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    International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Vol. 56, 2021, No. 1

    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: ‘DOING’ COMPETITIVE SWIMMING: EXPLORING THE SKILLED PRACTICES OF THE COMPETITIVE SWIMMING LIFEWORLD by Gareth McNarry, Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson, and Adam B Evans.

    Sociology of Sport Journal, Volume 37, 2020, Issue 4

    SSJ publishes original research, framed by social theory, on exercise, sport, physical culture, and the (physically active) body. The journal publishes peer-reviewed empirical, theoretical, and position papers; book reviews; and critical essays. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: “YOU ALWAYS WANNA BE SORE, BECAUSE THEN YOU ARE SEEING RESULTS”: EXPLORING POSITIVE PAIN IN COMPETITIVE SWIMMING by Gareth McNarry, Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson, Adam B. Evans.

    Stimulating exploration of the complexities of sex-integrated sport

    To promote gender equality in sport, is sex integrated sports the way to go? Food for thoughts on this topic is provided in Sex Integration in Sport and Physical Culture: Promises and Pitfalls, edited by Channon, Dashper, Fletcher & Lake (Routledge). Our reviewer is Mark Brooke, whose thinking on the matter was greatly stimulated by the various contributions in this volume.

    A significant and meaningful contribution to the academic field of sport and gender studies

    To Anne Tjønndal, woman and boxer, Global Perspectives on Women in Combat Sports: Women Warriors around the World, edited by Alex Channon & Christopher R. Matthews (Palgrave Macmillan), was a satisfying read – a valuable contribution to the field of gender and sports.
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