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    Well-conceived introduction to the diverse academic field of physical cultural studies

    The collected volume Krop og bevægelse i idræt og sundhed: Kulturanalytiske tilgange [Body and movement in sports and health: Cultural analytical approaches], edited by Susanne Ravn and Signe Højbjerre Larsen (Syddansk Universitetsforlag), offers an introduction to the various forms of cultural analytical traditions that characterize Danish as well as international research environments. Our reviewer is Frida Wågan, and she is, bar minor reservations, very appreciative in her informative review,


    Public defence of doctoral thesis | Decolonial re-existence and sports: Stories of Afghan youth in Sweden | Sepandarmaz Mashreghi, Malmö University, September 3, 2021

    Grounded in Indigenous, borderland, Chicana and Black feminist knowledges as well decolonial thought, Sepandarmaz Mashreghi’s thesis contributes both theoretically and methodologically to the field of sport and exercise in relation to young asylum seekers and migration research. The participatory analysis demonstrates that for the Afghan youth in this study, sport and physical activity was not a distinct entity, rather it was intertwined with various aspects of their lives.

    Call for Papers | Sport Literature Association Annual Conference XXXiX | June 15–18, 2022, Victoria, British Columbia (and Zoom). Call ends April 1, 2022

    The Sport Literature Association is excited to facilitate another conference that is open and accessible to scholars of sport literature from around the world and at any stage in their academic career. The Program Committee invites proposals for individual papers or complete panels related to the literature of sport. Scholarly and critical submissions for the conference should follow general guidelines set forth in the association’s publication, Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature.

    Public defence of doctoral thesis | Physical activity, mental health and academic achievement in adolescents | Ingeborg Barth Vedøy, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences,...

    In Ingeborg Barth Vedøy’s dissertation, she presents results from a long term study in which she followed 600 adolescents annually throughout their three years of lower secondary school, exploring their physical activity level, mental health and academic achievements. Surprisingly, the overall results show no associations between physical activity and academic achievement among the participants.

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