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    Thick ethnographic descriptions abound, paucity of critical feminist thinkers

    In A Performative Feel for the Game: How Meaningful Sports Shape Gender, Bodies, and Social Life (Palgrave Macmillan), author Trygve B. Broch investigates how the meaning of sport intersects with gender, disputing causal arguments made by key figures in the cultural studies tradition. ‘Diehard critical thinker’ Alan Bairner is not overly impressed by Broch’s analysis and understanding of the relationship between sport and society.

    International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Vol. 55, 2020, 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: MUAY THAI: WOMEN, FIGHTING, FEMININITY by Sharyn Graham Davies and Antje Deckert.

    Journal of Sport & Social Issues, Vol. 43, 2019, No. 6

    Journal of Sport and Social Issues (JSSI) brings you the latest research, discussion and analysis on contemporary sport issues. In JSSI scholars study the impact of sport on social issues from many perspectives, including Sociology, History, Economics, Media Studies, Gender Studies, Psychology, Political Science, Cultural Studies, Anthropology and Ethnic Studies.

    “Brooke consistently challenges us to think more critically and in greater analytical depth”

    Mark Brooke, Senior Lecturer at the Centre for English Language Communication, National University of Singapore, lists as his foremost research interest the sociology of sport. His first book in that field, Case Studies in Sport Socialisation (Common Ground), is well received by Alan Bairner. The author, says our reviewer, deserves great praise for his use of sociological theory throughout.

    The International Journal of the History of Sport, Volume 35, 2018, Issue 12–13: Asia Regional Issue

    The International Journal of the History of Sport is the world’s leading sport history academic periodical with fully-refereed global coverage of the subject. As well as regular issues, the IJHS also offers regionally-focused issues on the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australasia and the Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East, and special issues each year on significant topics and themes.

    International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Vol. 54, 2019, No. 5

    The International Review for the Sociology of Sport 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, from standard length research papers to shorter reports and commentary, as well as book and media reviews.

    Sport in Society, Volume 22, 2019, Issue 8: Asia Pacific Sport and Social Science

    The considerable growth of interest in commerce, media and politics and their relationship to sport in international academia has resulted in academics in various disciplines writing about sport. 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.

    Worthwhile recycling of old articles into new thematic volume by way of clever introduction

    As the editors of No Slam Dunk: Gender, Sport, and the Unevenness of Social Change (Rutgers UP), Cheryl Cooky and Mike Messner has collected articles from the last few years by themselves alone or with others on the subject of gender and sport. Alan Bairner expected “an original and possibly highly innovative contribution", but finds solace in the availability of good, albeit oldish, articles in a single volume.

    Sport in Society, Volume 22, 2019, Issue 3

    The considerable growth of interest in commerce, media and politics and their relationship to sport in international academia has resulted in academics in various disciplines writing about sport. 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.

    Soccer & Society, Volume 20, 2019, Issue 2

    Soccer and Society is an international peer-reviewed journal and the first international journal devoted to the world’s most popular game. It covers all aspects of soccer globally from anthropological, cultural, economic, historical, political and sociological perspectives. Soccer and Society encourages and favours clearly written research, analysis and comment.
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