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“Entertaining reading about football as a vital element in the human comedy”
In Heather L. Dichter’s edited volume Soccer Diplomacy: International Relations and Football since 1914 (Univerity Press of Kentucky) an international group of experts analyzes the relationship between soccer and diplomacy. We handed the book to Kristian Gerner, professor of history at Lund University and our expert reviewer in sport and international relations. He found that the book offers readable analyses of soccer as an instrument of diplomacy, but questions the use and understanding of the chosen terminology.
Soccer & Society, Volume 21, 2020, Issue 8 | Organizing the World Cup : Organization, heritage and failing bids (1930 – 1998)
Football, the most popular mass spectator sport in the world, has become a major social phenomenon since the late nineteenth century. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: WAS FOOTBALL FASCIST? THE 1934 WORLD CUP IN THE POSTWAR MEMORY by Nicola Sbetti & Daniele Serapiglia.
Journal of Sport History, Volume 46, 2019, Number 1: Sun, Surf, and Toned Bodies: California’s Impact on the History of Sport and Leisure
The Journal of Sport History is published three times a year by the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH). The purpose of NASSH is to promote, stimulate, and encourage study and research and writing of the history of sport, and to support and cooperate with local, national, and international organizations having the same purposes.
Sport History Review, Volume 49, 2018, Issue 2
Sport History Review encourages the submission of scholarly articles, methodological and research notes, and commentaries. Because young scholars are critically important to the development of any discipline, SHR encourages graduate students and young professionals to submit their work for publication.
International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Vol. 53, 2018, No. 7
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.
Sport in History, Volume 38, 2018, Issue 2
Sport in History is a history journal that publishes original, archivally-based research on the history of sport, leisure and recreation. The journal encourages the study of sport to illuminate broader historical issues and debates. Includes an extensive reviews section.
Soccer & Society, Volume 19, 2018, Issue 2
Soccer and Society is the first international journal devoted to the world’s most popular game. It covers all aspects of soccer globally from anthropological, cultural, economic, historical, political and sociological perspectives.q