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    Call for Papers | The Robert K. Barney Graduate Student Essay Award | Call...

    The Center for Sociocultural Sport and Olympic Research (CSSOR) welcomes submissions for the Robert K. Barney Graduate Student Essay Award.  This international prize is awarded annually to one graduate student (Masters or Doctoral candidates) who submits the most outstanding piece of original research in the area of Olympic studies.  We encourage submissions that examine the Olympic and Paralympic Movements from the fields of history, philosophy, management, sociology, communication, classics, literature, anthropology, cultural studies, economics, marketing, and law.

    Angelägen lärobok som främjar yttrandefrihet, skapande och kroppslig kunskapsbildning

    I boken Dans som undervisning: Dans, pedagogik, estetik, etik. Teori och metod (Studentlitteratur) presenterar Paul Moerman en teoretisk grund i spänningsfältet mellan danskonst och pedagogik samt en handfast dansmetodik för förskolans, skolans och fritidshemmets pedagogiska verksamhet. Vår recensent Märtha Pastorek Gripson ser boken som ett viktigt bidrag där estetik, rörelse och kropp förenas med såväl teori som praktiska verktyg. Den bör finnas i alla lärarrum, och i alla idrottslärares, för- och grundskollärares och fritidslärares bokhyllor.

    Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, Volume 51, 2024, Issue 1

    The Journal of the Philosophy of Sport provides a forum for discussion of philosophical issues – metaphysical, ethical, epistemological, aesthetic, or otherwise – arising in sport, games, play, dance, embodiment, and other motor-related activities. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: vy J. S. Russell.

    The impact of COVID-19 on the sports industry

    Paul M. Pedersen’s edited collection Research Handbook on Sport and COVID-19 (Edward Elgar) examines sport-related research and analysis pertaining to how the sport industry has been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and discusses how the sport industry and its stakeholders might move forward in post-pandemic times. Our reviewer is Leonardo Colares Castro, and he deals with this 462 pages, 34 chapters and 92 authors volume in the only way possible – taking a comprehensive view, finding the many advantages and making note of a few shortcomings.

    Journal of Sport Management, Volume 38, 2024, Issue 3

    JSM encourages the submission of manuscripts in a number of areas as they relate to the management, governance, and consumption of sport. Studies using quantitative and/or qualitative approaches are welcomed. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Motivations, Barriers, and Supports: An Examination of the Experiences of Women of Color Recreational Sport Coaches by Eric Legg, Rebecca Varney.

    Special Collection Available Now, Open Access | From Superleague to ISU: How the Court...

    On 21 December 2023, the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union handed down its judgments in three key sports law cases. Between them, these three decisions will shape the application of EU competitional law, the freedom of movement, and Article 165 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to sport. The purpose of this collection is to provide critical insight into the ways that these decisions will impact on the governance of sport, players’ contracts, the specificity of sport, and the potential for breakaway or unauthorised competitions to disrupt the European Model of Sport.

    Football history meets political history – England vs. (West) Germany

    In Crossing the line? The Press and Anglo-German Football Rivalry (Peter Lang Publishers), Christoph Wagner writes about England’s rivalry with West Germany/Germany played out on the football pitch in the second half of the twentieth century. The central sources for his study are newspapers from England and West Germany. Hans Bolling seems to have enjoyed the book (although he would have preferred to read it in German); it is well researched and instructive. And it mentions Kurt Hamrin.

    Call for Papers | Through Challenges and Disruptions: Evolution of the Lex Olympica,...

    The lex olympica are legal rules the International Olympic Committee created to govern the Olympic Movement. Since the revival of the Olympic Games in 1896, the lex olympica, with the Olympic Charter taking its central place, has undergone tremendous changes. It has increased not only in volume but also in complexity and reach. While some changes were designed to give further detail to the Olympic values, others seem to serve as responses to numerous disruptions and challenges that the Olympic Games experienced on their way.

    Journal of Olympic Studies, Volume 5, 2024, Number 1

    By placing scholars from various disciplines side-by-side on the common topic of the Olympic Games, JOS (available in both print and electronic format and marketed to a global scholarly audience) aims to promote and encourage a multi-disciplinary understanding of the Olympic Movement. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Bidding for the Olympic Games: An Anatomy of Arguments by Douglas Booth.

    Call for Chapters | Promoting Sustainable Development Goals in Physical Education: The Role of...

    In Physical Education, Motor Games are a pivotal pedagogical tool, fostering holistic development and nurturing essential student skills. By integrating motor games into educational practices, educators can effectively promote affectivity, enhance motor skills, and cultivate a positive attitude towards exercise]. Recognizing the significance of motor games, the book explores their role in advancing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within the educational landscape.

    Uppmaning till deltagande | SVEBIs uppsatstävling 2024 | Deadline den 1 juli 2024

    SVEBI inbjuder studenter till en tävling om bästa uppsats på avancerad nivå (15–30 hp) med ett idrottspedagogiskt, -psykologiskt, -sociologiskt eller annat samhällsvetenskapligt idrottsämne. Den/de student(er) som vinner uppsatstävlingen inbjuds att hålla ett anförandepå SVEBI:s årskonferens den 27–28 november 2024. SVEBI svarar för vinnarens/vinnarnas resa inom Sverige, logi samt anmälningsavgift till årskonferensen.

    Public defense of doctoral thesis | Physiological and perceived exertion responses to training...

    Have you seen football players running around the training field in sports bras over their uniforms? In this "vest", the players have a tracking device that measures distance, speeds, and accelerations, and thus the external load on the body. In periods with a tight match program and many training sessions, this tool can help the players manage how hard they should train and when they should rest. But what does it really mean that a player runs 10,000 m in training or in a match?

    That Was The Week That Was, April 8–14, 2024’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. And do tell friends and colleagues about this invaluable service.

    Sport in Society, Volume 27, 2024, Issue 5

    Academics in various disciplines are writing about sport. Sport in Society is a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary forum for academics to discuss the growing relationship of sport to significant areas of modern life. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Female empowerment through sport: an exploratory narrative review by Aspen E. Streetman & Katie M. Heinrich.

    Call for Papers | 2024 Dress and Body Association Online Conference | Call ends...

    The body is an intensely personal site for creativity and self-expression, yet even the most unique styles of dress reflect larger communities—people, places, and legacies that we care about and draw inspiration from. Whether we understand them as ‘imagined communities’, ‘communities of practice’, or something else, we as artists, designers, activists, educators, and scholars give to and take from communities. We often make our connections visible through material culture such as clothing, jewelry, headwear, footwear, and body modifications.

    A useful contribution to the study of doping, albeit at times a tad too...

    Doping is one of sports major problems. Not everybody agrees to this allegation, some argue that sports are unfair by nature due to talent, genetic and financial differences between athletes. Kjetil Haugen is a game theorist, less interested in ethical considerations, and according to our reviewer of his book Crime and NO punishment, Alexis Sossa, a game theoretical approach has much to offer in the study of the use and abuse of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs).

    European Sport Management Quarterly, Volume 24, 2024, Issue 2

    ESMQ publishes articles that contribute to our understanding of sport organizations. The Journal sets out to enhance our understanding of the role of sport management and sport bodies in social life. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Understanding the interplay between event communications and local business decision-making using signalling theory: the case of the 2018 Commonwealth Games by Joan Carlini, Alana Thomson, Andrew O’Neil & Amelia Green.

    Call for Papers | “Leisure Studies, Justice and Climate Change”, Special Issue of Leisure...

    This special issue is built upon the belief that there is a fruitful connection between concerns for justice within climate change and the field of leisure studies itself. Indeed, within leisure studies, there is a long tradition of research and activism that sees justice and equity as necessary vectors for understanding leisure experiences. This scholarship illustrates how structural inequalities shape the availability and outcomes of leisure opportunities.

    Call for Papers | America’s Game in the Middle East: The 2027 Qatar Basketball...

    This project will adopt a multidisciplinary approach and explore a wide range of cultural, economic, political, and social issues. Themes will include, but are not limited to: the origins of the game in the Middle East and the role America played in this process; basketball and its role in Middle Eastern societies; the importance of the Middle East as a market for the American professional basketball league, the NBA, and for the global growth of basketball; Middle Eastern ownerships and sponsorships in American basketball; and more.

    Call for Papers | “Separate but Equal? Women-Identifying Athlete Experiences & Intersectionality in Intercollegiate...

    This special issue aims to expose and resolve the ways intercollegiate athletic programs reproduce and resist intersectional systems of gender power. For example, organizing sports according to a rigid gender binary, inequity in resource allocation for women’s vs. men’s sport, disparate pay for women coaches and administrators, and lack of racial, class, and ethnic diversity across sport opportunities. With this special issue, we seek to build critical scholarship on athletics in higher education that considers the diversity of gender expressions.

    Call for Papers | “Sport and the Anthropocene”, Special Issue of International Review for...

    Representing the first major attempt to flesh out sporting relations within the Anthropocene, this special issue of the International Review for the Sociology of Sport welcomes both empirical and/or theoretical contributions that extend our understanding of the socio-environmental and material relations of sport. Notably, we specifically encourage interdisciplinary contributions that engage with, or ‘trouble’ (Haraway, 2016), existing socio-natural associations and other sociological relations.

    Discursive struggles in the gendering of national team pay in Norwegian football

    In 2017, the Norwegian Football Federation (NFF) decided to offer the men’s and the women’s national teams an equal share of the revenue from the federation’s sponsorship deals. This was regarded as a groundbreaking event in the history of women’s football. This peer review article by Arve Hjelseth and Jorid Hovden examines the process that led to this result by exploring the discourses of gender justice negotiated in the process.

    Important book about important issues, but less critical than expected

    Drawing upon a wide range of interdisciplinary resources, John Toner’s Wearable Technology in Elite Sport: A Critical Examination reveals how wearable devices are used to quantify athletic bodies in ways that have a number of undesirable consequences for the embodied subject. In a collective review, the research group on sport and society, RESPONSE at Nord University, finds much to commend Toner’s efforts, but the critical perspectives promised in the title was sorely and sadly missing, according to our reviewers.

    Call for Papers | “Re/Presenting Europe and Europeans in Twentieth Century Media – A critical...

    Mainstream media have produced and circulated dominant representations of who is European and has a rightful place in Europe. Although the domain of popular culture promises egalitarian and democratic representation, in practice, mainstream coverage of major sporting fixtures and popular music has historically offered simplistic or stereotyping portrayals of the complex and differentiated “othered” groups that contribute to European culture. We, therefore, invite submissions that re-examine media representations of popular culture through a critical lens.

    The Physical Educator, Vol. 81, 2024, No. 2

    TPE is one of the longest standing journals providing research-based articles relating to physical education, health, recreation, dance, exercise science, sports medicine, and sports management. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Probing The Early Teaching Experiences of Newly Hired Physical Education Teachers: Implication for Curriculum Enhancement by Danie John C. Asio, Ruben L. Tagare, Jr.
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