After the call for papers have been published at the beginning of the year, we received a significant number of contributions that were evaluated by our editorial team of great academic and international relevance. At this moment the articles are going through the final revision for the first issue of the Journal of ALESDE is released in September, 2011, during the ALAS 2011 Conference, at Recife/Brazil. This first issue will be composed by papers of invited professor in three languages (Portuguese, English and Spanish) and by the contributions of other researchers. We invite our members to be part of the ALESDE’s Journal. Sign up in your website as authors or editors, if you will. The papers submitted until October 30th will be evaluated to our next issue, to be released in March 2012.


Between 10 and 17 July 2011 was held in Havana/Cuba the International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA) Congress. The event had a great Latin-American representation and had twenty Work Groups in different areas of knowledge, connected to the Congress theme: “Sport and the winds of change: past, present, futures”. Beside the scientific program of conferences and papers presentations, were performed workshops and visits to community action programs developed in Cuba. During the event was realized the release of the 3rd ALESDE’s meeting, to be held at Universidad de Concepción/Chile, in October 2012. The theme of this third meeting will be “Sport and Physical Activity in the Process of Latin-American Integration”. The 4th ALESDE’s meeting will be held in Bogotá/Colombia. The news about these meetings will be disclosed in the ALESDE’s Website, Facebook, Twitter and Blog. Check out some pictures of ALESDE’s members at ISSA 2011:


The ALAS 2011 congress is coming! After the pre-ALAS be held in seven Latin-American countries, promoting the discussion of themes related to Sociology, it is time to gather all the researchers to the XXVIII edition of the International Congress of the Latin American Sociology, which will be held at Recife, between 6 and 11 September 2011. With twenty seven Work Groups, including the WG 23 - “Sport Sociology, Leisure and Free Time” - the congress has as a theme the “Open Borders of Latin America”. The event will count on the participation of seven internationally known speakers of Latin America, forty eight sessions and twenty three forums. This edition will celebrate the 60th year of the Association, which continues to be the pioneer in the development of Latin-American critical thinking in its social aspects. The complete event programming and the papers selected in the twenty six WG’s are available in the event website, at Enjoy your visit and check out the ALAS’ official website, at and keep in touch with the news of the ALAS’ Journal and Bulletin. ALESDE will be at this event!


It is open the call for papers to the 32nd edition of the Annual Conference of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS). The event will occur between November 2nd and November 5th, at Minneapolis Marriot City Center/ Minnesota (USA). The theme of the event is “Revolutionizing Sporting Bodies: Technologies in Practice”. As a multidisciplinary event, the conference will gather researchers around the world, which will discuss various research objects from the theoretical references of Sport Sociology. The abstracts can be sent to the e-mail until August 1st, 2011. The abstract submitting procedure is available at “Call for Papers” in NASSS website. Ensure your registration for the event and join the NASSS!


In September 1st 2011 will be released the book “Essays in Sport Sociology”. As a result of ten years of work, the book represents the master’s thesis of fifteen authors, advised by Prof. Dr. Wanderley Marchi Júnior. These researches were realized at the Post Graduation Programs in Physical Education and Sociology, of Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR). The book highlight a generation of researchers that developed various themes of study connected to the Sport Sociology area in four main lines: Theoretical Perspectives of Sport Sociology, Sport and State, Sport and Social Groups and Sport Spectacle. The fifteen chapters of the book will bring the following discussions:

 The methodological reflexivity of Pierre Bourdieu as an heuristic model for reading sport in Brazil - potential and contributions;

 The mapping of the scientific production about Sport Sociology in Brazil;

 State and Sport: an approach of the Brazilian university sports;

 Sport at SESI;

 Policies for Sport and the governmental choices;

 The financing of the Brazilian Olympic Committee and its relations to the politics in Brazil;

 Referees and violence in Brazil;

 Leisure in the social and recreational clubs: the constitution of practices and social representations;

 The masters basketball of Paraná: the creation of groups and social institutions;

 Spectacularization of Beach volleyball;

 Sports journalism: a sociological analysis of the Athens Section 2004 of the newspaper Folha de São Paulo;

 The incursion of professionalism in Brazilian women's volleyball (1970-1985);

 The Rexona women’s volleyball business club (1997-2003);

 The professionalization of Taekwondo: the conception process of a modern martial art;

 Communication through television: actions and dispositions in the sports television journalism;

If you want to celebrate with us this landmark of the Advisees Group, come to the book release and book signing which will be held at September 1st 2011, 7:30 pm, at the Faculdades Integradas do Brasil (Unibrasil) auditorium. The invite is R$ 30,00 and the participants will receive a copy of the book as a retribution of the investment. The Unibrasil is located at Konrad Adenauer Street, n. 442, Curitiba/Paraná/Brazil. The interested professionals can buy a copy in advance. Write to Prof. Juliana Vlastuin - - and request your reservation. The book will be sold also at ALAS 2011!


II International Symposium on Sport Management. Espírito Santo, Brazil (BRA).

Date: August 5th and 6th, 2011


Copenhagen Summer School 2011, Copenhagen, Denmark (CPH).

Date: August 22nd to 27th, 2011


V Seminar Body, Gender and Sexuality. Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Brazil (BRA).

Date: August 25th to 27th, 2011


III National Congress in Colombian Sports Management and Law. Pereira, Colombia (COL).

Date: September 1st to 3rd, 2011


19th Conference of the European Association for Sport Management (EASM). Madrid, Spain (SPA).

Date: September 7th to 10th, 2011


Conference of the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport (IAPS). Rochester, New York (USA).

Date: September 8th to 11th, 2011


9th International Conference on the Teaching of Physical Education and School Sport. Ubeda, Spain (ESP).

Date: September 8th to 11th, 2011


International Conference on Sport for Development and Peace. Netanya, Israel (ISR).

Date: September 15th to 17th, 2011


Conference Sport as a Mediator Between Cultures. Wingate Institute, Israel (ISR).

Date: September 15th to 17th, 2011


14th World Conference on Sport for All. Beijing, China (CHN).

Date: September 20th to 23th, 2011


3th Conference of the International Society for the Social Sciences of Sport (ISSSS). Olomouc, Czech Republic (CZE).

Date: September 21th to 24th, 2011


III National Seminar on Sociology and Politics. Universidade Federal do Paraná. Curitiba, Brazil (BRA).

Date: September 26th to 28th, 2011


XIII National Seminar and III International Seminar of Investigation in Physical Activities and Health Sciences. Universidad de Los Lagos, Chile (CHL).

Date: October 13th to 15th, 2011


IV Brazilian Congress of Sports Management, Universidade de Brasília, Brazil (BRA).

Date: November 12th to 14th, 2011


Conference Girls and Women in Sport and Physical Activity: Creating Change. Minneapolis, United States (USA).

Date: November 2nd, 2011


32th Conference of North American Society for the Sociology Sport of Sport (NASSS). Minneapolis, United States (USA).

Date: November 2th to 5th, 2011


22th TAFISA World Congress. Antalya, Turkey (TUR)

Date: November 10th to 14th, 2011


Communities and Crisis – Inclusive Development through Sport. Rheinsberg, Germany (DEU).

Data: November 21th to 26th, 2011


International Sociology of Sport Association Conference 2012. Glasgow, Scotland (ESC).

Date: July 15th to 18th, 2012


17th World Congress of Physical Education and Sport: Promoting Gender Equality. Havana, Cuba (CUB).

Date: April 10th to 13th, 2013



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