8 (1), pp.32-43.

Andrieu B., Loland S. Eds., (2017). The ecology of sport, with body ecology and emersive leisures, Leisure & Society, Special Issue, 40, 1: 1–4.

Andrieu B., Nobrega P. da, Sirost O., (2018). Body Ecology: a new philosophy through cosmotic emersiology, Acta Universitatis Carolinae Kinanthropologica, 54, 1. (forthcoming)

Andrieu B., Parry J., Porrovechio A., Sirost O., eds. (2018). Body Ecology and Emersive Leisure, London: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society.

Borne G., Ponting J., eds., (2017). Sustainable Surfing. London: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society.

Honoré, C. (2004). In Praise of Slow: Challenging the Cult of Speed. London: HarperOne

Marie, K; Thomas, C; (2009). Fast Living Slow Ageing.  New-York : Mileage Media.

Martinkova, I. (2017). Body Ecology: Avoiding body–mind dualism. Loisir et Société / Leisure and Society, vol. 40, 1, pp. 101-112.

Martínková, I.,‎ Parry J., (2011), Zen and Sports: Focusing on the Quality of Experiencing. In J. Parry, N. Watson & M. Nesti (eds.). Theology, Ethics and Transcendence in Sport. New York: Routledge,  pp. 211-222.

Martínková, I.,‎ Parry J., eds., (2012), Phenomenological Approaches to Sport, . London : Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society.

Martinkova I and Parry, J. (2016). Heideggerian Hermeneutics and its Application to Sport.  Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, 10, 4: 364-374.

Parkins, W, Craig, G. (2006). Slow Living. Oxford, UK: Berg.

Walker B M. (2016). Slow Philosophy: Reading Against the Institution.  London : Bloomsbury Academic

Workshop: The Rise of International Sport on the Arab Peninsula: Politics, Art, Ethics

Workshop: The Rise of International Sport on the Arab Peninsula: Politics, Art, Ethics.  

August 1-3, 2018, Gulf Research Center Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

(Click on this link to download the pdf version of the call: 137_WS4 – The Rise of International Sport on the Arab Peninsula)
Dr. Rita Elizabeth Risser
Assistant Professor
College of Humanities
Department of Philosophy
United Arab Emirates University
United Arab Emirates
Email: rita.risser@uaeu.ac.ae
Dr. Andrew Edgar
Deputy Head of School and
Head of Subject English, Communication
Philosophy
Cardiff University
United Kingdom
Email: edgar@cardiff.ac.uk

Abstract

This workshop invites research on the politics, art, and ethics of international sport on the Arab Peninsula, with a special interest in the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Qatar.

The deadline for abstract submission is February 10, 2018 (submission should be made through the following portal: http://grm.grc.net/index.php?pgid=NDQ=&fwid=MTM3).

Successful submissions notified by February 28, 2018.

Participants are expected to submit a draft of their paper by the end of May.

The deadline for the submission of final papers is September.

 

Description and Rationale

The discovery of oil reserves on the Arab Peninsula in the early twentieth century brought about rapid socio-political and urban developments set against expanses of desert. Traditional society on the Peninsula has bootstrapped itself, seemingly out of nowhere, into modernity.

The structures of modernity, foremost the nation-state and thriving urban centers, as well as the trappings of modernity such as higher education, capitalist economics, and an appreciation for the arts and sport, have not evolved organically over time in the region. Rather they have been master-planned with a sense of urgency over this short period. And now, with peak oil looming, governments in the region are seeking new ways to sustain this drive toward modernization without a dependence upon oil revenues.

One strategy toward this end is to develop the region’s tourism industry. For example, by developing the region as a new hub in the international worlds of art and sport. Mega-projects such as Saadiyat Islandin the UAE, which will be the home to Guggenheim and Louvre franchises, will presumably make the region a tourist destination. Another mega-project, relevant to this workshop, is the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. However, these projects are not only strategic for building tourism, they will also foster education and culture in the region, and put the Peninsula, particularly the UAE and Qatar, on the map as cultural centers in their own right.

It might be wondered, however, whether there exists an indigenous constituency for international art and sport on the Peninsula, with a capacity to engage critically and productively with the arts and organized sport.

It might seem that the instrumental values of fostering a post-oil economy and international standing are at the heart of these emerging worlds, not a love of art or sport as such. However, ideally Peninsula society will not simply own and/or manage these emerging worlds of international art and sport, but will have a meaningful stake in them. This requires a constituency capable of appreciating the arts and sport as something more than a luxury or recreational good to be managed and consumed, but as something to be engaged in for its own sake.

Indeed, without such a constituency it might also be wondered if the mere trappings of modernity will actually bring modernization to the Peninsula.

 

The Workshop’s Contribution to the Expansion of Gulf Studies

The accelerated rate of modernization on the Peninsula allows little room for error, and the vast wealth being invested in the infrastructure for art and sport on the Peninsula is sobering. It is critical to have some bearing on how, or even whether, the region should stay the course.

For this, it is useful to know the broader implications of staying the course. Can the structures of regional and international sport foster civil society as well as national and global citizenship? Indeed, we might ask how the concepts of ‘civil society’ and ‘citizenship’ are to be articulated in this context? Or is sport only useful as a benevolent form of social engineering and nation building? How, if at all, can the region build a constituency for sport on the Peninsula?

The workshop will bring a critical perspective to the rise of regional and international sport on the Peninsula, as well as open lines of inquiry on this development among scholars from across the disciplines.

 

Anticipated Participants

The workshop welcomes research from across the humanities and social sciences—from the perspective of historians, social and political theorists, philosophers, cultural theorists, as well as from researchers in the arts and architecture—on the ideas and events, and their legitimacy, that are shaping regional and international sport on the Peninsula.

The objective is to gain some bearing on the rapid rise of modern sport in a society that a generation ago was preoccupied with subsistence in a harsh desert environment.

Attention to the rise of regional sport is also welcome, for example the rise of local ‘sports authorities’ in the region. However, the focus will be on the ideologies and their legitimacy underpinning local sport, such as the political ambition for instilling youth with a productive work ethic, or for fostering national pride and allegiance to these young states, or as an opportunity to ‘raise the flag’ at international events.

The workshop especially welcomes research on how the rise of both regional and international sport on the Peninsula impacts on women’s issues within the region, as well as the lives of disadvantaged members of society.

Also welcome are case studies in the arts and architecture of sport on the Peninsula. Will it be enough to build a world-class infrastructure for a successful World Cup? How do the politics of the World Cup impact on the aesthetic value of the architecture and venues of the World Cup in Qatar?

 

Workshop Director Profiles

Dr. Andrew Edgar (DPhil Sussex) is Head of the Philosophy Department and Deputy Head of the School of English, Communication and Philosophy at Cardiff University, Wales. His research interests cover twentieth century German philosophy and contemporary applied philosophy, in particular the philosophy of sport and also medical ethics. He is the current editor of Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, the journal of the British Philosophy of Sport Association. He is president of the European Association for the Philosophy of Sport. A selection of his published research in philosophy of sport is included in the readings list below.

Dr. Rita Elizabeth Risser (PhD McGill University) is an assistant professor in the Philosophy Department at United Arab Emirates University. Her research centers on political and ethical issues as they arise in the arts and architecture. Recently she was a visiting research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at The University of Edinburgh, where she researched the rise of an international art world on the Arab Peninsula. This research is forthcoming in Constellations: An International Journal on Critical and Democratic Theory. She is currently researching the intersection of aesthetic and political issues in the architecture of the upcoming World Cup in Qatar.

 

Selected Readings

Amara M. 2014. “Sport and Political Leaders in the Arab World.” Histoire-PolitiquePolitique, Culture, Sociéte 2: 142–53.

—. 2012. Sport, Politics and Society in the Arab World. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Baabood A. 2008. “Sport and Identity in the Gulf.” In Popular Culture and Political Identity in the Arab Gulf States edited by Alsharekh A and Springborg R. London: SOAS, pp. 97–120.

Boxill J. 2006. “Football and Feminism.” Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 33: 115–24.

Bromber K. 2014. “The Sporting Way: Sport as Branding Strategy in the Gulf States.” In Under Construction: Logics of Urbanism in the Gulf Region, edited by Wippel S,

Bromber K, Steiner C and Krawietz B. Surrey UK: Ashgate, pp. 119–130.

Bromber K. and Krawietz B. 2013. “The United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Bahrain as a Modern Sports Hub.” In Sport Across Asia, edited by Bromber K, Krawietz B and Maguire J. New York: Routledge, pp. 189–211.

Campbell R. 2010. “Staging Globalization for National Projects: Global Sport Markets and Elite Athletic Transnational Labour in Qatar.” International Review for the Sociology of Sport 46: 45–60.

Edgar AR. 2013. “The Aesthetics of Sport.” Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 7: 80–99.

—. 2013. “The Modernism of Sport.” Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 7: 121–139.

Elias N and Dunning E. 1986. Quest for Excitement: Sport and Leisure in the Civilizing Process. Oxford: Basil Blackwell.

Guttmann A. 1978. From Ritual to Record: The Nature of Modern Sports (New York: Columbia University Press).

Ross A, editor. 2015. The Gulf: High Culture/Hard Labour. New York and London: OR Books.

Nadine S. 2014. “Off and Running: Qatar Brands for FIFA World Cup, and Life Beyond.” In Under Construction: Logics of Urbanism in the Gulf Region, edited by Wippel S, Bromber K, Steiner C and Krawietz B. Surrey UK: Ashgate, pp. 71–87.

Stevenson, Thomas and Abdul Karim Alaug. 2000. “Football in Newly United Yemen: Rituals of Equity, Identity and State Formation.” Journal of Anthropological Research 54: 45–60.

UNDP. 2016. Arab Human Development Report 2016: Youth and the Prospects for Human Development in a Changing Reality. New York: United Nations Publications.

Weber, Max. [1904–05] 1992. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, edited by Parsons T and translated by Giddens A. Abingdon: Routledge.

CfP: British Philosophy of Sport Association 2018 – Annual Conference

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We are pleased to announce the 2018 Conference of the British Philosophy of Sport Association will be hosted by The School of Sport & Exercise Sciences, Swansea University, Wales, UK, April 12-14,   2018.

Venue: The College of Engineering, Bay Campus, Swansea University

The Call for Abstracts is Now Open!

Guidelines for Abstract Submission:

  • Abstract (200-300 words) final submission date – 22nd January 2018
  • Accepted abstracts will receive notification by – 12th February 2018
  • Required format is MS Word, Times New Roman 12pt, single spacing, with indicative bibliography; all to fit on one side of A4.
  • Abstracts to be submitted electronically to Dr. John-William Devine with <your name – ABSTRACT – title> as the filename.
  • Papers must be prepared in English. The Programme Committee are very keen to encourage contributors to submit early versions of abstracts or papers for comment and for advice on language issues.

 – Conference Registration and Fees: TBC

  • Transport: 
  • Nearest Airport: Cardiff
  • Nearest Railway Station: Swansea StationEnquiries:
  • Queries should be directed to the Conference Team via Dr. Libby Pearson