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    A significant contribution to a reflective understanding of athlete transitions in sport

    Transitions in sport can be more or less predictable or even planned; either way those are critical times in the development of athletes’ careers. This is the subject of Deborah Agnew’s edited collection Athlete Transitions into Retirement: Experiences in Elite Sport and Options for Effective Support (Routledge). Christian Augustsson’s creditable review highlights several important contributions to the book and the research field, that show the complexity of the process and the need for support for athletes.

    International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Vol. 57, 2022, No. 3

    IRSS is a peer reviewed academic journal. Its main purpose is to disseminate research and scholarship on sport throughout the international academic community. The journal publishes research articles of varying lengths, as well as book and media reviews. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: The toponymy of sporting venues: A multinomial logistic regression analysis of football stadium names by Mihai Stelian Rusu.

    Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, Volume 14, 2022, Issue 1

    Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health is a landmark publication – it is the first international journal solely dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of qualitative research in the sport, exercise, and health sciences. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: The impact of sport specialisation on the lived experience and development of collegiate softball players by Matt Moore & Mariah Sullivan.

    European Journal for Sport and Society, Vol. 18, 2021, Issue 4

    EJSS’ function is to enable an international discussion about current issues and to foster collaboration between researchers from all social scientific sub-disciplines. It’s published 4 times per year. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Why do some papers get desk rejected from the European Journal for Sport and Society? by Adam B. Evans, Georgia Clay, Josef Fahlén, Remco Hoekman, Verena Lenneis, Maureen Smith, Pamela Wicker & Laura Wilcock.

    European Journal for Sport and Society, Vol. 18, 2021, Issue 3 | Sport, Race and Ethnicity at a time of multiple global crises

    EJSS’ function is to enable an international discussion about current issues and to foster collaboration between researchers from all social scientific sub-disciplines. It’s published 4 times per year. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: The representation of the ‘refugee crisis’ and ‘sport’ in the German Press: an analysis of newspaper discourse by Enrico Michelini.

    Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, Volume 13, 2021, Issue 4

    Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health is a landmark publication – it is the first international journal solely dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of qualitative research in the sport, exercise, and health sciences. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: ‘Ploughing on’: a sociological investigation of ‘endurance work’ in competitive swimming and distance-running by Gareth McNarry, Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson & Adam B. Evans.

    Sport, Education and Society, Volume 26, 2021, Issue 6

    Sport, Education and Society encourages contributions from social scientists and educationalists studying the relationships between pedagogy, ‘the body’ and society, The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Beat the Game: a Foucauldian exploration of coaching differently in an elite rugby academy by Zoë Avner, Jim Denison, Luke Jones, Emma Boocock & Edward Thomas Hall.

    International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Vol. 56, 2021, No. 3

    IRSS is a peer reviewed academic journal. Its main purpose is to disseminate research and scholarship on sport throughout the international academic community. The journal publishes research articles of varying lengths, as well as book and media reviews. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Women in sports leadership: A systematic narrative review by Adam B Evans and Gertrud U Pfister.

    European Journal for Sport and Society, Vol. 18, 2021, Issue 1

    EJSS’ function is to enable an international discussion about current issues and to foster collaboration between researchers from all social scientific sub-disciplines. It’s published 4 times per year. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: To move on… – a comparative study of Swedish adolescents in a changing sport and leisure-time landscape by Suzanne Lundvall & Britta Thedin Jakobsson (open access).

    Sensory sociological phenomenology, somatic learning and ‘lived’ temperature in competitive pool swimming | A summary

    In this feature article, Gareth McNarry, Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson and Adam B. Evans summarize their article from The Sociological Review in which they employ sociological phenomenology to illuminate the under-researched sense of temperature, as lived by a social group for whom water temperature is particularly salient: competitive pool swimmers. The research contributes to a developing ‘sensory sociology’.
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