Book Reviews

    Thick ethnographic descriptions abound, paucity of critical feminist thinkers

    In A Performative Feel for the Game: How Meaningful Sports Shape Gender, Bodies, and Social Life (Palgrave Macmillan), author Trygve B. Broch investigates how the meaning of sport intersects with gender, disputing causal arguments made by key figures in the cultural studies tradition. ‘Diehard critical thinker’ Alan Bairner is not overly impressed by Broch’s analysis and understanding of the relationship between sport and society.


    Vacancy | Junior professorship with tenure track (W1/W2) in “Education and Culture in Sport and Exercise” | University of Münster. Apply before September...

    The future job holder will represent the topic area of “Education and Culture in Sport and Exercise” in research and teaching. In any case, the candidate is supposed to cover the subject of sport pedagogy. Furthermore, a historical perspective should be taken into account. Other potential topics can be cultural studies on sport, body and exercise, sport philosophy or sport ethics.

    Vacancies | Four Ph.D. studentships, fully funded, within the Prevention of Fraud in Sports research project at Ghent University. Apply before August 20, 2020

    For the PrOFS (Prevention Of Fraud in Sports) research project, we are looking for multiple PhD researchers. The SBO PrOFS project (funded by FWO – Research Foundation Flanders) starts in October 2020 and will run until September 2024. Led by professor Annick Willem, a consortium of researchers of Ghent University and the University of Leuven will study fraud in sports in all its aspects. Please consider applying!

    Call for Papers | “IPEDs and polydrug use” | Special issue of Performance Enhancement & Health. Call ends December 1, 2020

    This special issue will focus on issues related to IPEDs and polydrug use in sport, bodybuilding, fitness, or other populations. Polydrug use related to image and performance enhancing drugs (IPEDs) – using multiple IPEDs or IPEDs in combination with other substances – has been reported in both qualitative and quantitative research on IPED use. Issue editors: April Henning, University of Stirling, UK, and Jesper Andreasson, Linnaeus University, Sweden.




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