Topic: Fitness as theory, praxis and industry

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.


Andreasson, Jesper Between Performance  and Beauty: Towards a sociological understanding of trajectories to drug use in a gym and bodybuildning context (published in Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum, Vol 4, 2013)
Andreasson, Jesper & Thomas Johansson From exercise to “exertainment”: Body techniques and body philosophies within a differentiated fitness culture (published 150513  in Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum, Vol 6, 2015)
Bladh, Greta Hard Body 2.0 – The Construction of the Fitness Subject: An Analysis of Swedish Fitness Blogs (150224)
Bolling, Hans Hela Sverige får hemmagym: Träna med TV och svenskarnas fysiska aktiviteter (060215)
Eichberg, Henning “Fit for Consumption” – about the social production of the individual (081001)
Hoff, David Dopning utanför idrotten – individualisering och muskulösa skönhetsideal: En studie av dopning i grundskola, gymnasium och på gym i Kalmar kommun (publicerad i Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum Vol. 4, 2013)
Håman, Linn, Natalie Barker-Ruchti, Göran Patriksson & Eva-Carin Lindgren The framing of orthorexia nervosa in Swedish daily newspapers: A longitudinal qualitative content analysis (published in Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum Vol. 7, 2016)
Nygård, Stig-Ivan, Egil Galaaen Gjølme & Stig Leirdal Personlig Trener – nåtid og fremtid (150507)
Pedersen, Henrik At stræbe efter fremskridt uanset alder: Et studie af Masters Athletes inden for løb [Striving to improve regardless of age: A study of Masters Athletes in running; English abstract available] (DAN 180523)
Pilgaard, Maja Teenageres idrætsdeltagelse i moderne hverdagsliv (published in Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum Vol. 3, 2012, pp. 71–95)
Renström, Anna & Staffan Karp Sport for adults: Using frame factor theory to investigate the significance of local sports instructors for a new Sport for All programme in Sweden (published 2018-11-21 in Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum Vol. 9, 2018)
Tolvhed, Helena Oregerliga kroppar: Fetma som situation, motstånd och kritik i Roxane Gays kroppsbiografi Hunger ([Unruly Bodies: Obesity as Situation, Resistance and Critique in Roxane Gay’s Body Memoir Hunger], published in Swedish 190603; English abstract here)
Ulseth, Anne-Lene Bakken & Ørnulf Seippel Fitness, Class and Culture: Social Inequality in Fitness Centres (111123)
Vinther, Sidsel Brædder  & Lone Friis Thing Krop og Træning i Kilo Killers (150310)

Book reviews

Bevægende rammer: Omgivelsernes betydning for fysisk aktivitet og sundhed Jens Troelsen (red) Odense: Syddansk Universitetsforlag 2010 (Karin Book 110921)
Body Panic: Gender, Health, and the Selling of Fitness Shari L. Dworkin & Faye Linda Wachs New York, NY: New York University Press 2009 (Inge Kryger Pedersen 101013)
Body Shots: Hollywood and the Culture of Eating Disorders Emily Fox-Kales Albany, NY: Excelsior Editions (Suny Press) 2011 (Henning Eichberg 111123)
Exercise and Eating Disorders: An Ethical and Legal Analysis Simona Giordano Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2010 (Gunnar Breivik 101124)
Fit for America: Major John L. Griffith and the Quest for Athletic Fitness Matthew Lindaman Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press 2018 (review by Susan J. Rayl, published 190613)
Fitness, Technology and Society: Amusing Ourselves to Life Brad Millington Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2018 (Inge Kryger Pedersen 180918)
Fitnessrevolutionen: Kropp, hälsa och gymkulturens globalisering Jesper Andreasson & Thomas Johansson Stockholm: Carlssons 2015 (Morten Renslo Sandvik 161207)
Fortellinger om doping og kroppskultur Bjørn Barland Oslo: Cappelen Damm Akademisk 2016 (Morten Renslo Sandvik 160427)
Fra muskelmasse til massebevægelse: Indblik i den kommercielle fitness-sektors historie Kasper Lund Kirkegaard København: Idrættens Analyseinstitut 2007 (Anne-Lene Bakken Ulseth 080123)
The Global Gym: Gender, Health and Pedagogies Jesper Andreasson & Thomas Johansson Basingstoke, Hamps.: Palgrave Macmillan 2014 (Morten Renslo Sandvik 161207)
Health Fitness Management: A Comprehensive Resource for Managing and Operating Programs and Facilities Mike Bates (red) Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics 2008 (Kasper Lund Kirkegaard 081212)
Introduction to Physical Education, Fitness, and Sport: Sixth Edition Daryl Siedentop Dubuque, IA: McGraw Hill 2006 (Karin Redelius 070328)
Midt i en surfertid: Den rekreative by mellem fast og flydende modernitet Klaus Eskelund Århus: Aarhus Universitetsforlag 2013 (Simon Junström 150423)
Motionsdoping: Styrketræning, identitet og kultur Ask Vest Christiansen Århus: Aarhus Universitetsforlag 2018 (Jesper Andreasson 181025)
Ortorexi: Fixering vid mat och träning Yvonne Lin & Anatoli Grigorenko Stockholm: SISU Idrottsböcker 2014 (Linn Håman, Eva-Carin Lindgren, Christina Berg & Stefan Pettersson 140910)
Overblik over den danske fitness-sektor: En undersøgelse of danske fitnesscentre Kasper Lund Kirkegaard København: Idrættens Analyseinstitut 2007 (Anne-Lene Bakken Ulseth 080123)
Strong, Beautiful and Modern: National Fitness in Britain, New Zealand, Australia and Canada, 1935–1960 Charlotte Macdonald Vancouver, BC: UBC Press 2013 (Matthew L. McDowell 140514)
The Temple Of Perfection: A History of the Gym Eric Chaline London: Reaktion Books 2015 (Gary Heath 151016)
”The Body is Made to Move”: Gym and Fitness Culture in Sweden Christina Hedblom Stockholm: Stockholm University 2009 (Kasper Lund Kirkegaard 100310)
Women and Exercise: The Body, Health and Consumerism Eileen Kennedy & Pirkko Markula (red) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2011 (Suzanne Lundvall 111214)



Ladefoged, Mathias Selvorganiserede facebookbaserede idrætsfællesskaber – med SICK Project som case (DAN 171110)