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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.

Sport in Society, Volume 20, 2017, Issue 9

The considerable growth of interest in commerce, media and politics and their relationship to sport in international academia has resulted in academics in various disciplines writing about sport. Sport in Society is a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary forum for academics to discuss the growing relationship of sport to significant areas of modern life.

Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, Volume 9, 2017, Issue 4

Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health is a landmark publication – it is the first international journal solely dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of qualitative research in the sport, exercise, and health sciences. Open to all qualitative approaches, QRSEH aims to be eclectic in content. It will publish refereed articles covering the diverse landscape of qualitative research.

Valuable introduction to qualitative research methods for sport and physical culture

Five years old, and good as new! Anne Tjønndal has read Pirkko Markula’s and Michael Silk’s Qualitative Research for Physical Culture (Palgrave Macmillan) and concludes that this is still refreshing reading as qualitative methods books go, with its comprehensive approach to the whole research process. Her review ends with strong recommendations; this is a book for faculty and students alike.

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.

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.

Spännande artikelsamling med både styrkor och svagheter

Suzanne Lundvall Gymnastik- och idrottshögskolan, GIH, Stockholm  Eileen Kennedy & Pirkko Markula (red) Women and Exercise: The Body, Health and Consumerism 308 sidor, inb. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2011 (Routledge Research in Sport Culture and Society 5)…

Spaltcentimeter räknade och analyserade

Christian Widholm Södertörns högskola  Toni Bruce, Jorid Hovden & Pirkko Markula (red) Sportswomen at the Olympics: A Global Content Analysis of Newspaper Coverage 311 sidor, hft. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers 2010 ISBN 978-94-6091-105-7 Under olympiska…

Den första generationen feministiska idrottsforskare

Helena Tolvhed Historiska studier, Malmö högskola  Pirkko Markula (red) Feminist Sport Studies: Sharing Experiences of Joy and Pain 250 sidor, hft. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press 2005 (Sport, Culture and Social Relations) ISBN…