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    International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Vol. 56, 2021, No. 3

    IRSS 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, as well as book and media reviews. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Women in sports leadership: A systematic narrative review by Adam B Evans and Gertrud U Pfister.

    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.

    STADION. International Journal of the History of Sport, Vol. 43, 2019, Issue 2

    STADION serves as scholarly platform for well-known historians, but also scholars of other disciplines, such as anthropology, archaeology, education, sociology and philosophy. STADION is aimed both at experts and at all those who strive for a deeper and more differentiated understanding of sport, play, physical education and physical culture from an historical perspective.

    Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum Volume 3, 2012

    SSSF, a multidisciplinary social sciences sport study journal, welcomes articles that deal with sport and social change and social stability in a wide sense, articles about the profound and comprehensive processes affecting sports such as professionalization, globalization, commercialization, urbanization, technologization, medicalization and juridification.

    Women’s football in a man’s world – a never-ending story of subordination

    Lise Joern reviews a collected volume from the impressive “Football Research in an Enlarged Europe” series at Palgrave Macmillan, Female Football Players and Fans: Intruding into a Man’s World, edited by Gertrud Pfister and Stacey Pope. She appreciates the book and its contributions but ends on a note of pessimism about the situation for women’s football and its fans.

    Lärobok i fotbollsforskning med tung engelsk slagsida

    Ytterligare ett tecken på akademiseringen av fotboll är en nyutkommen lärobok i fotbollsforskning, Studying Football (Routledge), sammanställd av Ellis Cashmore och Kevin Dixon. Torbjörn Andersson beklagar att boken har ett så tydligt engelskt fokus, och att ”patetiska” fotbollsländer som USA och Australien får större tyngd än ledande europeiska nationer.

    The Sum Less Than the Parts

    The title of the anthology The Ethics of Sport: Essential Readings, edited by Arthur L. Caplan & Brendan Parent (Oxford University Press), is essentially a misnomer, according to our reviewer, Shawn Klein. The collected journal articles deal only occasionally with ethics, and the book’s purpose and audience is basically unclear. Some contributions, though, are worthy of the title.

    Leisure Studies, Volume 36, 2017, Issue 4

    Leisure Studies is the journal of the Leisure Studies Association. The emphasis of the journal is on theoretically informed critical analyses within the social sciences and humanities of the wide range of topics that constitute leisure as a subject field – including the arts, tourism, cultural, informal and virtual activities, urban and rural recreation, sport, media and physical activities.

    Sport in Society, Volume 20, 2017, Issue 9

    The considerable growth of interest in commerce, media and politics and their relationship to sport in international academia has resulted in academics in various disciplines 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.

    Sport in Society, Volume 20, 2017, Issue 8

    The considerable growth of interest in commerce, media and politics and their relationship to sport in international academia has resulted in academics in various disciplines 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.
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