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JSSI brings you the latest research, discussion and analysis on contemporary sport issues. In JSSI scholars study the impact of sport on social issues from many perspectives. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: A Scoping Review of the Causes and Consequences of Fraud in Sport by Lucie Vanwersch, Annick Willem, Bram Constandt & Wim Hardyns.
Call for Participation | “Conjunction-Articulation-Assemblage: Theorizing Trump’s Sporting America” by David L. Andrews | Iowa Colloquium on Sport and Culture, online on May 6, 2022
Dr. David L. Andrews (University of Maryland) will be presenting “Conjunction-Articulation-Assemblage: Theorizing Trump’s Sporting America” for the Iowa Colloquium on Sport and Culture this Friday, May 6th at 4:00 CST. The online and zoomified event is free and open to the public, though registration is required. There will be lots of time for discussion after the talk, and we are looking forward to sharing some ideas.
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: ‘The world will be watching and so will NSA!’: A History of Technology and Security at the Olympic Games by Austin Duckworth & Jörg Krieger.
In his latest book, Making Sport Great Again: The Uber-Sport Assemblage, Neoliberalism, and the Trump Conjuncture (Palgrave), sociologist and leading left-leaning sport critic David L. Andrews, Professor of Physical Cultural Studies, University of Maryland, delivers a fiercely critical analysis of the state of sport under neoliberalism. However, as our reviewer Paul Dimeo notes, Andrews’ ideas of democracy and inclusion are cloaked in nigh on impenetrable sociological vernacular.
Leisure Sciences, Volume 41, 2019, Issue 1–2: Feminist Knowledges as Interventions in Physical Cultures
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.
Journal of Sport and Social Issues (JSSI) brings you the latest research, discussion and analysis on contemporary sport issues. Using an international, interdisciplinary perspective, JSSI examines today's most pressing and far-reaching questions about sport.
New special issue, Vol 5, No 2 (2017), of Social Inclusion, "Sport for Social Inclusion”, is now out. All articles are free to download (open access). Please feel free to share the articles with your colleagues. Editor: Reinhard Haudenhuyse (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
In this original review for idrottsforum.org, Jay Coakley takes on two introductory textbooks in the sociology of sport, Sport Sociology by Peter Craig and Sport and Society, edited by Barrie Houlihan & Dominic Malcolm (both Sage Publications). His critical analysis from the point of view of the academic teacher leads him to a well-argued conclusions that will be rewarding reading for teachers as well as for the respective author/editors.
Insightful, in-depth overview of the effects of neoliberalism on the governance and management of sports
The edited volume Sport and Neoliberalism: Politics, Consumption, and Culture (Temple University Press), compiled by David L. Andrews and Michail L. Silk, takes a critical stance on neoliberalism as a dominant organizing mechanism, in society and in sports. Our reviewer Russell Holden has but few reservations to this vital and useful analysis of modern sports.
For her edited volume Contemporary Issues in Sport Management: A Critical Introduction (Sage Publications), Terri Byers have engaged a large number of contributing scholars of sport management, probing central issues in the field. Søren Bennie is our reviewer, and while pointing to a few weak points, his balanced assessment is that it’s a valuable and useful contribution to this research field.
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