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Dear Socnetters,

please consider submitting an abstract for the session *Sport and 
Networks*at the *XXXVIII Sunbelt Conference*, *June 26 - July 1*, 2018 
in Utrecht, The Netherlands <>. *


Sport is a phenomenon that touches almost all members of society and can 
be viewed from very different angles. So far, only little work has been 
conducted on sport using a social  network perspective even though SNA 
might be used to explore many interaction processes of  and within sport 
teams: Intragroup relations of team members, game situations (e.g. 
passes)  as well as relations to opponents can give us fundamental 
insights in cooperation strategies of  sport teams. Athletes as well as 
clubs are interconnected with their environment and have  relations to 
other sport organizations, associations, sponsors, fans, governments or 
agents. SNA  can be applied to analyze these relations or enlighten 
managerial recruitment strategies and supply networks of sport actors. 
As sport research is an interdisciplinary area we like to address 
different disciplines that explore  and analyze ego networks, whole 
networks, two-mode networks or social capital with an empirical or 
theoretical emphasis.

*Session Organizers:*

Tom Töpfer, SOCIUM, University of Bremen

Raphael H. Heiberger, SOCIUM, University of Bremen*

*Submission Details: *

Please submit your abstract (max. 500 words) for an oral presentation 

When submitting your abstract, select the Organized Session title *Sport 
and Networks*.

The submission deadline is *February 1, 2018*.

We're looking foward to your contributions to our session.

Tom Töpfer & Raphael Heiberger

Tom Töpfer, Dipl. Soz.
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

AG Qualitative Methoden und Mikrosoziologie
Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy (SOCIUM)
Universität Bremen
Mary-Somerville-Str. 9, Raum 93100
28359 Bremen

+49 421 218-58516
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