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    Rich anthology penetrates the intricacies of the relationship between sport and environment

    “I read this volume as one of many signs that sport can no longer escape issues of environmental impact, sustainability and climate change.” The volume in question is Routledge Handbook of Sport and the Environment edited by Brian P. McCullough and Timothy B. Kellison (Routledge), and the quote is from Daniel Svensson’s review in which he is mainly positive, although he also points to some perspectives that he finds missing in the book.

    Välkommen, om än inte invändningsfri, jubileumshistorik

    Carlssons Bokförlag, hemmahörande i Stockholm, är utgivare av tiotalet böcker på temat ”Hundra år i Göteborg”, tydligen i syfte att fira stadens 400 års-jubileum 2021. En av dessa är Idrott: Hundra år i Göteborg sammanställd av Cege Berglund & Gudrun Nyberg och med bidrag från bl a flera forummedarbetare. Bode Janzon har läst antologin för vår räkning och bjuder på en grundlig och kunnig recension som framhåller såväl styrkorna och svagheterna.

    Sport in Society, Volume 22, 2019, Issue 9: The Blend of Science and Sport

    The considerable growth of interest in commerce, media and politics and their relationship to sport in international academia has resulted in academics in various disciplines 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 International Journal of the History of Sport, Volume 35, 2018, Issue 6: New Historical Work on Women and Gender

    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. As well as regular issues, the IJHS also offers regionally-focused issues on the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australasia and the Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East, and special issues each year on significant topics and themes.

    An important Norwegian-language history of winter sports, deserving of an international readership

    Halvor Kleppen’s De kalde lekene: Norge, skisporten og de olympiske vinterlekene [The Cold Games: Norway, Skiing and the Olympic Winter Games] (Akilles) was published five years ago, bur our reviewer Daniel Svensson agues that this important history of winter sports, and beautifully illustrated book as well, deserves a long life and, actually, a translation into English.

    A Swedish story of speedy skiers and scientists

    We put Daniel Svensson’s dissertation from 2017, Scientizing performance in endurance sports: The emergence of ‘rational training’ in cross-country skiing, 1930–1980 (KTH Royal Institute of Technology) into the hands of Erkki Vettenniemi, who’s insightful reading resulted in an engaging and highly informative review.

    Public defence of doctoral thesis | Scientizing performance in endurance sports: The emergence of ‘rational training’ in cross-country skiing, 1930-1980 by Daniel Svensson

    This thesis sets out to analyze the role that science has played in training during the 20th century. It is a history about the rationalization of training, but also about larger issues regarding the role of personal, experiential knowledge and scientific knowledge.

    Förtjänstfull populärhistorik kompletterar bilden av svensk damfotboll

    Öxabäck IF dominerade damfotbollen under 1970- och -80-talen, med halvdussinet SM-segrar och lika många cupsegrar. Daniel Svenssons och Florence Oppenheims Öxabäckshistorik Etta på bollen: Historien om Öxabäcks damlag uppskattas högeligen av Jonny Hjelm, som ju själv forskat en del om damfotboll.
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