American Studies Association 2005 Conference in Washington, DC: Call for Papers-The Playing Field as Public Space: Sport and Community
Scholars have positioned sport as both a regressive and a progressive institution. Regardless of such characterizations, it is clear that sport is a site where American cultural ideologies have been mapped, and where meanings about what it means to be an American have been created and interpreted.
This panel calls for works that connect aspects of sport to the communities that surround them. These aspects can include structures (stadiums, monuments), people (athletes, sports teams), iconography (team logs and mascots), or any other elements of American sport. Communities can be defined geographically (e.g. cities, schools) or in terms of political blocs (e.g. women, African Americans), or in a number of other ways.
Please send a one-page abstract and brief CV to the e-mail address below.
Deadline: January 1, 2005
Sonoma State University
American Multicultural Studies Department
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