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This book performs a vital service for critical sport scholars

“As manna from heaven”; that is one way of describing the arrival to the book stores of Sport, Protest and Globalisation: Stopping Play edited by Jon Dart and Stephen Wagg (Palgrave Macmillan). Our reviewer is Russell Holden, and besides noting a couple of omissions, he is thoroughly pleased, nay, enthusiastic over this anthology and its critical stance in relation to sports.

“The quest for interdisciplinarity will have to wait for another day”

The pursuit of interdisciplinarity in sport studies in the hope of breaking the natural and biosciences hegemony in the field is the objective of editor Joseph Maguire’s collected volume Social Sciences in Sport. Alan Bairner reviews the effort and finds much to appreciate, but apparently, this is not the holy grail that the social sciences of sport urgently need.