Topic: eSports, video games, sports games and exergaming

The topical pages gather articles, book reviews and other material from 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.


Bjørner, Tomas ‘You’ve been in the house too long, she said, and I naturally fled’: An analysis of habitus among Danish e-sport players (published in Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum Vol. 5, 2014)
Bäckström, Åsa, Mikael Quennerstedt, Ninitha Maivorsdotter & Jane Meckbach Routes and roots to knowing in Shaun White’s snowboarding road trip: A mycorrhizaic approach to multisensory emplaced learning in exergames (published in Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum 191125)
Danielsson, Kalle E-sport: rörelse utan rörelse (051214)
Rogstad, Egil Trasti Virtual Light in the Sports Blackout: An enduring boost of virtual sports or just a temporary respite? (ENG 201008)
Thiborg, Jesper Gårdagens nördar – morgondagens hjältar: Om datorspel och e-sport (061101)


Carlsson, Bo Digital Sport – behöver vi bekymra oss? (030726)
Tjönndal, Anne & Mads Skauge Youth Sport 2.0? The Development of eSports in Norway from 2016 to 2019 | A Summary (210319)

Book reviews

The Fantasy Sport Industry: Games within games Andrew C. Billings & Brody J. RuihleyAbingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2014 (Shawn E. Klein 141003)
Sport 2.0: Transforming Sports for a Digital World Andy Miah Cambridge, Mass: The MIT Press 2017 (Anne Tjønndal 180601)
Understanding Esports: An Introduction to the Global Phenomenon Ryan Rogers (red) Lanham, MD: Lexington Books 2019 (review in English by Anne Tjønndal, published 200514)

Miscellaneous Resources

Blog post by Kalle Jonasson: Till alla er som skriver examensarbeten på idrottsutbildningar (SWE 150326)
Jessica Francombe-Webb: “Critically Encountering Exer-games and Young Femininity” in Television & New Media 2016, Vol. 17(5) 449–464 (Sage Publications)
The Rise of eSports