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Highlighting the contested nature of sport in Aotearoa New Zealand: An edited collection
Damion Sturm’s and Roslyn Kerr’s edited collection Sport in Aotearoa New Zealand: Contested Terrain (Routledge) investigates the sporting traditions, successes, systems, “terrains” and contemporary issues that underpin sport in New Zealand, also known by its Māori name of Aotearoa. Our reviewer is Rod Philpot, who enjoyed reading the book and gained new understandings of sport, sportspeople and sporting and recreational activities that are occurring in his own backyard.
Sport in Society, Volume 24, 2021, Issue 11 | Sport and Nationalism: Theoretical Perspectives
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 in Society, Volume 24, 2021, Issue 8 | Cricket in the 21st century
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: ‘‘Masters of your fate and the captains of your soul’: media representations of the 2018 Invictus Games by Peter English, Bridie Kean, Simone Pearce, Timothy Peters, Katy Kirby & Angela Calder.
New Esport book fills a void, but has notable weaknesses
Whether or not esports can be incorporated in the wider concept of traditional sports is a serious bone of contention among sport scholars which is touched upon in Ryan Rogers’ collected volume Understanding Esports: An Introduction to the Global Phenomenon (Lexington Books), though not as cleverly as in many previous works. And our reviewer Anne Tjønndal have other reservations as well, however some chapters do pass muster.
Leisure Sciences, Volume 40, 2018, Issue 7
Leisure Sciences presents scientific inquiries into the study of leisure, recreation, parks, travel, and tourism from a social science perspective. Articles cover the social and psychological aspects of leisure, planning for leisure environments, leisure gerontology, travel and tourism behavior, leisure economics, and urban leisure delivery systems.
Leading sport and media scholars unearth the mediatization of sport mega-events
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.