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    Sport, Business and Management, Volume 11, 2021, Issue 1 | Digital transformation in sport: The disruptive potential of digitalization for sport management research

    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: “What's next? Calling beer-drinking a sport?!”: virtual resistance to considering eSport as sport by Anne Tjønndal.

    Youth Sport 2.0? The Development of eSports in Norway from 2016 to 2019 | A Summary

    In this feature article, Anne Tjønndal and Mads Skauge summarize their recent article from Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health in which they argue that eSports is gaining considerable and increasing prominence in Norwegian sports, in spite of not being formally recognized by the national sports confederation. However, local sports clubs as well as high school sports programs are openly encouraging participation in eSports.

    Sports’ relation to other forms of leisure investigated with an impressive variety of historical methods and sources

    Two special issues of Sport in History has been converted into a single 14 chapters volume by the editors Dion Georgiou and Benjamin Litherland: Sport’s Relationship with Other Leisure Industries: Historical Perspectives (Routledge). Our reviewer is Anne Tjønndal, and she offers a comprehensive overview of the collection, which, though it might be better for some to read a few individual chapters, as a whole represents an accomplishment in sport history scholarship.

    Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, Volume 13, 2021, Issue 1 | Contemporary digital qualitative research in sport, exercise and health

    Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health is a landmark publication – it is the first international journal solely dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of qualitative research in the sport, exercise, and health sciences. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: YOUTH SPORT 2.0? THE DEVELOPMENT OF ESPORTS IN NORWAY FROM 2016 TO 2019 by Anne Tjønndal & Mads Skauge.

    Offentlig folkehelse­arbeid og idretts- og helseideologien: Folkehelsekoordinatorers erfaringer av samarbeid med frivillige idrettslag

    Den här referentgranskade artikeln av Anne Tjønndal undersöker hur idrotts- och hälsoideologi uttrycks av offentliga anställda i den norska folkhälsosektorn när de delar sina erfarenheter av att arbeta med frivilliga idrottslag i folkhälsoarbetet. Analysen visar hur samarbete med frivilliga idrottslag uppfattas som positivt och som en resurs i folkhälsoarbetet i fysisk aktivitet, särskilt när barn och ungdomar är målgruppen.

    New Esport book fills a void, but has notable weaknesses

    Whether or not esports can be incorporated in the wider concept of traditional sports is a serious bone of contention among sport scholars which is touched upon in Ryan Rogers’ collected volume Understanding Esports: An Introduction to the Global Phenomenon (Lexington Books), though not as cleverly as in many previous works. And our reviewer Anne Tjønndal have other reservations as well, however some chapters do pass muster.

    International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Vol. 55, 2020, 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: MUAY THAI: WOMEN, FIGHTING, FEMININITY by Sharyn Graham Davies and Antje Deckert.

    Excellent textbook for outdoor learning, albeit not for all

    The textbook Adventure and Society by Simon Beames, Chris Mackie and Matthew Atencio (Palgrave Macmillan) offers a broad, cross-disciplinary study of various societal aspects of adventure, ranging from the everyday to the extreme. We asked Anne Tjønndal for a review, and she finds this superb book to be useful for inclusion into the course literature for under-graduate studies in outdoor learning.

    Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum, Volume 10, 2019

    SSSF, a multidisciplinary social sciences sport study journal, welcomes articles that deal with sport and social change and social stability in a wide sense, articles about the profound and comprehensive processes affecting sports such as professionalization, globalization, commercialization, urbanization, technologization, medicalization and juridification.

    Martial arts between culture and sport

    Paul Bowman, Professor of Cultural Studies at the School of Journalism, Media and Culture, Cardiff University, has published profusely in the field of martial arts studies over the years. His latest effort is Deconstructing Martial Arts (Cardiff University Press), which we asked Anne Tjønndal to review for idrottsforum.org. She finds Bowman’s approach to his subject matter refreshing, albeit not easily accessible nor, in terms of methodology, fully convincing.
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