Panel no. 12 - Anthropology of Sports in its Coming of Age


Title Mr First name Luiz Fernando Last name Rojo
Institution Universidade Federal Fluminense City Niterói Country BR


Title Mr First name Jèrôme Last name Soldani
Institution name Université Montpellier City Montpellier Country FR


Panel title

Anthropology of Sports in its Coming of Age

Panel abstract

From the last IUAES Inter-Congress, where four panels were proposed by members of the Anthropology of Sports Commission, we decided that the chair and the deputy-chair of this commission would be responsible for organizing a more general panel, while other participants would convene thematic panels. The main idea that supports this decision is to open a space for all kinds of investigation about sports around the world and, doing it, surpass the comparison only among researches about the same theme. Therefore, in this panel we will give continuity to our process of strengthening our commission principally through the stimulation to sustain the important dialogues that studies of sports are constructing with so different areas such as politics, gender, tourism, religion, emotion, economy, among others. Finally, this panel, which it is our intention to be permanent, will work also in connection to the other panels proposed in each edition of our Inter-Congress. So, understanding that the presence of each one of these thematic panels can be intermittent or even punctual, this more general panel will operate creating the possibility for some discussions initiated there to continue, receiving the contribution from the dialogue with other areas of the Anthropology of Sports.

IUAES Commission

IUAES Commission on Anthropology of Sports