50th Anniversary Celebration

The Sociological Lens and the Wellbeing of Sport9-12, June, Paris

 Dear all,

    In June 2015, the International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA) will celebrate its 50th anniversary. Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité university’s “Techniques et Enjeux du Corps” (EA 3625) team has the honour of organising this ISSA congress, which will have as its theme The Sociological Lens and the Wellbeing of Sport, between the 9th and the 12th of June. This congress’ aim is twofold: first of all, to gather together sociologists of sport around the notion of wellbeing in order to exchange new thoughts and share work in this field. The congress will allow common interests linked to this theme to emerge, teams from different countries to put in place research projects, and international scientific knowledge in human and social sciences to spread. Moreover, the ISSA’s 50th anniversary will be the occasion to encourage a dialogue about the sociology of sport’s dynamism for the past 50 years. This congress is organised with the support of the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Paris-Nord, the Caisse Nationale de Solidarité pour l’Autonomie, the Institut National Supérieur de formation et de recherche pour l’Education des jeunes Handicapés et les Enseignements Adaptés (INS HEA) and its Grhapes research team ((EA 7287), the Paris Descartes IUT’s social communication lab as well as the Lausanne university, among others.

Please find attached the call for papers. You can submit your abstract on our web site:

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