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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: Distance runners in a dys-appearance state – Reconceptualizing the perception of pain and suffering in times of bodily distress by Assaf Lev.
Tidsskriftet Forum for Idræt er en online publikation, der udgiver forskning, formidling og debat om idræt inden for det samfundsvidenskabelige og humanistiske fagområde. Foreningen bag tidsskriftet, Forum for Idræt, Historie og Samfund (FIHS), har eksisteret siden 1985. Indtil en navneændring i 2007 var foreningen kendt under navnet Dansk Idrætshistorisk Forening – Krop og Kultur.
Physical Culture and Sport. Studies and Research is an open access journal with a wide scope encompassing sociology, history, philosophy and other disciplines within the social sciences and humanities. It’s the journal of Josef Pilsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw and International Society for the Social Sciences of Sport.
Henning Eichberg’s last book, posthumously edited by Signe Højbjerre Larsen and published by Routledge entitled Play in Philosophy and Social Thought is the second book in a trilogy that will remain unfinished. Ejgil Jespersen, who was well acquainted will Henning and knows his œuvre well, is our reviewer – with mixed reactions and emotions, and some unanswered questions.
Of the four conferences on philosophy of play in recent years arranged by Malcolm MacLean, Wendy Russell and Emily Ryall, each of the first three appear in book form. In this review essay, Ejgil Jespersen looks particularly at the contributions that discuss play in relation to sports, but he finds the whole trilogy both commendable and recommendable.
Det är av Ejgil Jespersens recension att döma en viktig och nyttig bok för idrottslärare och idrottslärarutbildare, antologin Motion og bevægelse i skolen sammanställd av Jens-Ole Jensen, Henrik Taarsted Jørgensen och Esben Stilund Volshøj (Hans Reitzels Forlag). Den följer på en skolreform i Danmark som ger alla barn i genomsnitt 45 minuters motion och rörelse varje skoldag.
in Team Denmark, the Danish state institution for elite athletes, the athletes are in fact considered as a sort of honorary members. This is due to the required mindset of not only being proud but also honoured to be among the selected few to represent a national team in their sport, and because the athletes must consider their ardent effort not as labour but, exactly, as in an honorary position.