Topic: Politics and/of sport

The topical pages gather articles, book reviews and other material from about a particular topic of sport studies, such as ”action sports”, “sport history”, “gender, sex and sports” or “tennis”. The topical page contains links to published texts relevant to the topic in question.


Hasselgård, Anders & Andreas Selliaas Norwegian Human Rights Organisations and the Olympic Games (published 140128 in Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum Vol. 5, 2014)
Sund, Bill Fotbollens mäktiga globalisering (SWE 151221)

Book reviews

Body, town planning, and participation: The roles of young people and sport Antonio Borgogni Jyväskylä: University of Jyväskylä 2012 (Henning Eichberg 130307)
Capitalism and Sport: Politics, Protest, People and Play Michael Lavalette (red) London: Bookmarks Publication 2013 (Russell Holden 140923)
The Cold War and the 1984 Olympic Games: A Soviet-American Surrogate War Philip A. D’Agati Basingstoke, Hamps.: Palgrave Macmillan 2013 (Kristian Gerner 140221)
Cold War Games: Propaganda, the Olympics, and U.S. Foreign Policy Toby C. Rider Urbana and Chicago, IL: University of Illinois Press 2016 (Kristian Gerner 170913)
Critical Geographies of Sport: Space, power and sport in global perspective Natalie Koch (red) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2017 (Karin Book 170908)
Delivering Olympic and Elite Sport in a Cross Cultural Context: From Beijing to London Fan Hong & Lu Zhouziang (red) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2015 (Jon Helge Lesjø 170119)
Discourses of Olympism: From the Sorbonne 1894 to London 2012 Dikaia Chatziefstathiou & Ian P. Henry Basingstoke, Hamps.: Palgrave Macmillan 2012 (Jon Helge Lesjø 140605)
FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association): The Men, the Myths and the Money Alan Tomlinson Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2014 (Arve Hjelseth 150326)
choFootball in Asia: History, Culture and Business Younghan Cho (red) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2015 (Bill Sund 151221)
Globetrotting: African American Athletes and Cold War Politics Damion L. Thomas Urbana and Chicago, IL: University of Illinois Press 2017 (Anders Östnäs 171011)
Hyllade kroppar: Idrotten i arkiven Åsa Karlsson (red) Stockholm: Riksarkivet 2012 (Poul Porskær Poulsen 130605)
I ständig strävan efter framgång? Föreningsdemokratins innehåll och villkor i Örebro Sportklubb 1908–89 Daniel Alsarve Örebro: Örebro universitet 2014 (Leif Yttergren 141030)
Idrætspolitik i komparativ belysning: National og international Henning Eichberg Odense: Syddansk Universitetsforlag 2012 (Johan Norberg 140130)
International Diplomacy and the Olympic Movement: The New Mediators Aaron Beacom Basingstoke, Hamps.: Palgrave Macmillan 2012 (Björn Sandahl 140305)
Jag tvivlar på idrotten Ivar Lo-Johansson Malmö: Arx Förlag 2014 (Birger Hedén 150611)
King of the Court: Bill Russell and the Basketball Revolution Aram Goudsouzian Berkeley, CA: University of California Press 2010 (Hans Bolling 131106)
Den koloniala simskolan Axel Andersson Göteborg: Glänta 2016 (Katarina Schenker 170202)
Le sport et la guerre: XIXe et XXe siècles Luc Robène (red) Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes 2012 (Kristian Gerner 130912)
The Making of Les Bleus: Sport in France, 1958–2010 Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff Lanham, MD: Lexington Books 2013 (Kristian Gerner 140124)
Managing Sport Development: An international approach Emma Sherry, Nico Schulenkorf & Pamm Phillips (red) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2016 (Anders Östnäs 170608)
Munich 1972: Tragedy, Terror, and Triumph at the Olympic Games David Clay Large Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield 2012 (Björn Sandahl 130528)
The ‘Olympic and Paralympic’ Effect on Public Policy Daniel Bloyce & Andy Smith (red) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2015 (Jon Helge Lesjø 170119)
Playing for Change: The Continuing Struggle for Sport and Recreation Russell Field (ed.) Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press 2016 (Alan Bairner 160928)
The Politics of Sport: Community, Mobility, Identity Paul Gilchrist & Russell Holden (red) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2012 (Mats Franzén 121031)
raab_khalidiSoccer in the Middle East Alon Raab & Issam Khalidi (red) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2015 (Bill Sund 151221)
The Sochi Predicament: Contexts, Characteristics and Challenges of the Olympic Winter Games in 2014 Bo Petersson & Karina Vamling (red) Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2013 (Jørn Hansen 141023)
Social Capital and Sport Governance in Europe Margaret Groeneveld, Barrie Houlihan & Fabien Ohl (red) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2011 (Bjarne Ibsen 130110)
Sport, Politics and Society in the Arab World Mahfoud Amara Basingstoke, Hamps.: Palgrave Macmillan 2012 (Halvdan Haugsbakken 121031)
Sport and Neoliberalism: Politics, Consumption, and Culture David L. Andrews & Michail L. Silk (red) Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press 2012 (Russell Holden 161013)
Sport and Social Exclusion in Global Society Ramón Spaaij, Jonathan Magee & Ruth Jeanes Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2014 (Anders Östnäs 150408)
Sport in Capitalist Society: A Short History Tony Collins Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2013 (Tobias Stark 140207)
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