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    Managing Sport and Leisure, Volume 29, 2024, Issue 3

    The short life of the European Super League: a case study on institutional tensions in sport industries Henk Erik Meier, Borja García, Mara Konjer & Malte Jetzke.

    A comprehensive volume, unique in the field of Olympic and Paralympic studies

    Routledge Handbook of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, edited by Dikaia Chatziefstathiou, Borja García & Benoit Séguin (Routledge) presents new research and broad surveys exploring pressing debates, challenges and possible solutions surrounding the modern Olympic and Paralympic Games, across diverse socioeconomic and political contexts. Our reviewer Björn Sandahl contends that the handbook serves as a rich introduction to its field of study and thus should be of great interest to students and the interested general public.

    Soccer & Society, Volume 25, 2024, Issue 1

    Soccer, a.k.a (association) football is the most popular mass spectator sport in the world. Soccer & Society is the first international journal devoted to the game of soccer, and aims to focus on the game in the context of a more global world. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Adverse effects of repressive policies: safety and security issues in Iranian football by Nasrin Biglari, Henk Erik Meier & Seyed Reza Hosseini Niaa.

    Soccer & Society, Volume 24, 2023, Issue 6

    Soccer, a.k.a (association) football is the most popular mass spectator sport in the world. Soccer & Society is the first international journal devoted to the game of soccer, and aims to focus on the game in the context of a more global world. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Merseyside football and the slave trade by David Kennedy.

    Journal of Global Sport Management, Volume 8, 2023, issue 1

    JGSM aims to be the global platform for focused, rigorous, and interdisciplinary research that has originality, depth, and clarity of insights into significant issues and developments of interest to sport management. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: ‘I Will Go to the Game, While You Stay Home with the Kids': Gender Role Expectations and Sport Fan-Family Conflict by Heidi Grappendorf, Jason Simmons & Meg Hancock.

    Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, Volume 28, 2023, Issue 2

    The purpose of PESP is to provide a forum for high quality educational research for a national and international readership. We intend this research to have a high impact on both policy and practice. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: ‘The difficulty of policy transfer in physical education: the failure of UNESCO’s Quality Physical Education in South Africa by Christina Uhlenbrock & Henk Erik Meier.

    European Journal for Sport and Society, Vol. 19, 2022, Issue 3

    EJSS’ function is to enable an international discussion about current issues and to foster collaboration between researchers from all social scientific sub-disciplines. It’s published 4 times per year. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Imagining the nation through football: German national self-stereotypes before, during and after the 2016 UEFA championship by ichael Mutz, Markus Gerke & Henk Erik Meier.

    Sports as soft power politics and media entertainment

    Richard Arnold’s collected volume Russia and the 2018 FIFA World Cup (Routledge) brings together leading scholars working in Russian studies, sociology and political science to analyse the 2018 World Cup and assess its significance for sport, Russia and the world. Our reviewer Kristian Gerner finds that the anthology gives a readable and informative account of the role of sports in Russian society. The soft power potential of sports rests not, however, with President Putin but with Pussy Riot and the young, educated generation, sports fans included.

    Communication & Sport, Vol. 9, 2021, No. 5

    C&S is a cutting-edge peer-reviewed quarterly that publishes research to foster international scholarly understanding of the nexus of communication and sport that engages a broad intellectual community. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Coping With Tragedy via Reflected Glory: How the Houston Astros’ World Series Win Contributed to Locals’ Process of Overcoming Hurricane Harvey by Sara R. Erlichman and Virginia S. Harrison.

    A thought-provoking, and detailed statistical case study of the development and popularity of women’s soccer in Germany

    One of the world’s greatest sports, football, and one of the leading nations in that sport when it’s played by women, Germany, are in focus in Henk Erik Meier’s new book The Development of Women’s Soccer: Legacies, Participation, and Popularity in Germany (Routledge). Our reviewer is Jean Williams, who knows a bit about women’s football, and she finds Meier’s study a book to dip into, on repeated readings.
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