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    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.

    OL og politikk: To bøker, mange perspektiver

    Jon Helge Lesjø recenserar två antologier om olympiska spelen, The ‘Olympic and Paralympic’ Effect on Public Policy av Daniel Bloyce & Andy Smith (red), och Delivering Olympic and Elite Sport in a Cross Cultural Context: From Beijing to London av Fan Hong & Lu Zhouziang (red), båda utgivna av Routledge.

    Dags att lämna beskyddarperspektivet för ett proaktivt, barnrättsorienterat synsätt

    Om en av de mörkaste av idrottens baksidor handlar Melanie Langs och Mike Hartills antologi Safeguarding, Child Protection and Abuse in Sport: International perspectives in research, policy and practice (Routledge). Lars H. Gustafsson tycker att detta är en central fråga för idrotten, och att boken erbjuder uppfriskande läsning om ett svårt och komplext område.

    Snävt om handikappidrott och samhälle

    Hans Bolling Historiska institutionen, Stockholms universitet Nigel Thomas & Andy Smith Disability, Sport and Society: An Introduction 174 sidor, hft. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2009 ISBN 978-0-415-37819-2 Handikappidrotten väcker allt större intresse från forskarvärlden. Det skulle dock inte falla mig in att påstå att handikappidrotten är ett välbelyst forskningsområde. Men det borde faktiskt vara möjligt för forskare som ger sig på att behandla handikappidrotten att tona ner att de...
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