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    Social sporting innovations from Hogwarts to Bruges

    With her new anthology, Social Innovation in Sport (Palgrave Macmillan), Anne Tjönndal aims at providing fresh insights on how social innovations are utilized as strategies to make sport more accessible and inclusive. Our reviewer Alan Bairner is doubtful however, seeing sport’s adaptability to change as more often than not driven by market logics, since sport, he claims, is inherently conservative, reactionary even, in its refusal to change its core values and renew its traditional hierarchies.

    The Sporting Bubble as Gilded Cage: Gendered Professional Sport in Pandemic Times and Beyond | A Summary

    In this feature article, Adele Pavlidis and David Rowe summarize their recent article in M/C Journal, in which they take their point of departure in the concept of the bubble to explore the situation for elite athletes following the constraints put upon sports by the Covid-19 pandemic and related measures. The find that the gender and class inequalities present in sports were increased by the pandemic but obscured by the sporting bubbles that kept professional sports performers isolated from the virus as well as from the public eye.

    Leisure Sciences, Volume 43, 2021, Issue 1–2 | Leisure in the Time of Covid-19

    Leisure Sciences presents scientific inquiries into the study of leisure, recreation, parks, travel, and tourism from a social science perspective. Articles cover the social and psychological aspects of leisure, and more. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Hosting the Olympics in Times of a Pandemic: Historical Insights from Antwerp 1920 by Bram Constandt & Annick Willem.

    Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, Volume 13, 2021, Issue 1 | Contemporary digital qualitative research in sport, exercise and health

    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: YOUTH SPORT 2.0? THE DEVELOPMENT OF ESPORTS IN NORWAY FROM 2016 TO 2019 by Anne Tjønndal & Mads Skauge.

    Sport in Society, Volume 23, 2020, Issue 5

    Sport in Society is a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary forum for academics to discuss the growing relationship of sport to significant areas of modern life. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: THE ‘BOY SCOUTS’ AND ‘BAD BOYS’ OF SKATEBOARDING: A THEMATIC ANALYSIS OF THE BONES BRIGADE by Indigo Willing, Ben Green & Adele Pavlidis.

    Sociology of Sport Journal, Volume 37, 2020, Issue 1

    SSJ publishes original research, framed by social theory, on exercise, sport, physical culture, and the (physically active) body. The journal publishes peer-reviewed empirical, theoretical, and position papers; book reviews; and critical essays. Editor’s pick from the current issue: WHITE WOMEN SMILING? MEDIA REPRESENTATIONS OF WOMEN AT THE 2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES by Adele Pavlidis, Millicent Kennelly, Laura Rodriguez Castro.

    Leisure Sciences, Volume 41, 2019, Issue 1–2: Feminist Knowledges as Interventions in Physical Cultures

    Leisure Sciences presents scientific inquiries into the study of leisure, recreation, parks, travel, and tourism from a social science perspective. Articles cover the social and psychological aspects of leisure, planning for leisure environments, leisure gerontology, travel and tourism behavior, leisure economics, and urban leisure delivery systems.

    Spänstig bok med uppfriskande ingångar

    Kim Toffoletti, Holly Thorpe och Jessica Francombe-Webb är redaktörer för antologin New Sporting Femininities: Embodied Politics in Postfeminist Times (Palgrave Macmillan), som enligt vår recensent Karin Lindelöf lyfter många angelägna frågor utifrån ambitionen att studera postfeminism som analytisk kategori i relation till fysiskt aktiva och idrottande femininiteter av skilda slag.

    Annals of Leisure Research, Volume 21, 2018, Issue 1

    Annals of Leisure Research publishes refereed articles which promote the development of research and scholarship in leisure studies. Annals is aimed at an international readership and seeks theoretical or applied articles which cover any topic within the broad area of leisure studies.

    Stimulating exploration of the complexities of sex-integrated sport

    To promote gender equality in sport, is sex integrated sports the way to go? Food for thoughts on this topic is provided in Sex Integration in Sport and Physical Culture: Promises and Pitfalls, edited by Channon, Dashper, Fletcher & Lake (Routledge). Our reviewer is Mark Brooke, whose thinking on the matter was greatly stimulated by the various contributions in this volume.
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