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    Young men’s will to suffer and the reproduction of global capitalism

    The Precarity of Masculinity: Football, Pentecostalism, and Transnational Aspirations in Cameroon by Uroš Kovač (Berghahn Books) unpacks young Cameroonians' football dreams, Pentecostal faith, obligations to provide, and desires to migrate to highlight the precarity of masculinity in structurally adjusted Africa and neoliberal capitalism. Daniel Alsarve finds little to criticize in this important work, merely suggesting further studies and a better understanding of the concept of hegemonic masculinity.

    Call for Papers | Frontiers Research Topic: “The Politics of Sport and the Climate...

    The goal of this research topic is to illuminate and further advance scientific understandings of these political debates (and others related to sport and the climate crisis). It seeks to unpack the geographical, cultural, sociological and/or organizational contexts in which these debates occur, the stakeholders involved, the issues at stake (money, prestige, control, brands, etc.) and the implications of these debates for moving sport closer to addressing the climate crisis.

    Call for Papers | “Chant Down”, a symposium on sport, physical cultures and multicultural...

    We invite academic and non-academic contributions on sound in multicultural sport across a range of forms. These contributions could be in the form of traditional academic papers or presentations; journalistic/nonfiction works; and/or creative sound work and sonic explorations of sport, physical cultures and multiculture. We welcome work at any stage of development that addresses the themes of the symposium.

    Call for Papers | Frontiers Research Topic: “Spectator Sport and Fan Behavior – Volume...

    While event attendance and media consumption received a great deal of attention from scholars, there is a growing understanding that sports fans interact, both physically and digitally, with their favorite teams in numerous other ways. At the same time, research also demonstrated a positive relationship between fan identification and self-esteem. Thus, the aim of this Research Topic is to explore fan behaviors in many different areas, involving sports media and the (ever-changing) digital environment.

    Call for Papers | “Re-creating Leisure”, 2023 Leisure Studies Association Conference | Bournemouth University,...

    Under the theme of “Re-creating Leisure”, the 2023 LSA Conference will bring together an interdisciplinary field of researchers, educators, students, practitioners and policymakers to share visions, expertise, experiences to critically examine how leisure practices, spaces, and domains are theorised, researched, and experienced. Recent global events have dramatically underlined the significance of making sense of leisure in times of planetary upheaval. 

    Sport in History, Volume 43, 2023, Issue 1

    Sport in History encourages the study of sport to illuminate broader historical issues and debates. Includes an extensive reviews section, an annual compendium of sports-related accessions to British archives and a 'Sport in Public History' section. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: ‘A small leap for disabled man’: the athlete-led evolution of the sports wheelchair and adaptive sports by Samuel Brady (open access).

    A fresh look at doping based in the history of sports and performance enhancement

    Drawing on case studies from the early twentieth century to the present day, April Henning and Paul Dimeo, authors of Doping: A Sporting History (Reaktion Books), explore why the current anti-doping system looks as it does, charting its origins to the founding of the modern Olympic Games. Andrew Bloodworth is no stranger to the thorny issues associated with doping and anti-doping, and his reading of this book turns up important historical roots as well as many useful suggestions for reforming the WADA policy and its implementation.

    Call for Participants | International seminar in phenomenological research and philosophy, feat. Professor Thomas...

    Thomas Fuchs will present his latest book In Defence of the Human Being. Foundational Questions of an Embodied Anthropology. He will, for the first time in Norway, present this important contribution to current discussions on artificial intelligence (AI), transhumanist visions and virtual reality and open discussion with the audience on the technological, and cultural tendencies that will influence our society’s development in the 21st century.

    That Was The Week That Was, March 13–19, 2023 – what happened?’s weekly newsletter gives you the past week’s on-site activities in your mailbox every Monday morning, in the form of a letter with a link to a web page presentation of new publications. Click below to access that page, which also offers you a chance to subscribe to the Monday morning mail in case you’re not already a subscriber.

    Call for Participation | Doing, Writing, Thinking Sport History | Ph.D. student course, University...

    The summer school in 2023 will be held in Lausanne on the campus of the University of Lausanne. This course aims to provide a unique environment for PhD students who seek to develop skills around sport history, and to improve their network in the field. Lectures given by leading experts will cover specific methodological aspects and new issues in the field of sport history. Participants will also have the opportunity to present and discuss their own research in specific sessions.

    That Was The Week That Was, March 6–12, 2023, and a little about this...’s weekly newsletter gives you the past week’s on-site activities in your mailbox every Monday morning, in the form of a letter with a link to a web page presentation of new publications. Click below to access that page, which also offers you a chance to subscribe to the Monday morning mail in case you’re not already a subscriber.

    Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, Volume 17, 2023, Issue 1

    JCSP seeks to promote an understanding of theory, technique, and empirical findings specifically related to clinical sport psychology. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Perceived Barriers and Facilitators of Sports Rehabilitation Adherence in Injured Volleyball Athletes: A Qualitative Study From Greece by Eleftherios Paraskevopoulos, Georgios Gioftsos, Georgios Georgoudis, Maria Papandreou.

    Call for Papers | “Increasing benefits and decreasing risks”, National Youth Sport Conference |...

    The inaugural National Youth Sport Conference 2023 is a comprehensive two-day program for academic researchers, Higher Degree Research students, industry organisations and government delegates to exchange new knowledge and enhance the developmental, social, political, psychological and performative dimensions of youth sport. Our conference theme is 'Increasing benefits and decreasing risks'.

    International Journal of the Sociology of Leisure, Vol. 6, 2023, Issue 1 | Leisure...

    This journal publishes high-quality papers on the sociology of leisure that have a global interest, promote the development of this mature field within international sociology, and go beyond the traditional geographical areas of leisure studies. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Organized Lifestyle Sports in Southern California: Social Facts, Collective Consciousness, and Solidarity Among University Surfers by Jérémy Lemarié.

    Call for Papers | “Emergent, novel, and non-traditional qualitative research methods: Beyond the interview”...

    The Journal of Teaching in Physical Education is pleased to announce a call for manuscripts for a special issue entitled “Emergent, Novel, and Non-Traditional Qualitative Research Methods: Beyond the Interview.” This special issue will highlight new and exciting forms of qualitative research that aim to answer important questions for the field of physical education while reconceptualizing qualitative data collection and analysis.

    Journal of Global Sport Management, Volume 8, 2023, issue 1

    JGSM aims to be the global platform for focused, rigorous, and interdisciplinary research that has originality, depth, and clarity of insights into significant issues and developments of interest to sport management. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: ‘I Will Go to the Game, While You Stay Home with the Kids': Gender Role Expectations and Sport Fan-Family Conflict by Heidi Grappendorf, Jason Simmons & Meg Hancock.

    “This volume will be a cornerstone of the literature about rational emotive behavior therapy”

    Back in the 1950s, Albert Ellis developed a therapeutic approach, considered the first cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which he named rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT). Today, REBT is gaining renewed interest, and Martin Turner’s brand new The Rational Practitioner: The Sport and Performance Psychologist’s Guide To Practicing Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (Routledge) is a sign of that. Our reviewer is Stuart Carrington, and to his mind Turner does an excellent job presenting and explaining REBT.

    Review of the Economic and Legal Aspects of the Organisation of Football in Europe

    In recent years, the European Sport Model has become a prominent theme in EU political, legal and policy discussions. As European football continues to be at the centre of these debates, this conference examined the organisation of football in Europe from legal and economic perspectives. The aim of this conference was to provide analysis and commentary to ongoing developments, including the European Super League case currently pending at the Court of Justice of the European Union.

    Sport Scholar Profile | Joseph D Lewandowski, University of Central Missouri

    Joseph D Lewandowski is a writer, researcher, educator, and avid pugilist. He currently serves as Professor of Philosophy at the University of Central Missouri (USA), and as a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the Philosophy of Sport. Lewandowski is also an Expert Advisor at the Legatum Institute, a globally oriented London-based think tank devoted to lifting people out of poverty by creating pathways to prosperity.

    A peer-reviewed online and open access databank covering Finnish sports journalism has been published

    As part of the joint research project between the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences and the Open Science Centre at the University of Jyväskylä, a Finnish-language databank on Finnish sports journalism, including an extensive bibliography, has been published. The open access and peer-reviewed web publication offers research information intended for a wide range of users in an easily accessible and popular form.

    Journal of Adventure Education & Outdoor Learning, Volume 23, 2023, Issue 1

    The main purpose of the Journal is to provide a central point for the publication and dissemination of research and scholarship on adventure and the ‘outdoors’ as media for learning as well as recreation. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: “Super stoked girls” - a discourse analysis of girls’ participation in freeride skiing by Lotte Malterud, Gunn Engelsrud & Vegard Vereide (open access),

    The drama behind East Germany’s 1968 acceptance into the Olympic fold revealed

    In her award-winning Bidding for the 1968 Olympic Games: International Sport’s Cold War Battle with NATO (University of Massachusetts Press), Heather L. Dichter considers how NATO and its member states used sport as a diplomatic arena during the height of the Cold War, and how international sport responded to political interference. In his review, our foremost expert on the history of sport diplomacy and international politics Kristian Gerner is impressed by Dr. Dichter’s meticulous study of the competition for the Winter Games in 1968.

    Journal of Sport Behavior, Vol. 45, 2022, No. 3

    JSB publishes original, empirical, investigative, and theoretical papers dealing with the studies of behavior in the areas of game and sport. Essentially, the JSB is interested in sociological, psychological, anthropological, and related applications to the science of sport. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Ghost Games: Crowds, Referee Bias, and Home Advantage in European Football Leagues by Amy Wolaver, Christopher Magee.

    Athens Journal of Sports, Volume 10, 2023, Issue 1

    The Athens Journal of Sports is an Open Access quarterly double blind peer reviewed journal, which considers papers from all areas of sports and related sciences. Many of the papers published in this journal have been presented at the various conferences. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Dominant Types of Multiple Intelligences in Oman: Sport Practitioners vs Non-Practitioners by Kashef Zayed, Samir Al-Adawi & Qusai Al-Kalbani.

    How Do Preservice Teachers Produce and Reproduce Knowledge When Participating in a Subject Matter...

    The aim of the study is to empirically explore, from a transactional approach, what happens in learning occasions when preservice teachers (PSTs) participate in a physical education teacher education (PETE) subject matter course. A practical epistemology analysis was used to explore how knowledge is produced and reproduced in PETE lessons. Two major themes were found in the analysis: indeterminate situations connected to (a) PSTs developing movement capability and (b) PSTs developing a teacher’s perspective.
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