Edited by: Ian Warren, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia, firstname.lastname@example.org Nils Zurawski, University of Hamburg, Institute of Criminological Social Research, email@example.com
Elite professional sports and lower level sports receiving localized media coverage are important sites for many contentious surveillance practices. While the link between surveillance and sport might appear obvious, the connection remains significantly under-theorized and the subject of limited research. Various studies have examined crowd behavior or the adoption of contentious surveillance practices to monitor athlete and sporting integrity. Nevertheless, considerable gaps remain in applying knowledge about surveillance to the specific contexts of sports performance and governance.
This special edition of Surveillance & Society interrogates the complex relationships between surveillance and sport, by examining how surveillance is embedded in various methods of sports consumption, integrity management, athlete performance, patron safety and media dissemination practices. Our argument views many of these trends as pervasive, at times highly contradictory, and having the potential to drive contentious surveillance practices that seep into the routines of everyday life. In addition, many of these initiatives produce surveillance deficits that can undermine sports integrity. Without adequate examination through the lens of surveillance, many contentious elements of these practices that apply to athletes, sports fans and administrators remain unquestioned. This edition seeks contributions that examine the relationship between surveillance and contemporary sport at professional, semi-professional or localized contexts ...Zum vollständigen Artikel