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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.

Sociology of Sport Bibliography, by John Horne

The growth in the sociological study of sport, and the volume of research into specialist aspects of sport and society, has produced a burgeoning literature, of books, edited collections and specialist journals.

The future for public service media, sport and cultural citizenship are far from lost

Britt-Marie Ringfjord has read what she deems an important contribution to contemporary sports media studies, Sport, Public Broadcasting and Cultural Citizenship: Signal Lost?, edited by Jay Scherer and David Rowe.

Comprehensive collection, with the usual suspects and some bright spots

In his knowledgeable review of A Companion to Sport, edited by David L. Andrews and Ben Carrington, Alan Bairner, Professor of Sport and Social Theory at Loughborough University, finds that the volume offers something for everybody, if not everything for all.

Om det olympiska komplexet

Jørn Hansen Institut for Idræt og Biomekanik, Syddansk Universitet, Odense John Horne & Garry Whannel Understanding the Olympics 239 sidor, hft., ill. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2012 ISBN 978-0-415-55836-5 Til sommer er der igen olympiske lege….