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CfP: 4S Conference Panel 157 - Science, Technology, and Sport

                Call for Papers 4S Conference 2021
Panel 157: Science, Technology, and Sport in Uncertain Times
Jennifer Sterling; Gian Marco Campagnolo; Michiel Van Oudheusden

While sport studies scholars have established sport as a key site of cultural
meanings and social relations, fewer scholars have engaged these issues within
technology and science studies frameworks. This intersection of critical
sport, science, and technology studies is key to understanding their current
and future collisions and impacts, particularly in this moment of increasing
technoscientific proliferation and practice.
This panel invites papers broadly concerned with social and cultural inquiry
into the intersection of science, technology, and sport. Potential topics
include, but are not limited to: sport analytics, data science, algorithmic
culture, and the quantified self; issues related to medicine, risk, and sport;
performance enhancement and bioethics; sporting labs and technoscientific
practices; elite, professional, and commercial sporting practices in relation
to digital objectivity, player performance, injury prevention, player
valuation, etc.; public understandings, consumption, and perceptions of sport
science and sport technology; professional gaming and eSports; (new) media and
other representations and circulations of science, technology and sport;
science, technology and sport in relation to (dis)ability, gender, race,
class, and sexuality; infrastructure, sustainability, and sport; and (digital)
sporting futures.
In addition, given the focus of the conference theme and the ongoing and
heightened importance to reflect upon and interrogate current and future
uncertainties, papers that center ethics or social justice research, draw upon
Indigenous, anti-racist, feminist, queer, postcolonial and/or transnational
scholarship, address oppressions and inequality, or situate relations between
sport, science, and technology within the COVID-19 pandemic are especially



Deadline: March 8, 2021
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