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Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health is a landmark publication – it is the first international journal solely dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of qualitative research in the sport, exercise, and health sciences. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: “Elite but not elitist”: Negotiating race, place, class, and culture in public physical activity spaces by Andrew Carter, Michael Dao, Adam Alexander & Vicky Gomez.
The Oxford Handbook of Sport and Society, edited by Lawrence A, Wenner (Oxford UP), features leading international scholars’ assessments of scholarly inquiry about sport and society. Divided into six sections, chapters consider dominant issues within key areas, approaches featured in inquiry, and debates needing resolution. Our reviewer is Richards Giulianotti, who edited the Sage four volume set The Sociology of Sport in 2012, and he finds that this new collection, some unnecessary omissions notwithstanding, is a welcome addition to the existing list of handbooks in the field.
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.
EJSS’ function is to enable an international discussion about current issues and to foster collaboration between researchers from all social scientific sub-disciplines. It’s published 4 times per year. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: To move on… – a comparative study of Swedish adolescents in a changing sport and leisure-time landscape by Suzanne Lundvall & Britta Thedin Jakobsson (open access).
SSJ publishes original research, framed by social theory, on exercise, sport, physical culture, and the (physically active) body. The journal publishes peer-reviewed empirical, theoretical, and position papers; book reviews; and critical essays. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: ICE DANCING TO ARIRANG IN THE 2018 PYEONGCHANG WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES: THE INTERSECTION OF MUSIC, IDENTITY, AND SPORT by Doo Jae Park, Na Ri Shin, Synthia Sydnor, Caitlin Clarke.
Tobias Stark reviews two books on concussions in sport, The Concussion Crisis in Sport, by Dominic Malcolm, and Sociocultural Examinations of Sports Concussions, by Matt Ventresca & Mary G. McDonald (eds.), both published by Routledge. Our reviewer is firmly convinced that both books are vital – maybe even life-saving – contributions to the rapidly growing academic literature on sport and health issues related to the concussion crisis
The considerable growth of interest in commerce, media and politics and their relationship to sport has resulted in academics in various disciplines writing about sport. Sport in Society is a 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: SCHOLAR, GENTLEMAN AND PLAYER: A TRIBUTE TO ERIC DUNNING by Dominic Malcolm & Ivan Waddington.
In this original review for idrottsforum.org by Dominic Malcolm, Peter Krustrup’s long-awaited summing-up of 17 years of research around the health benefits of football, Football as Medicine: Prescribing Football for Global Health Promotion, edited with Daniel Parnell (Routledge), is critically assessed. While commending the basic premise of the book and its trust in football as medicine, he regrets the lack of critical perspectives.
The International Review for the Sociology of Sport is a peer reviewed academic journal. Its main purpose is to disseminate research and scholarship on sport throughout the international academic community. The journal publishes research articles of varying lengths, from standard length research papers to shorter reports and commentary, as well as book and media reviews.
Dominic Malcolm, sociologist at Loughborough University, UK with an impressive list of books and articles to his name, takes a critical look at modern sports medicin in Sport, Medicine and Health: The Medicalization of Sport? (Routledge). Anne Tjønndal has read Malcolm’s “solid piece of scientific work”, and she found the chapter on concussions in sports of particular interest.