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    Competent and comprehensive handbook charts the new sport media landscape

    Under the editorship of Andrew C. Billings & Marie Hardin, 53 contributors have collaborated to produce 31 chapters over 374 pages for the Routledge Handbook of Sport and New Media. Our reviewer is Britt-Marie Ringfjord, and she finds that the collection has aged well, being originally published in 2014, an is to this day a valuable tool for sport media scholars and students alike.

    Thought-provoking perspectives on the future of sports – digital and otherwise

    In his latest book Sport 2.0: Transforming Sports for a Digital World, Andy Miah, diligent and versatile Professor of Science Communication and Future Media, University of Salford, takes a giant, albeit somewhat speculative, leap into the unknown. Anne Tjønndal finds his ideas thrilling and highly stimulating, but also intriguing and slightly muddled.

    Curro, ergo sum

    Kalle Jonassons recension av antologin The Anthropology of Sport and Human Movement: A Biocultural Perspective sammanställd av Robert R. Sands och Linda R. Sands bjuder på en tankeväckande diskussion om idrott, vetenskap och idrottsvetenskap.

    Tönnies, Guttmann och olympismen – Gemeinschaft, Gesellschaft eller mittemellan?

    Christian Widholm recenserar Andy Miahs och Beatriz Garcías bok om olympismens grunder, The Olympics: The Basics, och knyter därvid an till både den tyske artonhundratalssociologen Ferdinand Tönnies och Allen Guttmanns sportifieringsmatris.

    Social Media News – ny e-postlista på jiscmail

    Dear colleagues, The following list has been set up to share info about new social media apps, platforms, and websites that have relevance to HE professionals. http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/socialmedianews It expects to be less of a discussion list and more of a quick news list for people to share links to new tech, to help keep everyone aware of the next big thing in...

    Genetiskt modifierade idrottare

    Kutte Jönsson Teknik och samhälle, Malmö högskola. Andy Miah Genetically Modified Athletes: Biomedical Ethics, Gene Doping and Sport 224 sid, hft. London: Routledge 2004 Idrottsvärlden ställs ständigt inför nya utmaningar och problem, inte minst när det kommer till dopningen inom elitidrotten. Världens idrottsorganisationer, med IOK i förarsätet, driver ett långtgående antidopningsarbete, främst genom antidopningsbyrån WADA. Men ju mer avancerad tekniken blir, desto svårare blir det att avslöja ”fuskarna”....
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