"Alan Bairner" tag

Thoughtful and astute observations of the complex relationship of sport and social issues

Sport is seen by many as a panacea to cure all social ills. It’s not all that simple, as David Ekholm shows in his PhD thesis Sport as a Means of Responding to Social Problems: Rationales of Government, Welfare and Social Change (Linköping University). Our reviewer is renowned sport sociologist Alan Bairner of Loughborough University, UK.

International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Vol. 52, 2017, No. 5

The International Review for the Sociology of Sport is a peer reviewed academic journal. Its main purpose is to disseminate research and scholarship on sport throughout the international academic community. The journal publishes research articles of varying lengths, from standard length research papers to shorter reports and commentary, as well as book and media reviews.

Two text books on the sociology of sport that probably work best together

In this original review for idrottsforum.org, Jay Coakley takes on two introductory textbooks in the sociology of sport, Sport Sociology by Peter Craig and Sport and Society, edited by Barrie Houlihan & Dominic Malcolm (both Sage Publications). His critical analysis from the point of view of the academic teacher leads him to a well-argued conclusions that will be rewarding reading for teachers as well as for the respective author/editors.

Kritisk idrottssociologi

Åke Nilsén Högskolan i Halmstad IDROTT SOM KULTURELLT fenomen framstår som det moderna samhällets kanske mest framgångsrika projekt. Spridningen är global och dess samhällsekonomiska betydelse kan knappast överskattas. En sådan viktig samhällsposition som idrotten…