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  • Putting gender back on the agenda: women in sport pedagogy
    July 14, 2016 · 0 Comments

    Putting gender back on the agenda: women in sport pedagogy

    Gender representation within physical education teacher education (PETE) was the subject of a recent workshop in the beautiful city of Barcelona. The Dept. of Sport Studies at Malmö University was represented by Dr. Susanna Hedenborg, member of the advisory panel, as well as by Dr. Kelly Knez and soon to be Dr. Torun Mattsson, who were kind enough to provide us with this report from the event.

  • A significant and meaningful contribution to the academic field of sport and gender studies
    June 24, 2016 · 1 Comments

    A significant and meaningful contribution to the academic field of sport and gender studies

    To Anne Tjønndal, woman and boxer, Global Perspectives on Women in Combat Sports: Women Warriors around the World, edited by Alex Channon & Christopher R. Matthews (Palgrave Macmillan), was a satisfying read – a valuable contribution to the field of gender and sports.

  • Towards movement as subject of perception
    June 16, 2016 · 0 Comments

    Towards movement as subject of perception

    In his new book, Phenomenology and Pedagogy in Physical Education (Routledge), Øyvind Førland Standal proposes radical reform of physical education. Our reviewer, Egil Jespersen, praises the ambition and commends the final result, notwithstanding several objections to Standal’s reasoning along the way.

  • Två antologier: Mångfasetterat om medierna och Paralympics 2012, och en introduktion om fritid för och med människor med funktionsnedsättningar
    June 15, 2016 · 0 Comments

    Två antologier: Mångfasetterat om medierna och Paralympics 2012, och en introduktion om fritid för och med människor med funktionsnedsättningar

    Elisabet Apelmo har skrivit en ingående, kunnig och läsvärd recension av två antologier från Routledge som från olika utgångspunkter behandlar idrott och funktionsnedsättning.

  • Kirke og idrett sett fra et nordisk perspektiv – et tema med mange fasetter
    June 9, 2016 · 0 Comments

    Kirke og idrett sett fra et nordisk perspektiv – et tema med mange fasetter

    Konferensen ”Kyrka och idrott” i Lund 2013 gav upphov till boken Kyrkan och idrotten under 2000 år: Antika, medeltida och moderna attityder till idrott sammanställd av Martin Nykvist och Alexander Maurits (Universus Academic Press). Dagmar Dahl har läst boken, och trots att den främst riktar sig till forskare inom kyrka och religion är den enligt vår recensent ett viktigt bidrag till forskningsfältet också från ett idrottsvetenskapligt perspektiv.

  • The concept of talent is exposed as an empty signifier, by way of Matthew and Merton
    June 8, 2016 · 0 Comments

    The concept of talent is exposed as an empty signifier, by way of Matthew and Merton

    In his book Demystifying Talent Management: A Critical Approach to the Realities of Talent, Billy Adamsen tries ambitiously to sort out the concept of talent, as well as the management of talents. Inge Kryger Pedersen enjoys grappling with Adamsen’s theoretical excursions but expresses doubts regarding his epistemological approach.

  • Lucid and accessible, an excellent example of the deployment of the sociological imagination
    June 1, 2016 · 0 Comments

    Lucid and accessible, an excellent example of the deployment of the sociological imagination

    Four years post publication, Sport and Society in the Global Age by Timothy Marjoribanks and Karen Farquharson (Palgrave Macmillan) is still obligatory reading for those students at the University of Gloucestershire that are fortunate enough to have Malcolm MacLean as their teacher. In this review he explained why.

  • Not only a history of ski jumping, but also a call for more women to participate
    June 1, 2016 · 0 Comments

    Not only a history of ski jumping, but also a call for more women to participate

    Daniel Svensson has read License to Jump!: A Story of Women’s Ski Jumping, edited by Marit Stub Nybelius and Annette R. Hofmann (Beijbom Books), and he found much to merit a thorough study of this pioneer effort. The field of sex, gender, and sports has been considerably enriched by this case study of the disruption of male domination in sports.

  • Familieidræt: Bevægelse, udvikling og  livgivende øjeblikke for store og små
    May 31, 2016 · 0 Comments

    Familieidræt: Bevægelse, udvikling og livgivende øjeblikke for store og små

    I København har foreningen Familieidræt på få år udviklet sig til at være en deltagermagnet. Engagerede og legeglade instruktører guider aktiviteter, der har til hensigt at udfordre både store og små. Udgangspunktet for denne artikel er en mindre undersøgelse foretaget på et Familieidræts-hold med 5-8-årige børn og deres forældre.

  • EM – ett allt viktigare fotbollsevent
    May 27, 2016 · 0 Comments

    EM – ett allt viktigare fotbollsevent

    Bill Sund, som djuplodande studerat fotbollens strateger och strategier, funderar i denna krönika lärt och kreativt över årets herrfotbolls-EM som inleds i Frankrike den 10 juni med hemmalagets match mot Rumänien; hur ska det gå för det svenska landslaget, och hur har det gått i tidigare EM och för tidigare förbundskaptener och deras strategier.

  • Innovative and provocative study of animals in human services
    May 26, 2016 · 0 Comments

    Innovative and provocative study of animals in human services

    Kendra Coulter’s new book Animals, Work, and the Promise of Interspecies Solidarity (Palgrave Macmillan) may well overturn the way we think about animals in human services, be it for work, as in transportation, or pleasure, as in equestrian sports. Our reviewer Susanna Hedenborg, who knows a thing or two about horses, is duly impressed.

  • Wimbledon: ”En dröm, en fortlöpande nostalgi som vi aldrig kan få nog av”
    May 25, 2016 · 0 Comments

    Wimbledon: ”En dröm, en fortlöpande nostalgi som vi aldrig kan få nog av”

    Sportsommarens höjdpunkt för denne redaktör är som alltid världens äldsta – och främsta – tennisturnering, The Championships, Wimbledon. Om turneringen och dess historia har Sune Sylvén skrivit i Wimbledon: En skön grön dröm (Arx Förlag), och vi bad tenniskunnige Birger Hedén, som själv sett Wimbledon från insidan, om en recension.

  • Exceptional Life Courses: Elite Athletes and Successful Artists in 2000s Finland
    May 25, 2016 · 0 Comments

    Exceptional Life Courses: Elite Athletes and Successful Artists in 2000s Finland

    Exceptional Life Courses: Elite Athletes and Successful Artists in 2000s Finland is a study by Mikko Salasuo, Mikko Piispa & Helena Huhta for the Finnish Youth Research Society, in which the life courses of athletes and artists are studied in parallel. The book will be reviewed on this site later; meanwhile this is brief summary with a link to a free-of-charge e-book.

  • Ethnosport – a Russian anthropologist about traditional folk games
    May 19, 2016 · 0 Comments

    Ethnosport – a Russian anthropologist about traditional folk games

    Alexey Kylasov’s Ethnosport: The End of Decline describes cultural diversity, identity, and traditions in sport, with special reference to Russia and to the minor peoples’ cultures of Siberia, Central and East Asia. Henning Eichberg appreciates this alternative take on the concept and phenomenon of sport, but even so he finds some features of the study objectionable.