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    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.

    Norway’s first PhD course in sociology of sport at Nord University

    In September 2019, Nord University I Bodø, above the arctic circle in Norway, arranged the country’s first ever graduate course for Ph.D. students in the sociology of sport. In this report from the week-long event, two of the local participants, Anna Adlwarth and Mads Skauge, and the main initiator, Anne Tjønndal, describes the academic as well as the social goings-on; apparently, a great time was had by all.

    Important and refreshing insights into the digitalization of sport and leisure

    In their anthology Re-thinking Leisure in a Digital Age (Routledge), editors Michael Silk, Brad Millington, Emma Rich and Anthony Bush set themselves the task of providing critical engagement with digital technologies in a sport and leisure context. Anne Tjønndal has read the book for idrottsforum.org, and she contends that the individual contributions as well as the book as a whole are far-sighted and provide vital clues for a positive understanding of the brave new digital world.

    Conference Report | EASS 2019, Bø, Norway: Sports and the Environment | June 2019

    The 16th conference of the European Association for Sociology of Sport (EASS) took place in Bø, Norway, in June 2019, hosted by The University of South-Eastern Norway (USN). As usual there weremany delegates and sessions and papers, and as our rapporteurs rightly say, there is no way two people can cover the whole four-day conference. Given that, Anne Tjønndal and Mads Skauge has made a brilliant job of it!

    Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum, Volume 9, 2018

    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.

    The International Journal of the History of Sport, Volume 35, 2018, Issue 15–16: Indigenous Sports History and Culture in Asia

    The International Journal of the History of Sport is the world’s leading sport history academic periodical with fully-refereed global coverage of the subject. As well as regular issues, the IJHS also offers regionally-focused issues on the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australasia and the Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East, and special issues each year on significant topics and themes.

    World Leisure Journal, Volume 61, 2019, Issue 3: Leisure and Innovation – Exploring Boundaries

    As the official journal of the World Leisure Organisation, the purpose of the World Leisure Journal is to stimulate and communicate research, theory, and critical thought in all areas that address leisure, including play, recreation, the arts and culture, sport, festivals, events and celebrations, health and fitness, and travel and tourism. 

    Fra presentasjon til prestasjon? Sportifisering av skateboard i Norge

    I den här artikeln använder Anne Tjønndal, Arve Hjelseth och Verena Lenneis Guttmanns sju kännetecken för moderna idrotter för att diskutera den sportifieringsprocess som skateboard genomgår i takt med sportens växande popularitet. Empiriskt utgår artikeln från att skateboard ingår i det olympiska programmet i Tokyo 2020, och hur det har lett till ökad organisering och byråkratisering av skateboard i Norge.

    New book explores the sport-health ideology

    Dominic Malcolm, sociologist at Loughborough University, UK with an impressive list of books and articles to his name, takes a critical look at modern sports medicin in Sport, Medicine and Health: The Medicalization of Sport? (Routledge). Anne Tjønndal has read Malcolm’s “solid piece of scientific work”, and she found the chapter on concussions in sports of particular interest.
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