International Review for the Sociology of Sport Vol. 50, No. 7, November 2015


‘You can’t be too vain to gain if you want to swim the Channel’: Marathon swimming and the construction of heroic fatness
Karen Throsby

“Too good to be true?”: US and Chinese media coverage of Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen in the 2012 Olympic Games
Bijie Bie and Andrew C Billings

On the door-step of equality: Attitudes toward gay athletes among academy-level footballers
Rory Magrath, Eric Anderson, and Steven Roberts

Sexual harassment and abuse in sport: The NOC*NSF helpline
Tine Vertommen, Nicolette HMJ Schipper-van Veldhoven, Michael J Hartill, and Filip Van Den Eede

(Im)Mobile bodies: Contemporary semi-professional dancers’ experiences with injuries
Pirkko Markula

The socialization of young cyclists and the culture of doping
Fabien Ohl, Bertrand Fincoeur, Vanessa Lentillon-Kaestner, Jacques Defrance, and Christophe Brissonneau

Book reviews

Book review: A Companion to Sport
Matthew R Hodler

Book review: Activism and the Olympics: Dissent at the Games in Vancouver and London
Bahar Tajrobehkar

Book review: A Locker Room of Her Own: Celebrity, Sexuality and Female Athletes
Letisha Engracia Cardoso Brown

Book review: Come Out Swinging: The Changing World of Boxing in Gleason’s Gym
Hector George Mackie

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