Topic: Leisure studies

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.

Research Articles

Andkjær, Søren Pædagogiske perspektiver på udviklingen i dansk friluftsliv (050208)
Hedenborg, Susanna The Popular Horse: From Army and Agriculture to Leisure (071121)

Feature Articles

Christensen, Arne Lie The Norwegian hytte: from peasant cottage to suburban fantasy? (180201)
Cibeyra, Dihuen & Jorge Ricardo Saraví The internal logic of surfing | A Summary (210120)
Gurholt, Kirsti Pedersen, Ida Helene Dahl Torp & Jørgen Weidemann Eriksen Sosiale forskjeller i barn og ungdoms deltakelse i friluftsliv i Oslo (201110)

Book reviews

A Handbook of Leisure Studies Chris Rojek, Susan M. Shaw & A. J. Veal (red) Basingstoke, Hamps.: Palgrave Macmillan 2006 (Bo Carlsson 070328)
‘Cultural Life’, Disability, Inclusion and Citizenship: Moving Beyond Leisure in Isolation Simon Darcy & Jerome Singleton (red) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2015 (Elisabet Apelmo 160615)
The Discipline of Leisure: Embodying Cultures of ‘Recreation’ Simon Coleman & Tamara Kohn (red) New York, NY: Berghahn Books 2007 (Halvdan Haugsbakken 0809017)
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Sport and Leisure Katherine Dashper & Thomas Fletcher (red) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2014 (Anne Tjønndal 150507)
Equine Cultures in Transition: Ethical Questions Jonna Bornemark, Petra Andersson & Ulla Ekström von Essen (red) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2019 (review in English by Susanna Hedenborg, published 191212)
Evolutionary Playwork: Second Edition Bob Hughes Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2012 (Lars H Gustafsson 140220)
Examining Sports Development Mike Collins (red) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2010 (Björn Sandahl 121010)
Extreme Landscapes of Leisure: Not a Hap-Hazardous Sport Patrick Laviolette Aldershot, Hamps.: Ashgate Publishing 2011 (Halvdan Haugsbakken 110511)
Fathering Through Sport and Leisure Tess Kay (red) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2009 (Ingela Kolfjord 100127)
Introduction to Recreation and Leisure Human Kinetics (red) Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics 2006 (Mikael Annersten 080917)
Kjønnsmakt i idrett og friluftsliv Gerd von der Lippe & Hans K. Hognestad (red) Oslo: Novus forlag 2014 (Suzanne Lundvall 150508)
The Labour of Leisure: The Culture of Free Time Chris Rojek London: Sage Publications 2010 (Halvdan Haugsbakken 100922)
Leisure, Sports & Society Karl Spracklen Basingstoke, Hamps.: Palgrave Macmillan 2013 (Erik Backman 141114)
Leisure in Contemporary Society Ken Roberts Wallingford, Oxon: CABI 2006 (Karin Book 080220)
Midt i en surfertid: Den rekreative by mellem fast og flydende modernitet Klaus Eskelund Århus: Aarhus Universitetsforlag 2013 (Simon Junström 150423)
Re-thinking Leisure in a Digital Age Michael Silk, Brad Millington, Emma Rich & Anthony Bush (red) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2019 (review in English by Anne Tjønndal, published 191025)
Routledge International Handbook of Outdoor Studies Barbara Humberstone, Heather Prince & Karla A. Henderson (red) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2016 (Daniel Svensson 171206)
Serious Leisure and Nature: Sustainable Consumption in the Outdoors Lee Davidson & Robert A. Stebbins Basingstoke, Hamps.: Palgrave Macmillan 2011 (Klas Sandell 130607)
Snowboarding Bodies in Theory and Practice Holly Thorpe Basingstoke, Hamps.: Palgrave Macmillan 2011 (Åsa Bäckström 150512)
Sport, Active Leisure and Youth Cultures Peter Bramham & Jayne Caudwell (red) Eastbourne: Leisure Studies Association 2005 (Kristin Fransson 070829)
Sport, Leisure and Social Justice Jonathan Long, Thomas Fletcher & Beccy Watson (red) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2017 (Ørnulf Seippel 180125)
Sport and Social Exclusion: Second Edition Mike Collins & Tess Kay Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2014 (Anne Tjønndal 150305)
Sport Tourism and Sustainable Destinations Brent D. Moyle, Tom D. Hinch & James E. S. Higham (eds.) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2018 (review by Aage Radmann, published 190905)
Sport’s Relationship with Other Leisure Industries: Historical Perspectives Dion Georgiou & Benjamin Litherland (red) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2018 (review in English by Anne Tjønndal, published 210209)
Torkildsen’s Sport and Leisure Management: Sixth edition Peter Taylor (red) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2011 (Hans Lundberg 121205)
Ung i Norge: Skole, fritid og ungdomskultur Åse Strandbu & Tormod Øia (red) Oslo: Cappelen Akademisk Forlag 2007 (Ingela Kolfjord 070829)
Vilka stannar kvar och varför?: En studie om ungas föreningsidrottande under uppväxtåren Britta Thedin Jakobsson Stockholm: Gymnastik- och idrottshögskolan, GIH 2015 (Louis Palmgren 161027)
Women in Action Sport Cultures: Identity, Politics and Experience Holly Thorpe & Rebecca Olive (red) Basingstoke, Hamps.: Palgrave Macmillan 2016 (Åsa Bäckström 171123)
Youth, Sport and Active Leisure: Theory, Policy and Participation Anne Flintoff, Jonathan Long & Kevin Hylton (red) Eastbourne: Leisure Studies Association 2005 (Kristin Fransson 071107)


Annals of Leisure Research (Routledge)
Journal of Leisure Research (Sagamore)
Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education (Elsevier)
Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism (Elsevier)
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (Routledge)
Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events (Routledge)
Managing Sport and Leisure (Routledge)
Leisure Studies (Routledge)
Leisure Sciences (Routledge)
Leisure/Loisir (Routledge)
Loisir et Société / Society and Leisure (Routledge)
Managing Sport and Leisure* (Routledge)
Recreational Sports Journal* (Human Kinetics)
SCHOLE: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education (Sagamore)
World Leisure Journal (Routledge)