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Sport in Society, Volume 23, 2020, Issue 12 | 2020 Asia Pacific Sport and Social Science incl. Special Section on the Football Industry in Asia
The considerable growth of interest in commerce, media and politics and their relationship to sport has resulted in academics in various disciplines writing about sport. Sport in Society is a 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: CHINESE FOOTBALL FANDOM AND CIVIC IDENTITIES: A STUDY OF THE FANS OF SHANGHAI SHENHUA AND BEIJING GUOAN by Kaixiao Jiang & Alan Bairner.
Sport and alcohol go way back in sport history, hand in hand. Drink manufacturers sponsor sport, sports people drink and endorse various alcoholic beverages. Is it a sort of symbiosis? Anyway, it’s been the subject of a number of academic studies, the latest being a collected volume by Sarah Gee, Sport, Alcohol and Social Inquiry: A Global Cocktail (Emerald), which is reviewed here by Alan Bairner – and “there could have been few better choices”.
The article "Women, War and Sport: The Battle of the 2019 Solheim Cup” by Ali Bowes, Alan Bairner, Stuart Whigham & Niamh Kitching was published online in the Journal of War and Culture Studies October 21, 2020. The study considers the way in which the competitors in the 2019 Solheim Cup were represented in the British print media. Results highlights that national identity is a key descriptor of the female competitors, legitimising their position in the battlefield of international sport.
The emphasis of Leisure Studies is on theoretically informed critical analyses within the social sciences and humanities of the wide range of topics that constitute leisure as a subject field – including the arts, tourism, sport and physical activities. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: THE ‘TROIKA OF SECURITY’: MERGING RETROSPECTIVE AND FUTURISTIC ‘RISK’ AND ‘SECURITY’ ASSESSMENTS BEFORE EURO 2020 by Jan Andre Lee Ludvigsen.
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: FOOTBALL ACTIVISM AS POLITICAL CONTENTION: CONTEXTUAL DETERMINANTS OF MEMBERSHIP IN THE ASSOCIATION OF SUPPORTERS OF HAJDUK SPLIT by Josip Glaurdić.
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.
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 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.
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.