Special Issue "Martial Arts and Society: Developing Co-Constituting Perspectives"
A special issue of Societies (ISSN 2075-4698).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2014).
Interests: criminological theory; Continental social theory; sociology of the body; violence and victimization
Articles and books on martial arts and combat sports has become a burgeoning field of inquiry. Authors have considered: the contours of the individual martial arts, the corporeal effects of martial arts on practitioners, and the relationship between identity and martial arts. Emerging out of this literature has been an examination of the effects of society on individual martial arts. Leading the way in this regard has been Eliasian/Figurational approaches to violence and society, focusing on the pacification of the violence in martial arts as result of societal pressures. However, very little academic literature has focused on the impact of martial arts on society and, moreover, the mutually co-constituting relationship between martial arts and society.
Dr. Dale C. Spencer
Dr. Bryan Hogeveen
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Please follow the timeline:
Abstracts due: 30 September 2013
Decisions to authors: 31 October 2013
Submission of full paper to the Guest Editors: 31 March 2014
Submission of full paper to the journal online: 30 April 2014
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- martial arts, gender and society
- class and martial arts
- ethics and martial arts
- martial arts and health
- risk, martial arts and society
- martial arts, capitalism and consumption
- globalization, nationalism, and martial arts
- martial arts, sexuality, and society
- emotions and martial arts
- martial arts, religion and society
- martial arts, education and society