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    International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, Volume 9, 2017, Issue 3

    The International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics aims to publish articles that address all aspects of sport policy irrespective of academic discipline. Articles that adopt a multi-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary or comparative approach are particularly welcome.

    The Internet is not going away any time soon – thankfully, viable options for sport history research are available

    The future is here, and for all, not least sport historians, it’s important to be ready for whatever changes that may involve. Luckily, a collection of articles is available, Sport History in the Digital Era edited by Gary Osmond and Murray G. Phillips, and our reviewer Scott D. Peterson finds a book full of useful ideas.

    An important scholarly contribution to a contemporary, socio-cultural practice that’s otherwise left to the natural sciences

    Endurance, or long-distance, running means at least 5k, and usually much longer. Øyvind F. Standal has read a new edited volume about this phenomenon, Endurance Running: A socio-cultural examination by William Bridel, Pirkko Markula & Jim Denison (Routledge) that sheds light on this physically and mentally demanding sport.

    Gott och blandat på fältfattigt bourdieuskt smörgåsbord

    Mats Franzén har läst en antologi om den franske sociologen, antropologen och filosofen Pierre Bourdieu och hans betydelse för att förstå kropps- och rörelsekulturen. Pierre Bourdieu and Physical Culture (Routledge) är sammanställd av lisahunter, Wayne Smith & elke emerald.

    På snowboard genom teoridjungeln

    Relativt unga nyzeeländska idrottsforskaren Holly Thorpes första monografi var Snowboarding Bodies in Theory and Practice (2011), och den bygger på material från hennes avhandling från 2007. Åsa Bäckström har läst och gillat det hon läst, och därtill förundrats över Thorpes akademiska produktivitet och aktiviteter.

    Athletes’ career transitions in 18 countries successfully charted

    Natalia Stambulova’s and Tatiana Ryba’s edited volume Athletes’ Careers Across Cultures takes the study of athletes’ transitions during the sporting life major steps forward by employing a global perspective. Sepand Mashreghi is our reviewer.

    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.
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