FW: Call for Papers: Special Issue on ‘Sport Event L egacies’
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Recreation and Society in Africa, Asia & South AmericaGuest editor: Dr Arianne C. Reis (Southern Cross University)
Special Issue on ‘Sport Event Legacies’
Call for papers
This issue of Recreation and Society in Africa, Asia & Latin America (RASAALA) (an open access, e-journal) invites papers on the subject of sport event legacies. Sport events today are amongst the most popular forms of organized entertainment and are responsible for several impacts on the cities in which they occur. More than impacts, event organizers and public agencies that financially support these events claim that there are significant legacies derived from staging sport events in small, medium and large communities. These legacies range from economic benefits accrued from a boost in visitor numbers, to increases in sport participation rates within the host population. Mega-sport events, in particular, have attracted significant attention from media and government bodies that tend to promote the positive legacies derived from the large scale public funding and private enterprise investments made in support of these events. This is particularly true in developing nations where mega-sport events are frequently used as catalysts for infrastructural reforms.
Although the theme of sport events, and particularly mega-sport events, has been extensively debated in the academic literature, most of the discussions have concentrated on the tangible impacts and legacies of these events, such as the economic impacts or the infrastructural legacies of sport events, with very little empirical research being produced in the area of intangible legacies. Moreover, although there has been an increasing number of contributions in English-speaking journals coming from non-English speaking countries in this theme, there is still a paucity of research on sport event legacies derived from experiences in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
The guest editor invites interested researchers to contribute theoretical and/or empirical papers related to the theme of this special issue. The topics of potential manuscripts include, but are not limited to:
- Intangible legacies (e.g. sport participation, community pride, image) of sport events in developing/less developed countries
- The role of large sport organizations, such as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), in promoting sustainable legacies of sport events in least developed nations
- Sport events as tourism products in developing countries
- Sustainable practices in sport event organisation
- Governance issues in sport event organisation and how they can become part of (un)sustainable legacies of events
- Sport events and politics in Asian, African and/or Latin American contexts
- ‘Green Games’ in developing economies: is it possible?
- Bidding for mega-sport events and its legacies
- Local community perspectives on sport events
- In the first instance authors are invited to submit a 400 - 500 word abstract for consideration for the special issue. Selected authors will then be asked to produce a full paper based on their abstract for potential publication subject to a favourable review process.
- Electronic submissions should be sent by e-mail attachment to arianne.reis@...
- Ideally, abstracts and papers should be sent as Microsoft Word files.
- Articles will be 5000-6000 words in length.
- All submissions will be anonymously reviewed by two independent assessors.
Abstract deadline: 22 February 2012
Notification of acceptance of abstracts deadline: 8 March 2012
Submission of full paper deadline: 15 June 2012
Submission of revised papers deadline: 15 November 2012
Special issue publication: January 2013
Arianne Carvalhedo Reis, Ph.D.
School of Tourism & Hospitality Management
Southern Cross University, Coffs Harbour Campus
Hogbin Dr, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 Australia
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