"Holly Thorpe" tag

Med kultur som förstoringsglas: Anglosfäriska texter om kvinnor och ”action”-sport

I antologin Women in Action Sport Cultures: Identity, Politics and Experience diskuterar redaktörerna Holly Thorpe och Rebecca Olive tillsammans med ytterligare 27 bidragsgivare de utmaningar kvinnor står inför i samtidens idrottskulturer. Sveriges ledande actionsportkulturforskare Åsa Bäckström, som ogillar ”action” men gillar ”kultur”, är vår recensent.

Journal of Sport Management, Volume 31, 2017, Issue 6

The Journal of Sport Management encourages the submission of manuscripts in a number of areas as they relate to the management, governance, and consumption of sport. Studies using quantitative and/or qualitative approaches are welcomed.

Leading sport and media scholars unearth the mediatization of sport mega-events

Lawrence A. Wenner and Andrew C. Billings have gathered leading scholars in the field of sport media studies for their edited volume Sport, Media and Mega-Events (Routledge), in which each contribution takes stock of a mega-event in terms of the level of mediatization. Henk Erik Meier is our knowledgeable reviewer, and he’s impressed.

Journal of Sport & Social Issues, Vol. 41, 2017, No. 5

Journal of Sport and Social Issues (JSSI) brings you the latest research, discussion and analysis on contemporary sport issues. Using an international, interdisciplinary perspective, JSSI examines today’s most pressing and far-reaching questions about sport.

Communication & Sport, Vol. 5, 2017, No. 5

Communication and Sport is a cutting-edge peer-reviewed quarterly that publishes research to foster international scholarly understanding of the nexus of communication and sport that engages a broad intellectual community.

International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, Volume 9, 2017, Issue 3

The International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics aims to publish articles that address all aspects of sport policy irrespective of academic discipline. Articles that adopt a multi-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary or comparative approach are particularly welcome.

The Internet is not going away any time soon – thankfully, viable options for sport history research are available

The future is here, and for all, not least sport historians, it’s important to be ready for whatever changes that may involve. Luckily, a collection of articles is available, Sport History in the Digital Era edited by Gary Osmond and Murray G. Phillips, and our reviewer Scott D. Peterson finds a book full of useful ideas.

An important scholarly contribution to a contemporary, socio-cultural practice that’s otherwise left to the natural sciences

Endurance, or long-distance, running means at least 5k, and usually much longer. Øyvind F. Standal has read a new edited volume about this phenomenon, Endurance Running: A socio-cultural examination by William Bridel, Pirkko Markula & Jim Denison (Routledge) that sheds light on this physically and mentally demanding sport.

Gott och blandat på fältfattigt bourdieuskt smörgåsbord

Mats Franzén har läst en antologi om den franske sociologen, antropologen och filosofen Pierre Bourdieu och hans betydelse för att förstå kropps- och rörelsekulturen. Pierre Bourdieu and Physical Culture (Routledge) är sammanställd av lisahunter, Wayne Smith & elke emerald.

På snowboard genom teoridjungeln

Relativt unga nyzeeländska idrottsforskaren Holly Thorpes första monografi var Snowboarding Bodies in Theory and Practice (2011), och den bygger på material från hennes avhandling från 2007. Åsa Bäckström har läst och gillat det hon läst, och därtill förundrats över Thorpes akademiska produktivitet och aktiviteter.