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Brittany Reid’s and Taylor McKee’s collected volume Duelism: Confronting Sport Through Its Doubles (Common Ground) curates critical readings from sport scholars across many fields that acknowledge and interrogate the concept of sport by exploring it in connection with its significant doubles, an approach termed “duelism.” Steph Doehler’s reading of the anthology evokes mainly positive reactions, while also indicating that critical comments are called for.
The purpose of NASSH is to promote, stimulate, and encourage study and research and writing of the history of sport, and to support and cooperate with local, national, and international organizations having the same purposes. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Superfood or Superficial? Plasmon and the Birth of the Supplement Industry by Conor Heffernan.
Soccer, a.k.a (association) football is the most popular mass spectator sport in the world. Soccer & Society is the first international journal devoted to the game of soccer, and aims to focus on the game in the context of a more global world. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Who’s SARI now: social enterprise and the use of the medium of sport to further human rights in society by Ken Mc Cue.
Academics in various disciplines are writing about sport. Sport in Society is a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary forum for academics to discuss the growing relationship of sport to significant areas of modern life. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: They are not ‘Team New Zealand’ or the ‘New Zealand’ Warriors! An exploration of pseudo-nationalism in New Zealand sporting franchises by Damion Sturm, Tom Kavanagh & Robert E. Rinehart.
Sport History Review encourages the submission of scholarly articles, methodological and research notes, and commentaries. SHR encourages graduate students and young professionals to submit their work for publication. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: The English Style: Figure Skating, Gender, and National Identity by B.A. Thurber.
The International Journal of the History of Sport, Volume 38, 2021, Issue 4 | Regional Issue: Americas
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. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Recorde: Revista de História do Esporte – An Overview of Its Publications (2008–2020) by Letícia Cristina Lima Moraes, Leonardo do Couto Gomes & Wanderley Marchi Júnior.
Sport in History encourages the study of sport to illuminate broader historical issues and debates. Includes an extensive reviews section, an annual compendium of sports-related accessions to British archives and a 'Sport in Public History' section. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: ’Book review: Sport and the New Zealanders: a history [Greg Ryan and Geoff Watson] by Tony Collins.
The International Journal of the History of Sport, Volume 37, 2020, Issue 16 | Sport and Oral History II
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. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Critical Mass: Oral History, Innovation Theory, and the Fitness Legacy of the Muscle Beach Scene by Tolga Ozyurtcu & Jan Todd.
In this feature article, Conor Heffernan summarizes his recent article in Women’s History Review, in which he presents his research into strongwomen history and specifically the story of German-born Julia Veidlere, better known as Victorina, famed strongwoman in late nineteenth century Britain. While telling her story, Heffernan also touches upon aspects of her career such as brand management and having to assert her femininity, against a backdrop of music hall entertainment, immensely popular in those days.
The History of Physical Culture in Ireland, Conor Heffernan’s Ph.D. thesis published by Palgrave Macmillan, is the first study to deal with physical culture in an Irish context, covering educational, martial and recreational histories. We asked historian Hans Bolling for a review, and he is highly appreciative of Heffernan’s efforts – “a book well worth spending time with”. In his review, Bolling creates added value by including information about the Swedish contribution to physical culture in Ireland.