Sport, Education and Society Special Issue Call for Papers

Gender, Physical Education and Active Lifestyles: Contemporary Developments and Ongoing Challenges

Sport, Education and Society

Special Edition Guest Editors:  Annette Stride, Anne Flintoff, Hayley Fitzgerald, Scarlett Drury and Ruth Brazier

Sport, Education and Society (SES) is a leading international journal dedicated to the advance of sociological understandings of the relationships between embodiment, policy, pedagogy, equity, and identity. This special edition seeks to bring together voices from social science and educational research, to explore new theoretical, methodological and/or empirical understandings of gender, identity, embodiment, Physical Education (PE), and active lifestyles. We are interested in these substantive concerns across a range of contexts, including schools, families, media, and physical activity settings.

We seek papers that address ongoing challenges, novel questions, advance or draw upon different theoretical or methodological understandings of gender, and areas for future research.  In so doing, this special edition seeks to contribute to informing and enlivening debates about practice for more equitable futures. We are particularly keen to receive papers that foreground marginalised or absent groups, perspectives, or contexts.

SES invites authors to consider gender in relation to the following areas, fields, and topics:

  • Theoretical developments and debates
  • Curriculum, pedagogies, and assessment
  • New methodologies for studying gendered experiences
  • Gendered bodies, gendered embodiment
  • Young people, media, technologies, and health
  • Intersectional identities (intersections with class, sexuality, disability, race, ethnicity, and religion)
  • Teachers, pedagogies, and equitable practice
  • Race, racism, and whiteness
  • Enabling dis/abled bodies  
  • Boys and masculinities
  • Heteronormativity, sexualities, gender identity, and LGBTQ issues
  • Class and inequalities
  • Professional development and learning

Submission Instructions

Submissions are in no way limited to the above points, but authors should refer to the above special edition statements when composing their articles.

All submissions should be relatively short papers - a maximum of 7500 words including references.

All papers will be subject to blind review by a minimum of two referees. Neither acceptance nor place in the special edition is guaranteed. If necessary, the special edition will run over two SES issues.

The deadlines for submission are as follows:

Abstracts (approx 300 words) submitted via email to the Guest Editor SES (Annette Stride) by October 1st 2017

Feedback/confirmations by November 1st 2017

Full papers submitted electronically via ScholarOne for review February 1st 2018

Final papers submitted to editors July 1st 2018

Final copy to Routledge July 3rd 2018

Intended Publication Dates Autumn 2018

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