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    Sport in Society, Volume 23, 2020, Issue 7

    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: THE BODILY EXPERIENCE OF DISABLED ATHLETES. A PHENOMENOLOGICAL STUDY OF POWERCHAIR FOOTBALL by Remi Richard, Eric Perera & Nathalie Le Roux.

    Laudable ambitions, disappointing results

    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.

    Is sport good for us? Probing the sport and health nexus

    The alleged benefits of sports for humans, individually and collectively, is put to the test as regards its health rewards in an edited volume by Daniel Parnell & Peter Krustrup, Sport and Health: Exploring the Current State of Play (Routledge). Katarina Sjögren Forss’ review takes us through the various chapters and eventually concludes with strong recommendations.
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