Sport Scholar Profile | Trygve Beyer Broch, Inland Norway University


  • Associate Professor


  • Department of Public Health, Inland Norway University, Po. Box 400, N-2418 Elverum
  • E-mail

Research interests

  • Cultural sociology, Youth, Media, Gender, National identity, Competition

Ongoing research

  • Broch is working to develop cultural sociology perspectives in the sociology of sport. Combining anthropological and sociological theory, he aims to expose sport as not only reinforcing obedience and subordination, but as a meaning-making practice that allows actors to play with and question subordination. Using ethnography and media texts Broch explores how understandings of gender, youth, socialization, politics and national identity can be improved through meaning-centered analyses of sport.

Recently completed projects

  • Idrett og Inkludering i Akershus: eksisterende tiltak og behov for støtte (2015).
  • Norwegian handball and gender: Towards a cultural sociology of sport (2014)

Selected publications

Broch, T. B. Et kulturperspektiv på sport. Norsk sosiologisk tidsskrift, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2017, pp. 114-131
Broch, T. B. Intersections of gender and national identity in sport: a cultural sociological overview. Sociology Compass, Vol. 10, No. 7, 2016, pp. 567-579.
Broch, T. B. “Jentene våre er for snille”: forvandlingen fra småjenter til håndballjenter. In Ø. Seippel, M. K. Sisjord, & Å. Strandbu (Eds.), Ungdom og idrett. Oslo: Cappelen Damm, 2016, pp. 173-190.
Broch, T. B. Trening til samfunnsdeltagelse: Hvordan idrettsungdom leker med og etablerer solidaritet til hierarkier.Sosiologi i dag, Vol. 46, No. 3-4, 2016, pp. 64-86.
Broch, T. B. The cultural significance of a smile: an ethnographic account of how sport media inspires girls’ sport praxis.Young, Vol. 23, No. 2, 2015, pp. 154-170.
Broch, T. B. Idrett og Inkludering i Akershus: eksisterende tiltak og behov for støtte. Oslo: NIH. Rapport for Akershus fylkeskommune, 2015.
Broch, T. B. What can Al Pacino teach Norwegian youth athletes? A Norwegian coach’s ritual use of Hollywood media to produce team culture. Sociology of Sport Journal, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2015, pp. 183-200.
Broch, T. B., & Kristiansen, E. “The margin for error”: Ritual Coping with Cultural Pressures. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, Vol. 24, No. 5, 2014, pp. 837-845.
Broch, T. B. “Smiles and laughs – all teeth intact”: A cultural perspective on mediated women’s handball in Norway.International Journal of Sport Communication, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2014, pp. 56-73.
Broch, T. B. Å fange kjønnsdynamikk med teoretisk trål: en grov- og en finmasket tilnærming. In G. v. d. Lippe & H. Hognestad (Eds.), Kjønnsmakt i idrett og friluftsliv. Oslo: NOVUS, 2014, pp. 87-104)

Updated 2017-10-15

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