Articles

”Jeg har ikke brug for en flad mave, jeg skal bare løbe stærkt!” Motivation for at konkurrere hos kvindelige eliteudøvere og motionister

Kvindelige idrætsudøvere bruger mange timer på deres sport og har brug for en høj motivation. Artiklens mål er at afdække specifikke forskelle mellem kvinder, der konkurrerer (elitekvinder) og kvinder, der ikke konkurrerer (motionister).

Ridtränares kommunikation under privatlektioner i dressyr: En samtalsanalytisk studie

I den här referentgranskade artikeln undersöker Charlotte Lundgren kommunikationen mellan tränare och idrottare (ryttare och hästar) inom ridsporten, mera specifikt dressyr. Hennes slutsatser baseras på analyser av naturligt förekommande interaktion så som den ser ut i den faktiska träningssituationen.

Effects of increased physical education and motor skills acquisition on scholastic performance

The importance of motor skill acquisition early in life is often overlooked, which may limit qualitative aspects of interventions, such as motor skill development, socialization and enjoyment of exercise. In her new article, Ingegerd Ericsson performs a thorough, critical review of the literature in the field, and comes up with some useful recommendations.

Sensory Ethnographies of Sport: Three Methodological Considerations

This article by Hans Erik Næss seeks to illustrate the potential of making sensory diversity a premise, rather than an afterthought, for ethnographies of sport. Based upon fieldwork at six FIA World Rally Championship events, as well as other examples from sensory studies of sport, it is argued that by exploring the sense-based experience of fans and how it shapes their view on sport, we get a broader picture of their affiliation with it.

Idrott och interpellation: Om tränares talhandlingar i tre sporter

Med utgångspunkt i sex filmade träningstillfällen i tre olika sporter (jujutsu, gymnastik och friidrott) undersöker Kutte Jönsson vad för slags idrottssubjekt tränare bygger genom sina talhandlingar. En slutsats är att tränarnas talhandlingar inom sig bär på en förmåga att öppna rum för adepterna, rum där såväl drömmar som insikter om begränsningar tar plats.

The Eclectic Bicycle

In this review essay, Duncan Jamieson builds on a number of his book reviews previously published on idrottsforum.org, as well as Bill Sund’s review of Duncan’s own book The Self-Propelled Voyager. Included are books on the wheel’s history, long distance travel, touring, racing and how the bicycle plays an increasing role in social advocacy.

Ridsport och genus: En kvalitativ granskning av tidningen Min häst

Vi har tidigare i dessa spalter berört hästsportens genusrepresentation i dagspress, men nu är det ett annat slags medium det handlar om. Janette Skogshus’ C-uppsats behandlar hästtjejserietidningen Min häst, vars utgivning under fyra decennier granskas ingående genom genusglasögon. Vi har nöjet att här publicera en artikel baserad på uppsatsen.

Authenticity – a major concern in sports

The purpose of Johan Carlsson’s article is to investigate why and how authenticity can be studied in sports, through the analysis of five autobiographies written by five Swedish athletes. Authenticity is a complex theoretical concept because it can be applied both in sports people’s quest for authenticity and for the authenticity of sport in and of itself.

An inferiority complex: Managing semi-professional clubs

In an original article for idrottsforum.org, Simon Day and Elsa Kristiansen presents a study of a Norwegian women’s semi-professional football club from sport management (stakeholder theory) and sport psychology (stressor theory) perspectives, and utilizing observations as well as interviews as methods for investigating the club’s management effectiveness and efficiency.

Norwegian Elite-Level Coaches: Who Are They?

In this peer reviewed article by Kari Fasting, Mari Kristin Sisjord and Trond Svela Sand, elite-level coaches’ are studied, with the aim to get an overview of the gender distribution of Norwegian national team coaches with respect to different demographic variables, such as age, education and marital status. It turns out that only 14% of the elite-level coaches are women.