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    Social sporting innovations from Hogwarts to Bruges

    With her new anthology, Social Innovation in Sport (Palgrave Macmillan), Anne Tjönndal aims at providing fresh insights on how social innovations are utilized as strategies to make sport more accessible and inclusive. Our reviewer Alan Bairner is doubtful however, seeing sport’s adaptability to change as more often than not driven by market logics, since sport, he claims, is inherently conservative, reactionary even, in its refusal to change its core values and renew its traditional hierarchies.

    Call for Chapter Proposals | Social Issues in Esports, to be published with Routledge. Call ends September 27, 2021

    The editor of this anthology invites previously unpublished papers on social issues in esports. The book is signed for publication with Routledge and already includes 14 chapters organised in four thematic parts: 1) Integrity issues, 2) Physical and mental health, 3) Gender, ethnicity, and social inequality, 4) Ethics and policy. The editor is seeking proposals for chapters that may add to the themes included in this collection.

    Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum, Volume 11, 2020

    SSSF, a multidisciplinary social sciences sport studies 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 sport. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: National and Organizational Culture in Norwegian Elite Sport: The Account of National Handball Head Coaches by Eivind Å. Skille, Per Øystein Hansen, Frank Abrahamsen & Stiliani “Ani” Chroni.

    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.
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