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Soccer, a.k.a (association) football is the most popular mass spectator sport in the world. Soccer & Society is the first international journal devoted to the game of soccer, and aims to focus on the game in the context of a more global world. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Should I stay (at home) or should I go (to the stadium)? Why will some football supporters not return to the stadium after the COVID-19 pandemic in German Bundesliga? by Uwe Wilkesmann.
SBM promotes the development of a coherent, high-quality body of work that examines both the business and management of sport, as well as the actors and stakeholders that align with sport to further their strategic objectives. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Agency problems concerning the handling of fan misbehaviour and its punishment in football by Philipp Winskowski, Susanne Homölle.
As women’s sport continues to grow and develop there is an increasing need to critically examine the conditions in which women as athletes operate. Ali Bowes’ and Alex Culvin’s anthology The Professionalisation of Women’s Sport: Issues and Debates (Emerald Publishing) discusses the processes of professionalisation in women’s sports. Our reviewer is Alan Bairner, and he underlines that women’s professional sport needs to learn from the mistakes that have been made in men’s professional sport.
Call for Participants | Women’s Football as Precarious Work, online seminar feat. Dr. Alex Culvin | Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 17:00 to 18:30 GMT, by Zoom
The profile of women’s professional football is growing with games now screened on the BBC and Sky. Yet for most players, even at the highest level, women’s football involves short-term, precarious contracts, low pay, few benefits, bodily surveillance, delayed motherhood and disrupted personal lives. This timely seminar reveals the gendered precarity that increased professionalisation has brought and highlights the role played by players’ collective organisations in fighting for change.
Managing Sport and Leisure, Volume 27, 2022, Issue 1–2 | Managing sport and leisure in the era of Covid-19
Managing Sport and Leisure is a refereed journal that publishes high quality research articles to inform and stimulate discussions relevant to sport and leisure management globally. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Cyclists or avatars: is virtual cycling filling a short-term void during COVID-19 lockdown? by Daniel Rojas-Valverde, Juan M. Córdoba-Blanco & Luis González-Salazar.
JLAS serves as an interdisciplinary outlet for legal issues in the sport, recreation, and related fields to meet the needs of researchers, academicians, practitioners, and policymakers. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Addressing Gender Discrimination in the NBA with a “Hammon” Rule by Moetiz Samad (open access).
Leisure Studies is the journal of the Leisure Studies Association. The emphasis of the journal 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, cultural, informal and virtual activities, urban and rural recreation, sport, media and physical activities.