Dr Stefan Lawrence, Call for Chapters: Routledge Handbook of Sport, Leisure and Social Justice

04/02/2021 by Sinead Staunton

Dr Stefan Lawrence, Senior Lecturer in Sport and Health at Newman University, has issued a call for chapters for an upcoming Routledge Handbook of Sport, Leisure and Social Justice.

Stefan has published on a number of topics and across disciplines previously. His research interests include digital culture, racism(s) in sport and leisure, discourses of masculinities in popular culture and football cultures.

This particular handbook addresses issues such as social inequalities in sport and leisure and Stefan has explained the importance for sport and leisure scholars to document the complex workings of relations of power that produce social inequalities and how sport and leisure spaces perpetuate such relations.

The edited collection that Dr Lawrence is working on, with fellow experts within the field Dr Joanne Hull and Professor Rasul Mowatt, is taking up the task to bring together emerging and eminent scholars working at the nexus of sport, leisure and social justice studies.

The three editors welcome abstracts that might consider, but not confined to, the following: LGBT+, ‘Race’ and Ethinicity; Class; Gender; Disability; Mental and Physical Health Inequalities; Conceptualising and Theorising Social Justice; Poverty; Digital culture (Including digital poverty, trolling, online hate speech); Pedagogy; Criminology; Law and Justice; Individual sports’ relationship to social justice work; Protest and Activism; Sport for Development; Community Sport; Methodologies; Activist-Scholarship; Action research; Policy and Practice; and Governance.

Those who wish to contribute are encouraged to ensure the contributions are broader ‘survey’-style chapters, which survey an areas of sport and social justice, rather than ones that are addressing a narrow piece of research.

Abstracts of between 250-500 words and a brief biography of yourself can be sent to Dr Stefan Lawrence by Friday 26th March 2021.