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Sport ecology is a growing trend in the study of sport that looks beyond what’s happening on the pitch, in the rink or at the running tracks, and cares rather more about sport’s ecological footprints. A recent contribution to this emerging field is an anthology edited by Brian Wilson, and Brad Millington, Sport and the Environment: Politics and Preferred Futures (Emerald Publishing). Our reviewer is Daniel Svensson, and he finds the book to be a preferred roadmap towards a preferred future.
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: BETWEEN SECURITY AND FESTIVITY: THE CASE OF FAN ZONES by Jan Andre Lee Ludvigsen.
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.
Not a final statement but a starting point: timely and extremely useful handbook for qualitative sport studies
Just in time for the publication of Mark Brooke’s review of the Routledge Handbook of Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, edited by Brett Smith & Andrew C. Sparkes, Routledge chose to release the paperback edition, thereby decreasing the RRP from £190 to £40 – which is good, given that the book, according to our reviewer, is a valuable tool for social and cultural science scholars in the field of sport and exercise.
This is a brilliant book, concludes Inge Kryger Pedersen her review of Brad Millington’s Fitness, Technology and Society: Amusing Ourselves to Life (Routledge). Not that it’s flawless, of course, our reviewer has reservations especially concerning chapter five; notwithstanding, that chapter seems to be the most stimulating in this overall important and well-written study.
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.
The International Review for the Sociology of Sport 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, from standard length research papers to shorter reports and commentary, as well as book and media reviews.
Lawrence A. Wenner and Andrew C. Billings have gathered leading scholars in the field of sport media studies for their edited volume Sport, Media and Mega-Events (Routledge), in which each contribution takes stock of a mega-event in terms of the level of mediatization. Henk Erik Meier is our knowledgeable reviewer, and he’s impressed.
In his knowledgeable review of A Companion to Sport, edited by David L. Andrews and Ben Carrington, Alan Bairner, Professor of Sport and Social Theory at Loughborough University, finds that the volume offers something for everybody, if not everything for all.