Topic: Politics and/of sport

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

Alexandersson, Markus Sportfilm och patriotism i Putins tjänst [Sport movies and patriotism for the benefit of Vladimir Putin] (SWE 200610)
Daudi, Aurélien The epistemology of the anointed (210505)
Hasselgård, Anders & Andreas Selliaas Norwegian Human Rights Organisations and the Olympic Games (published 140128 in Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum Vol. 5, 2014)
Mashreghi, Sepandarmaz Decolonizing Sport and Exercise Psychology Within a European Context: A Critical Overview (published in Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum 200522)
Sund, Bill Fotbollens mäktiga globalisering (SWE 151221)

Feature Articles

Alexandersson, Markus Politik och moral – idrottsbojkottens grunder [Politics and morality, the foundations of sport boycotts] (SWE 201216)
Doehler, Steph Taking the star-spangled knee: the media framing of Colin Kaepernick | A summary (211217)
Eliasson, Annika Vilken roll spelar idrotten inom politiken? En betraktelse OS- och VM-våren 2014 (140516)
Horgen, André Avkolonisering av friluftsliv (NOR 220126)
Horgen. André Decolonising outdoor recreation (220308)
Hutchins, Brett A(nother) Failure of Olympic Leadership Amidst Japan’s COVID-19 Crisis (210704)
Hägerstrand, John Olympiska spel – en politisk arena? (170224)
Jönsson, Kutte Om dopningsskandaler och kalla krigets återkomst (160224)
Lippe, Gerd von der ‘We can!’ – women’s football in the Occupied West Bank | A summary (210127)
MacLean, Malcolm Opening up a space for social justice and sport & leisure activism (conference report 130929)
Rowe, David Mixing politics and play: Russian protests and sporting boycotts (130827)
Stub, Henrik Hon tar fighten mot idrottskorruptionen. Henrik Stub intervjuar Sylvia Schenk (150626)
Sund, Bill Det franska valets stora betydelse – även för sporten (170419)

Book reviews

Athlete Activism: Contemporary Perspectives Rory Magrath (ed.) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2022 (review in English by Steph Doehler, published 230119)
Bidding for the 1968 Olympic Games: International Sport’s Cold War Battle with NATO Heather L. Dichter Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press 2021 (review in English by Kristian Gerner, published 230309)
Body, town planning, and participation: The roles of young people and sport Antonio Borgogni Jyväskylä: University of Jyväskylä 2012 (Henning Eichberg 130307)
Capitalism, Sport Mega Events and the Global South Billy Graeff Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2020 (review in English by Christian Tolstrup Jensen, published 211025)
Capitalism and Sport: Politics, Protest, People and Play Michael Lavalette (red) London: Bookmarks Publication 2013 (Russell Holden 140923)
Cricket and Society in South Africa, 1910–1971: From Union to Isolation Bruce Murray, Richard Parry & Jonty Winch (eds.) London: Palgrave Macmillan 2018 (review in English by Russell Holden, published 200604)
The Cold War and the 1984 Olympic Games: A Soviet-American Surrogate War Philip A. D’Agati Basingstoke, Hamps.: Palgrave Macmillan 2013 (Kristian Gerner 140221)
Cold War Games: Propaganda, the Olympics, and U.S. Foreign Policy Toby C. Rider Urbana and Chicago, IL: University of Illinois Press 2016 (Kristian Gerner 170913)
Critical Geographies of Sport: Space, power and sport in global perspective Natalie Koch (red) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2017 (Karin Book 170908)
Decolonial Re-existence and Sports: Stories of Afghan youth in Sweden Sepandarmaz Mashreghi Malmö: Malmö University 2021 (review in English by Kristin Walseth, published 220510)
Defending the American Way of Life: Sport, Culture, and the Cold War Toby C. Rider & Kevin B. Witherspoon (eds.) Fayetteville, Ark.: The University of Arkansas Press 2018 (review in English by Kristian Gerner, published 210428)
Degrees of Difficulty: How women’s gymnastics rose to prominence and fell from grace Georgia Cervin Urbana and Chicago, IL: University of Illinois Press 2021 (review in English by Laura Misener, published 221007)
Deleuze and the Physically Active Body Pirkko Markula Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2019 (review in English by Kalle Jonasson, published 200422)
Delivering Olympic and Elite Sport in a Cross Cultural Context: From Beijing to London Fan Hong & Lu Zhouziang (red) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2015 (Jon Helge Lesjø 170119)
Discourses of Olympism: From the Sorbonne 1894 to London 2012 Dikaia Chatziefstathiou & Ian P. Henry Basingstoke, Hamps.: Palgrave Macmillan 2012 (Jon Helge Lesjø 140605)
Egypt’s Football Revolution: Emotion, Masculinity, and Uneasy Politics Carl Rommel Austin, TX: University of Texas Press 2021 (review in English by Mahfoud Amara, published 220208)
European Football During the Second World War: Training and Entertainment, Ideology and Propaganda Markwart Herzog & Fabian Brändle (eds.) (Translated by Karina Berger) Oxford: Peter Lang 2018 (review by Alon K. Raab, published 190918)
Families, Sport, Leisure and Social Justice: From Protest to Progress Dawn E. Trussell & Ruth Jeanes (eds.) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2021 (review in English by Solveig Straume, published 220503)
FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association): The Men, the Myths and the Money Alan Tomlinson Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2014 (Arve Hjelseth 150326)
Football Fandom, Protest and Democracy: Supporter Activism in Turkey Dağhan Irak Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2019 (review in English by Lise Joern, published 200225)
Football in Asia: History, Culture and Business Younghan Cho (red) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2015 (Bill Sund 151221)
Globetrotting: African American Athletes and Cold War Politics Damion L. Thomas Urbana and Chicago, IL: University of Illinois Press 2017 (Anders Östnäs 171011)
The History and Politics of Sport-for-Development: Activists, Ideologues and Reformers Simon C. Darnell, Russell Fields & Bruce Kidd London: Palgrave Macmillan 2019 (review in English by Derrick Charway, published 230207)
Hyllade kroppar: Idrotten i arkiven Åsa Karlsson (red) Stockholm: Riksarkivet 2012 (Poul Porskær Poulsen 130605)
I ständig strävan efter framgång? Föreningsdemokratins innehåll och villkor i Örebro Sportklubb 1908–89 Daniel Alsarve Örebro: Örebro universitet 2014 (Leif Yttergren 141030)
The Ideals of Global Sport: From Peace to Human Rights Barbara J. Keys (red) Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press 2019 (review in English by Andreas Tullberg, published 200325)
Idrett, politikk og menneskerettigheter Hans Erik Næss Bergen: Fagbokforlaget 2021 (review in Swedish by Karin Zackari, published 220405)
Idrott som medel – inte som mål: Förutsättningar för socialt entreprenörskap inom idrotten Daniel Bjärsholm Malmö: Malmö universitet 2020 (review in Norwegian by Solveig Straume, published 200424)
Idrætspolitik i komparativ belysning: National og international Henning Eichberg Odense: Syddansk Universitetsforlag 2012 (Johan Norberg 140130)
International Diplomacy and the Olympic Movement: The New Mediators Aaron Beacom Basingstoke, Hamps.: Palgrave Macmillan 2012 (Björn Sandahl 140305)
Jag tvivlar på idrotten Ivar Lo-Johansson Malmö: Arx Förlag 2014 (Birger Hedén 150611)
Japanese Imperialism: Politics and Sport in East Asia: Rejection, Resentment, Revanchism J.A. Mangan, Peter Horton, Tianwei Ren & Gwang Ok (red) Basingstoke, Hamps.: Palgrave Macmillan 2018 (Kristian Gerner 180608)
King of the Court: Bill Russell and the Basketball Revolution Aram Goudsouzian Berkeley, CA: University of California Press 2010 (Hans Bolling 131106)
Den koloniala simskolan Axel Andersson Göteborg: Glänta 2016 (Katarina Schenker 170202)
Le sport et la guerre: XIXe et XXe siècles Luc Robène (red) Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes 2012 (Kristian Gerner 130912)
The Making of Les Bleus: Sport in France, 1958–2010 Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff Lanham, MD: Lexington Books 2013 (Kristian Gerner 140124)
Managing Sport Development: An international approach Emma Sherry, Nico Schulenkorf & Pamm Phillips (red) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2016 (Anders Östnäs 170608)
Marxism, Colonialism, and Cricket: C. L. R. James’s Beyond a Boundary David Featherstone, Christopher Gair, Christian Høgsbjerg & Andrew Smith (eds.) Durham, NC: Duke University Press 2018 (Russell Holden 190402)
Med kroppen ind i kulturen: Idrætshistoriske strejflys Hans Bonde, under medverkan av Stanis Elsborg Odense: Syddansk Universitetsforlag 2020 (review in Danish by Martin Friis Andersen, published 210930)
Mega-Events and Globalization: Capital and spectacle in a changing world order Richard Gruneau & John Horne (red) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2017 (Christian Tolstrup Jensen 181129)
Munich 1972: Tragedy, Terror, and Triumph at the Olympic Games David Clay Large Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield 2012 (Björn Sandahl 130528)
NOlympians: Inside the Fight Against Capitalist Mega-Sports in Los Angeles, Tokyo and Beyond Jules Boykoff Black Point, Nova Scotia: Fernwood Publishing 2020 (review in English by Jens Ljunggren, published 210727)
NOlympics: Tokyo 2020/1 in der Kritik Steffi Richter, Andreas Singler & Dorothea Mladenova (red) Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag 2020 (review in English by Jens Ljunggren, published 210727)
The ‘Olympic and Paralympic’ Effect on Public Policy Daniel Bloyce & Andy Smith (red) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2015 (Jon Helge Lesjø 170119)
A People’s History of Tennis David Berry London: Pluto Press 2020 (review in English by Robert J. Lake, published 201202)
Pitch Battles: Sport, Racism and Resistance Peter Hain & André Odendaal Oxford, Oxon.: Rowman & Littlefield Education 2021 (review in English by Wray Vamplew, published 210527)
Playing for Change: The Continuing Struggle for Sport and Recreation Russell Field (ed.) Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press 2016 (Alan Bairner 160928)
The Politics of Sport: Community, Mobility, Identity Paul Gilchrist & Russell Holden (red) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2012 (Mats Franzén 121031)
Rethinking Olympic Legacy Vassil Girginov Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2018 (Jon Helge Lesjø 181207)
Rethinking Sports and Integration: Developing a Transnational Perspective on Migrants and Descendants in Sports Sine Agergaard Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2018 (Sepand Mashreghi Blank 190116)
The Revolt of the Black Athlete: 50th Anniversary Edition Harry Edwards Urbana and Chicago, IL: University of Illinois Press 2017 (Jorid Hovden 181128)
Skjebnekamp: Norsk idrett under okkupasjonen 1940–1945 Matti Goksøyr & Finn Olstad Oslo: Aschehoug 2017 (Johnny Wijk 180404)
Soccer Diplomacy: International Relations and Football since 1914 Heather L. Dichter (ed.) Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky 2020 (review in English by Kristian Gerner, published 220119)
Soccer in the Middle East Alon Raab & Issam Khalidi (red) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2015 (Bill Sund 151221)
The Sochi Predicament: Contexts, Characteristics and Challenges of the Olympic Winter Games in 2014 Bo Petersson & Karina Vamling (red) Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2013 (Jørn Hansen 141023)
Social Capital and Sport Governance in Europe Margaret Groeneveld, Barrie Houlihan & Fabien Ohl (red) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2011 (Bjarne Ibsen 130110)
Spanish Football and Social Change: Sociological Investigations Ramón Llopis-Goig London: Palgrave Macmillan 2015 (review by Matti Goksøyr, published 190509)
Sport, Politics and Society in the Arab World Mahfoud Amara Basingstoke, Hamps.: Palgrave Macmillan 2012 (Halvdan Haugsbakken 121031)
Sport, Politics and Society in the Land of Israel: Past and Present Yair Galily & Amir Ben-Porat (red) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2009 (Hans Bolling 111012)
Sport. Politics, and Society in the Middle East Danyel Reiche & Tamir Sorek (red) London: Hurst Publishers 2019 (review in English by Dan-Erik Andersson, published 200312)
Sport and Neoliberalism: Politics, Consumption, and Culture David L. Andrews & Michail L. Silk (red) Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press 2012 (Russell Holden 161013)
Sport and Social Exclusion in Global Society Ramón Spaaij, Jonathan Magee & Ruth Jeanes Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2014 (Anders Östnäs 150408)
Sport and the Environment: Politics and Preferred Futures Brian Wilson & Brad Millington (red) Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing 2020 (review in English by Daniel Svensson, published 210310)
Sport in Capitalist Society: A Short History Tony Collins Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2013 (Tobias Stark 140207)
Sports Diplomacy: Sports in the Diplomatic Activities of States and Non-State Actors Michał Marcin Kobierecki Lanham, MD: Lexington Books 2020 (review in English by Kristian Gerner, published 220908)
Supporter Ownership in English Football: Class, Culture and Politics Chris Porter London: Palgrave Macmillan 2019 (review in English by Arve Hjelseth, published 200221)
The Whole World was Watching: Sport in the Cold War Robert Edelman & Christopher Young (eds.) Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press 2020 (review in English by Kristian Gerner, published 220323)
Why We Kneel, How We Rise Michael Holding London: Simon & Schuster 2021 (review in English by Russell Holden, published 211209)