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    International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, Volume 16, 2024, Issue 1

    The International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics is published by Routledge, and aims to publish articles that address all aspects of sport policy irrespective of academic discipline. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: To let go or to control? Depoliticisation and (re)politicisation in Chinese football by Qi Peng, Shushu Chen & Craig Berry (open access).

    Do we need another collection of sociology of sport articles? Our reviewer thinks so.

    The Oxford Handbook of Sport and Society, edited by Lawrence A, Wenner (Oxford UP), features leading international scholars’ assessments of scholarly inquiry about sport and society. Divided into six sections, chapters consider dominant issues within key areas, approaches featured in inquiry, and debates needing resolution. Our reviewer is Richards Giulianotti, who edited the Sage four volume set The Sociology of Sport in 2012, and he finds that this new collection, some unnecessary omissions notwithstanding, is a welcome addition to the existing list of handbooks in the field.

    Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, Vol. 93, 2022, Issue 3

    RQES publishes research in the art and science of human movement that contributes significantly to the knowledge base of the field. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Effects of Core Strength Training on Skiing Economy in Elite Junior Cross-Country Skiers by Terese Therell, Daniel Jansson & Apostolos Theos (open access).

    A sport sociology research handbook with a unique selling point

    Research Handbook on Sport and Society, edited by Elizabeth C.J. Pike (Edward Elgar), aims to provide a critical examination of the complex issues surrounding sports in contemporary societies. Our reviewer of this collection of contributions from leading sociology of sport scholars, is Alan Bairner. Although uneven, he commends the collection for its quality contributors and the editor for the clever approach of having them all describe their personal journeys into the realm of social scientific study of sport.

    Leisure Studies, Volume 39, 2020, Issue 5

    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: UNDERSTANDING LOCAL RESIDENTS’ RESPONSES TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF MOUNT GARIWANG FOR THE 2018 PYEONGCHANG WINTER OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC GAMES by Liv Yoon.

    European Physical Education Review, Vol. 26, 2020, No. 3 | Mental Health and Mental Illness in Physical Education and Youth Sport

    EPER is a journal that stimulates and presents scholarly enquiry in the broad field of physical education, including sport and leisure issues and research. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: CONNECTIONS AMONG PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, MOTIVATION, AND DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS IN ADOLESCENT GIRLS by Jose A Cecchini, Javier Fernandez-Rio, Antonio Mendez-Gimenez, and Beatriz Sanchez-Martinez.

    Sport for all, or not for all, that is the question

    NEW BOOK REVIEW | The edited volume Sport and Physical Activity across the Life Span: Critical Perspectives by Rylee A. Dionigi & Michael Gard (Palgrave Macmillan) offers critical perspectives on the axiomatic Sport for All credo – that sport is also Good for all. Mark Brooke finds much to praise in this collection of myth-busting essays.

    Sports Coaching Review, Volume 6, 2017, Issue 2

    Sports Coaching Review is an international peer-reviewed medium for the publication of articles related to sports coaching. It aspires to be a major focal point for the publication of sports coaching research throughout the world. The journal is mono, multi and interdisciplinary in approach. Special issue: Coaching in Brazil.

    Sociology of Sport Journal, Volume 34, 2017, Issue 2

    The purpose of the Sociology of Sport Journal is to stimulate and communicate research, critical thought, and theory development on issues pertaining to the sociology of sport. The journal publishes peer-reviewed empirical, theoretical, and position papers; book reviews; and critical essays.

    Two text books on the sociology of sport that probably work best together

    In this original review for idrottsforum.org, Jay Coakley takes on two introductory textbooks in the sociology of sport, Sport Sociology by Peter Craig and Sport and Society, edited by Barrie Houlihan & Dominic Malcolm (both Sage Publications). His critical analysis from the point of view of the academic teacher leads him to a well-argued conclusions that will be rewarding reading for teachers as well as for the respective author/editors.