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    Racing towards a different future

    The Future of Motorsports: Business, Politics and Society, edited by Hans Erik Næss and Simon Chadwick (Routledge) takes stock of the position of motorsport in the 21st century and considers how it will continue to influence sport business, politics, and society in the future. Alex Twitchen knows a thing or two about motor racing, and he has read this “valuable contribution to the academic study of motorsport” with great interest, while also noting some of the conundrums involved in trying to predict the future.

    A comprehensive volume, unique in the field of Olympic and Paralympic studies

    Routledge Handbook of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, edited by Dikaia Chatziefstathiou, Borja García & Benoit Séguin (Routledge) presents new research and broad surveys exploring pressing debates, challenges and possible solutions surrounding the modern Olympic and Paralympic Games, across diverse socioeconomic and political contexts. Our reviewer Björn Sandahl contends that the handbook serves as a rich introduction to its field of study and thus should be of great interest to students and the interested general public.

    European Sport Management Quarterly, Volume 23, 2023, Issue 2

    ESMQ publishes articles that contribute to our understanding of sport organizations. The Journal sets out to enhance our understanding of the role of sport management and sport bodies in social life. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Discouragement effect and alternative formats to increase suspense in professional biathlon by Alex Krumer.

    The future of sport? New anthology prophecies a technological revolution

    Sascha L. Schmidt’s edited collection 21st Century Sports: How Technologies Will Change Sports in the Digital Age (Springer) outlines the effects that technology-induced change will have on sport within the next five to ten years. A collective of sport sociologists at Nord University, Norway has read the book as a book group, bringing many various experiences and perspectives into a rich review highlighting the book’s strong points as well as its weaknesses, one of which is a paucity of critical perspectives throughout.

    Communication & Sport, Vol. 11, 2023, No. 2

    C&S is a cutting-edge peer-reviewed quarterly that publishes research to foster international scholarly understanding of the nexus of communication and sport that engages a broad intellectual community. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: A Scoping Review of Research on Online Hate and Sport by Colm Kearns, Gary Sinclair, Jack Black, Mark Doidge, Thomas Fletcher, Daniel Kilvington, Katie Liston, Theo Lynn, Pierangelo Rosati (open access).

    International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Vol. 57, 2022, No. 4

    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: Earth(l)y pleasures and air-borne bodies: Elemental haptics in women's cross-country running by Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson and Patricia C Jackman (open access).

    Laudable ambitions, disappointing results

    In this original review for idrottsforum.org by Dominic Malcolm, Peter Krustrup’s long-awaited summing-up of 17 years of research around the health benefits of football, Football as Medicine: Prescribing Football for Global Health Promotion, edited with Daniel Parnell (Routledge), is critically assessed. While commending the basic premise of the book and its trust in football as medicine, he regrets the lack of critical perspectives.

    European Sport Management Quarterly, Volume 18, 2018, Issue 4

    The European Sport Management Quarterly (ESMQ) publishes articles that contribute to our understanding of how sport organizations are structured, managed and operated. The Journal sets out to enhance our understanding of the role of sport management and sport bodies in social life and the way social, political and economic forces and practices affect these organizations.