Call for Papers

Sport Development and Sport For Development in Caribbean: A Sociology of Emerging Trends

This is a call for Chapter contributions to the above book to be edited by Roy McCree of the University of the West Indies which forms part of Emerald Publishers Research in the Sociology of Sport Series.

The principal aim of the book is to provide a publication opportunity for areas or regions like the Caribbean that are underrepresented in the literature on the sociology of sport. Consistent with this aim, the book welcomes contributions from across the English, Spanish, French or Dutch speaking Caribbean relating to the broad, albeit related areas of sport development and sport for development. More specifically, papers are welcomed on a wide array of issues that have come to define the contemporary scope of sport sociology which include notably, globalization, commercialization, professionalization, nationalism, gender, sexuality, governance, athletic migration, media, disability, fandom, community development together with other important issues related to age, race, ethnicity and class. Relatedly, contributions can include a diversity of sports such as athletics, baseball, basketball, boxing, cricket, gymnastics, netball, rugby, soccer, tennis etc. The book therefore seeks to cover a diverse range of Caribbean countries, themes and sports in an attempt to help fill the lacunae in the sociology of sport in the Caribbean.

Writing and submission requirements: Word limit- 8,500 words; Manual of Style- latest Edition of APA; Deadline- November 30th 2023. In addition, all chapters would be subject to blind peer review. If you are interested please send a 300 word Abstract as well as any queries or questions to the Editor of the book at