CFP: Gender, Sport, and the Olympics (deadline: May 15, 2009)

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CFP: Gender, Sport, and the Olympics (deadline: May 15, 2009)

The editors of /thirdspace: a journal of feminist theory and culture/ invite submissions for our forthcoming issue on gender, sport, and the Olympics.

Prompted by the upcoming 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, we are interested in exploring the central role which gender and sexuality play in shaping ideas about athleticism, sport culture, and the body, and the significant ways in which athletic events such as the Olympics work to transform conceptions of public space, national boundaries and identities, and gendered self-presentations and performances. This issue invites contributions on:

o the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver
o sport, athleticism, and ability
o the Para Olympics
o LGBT participation in athletics and the Olympics
o legal impacts on gender and sport (i.e. Title IX legislation in the United States)
o sport and masculinities/femininities
o the role of gender in sporting competition
o gendered perspectives on Olympic events
o the use of prosthetics and technologies in athletic competition
o the impact of the Olympics on the environment
o sports/the Olympics and the use of public space, including displacement of individuals/communities, the environment, and urban renewal
o and other topics relevant to the theme of gender, sport, and the Olympics.

We welcome submissions from a wide range of disciplinary and geographical perspectives. Submissions from researchers working within, or among, the disciplines of geography, sociology, literature, area studies, cultural studies, film/media studies, art, history, education, law, and women's/gender studies are particularly encouraged.

We accept the submission of work from scholars of any rank or affiliation, and encourage submissions from emerging feminist scholars, including graduate students.

All submissions to the journal must be submitted electronically through our online submission process. All submissions are peer-reviewed by established, senior feminist scholars. For more information on our publishing policies see:

To submit: Please follow our online submission process at

** Deadline: May 15, 2009 **

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