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Racism and Discrimination in Sports

What is it about culture and society that creates an environment in which an athlete is able to excel or fail in his/her respective sport? Which factors, such as racism, discrimination, financial advantage or hardship, propel or hinder an athlete’s achievements? This volume seeks to explore how the world of sports is often a microcosm of the real world and the many ways in which it uniquely reflects cultural and societal issues. Abstracts are welcomed from all disciplines. Articles should either favor a historicist approach or be grounded in discourse analysis.

Abstract Due Dates: Preference will be given to abstracts received by October 15, 2017 and should be no longer than 300 words. Please also include a brief biographical statement and a CV. The book is going to be published by Universitas Press in spring 2018 (www.universitaspress.com).
Final manuscripts (no longer than 15,000 words, including Works Cited) should be submitted in MLA style, by December 15, 2017.

Send inquires and abstracts to: eangelini1@verizon.net

Contact Info:

Eileen M. Angelini, Ph.D.
Fulbright Scholar and Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques
East VP and Newsletter Editor, Pi Delta Phi National French Honor Society
New York State Representative for Women in French

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1 Comment

  1. This is very interesting. I particularly agree with the fact that culture and society is reflected through sport. I think this can both be at a professional level and a non-professional level. In fact people that play sport at a non-professional level are often of a lower socio-economic status and have lower education on issues such as racism so i believe thats why its so prevelant in sports today.

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