Sociology and the 2012 Olympic Games

Journal of the British Sociological Association

Special Issue 2011

Sociology and the 2012 Olympic Games

The 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games provide an exciting focus for sociological analyses of the personal and public, local and global. The special issue, to be published in 2011, provides an opportunity to contribute timely reflections on the sociological interest and significance of this global event in UK and comparative context. This special issue aims to bring together strong theoretical, empirical and methodological contributions from across the field of sociology, demonstrating the ways in which the discipline can use the backdrop of the games to examine sporting, political, cultural, economic and global events.

Possible themes and topics include the following:

• Nationhood, participation, identity and citizenship
• Cooperation, competition and global politics
• Work, economy and the service sector
• Sociology of sport and the body
• Children and young people
• Leisure and tourism
• Community and city
• Megaprojects and regeneration
• Crime, safety and surveillance
• Sociology of disability
• Sociology of London

The special issue will be edited by Amanda Coffey, Tom Hall, Sally Power and Amanda Robinson. The editors welcome contributions from sociologists working
across the range of interests published in the journal and from those at early stag
of their career as well as those who are more established.

Deadline for submissions: 31 July 2010
Queries to current editors:

Submissions will be accepted via

Full submission instructions are available on this site on the Instructions and Forms page. Please read these in full before submitting your manuscript.

All manuscripts will be subject to the normal referee process, but potential authors
are welcome to discuss their ideas in advance with the editors.

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