Call for Papers: NANO: New American Notes Online: An Academic Journal for Big Ideas in a Small World
New Deadline: 26 April 2013
Special Theme: Competition
Last July, the world witnessed Olympic athletes perform at their limits for personal and national glory. But, London restaurants also competed for customers. Journalists from around the globe vied for the best story. Fans, too, formed an important part of Olympic competition, even if they were thousands of miles away from the physical action. Fans may not have competed on the track, but fans did compete against the fans of opposing teams.
Why do we feel compelled to compete, to watch competitions, and to pick sides?