"David Ekholm" 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.

Midnight Basketball – om relationen mellan ras, sport och neoliberalism i det urbana USA

I sin senast monografi Midnight Basketball: Race, Sports, and Neoliberal Social Policy (University of Chicago Press) studerar Douglas Hartmann en social intervention i 1980- och 90-talens USA där unga svarta män erbjöds att spela basket runt midnatt. David Ekholm har läst med stort intresse, och skrivit en fullödig recension av boken.

“Sport for Social Inclusion” | Special issue of Social Inclusion

New special issue, Vol 5, No 2 (2017), of Social Inclusion, “Sport for Social Inclusion”, is now out. All articles are free to download (open access). Please feel free to share the articles with your colleagues. Editor: Reinhard Haudenhuyse (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)