This special issue aims to bring together interdisciplinary discussions and analyses on contemporary sport, its transforming nature, and social issues connected to our way of understanding both sport and broader social life. With “rethinking sport” we want to emphasize the everchanging nature of sport. In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, new lifestyles and habits have evolved in the form of virtual solutions, interrupted or modified sport seasons and events, changes to how sport is practiced. There are also new sports constantly evolving. Rethinking sport also means embracing perspectives in which social and cultural change occur. The term “social issues,” is here understood broadly, and in this volume we want to emphasize how sport may counter or create inequalities and social injustices.
We are interested in (but not limited to) analyses on
- sexual abuse in sport,
- human rights,
- drug use,
- and economic inequalities.
The issue welcomes contributions from a wide variety of perspectives including sociology, sport science, social work, cultural studies, gender studies, pedagogy, and more. an Open Access Journal by MDPI Rethinking Sport and Social Issues mdpi.
Dr. Jesper Andreasson
Department of Sport Science, Faculty of Social Sciences
Linnaeus University, 391 82 Kalmar, Sweden
Dr. April Henning
Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport, Sport Social Science Research Group
University of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland FK9 4LA, UK