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Global Maradona: man, athlete, celebrity, idol, hero, myth

Eracle Journal of Sport and Social Sciences

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Published on Wednesday, March 17, 2021Wednesday, March 17, 2021 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

There are two thematic domains for requested articles: Maradona, narration, imaginary and memory and Maradona as a sports phenomenon and celebrity in his social, identity, economic and political dimension.

Announcement

Editors​

  • Luca Bifulco (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II),
  • Stefano Bory (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II),
  • Gianfranco Pecchinenda (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II)

Argument

It is hard to find, in the champions pantheon of the sports history, a person who has experienced the same public consideration as the one for Diego Armando Maradona. Always on the stage, always drawing everyone’s attention, never an ordinary man.

He was a great footballer, a big athlete. His biography was full of extraordinary achievements and falls both in sports and in life; he was a celebrity, with constant planetary notoriety, totally integrated into the realm of spectacular and commodified sport; he was and still remains a catalyst for conflicts – cultural, political, juridical or plainly material (like those related to his economic legacy or to the image rights exploit); he has been for various fan communities and generations the idol and the hero in which to find identification, aside from the sporting aspects; plus, especially after his death, he definitively stands as a myth, a significant exemplary inspiration, but also a model of human contradictions.

Ultimately, if both in Argentina and in Naples the “pibe de oro” has easily become a significant icon of popular culture and tradition, on an international scale the resonance of his figure and the planetary roar generated by his death, lead us to reflect upon a global cultural phenomenon full of facets, interpretations, and multiple considerations.

The FUNES (​www.serena.unina.it/index.php/funes​) and ERACLE (​www.serena.unina.it/index.php/eracle​) journals joint special issue, therefore, aims to investigate, along a comparative spectrum, the global and local extent of the Maradona phenomenon.

There are two thematic domains for requested articles: a) Maradona, narration, imaginary and memory b) Maradona as a sports phenomenon and celebrity in his social, identity, economic and political dimension

Submission guidelines

Proposals can be written in ​Italian, English, Spanish and French​, and must be sent to the following email addresses: luca.bifulco@unina.it; bory@unina.it

  • Closing date for abstracts submission: ​Apr 10th, 2021

  • Notification to the authors: ​until May 10th, 2021
  • Articles submission deadline: ​Jul 10th, 2021
  • Articles assessment: ​Aug 10th, 2021
  • Final version submission: ​until Sep 10th, 2021 Publication: ​Dec 2021

Authors guidelines

Publishing Policies

All published articles are double-blind peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers selected from senior scientists. The reviewers should not have published with the author/editor or any of the co-authors of the article/book in the last five years and should not be currently working or collaborating with the institute of the author or any of the co-authors of the submitted manuscript. For the "Article" section only, which is subject to a Call for Papers, Double-Bind Peer Review is used.

Article-processing charges (APCs)

Since the publication costs of the journal are borne by the sponsoring universities, authors do not incur any costs for submission (Article-Submission-Charges ASC) or publication of their articles (Article-Processing-Charges, APC). There are no grants for the publication of articles (waivers).

Basic Rules

  •         The paper must be original and unpublished.
  •         The length of the paper must be between 5000 and 7500 words.
  •         The language of the paper must be English, Italian, French or Spanish.

Formatting Rules

  •         The paper must be written in Word format (.doc, .docx).
  •         Text must be justified, Garamond 13, single interline spacing.
  •         Do not use double or multiple spaces!
  •         Author's name, last name, institute of origin and academic position, mail address.
  •         Title jagged and bold, Garamond 14.

    Abstract and keywords:

  •         The abstract must be written in English, comes after the title of the paper and must not exceed 150 words including spaces.
  •         Then include five keywords in English.
  •         Paragraph title Garamond 13 and bold.
  •         Bibliography and author biography (5 lines max) at the end of the article.
  •         Please do not underline.
  •         Footnotes are accepted (but sparingly!).
  •         Pictures, tables and graphics must be within the text.

    Double-blind peer review:

  •         The paper is anonymized and sent to two reviewers who evaluate the content of the paper.
  •         If both reviewers do not approve the paper, it is finally rejected.
  •         The peer reviews are sent to the author directly from the editorial office.
  •         After the anonymous reviews, the author can revise and modify his paper again.
  •         Only after the final approval by the reviewers, the paper is published.

    For all cases not explicitly mentioned in the above text, please refer to APA Style Fifth Edition.

    Please Submit your paper file to luca.bifulco@unina.it

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Date(s)

  • Saturday, April 10, 2021Saturday, April 10, 2021

Keywords

  • Maradona, sociology, sport, global, myth, football, soccer, sportsman, player, society

Contact(s)

  • Luca Bifulco
    courriel : luca [dot] bifulco [at] unina [dot] it
  • Stefano Bory
    courriel : bory [at] unina [dot] it

Information source

  • Luca Bifulco
    courriel : luca [dot] bifulco [at] unina [dot] it

To cite this announcement

« Global Maradona: man, athlete, celebrity, idol, hero, myth », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, March 17, 2021Wednesday, March 17, 2021, https://calenda.org/856253

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