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For a sports historian with a strong personal as well as scholarly partiality for skiing, it was to be expected that our reviewer Leif Yttergren would find much to like in Philipp Strobl & Aneta Podkalicka’s edited volume Leisure Cultures and the Making of Modern Ski Resorts (Palgrave Macmillan). Described by Yttergren as human geography with a (technology-) historical focus, the book is exciting and commendable as well as inspiring for future studies in the Swedish context.
While appreciating the individual contributions to The Many Faces of Snow Sports: Ski Congress 2017 anthology, edited by Heikki Roiko-Jokela & Piia Pöyhönen (Jyväskylä University Press), Daniel Svensson sees the book as an example of the problems inherent in international anthologies, where the different chapters don't communicate, and the editors don't do their job properly.