Topic: Cultural aspects of sports

The topical pages gather articles, book reviews and other material from idrottsforum.org about a particular topic of sport studies, such as ”action sports”, “sport history”, “gender, sex and sports” or “tennis”. The topical page contains links to published texts relevant to the topic in question.


A Companion to Sport David L. Andrews & Ben Carrington (red) Oxford, Oxon.: Wiley Blackwell 2013 (Alan Bairner 140425)
The Body and Social Theory: Third Edition Chris Shilling London: Sage Publications 2012 (Henning Eichberg 141110)
Body, town planning, and participation: The roles of young people and sport Antonio Borgogni Jyväskylä: University of Jyväskylä 2012 (Henning Eichberg 130307)
British Sporting Literature and Culture in the Long Eighteenth Century Sharon Harrow (red) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2016 (Katarina Tornborg 160908)
Critical Readings in Bodybuilding Adam Locks & Niall Richardson (red) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2012 (Jesper Andreasson 140311)
Ethnosport: The End of Decline Alexey Kylasov Münster: Lit Verlag 2015 (Henning Eichberg 160519)
Fictional Representations of English Football and Fan Cultures: Slum sport, slum people Cyprian Piskurek London: Palgrave Macmillan 2018 (review by Arve Hjelseth, published 190531)
Gender, Sport, and the Role of Alter Ego in Roller Derby Colleen Arendt Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2019 (Greta Bladh 190312)
Helvetet tur och retur Andreas Haddad & Max Bergander Stockholm: Bladh by Bladh 2014 (Torbjörn Andersson 150925)
Hockey as Religion: The Montreal Canadians Olivier Bauer Champaign, IL: Common Ground 2011 (Tobias Stark 131001)
Immaterial Bodies: Affect, Embodiment, Mediation Lisa Blackman London: Sage Publications 2012 (Ørnulf Seippel 131015)
Key Concepts in Body & Society Kate Cregan London: Sage Publications 2012 (Henning Eichberg 141110)
Love Game: A History of Tennis, From Victorian Pastime to Global Phenomenon Elizabeth Wilson London: Serpent’s Tail 2014 (Hans Bolling 150123)
The Making of Sporting Cultures John Hughson Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2011 (Ørnulf Seippel 121010)
Maximilian Stejskal: Folklig Idrott Marie-Isabel Vogel & Alan Rappaport Zürich: Edition Patrick Frey 2016 (Isak Lidström 170118)
Midt i en surfertid: Den rekreative by mellem fast og flydende modernitet Klaus Eskelund Århus: Aarhus Universitetsforlag 2013 (Simon Junström 150423)
Olympic Ceremonialism and the Performance of National Character: From London 2012 to Rio 2016 Rodanthi Tzanelli Basingstoke, Hamps.: Palgrave Macmillan 2013 (Björn Sandahl 141204)
On the Wrong Side of the Track? East London and the Post Olympics Phil Cohen London: Lawrence & Wishart 2013 (Malcolm MacLean 141121)
Qualifying Times: Points of Change in U.S. Women’s Sport Jaime Schultz Urbana and Chicago, IL: University of Illinois Press 2014 (Jean Williams 141120)
Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality Jennifer Hargreaves & Eric Anderson (red) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2016 (review by Benjamin Moreland, published 190425)
Safeguarding, Child Protection and Abuse in Sport: International perspectives in research, policy and practice Melanie Lang & Mike Hartill (red) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2015 (Lars H Gustafsson 151216)
The Same but Different: Hockey in Quebec Jason Blake & Andrew C. Holman (red) Montreal, QC: McGill-Queen’s University Press 2017 (Tobias Stark 180411)
Skateboarding: Subcultures, sites and shifts Kara-Jane Lombard (red) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2016 (Åsa Bäckström 161026)
Sport, Public Broadcasting and Cultural Citizenship: Signal Lost? Jay Scherer & David Rowe (red) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2014 (Britt-Mari Ringfjord 140610)
Sport in Capitalist Society: A Short History Tony Collins Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2013 (Tobias Stark 140207)
Sport in Iceland: How Small Nations Achieve International Success Vidar Halldorsson Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2017 (Eivind Å. Skille 171115)
The Olympic Games and Cultural Policy Beatriz Garcia Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2012 (Christian Widholm 140819)
Transgender Athletes in Competitive Sport Eric Anderson & Ann Travers (red) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2017 (Jesper Fundberg 181123)
Transnational Sport: Gender, Media, and Global Korea Rachael Miyung Joo Durham, NC: Duke University Press 2012 (Anders Östnäs 130405)
The Visual in Sport Mike Huggins & Mike O’Mahony (red) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2012 (Leif Yttergren 121206)