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The place of leisure in the intangible cultural heritage

Call for Papers

Abstract Deadline: 1 June 2020

Call for papers

The International Journal Society and Leisure is preparing to publish, under the direction of an editorial committee and a guest editor, an issue on the theme: “Leisure and Intangible Cultural Heritage”. All article proposals received will be peer-reviewed to determine their relevance and interest to the topic. The publication of the number, in collaboration with Taylor and Francis, is planned for 2021.

The International Journal Society and Leisure is preparing to publish, under the direction of an editorial committee and a guest editor, an issue on the theme: “Leisure and Intangible Cultural Heritage”. All article proposals received will be peer-reviewed to determine their relevance and interest to the topic. The publication of the number, in collaboration with Taylor and Francis, is planned for 2021.

Leisure and Intangible Cultural Heritage

Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) officially entered UNESCO on the occasion of the International Conference on New Perspectives, which was held in Paris in 1993. We then identified the importance of “catalyzing, coordinating and raising awareness of the need to safeguard ICH”. Ten years later, the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage was adopted by the international organization.
The Convention (UNESCO, 2003) identifies five areas of ICH, namely: 1) “oral traditions and expressions”, including language as a vector of transmission; 2) the “performing arts”; 3) “social practices, rituals and festive events”; 4) “knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe”; and, finally, 5) “skills related to traditional crafts”.

This number deals with the second and third areas, by addressing the issue of the performing arts, whether it is participative or musical, or even philanthropic, popular or engaged, as well as festive events (celebrations and festivals) in the performing arts or in the street arts.

This number opens the discussion on the theme of the place of leisure, civic engagement or new forms of participation in these two fields of intangible cultural heritage, whose activities, and not their products or their supports, represent the object of study, in terms of mediation, appropriation, identity and belonging, but not limited to it.

Preparing Your Paper

Paper should be no more than 60 000 characters (spaces included), exclusive of tables, references, endnotes, in Word format (docx/Times New Roman, 12 pts, double space line).

Deadline for submission : June 1st, 2020. Paper must be transmitted to the guest editor, pr. Maryse Paquin ([email protected]).

Instructions for Authors

Your paper, in English or in French, should be compiled in the following order:

1) Title page with the paper title (in English and French), author(s)’s name, phone number, institutional affiliation (the first page must not include author(s)’s name or author(s)’s contact information);
2) Abstract in English and French (150 words maximum);
3) Keywords in English and French (3 to 5);
4) Table(s), figure(s) and endnote(s) must be inserted in the right place in the paper. Image(s) and photo(s) must be copyright free, with 300 dpi minimum;
5) Layout and references must be APA style (6th edition).

Read the Aims & Scope to find out more about Loisir et Société/Society and Leisure.

About Society and Leisure

Bilingual, multidisciplinary and thematic, the journal publishes on leisure and free time and their relation to cultural, economic and social dimensions of individuals and communities. These dimensions include family, the environment, information and communication, heritage, etc. The journal’s thematic number tries to balance theoretical or fundamental work and empirical work. From this point of view, the journal also serves the political and professional communities of leisure. Readers are reached in more than thirty countries and all continents. Each thematic number is under the responsibility of at least one Guest Editor. Each issue has four sections open to contributions: 1) Theme-related articles, 2) Non-thematic articles, 3) Research notes and 4) Book reviews.

The journal has identified some specific objectives: a) make its articles accessible to two scientific cultures (French and English), b) to serve the Quebec, Canadian, and International scientific and professional communities, c) to plan the publication of different scientific themes, at least two in advance, d) ensure the participation of Canadian and International researchers in the preparation of its issues.

Peer Review Statement - All articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymous (double-blind) refereeing by at least two referees.

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