Book Reviews

    Few flickering lights in an otherwise overwhelming darkness

    Yet another volume in Routledge’s World Association for Sport Management Series has been published, International Sport Business Management: Issues and New Ideas, edited by James J. Zhang, Brenda G. Pitts & Lauren M. Johnson. We asked Hans Lundberg, Senior Lecturer in organization and entrepreneurship at the School of Business and Economics, Linnæus University, for a review. He is not impressed by this book, rather the opposite, although he manages to find a couple of bright spots among the contributions.


    Call for Papers | “The Sports Issue”, Special Issue of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly. Call ends April 29, 2022

    Critical trans scholarship is particularly well-positioned to unpack its social, political, economic, and cultural manifestations and implications. We invite sports studies scholars and trans studies scholars alike to theorize and examine trans phenomena in competitive athletics, physical culture, and any other sports-related activities. Guest Editors are CJ Jones, Purchase College, State University of New York, and Travers, Simon Fraser University.

    Public defence of doctoral thesis | Preventive medicine in elite sport: The role of the periodic health evaluation | Dustin Nabhan, Norwegian School of...

    In elite sport, one aspect of preventive medicine is the periodic health evaluation (PHE). The aim of this Dustin Nabhan’s dissertation is to describe current PHE practices in elite athlete populations and assess the value of specific elements of the PHE: the health history, iron screening, and screening for conditions that are difficult to diagnose in primary care (sleep, mental health, and allergies).

    Call for Papers | “Traditional Games in a Modern World”, Special Issue of International Journal of Sport and Society. Call ends February 20, 2022

    The aim of this special issue is to situate traditional games in the modern sporting landscape. The continued relevance and adherence of traditional games provides a key site for analysing the juncture between traditionalism and modernism. Sports and games are the somatic cultural heritage of society. The physical cultures of our pasts and futures are indelible markers of our relationships with our bodies, our genders, our ethnicities, and our social surroundings.

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