Friday, June 24, 2011


David Leonard at Washington State passes along this call for a special issue of the Journal of Sport and Social Issues:

Call for Papers
New Media Literacy and Sporting Cultures
Special Issue of Journal of Sport and Social Issues

This special issue works to highlight the dynamic nature of sporting cultures and the transformative possibilities resulting from new media technologies. It attempts to build upon the existing literature all while engaging ongoing debates and discussions. It seeks to foster critical new media literacy in a sporting context, all while elucidating the social, cultural and political significance resulting from the changing sports landscape.

We look for pieces that are theoretically rich, those focused on asking questions and expanding the discussion, and those dedicated to critical analysis.

Essays should be roughly 4,000-5,000 words. Send questions to C.L. Cole at, and/or David J. Leonard at Deadline for submissions is February 1, 2012.

Authors should follow the manuscript submission guidelines from JSSI. All papers must be submitted through Manuscript Central.


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