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The International Journal of the History of Sport, Volume 34, 2017, Issue 5–6 | Aspiration and Reflection: Sport Historians on Sport History

The International Journal of the History of Sport is the world’s leading sport history academic periodical with fully-refereed global coverage of the subject. As well as regular issues, the IJHS also offers regionally-focused issues on the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australasia and the Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East, and special issues each year on significant topics and themes.

Wray Vamplew gör sitt idrottshistoriska bokslut

Efter en lång och rik idrottsforskargärning har nestorn i genren Wray Vamplew samlat ihop texter som spänner över drygt tre decennier i boken How the Game was Played: Essays in Sports History (Edward Everett Root). Hans Bolling uppskattar såväl essäerna i boken, och idén om ett bokslut, men beklagar den slappa förlagshantverket.

Sport and economy are connected! And here’s how it works.

It is not an everyday occasion that the historical development of sport is considered by economic historians. But a new anthology, Sports Through the Lens of Economic History by Richard Pomfret & John K. Wilson (Edward Elgar) aims at filling that gap. Not bad, concedes our reviewer Susanna Hedenborg; still, a wider geographical scope would have increased the efficacy of the this rather slim volume.

“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.

Idrott och alkohol

Torbjörn Andersson Idrottsvetenskap, Lärarutbildningen, Malmö högskola Om det finns en fråga där svensk idrott länge skilt ut sig från många andra länders sport, så är det i avståndstagandet till alkoholen. Om man fokuserar…