Book Reviews

    Football fandom between traditionalism and modern consumerism

    Oliver Brooks’ ethnographic study of conflicting football fan cultures, Football, Fandom and Consumption (Routledge), builds on studies of three football clubs, Norwich City, MK Dons and Chelsea. The book is generously sprinkled with instructive quotes from football fans, much appreciated by our reviewer, Andy Fuller. Brooks’ study left him with a strong sense of having had his insights into contemporary UK fan cultures thoroughly enhanced.


    Call for Abstracts | The Hockey Conference X: Hockey in a Changing World | Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, June 5–7, 2020. Call ends March...

    This is the tenth anniversary of The Hockey Conference, which was founded by Dr. Colin Howell at Saint Mary’s. The 2020 Conference will occur in a meaningful place and at a meaningful time. Events occurring in Halifax around that time include the Women’s World Hockey Championships, the North American Indigenous Games, and the opening of the new ice rink on campus, the Dauphinee Centre.

    Vacancy | 1–2 Postdoctoral Fellows in Sports Science, at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Closing date: March 15, 2020

    The positions are not a part of a specific project, but are connected to the research group’s strategic areas of focus in social science: sports psychology, sports sociology, sport pedagogy and physical education, physical activity level in the population, and the importance of gender in physical education, sport, and physical activity. Excellent skills in methods is a prerequisite, as are good communications skills in English, both written and oral.

    Wimbledon Launches Alan Little Bursary for Research into Tennis History

    We are asking anyone wishing to apply for the Bursary to submit a proposal of around 1,000 words outlining the nature of their research, the value it will provide to the tennis history community, and how the bursary will help them to complete the project. The Bursary can be used to start a new project or complete an existing one, however we do ask that the project should be completed within one year.




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