Sport Scholar Profile | Mads Skauge, Nord University


  • PhD candidate in Sociology, Faculty of Social Science, Nord University (Bodø, Norway).


Research interests

  • Sports sociology
  • Social inequalities in organized sport, fitness, physical activity and health (e.g. social class, gender, age and ethnicity)
  • Sports and public health policies
  • Youth sports
  • Fitness and modernity
  • Social class, habitus and sports (Bourdieu)
  • Esports
  • Football, talent selection and talent development
  • Quantitative methods

Selected publications

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Diamonds or stones? Rosenborg FC in the year 2018 (feature in English, published 181127)
Doktorsgradsprosjekt: Sosial ulikhet i frafall fra ungdomsidrett og i de frafalnes trening på treningssenter [PhD project: Social inequality in dropout from youth sports and their transfer to fitness centers] (feature in Norwegian, published 190117)
Fiks fotballen Jon Morten Melhus & Morten Eriksen-Deinoff Oslo: Melhus Communication 2018 (book review in Norwegian, published 190214)
Nils Arne: Et liv i svart og hvitt Otto Ulseth Oslo: Aschehoug 2018 (book review in Norwegian, published 190329)
Equity and Difference in Physical Education, Youth Sport and Health: A Narrative Approach Fiona Dowling, Hayley Fitzgerald & Anne Flintoff (red) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2014 (book review in English, published 190502)
Nils Arne: Et liv i svart og hvitt Otto Ulseth Oslo: Aschehoug 2018 (book review in English, published 190523)
Five reasons why VAR is doomed to failure (feature in English, published 191004)
Norway’s first PhD course in sociology of sport at Nord University (feature in English, with Anna Adlwarth & Anne Tjønndal 191119)
Allsvenskan enligt Lundh: Makten, pengarna och tystnaden i svensk klubbfotboll [The Swedish Premier League according to Lundh: Power, money and silence in Swedish club football] Olof Lundh Stockholm: Albert Bonniers Förlag 2018 (book review in Norwegian, published 200220)
Løvehjerte [Lionheart] Ståle Solbakken, with Peter Sloth & Knut Espen Svegaarden (Translated from Danish by Inge Ulrik Gundersen) Oslo: Aschehoug 2018 (book review in Norwegian, published 200311)

Published 2019-05-21 | Updated 2020-03-11

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