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    A fierce critique hitting wider than intended (?), but not as hard

    Helen Jefferson Lenskyj, Professor Emerita at University of Toronto, is an avid critic of various aspects of sports, including its gender and sexual politics, and the Olympic Games. Her latest book is Gender, Athletes’ Rights, and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Emerald Publishing). Since it’s a book about law written by a sociologist, we asked a legal scholar, Mikael Hansson of University of Gothenburg, for a review.

    The International Journal of the History of Sport, Volume 34, 2017, Issue 3–4 | Global Perspectives on Sport and Protest

    The International Journal of the History of Sport is the world’s leading sport history academic periodical with fully-refereed global coverage of the subject. As well as regular issues, the IJHS also offers regionally-focused issues on the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australasia and the Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East, and special issues each year on significant topics and themes.

    This book performs a vital service for critical sport scholars

    “As manna from heaven”; that is one way of describing the arrival to the book stores of Sport, Protest and Globalisation: Stopping Play edited by Jon Dart and Stephen Wagg (Palgrave Macmillan). Our reviewer is Russell Holden, and besides noting a couple of omissions, he is thoroughly pleased, nay, enthusiastic over this anthology and its critical stance in relation to sports.

    OL-studier – kritiske perspektiver

    Jon Helge Lesjø har läst en riktig tegelsten, en tjock men också tungviktig bok om olympiska spel, The Palgrave Handbook of Olympic Studies, som sammanställts av Helen Jefferson Lenskyj och Stephen Wagg. Kritisk handbok och viktigt referensverk.

    Tankar och perspektiv kring de olympiska spelen

    Anders Östnäs Institutionen för socialt arbete, Lunds universitet DE OLYMPISKA IDEALEN och de olympiska spelen har globalt samarbete, internationell förståelse och social gemenskap över nationsgränserna som några viktiga mål. Men har idealen och spelen genom åren nått sina mål? Hur har den olympiska verkligheten relaterats till politiska verkligheter sedan de moderna olympiska spelen infördes 1896? Har den olympiska tanken överhuvudtaget någon framtid?...
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