2015 ANZALS Conference – Details Announced

September 4th, 2014

Details of the 2015 ANZALS Biennial Conference have been announced on the ANZALS website.  Please visit the ANZALS conference page for the details.

ANZALS looks forward to your company in Adelaide in December 2015.

First Edition of the ANZALS Magazine – #1, July 2014

August 4th, 2014

Please find below a link to the new ANZALS magazine created by our ever-enthusiastic editor Arianne Reis.  We hope that you will enjoy the read.

Please click on this link to download the magazine: ANZALS Magazine n1 July 2014 [pdf: 1.44mb].

ANZALS welcomes the University of Tasmania as its newest patron

July 24th, 2014

ANZALS would like to welcome the University of Tasmania as its newest patron.   This patronage comes through a partnership between the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics and the Institute for Regional Development.

Please view all of the ANZALS patrons at www.anzals.org.au/patrons.

Research Connections Newsletter #7

July 1st, 2014

Please find attached the latest edition of Research Connections.

Please click on this link to download Research Connections #7 [843kb]

CFP: Annals of Leisure Research – Sporting and Cultural Events: Contested Legacies

July 1st, 2014




Sporting and Cultural Events: Contested Legacies


Whereas the language of legacy has dominated sport and cultural event narratives over the last two decades, in recent years there has been a greater recognition that the outcomes of these events do not happen automatically but instead need to be planned, resourced, and led by a range of partners and funders (Misener & Mason, 2010; Foley, et al, 2011; Gratton & Preuss, 2008). In academic and policy communities there is debate over the most useful strategies and tactics used to ensure that the beneficiaries of these events are considered in advance, during delivery and in the period beyond (Chalip, 2006; HM Government, 2013).


On one level, sporting and cultural events have been credited with the potential to change perceptions of cities and nations and act as a catalyst for change. Yet, on another, there is contestation over the value of these events and their impact on the people and places affected by their delivery.


This Special Issue invites papers from those presenting at the 2014 Leisure Studies Association Annual Conference, Sport, Festivity and Digital Cultures – hosted at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) – but also the wider interdisciplinary academic community studying the event phenomenon in the following areas, amongst others:


· _Urban space and zoning

· _Digital and social media

· _Spectatorship, fandom and audiences

· _Citizen-consumer identities

· _Tourism legacies

· _Sport and cultural participation outcomes · _Policy and planning legacies · _Volunteer legacies · _Parasport legacies · _Events and protest/resistance

Important dates for authors:

Submission of abstracts:


Please send proposed paper title and an abstract of no more than 500 words to guest editors Professor David McGillivray (David.McGillivray@uws.ac.uk), Professor Gayle McPherson (Gayle.McPherson@uws.ac.uk) and Dr Sandro Carnicelli, Sandro.Carnicelli@uws.ac.uk from University of the West of Scotland, no later than Monday 15th August 2014. We will advise the outcome by the 1st of September 2014.

Submission of full paper:

30th November 2014 (further details to be advised upon confirmation of abstract acceptance)


Publication: November 2015



Chalip, L. (2006). Towards social leverage of sport events. Journal of Sport & Tourism, 11, 109-127.

Foley, M., McGillivray, D. & McPherson, G. (2011). Event policy: From theory to strategy. London, UK. Routledge Gratton, C., & Preuss, H. (2008). Maximizing Olympic impacts by building up legacies.International Journal of the History of Sport, 25(14), 1922-1938.

London, UK: Routledge.

HM Government (2013) Inspired by 2012: The legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games A joint UK and Major of London Report Cabinet Office Misener, L. & Mason, D.S. (2010). Moving beyond economic impact: Sporting events as a community development tool. Journal of Management and Organization, 16(4), 495-514.

Professor Gayle McPherson, BA (Hons), PhD, FHEA, FRSA Chair in Events and Cultural Policy University of West of Scotland Room A222 Paisley Campus PAISLEY


Tel: 0141 848 3233

email: gayle.mcpherson@uws.ac.uk

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Book: Research Methods in Sport Studies and Sport Management: A Practical Guide

May 22nd, 2014

A new book has been published entitled “Research Methods in Sport Studies and Sport Management: A Practical Guide”.  It is a 2014 book by A.J. Veal and Simon Darcy published by Routledge.

You can order your book at www.routledge.com/books/details/9780273736691 and you can receive a 20% discount by using DC361 as the code.

CFP: Annals of Leisure Research, Special Issue: THE DRESS ISSUE

April 10th, 2014

Call for Papers, Annals of Leisure Research, Special Issue: THE DRESS ISSUE

Guest Editor: Prof Alison L Goodrum, Department of Apparel, Manchester Metropolitan University, England
According to Entwistle (2000: 6) “all people dress the body in some way, be it through clothing, tattooing, cosmetics or other forms of body painting. To put it another way, no culture leaves the body unadorned but adds to, embellishes, enhances or decorates the body”. In this scholarly definition, even Nudists and Naturists, although eschewing material items of clothing, are dressed, be this in the form of, say, a splash of perfume, a slick of moisturiser, a necklace or a goatee beard. This Special Issue takes this expansive definition of dress and explores its application to, and significance within, Leisure Studies.

The links between dress and leisure are multiple, longstanding, and range across time and space. In the 1920s, for example, French couturière, Coco Chanel, gave utilitarian jersey fabric a high fashion ‘spin’, endorsing its easy-to-wear qualities as a motif for modern living. And, today, stretchiness and comfort remain as important material properties in both active- and leisurewear. While certain leisure pursuits call for ‘dressing down’ and the wearing of decidedly non-specialist dress, other leisure activities demand modes of dress that are strictly policed and/or technically sophisticated. On a cultural note, sports-based communities such as ‘Bikers’, ‘Skaters’ and ‘Surfies’ identify themselves tribally through esoteric sartorial markers (favouring a particular brand of clothing, for example).

The current resurgence of handcrafting, knitting and home dressmaking as a cross-generational, fashionable, and often gender-distinctive, pastime, presents yet a further link between leisure and dress: one that relates to making-as-hobby. The vernacular in dress is pertinent, too, to sporting spectatorship. For example, fans may use make-shift props, face-paints and fancy dress costuming to display support for individual players or teams. More generally, sports fans comprise an eager and profitable cohort of consumers keen to purchase goods relating to their interests such as replica kits and commemorative garments and merchandise.

Shopping for fashionable dress and accessories is itself, for some, an all-consuming pastime or passion. The practice of shopping has altered radically over the past decade with internet and TV shopping offering alternative routes to market and, with them, shifts in the consumer experience. Other alternative sites and spaces for the consumption of dress include the car boot sale, thrift store, flea market and swap shop. These informal, often festive or festival-like spaces, move the consumption of dress from formalised retail industry into the realm of entertainment.

The Special Issue seeks, then, to capture, and to map, the diversity and dynamism of the many links between dress and leisure. The discipline of Leisure Studies has engaged with these links but has tended to do so in a haphazard way, touching on dress as an adjunct to, or spin-off from, larger projects. The proposed Issue will marshal together original research papers on dress and leisure, an underexplored, and perhaps under-considered, area in Leisure Studies. The outcome will be a publication that repositions dress as a central, and significant, subject in, and for, leisure, whilst simultaneously promoting leisure as a rich topic, too, for scholars from such disciplines as fashion theory and dress history. We welcome paper submissions that address any of the following (and related) topics on dress and aspects of leisure (as well as relevant others):

  • Style tribes and leisure/sporting subcultures and fandom
  • Performance-, active-wear and technical design in/for leisure and sport
  • Histories of leisure and dress
  • Spaces and sites of/for leisure and the performance of dress
  • Buying, shopping and consumption of dress as leisure, pleasure and/or anxiety
  • Leisure, sport and the dressed and/or undressed body
  • Collecting dress, shoes, accessories and bodily adornment/s
  • Craft, making and the (domestic) production of dress as a leisure pursuit
  • Leisure, dress and non-conformity/subversion

Important Dates for Authors:

Submission of Abstracts: Please send proposed paper title and an abstract of no more than 250 words to the guest editor, Alison Goodrum (a.goodrum@mmu.ac.uk) no later than 21st July 2014. We will advise the outcome no later than 4th August 2014.

Submission of Full Paper: 2nd March 2015 (further details to be advised upon confirmation of abstract acceptance).

Publication: First issue of 2016 (approximately January)

CFP: Advancing Event Research Seminar Series June-July 2014, Perth and Melbourne, Australia

March 27th, 2014

The theme of the Perth research seminars at the Curtin Business School is Event, Festivals and Communities.  The theme of the Melbourne research seminars at Victoria University is Events in Society.  Please click on this link - Advancing Event Research Seminar Series – Call for papers final - to download the details of these seminar events.

Last call for papers for World Leisure Congress 2014

March 4th, 2014

There is still time to submit an abstract for the World Leisure Congress that will be held in Mobile Bay Alabama USA from 7 to 12 September 2014.  Abstract proposals are due by the end of March.  More details are available via www.worldleisure2014.org/Call-for-Papers-World-Leisure-2014.html


Thomas and Ruth Rivers International Scholarship Award is intended to provide opportunities for senior or graduate students, who are studying recreation, leisure studies, leisure services, leisure resources or tourism studies in college or university programs, to attend and present a scholarly paper at the biennial international World Leisure Congress.  Please share this information with your research students! The Scholarship Award provides the scholarship recipient(s) the opportunity to attend and participate in an international congress.  The recipient(s) are provided a world-wide forum for the presentation of a scholarly paper.  The scholarship includes: (1) Congress registration fee; (2) accommodation during Congress; and (3) transportation by air from a suitably located departure point.


More details are available from www.worldleisure.org/userfiles/file/TRRISA%20Application%202014.pdf A number of esteemed ANZALS members have received this award in the past.


Please contact John Tower (john.tower@vu.edu.au) if you have any questions about World Leisure Organisation activities, or check the WLO website – www.worldleisure.org

CEAD 2014: Sensual Landscapes of Ethnography

January 26th, 2014

The third international Contemporary Ethnography Across the Disciplines conference will take place in New Zealand from 25 – 28 November 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

CFP: Annals of Leisure Research 2015 Special Issue: Children, Families and Leisure

November 15th, 2013

Children and families form the closest and most important emotional bond in humans. This relationship is what drives humanity and society, and positions families at the centre of leisure activities. Read the rest of this entry »

Latest issue of Annals available online

November 8th, 2013

Annals of Leisure Research (volume 16, issue 3) is now available online. This is a special issue entitled ‘Cultural Life’, Disability, Inclusion and Citizenship: Moving Beyond Leisure in Isolation and guest edited by Jerome Singleton and Simon Darcy. Access to the journal for ANZALS members is via a secure link in the members section of the website.

2nd CFP: “Challenges and Experiences of Outdoor Education in Latin America”

November 7th, 2013

The guest editors invite interested researchers to contribute theoretical and/or empirical papers related to the theme of this special issue “Challenges and Experiences of Outdoor Education in Latin America” of the Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning (JAEOL). Read the rest of this entry »

CFP: Leisure Studies Special Issue – Mobile Lives: Migration, Migrants and Meaningful Leisure

October 9th, 2013

Migrants are frequently perceived through the conceptual lens of their mobility and work-related activities. In this special issue we want to draw attention to another important dimension of migrants’ lives: their leisure activities. For more information click here.

CFP: Aerial activities

September 17th, 2013

Abstracts are now being accepted for the European scientific conference “The Quest for the Sky : Human techniques, creativity, organization and territoriality in aerial activities”, to be held 18th to the 20th of September 2014, Saint Hilaire du Touvet, France. For more information click here.

2014 World Leisure Congress Call for Abstracts

September 17th, 2013

September 13, 2013 – The World Leisure Organization has sent a call for abstracts for the 2014 World Leisure Congress to be held Sept. 6-12, 2014 in Mobile Bay, Alabama, USA. Read the rest of this entry »

International Conference on Monitoring and Management of Visitors in Recreational and Protected Areas

June 25th, 2013

The 7 th International Conference on Monitoring and Management of Visitors in Recreational and Protected Areas, Tallinn, Estonia, August 20-23, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

CFP: Canadian Congress on Leisure Research 14th conference

June 20th, 2013

We are looking forward to hosting you at the CCLR14 conference in Halifax, NS, Canada from May 21 to 24 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Vancouver Island University’s Visiting Scholar Programme

February 15th, 2013

Vancouver Island University’s World Leisure Centre for Excellence welcomes applications for their Visiting Scholar programme. For more information click here: Visiting Scholar Application 2013 -2014.

Island University’s World Leisure Centre for Excellence were hoping that you would post our Visiting Scholar Application

Annals of Leisure Research: Back issues

February 14th, 2013

We would like to advise that all back issues of the Annals of Leisure Research (starting with Volume 1, Issue 1 in 1998) have now been uploaded into electronic format by Taylor and Francis (see http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/ranz20). Please check with your university to see whether they have updated their catalogue.

ANZALS / CAUTHE memorandum of understanding – renewed for 2 years

January 23rd, 2013

The ANZALS Board and the CAUTHE Executive committee are very happy to renew the MOU between the two organisations for the next two years. Read the rest of this entry »