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    International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Vol. 55, 2020, No. 1

    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.

    Sociology of Sport Journal, Volume 36, 2019, Issue 4

    The Sociology of Sport Journal (SSJ) publishes original research, framed by social theory, on exercise, sport, physical culture, and the (physically active) body. The purpose of SSJ is to stimulate and communicate research, critical thought, and theory development on issues pertaining to the sociology of sport. The journal publishes peer-reviewed empirical, theoretical, and position papers; book reviews; and critical essays.

    Overwhelming praise for comprehensive and thought-provoking handbook

    Originally published in 2014 and edited by Jennifer Hargreaves and Eric Anderson, the Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality comprises 53 chapters penned by 68 internationally renowned sport scholars. According to our reviewer Benjamin Moreland, this perennial handbook is a vital contribution to the academic conversations surrounding gender and sexuality and a foundational read for scholars and students alike.

    Frågor om kön, kropp och makt inte fullt ut besvarade i bok om transpersoner inom tävlingsidrotten

    Om transgenderister inom tävlingsidrotten handlar Eric Andersons och Ann Travers antologi Transgender Athletes in Competitive Sport (Routledge). Jesper Fundberg för i sin recension flera spännande resonemang, till exempel om att förflyttningen över könsgränser snarare upprätthåller än bryter den binära könsuppdelningen. Dessutom saknar han i boken maktanalysen kring kön och kropp.

    Brilliant introduction to a critical sociology of sport

    Eric Anderson’s successful 2010 book Sport, Theory and Social Problems: A Critical Introduction has evolved into a revised and enlarged second edition, co-authored with Adam White (Routledge). While regretting a rather narrow perspective in the application of the profusion of sociological theories in the book, our reviewer Anne Tjønndal is none the less both impressed and ensorcelled.

    An ambitious introduction to the wide-ranging field of sport management

    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.

    Vem är rädd för Sheryl Swoopes? Om sport, kön, sexualitet och makt

    Jesper Fundberg uppskattar de olika texterna i antologin Sexual Minorities in Sports: Predudice at Play sammanställd av Melanie L. Sartore-Baldwin, och tycker att boken ska vara obligatorisk läsning för svenska barn- och ungdomstränare inom idrottsrörelsen.

    Prepare to re-think on sporting men, masculinity and heterosexuality

    In his latest book, sociologist Eric Anderson draws on hundreds of interviews with 15-22 year old straight and gay male athletes to show the changing perceptions of homosexuality in male sports. Marie Larneby reviews 21st Century Jocks: Sporting Men and Contemporary Heterosexuality.

    Comprehensive collection, with the usual suspects and some bright spots

    In his knowledgeable review of A Companion to Sport, edited by David L. Andrews and Ben Carrington, Alan Bairner, Professor of Sport and Social Theory at Loughborough University, finds that the volume offers something for everybody, if not everything for all.

    Kritisk idrottssociologi

    David Hoff Institutionen för socialt arbete, Linnéuniversitetet, Kalmar Eric Anderson Sport, Theory and Social Problems: A Critical Introduction 183 sidor, hft., ill. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2010 ISBN 978-0-415-57126-5 Eric Anderson, en amerikansk sociolog, delar ut en rejäl käftsmäll mot idrotten i sin bok Sport, theory and social problems: A critical introduction.Huvudsyftet med monografin är att belysa ett antal sociala problem inom idrotten med hjälp av olika sociologiska och socialpsykologiska...
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