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    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.

    European Sport Management Quarterly, Volume 23, 2023, Issue 4

    ESMQ publishes articles that contribute to our understanding of sport organizations. The Journal sets out to enhance our understanding of the role of sport management and sport bodies in social life. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: National sport organization governance design archetypes for the twenty-first century by Milena M. Parent, Russell Hoye, Marijke Taks, Ashley Thompson, Michael L. Naraine, Erik L. Lachance & Benoit Séguin (open access).

    Do we need another collection of sociology of sport articles? Our reviewer thinks so.

    The Oxford Handbook of Sport and Society, edited by Lawrence A, Wenner (Oxford UP), features leading international scholars’ assessments of scholarly inquiry about sport and society. Divided into six sections, chapters consider dominant issues within key areas, approaches featured in inquiry, and debates needing resolution. Our reviewer is Richards Giulianotti, who edited the Sage four volume set The Sociology of Sport in 2012, and he finds that this new collection, some unnecessary omissions notwithstanding, is a welcome addition to the existing list of handbooks in the field.

    Communication & Sport, Vol. 10, 2022, No. 2

    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: Major League Baseball Broadcasts and the Delineation of Traditional and Modern Fact Metrics by Zachary W. Arth and Andrew C. Billings.

    European Journal for Sport and Society, Vol. 19, 2022, Issue 1

    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: The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games: inspiration as a possible legacy for disabled Brazilians by Doralice Lange Souza & Ian Brittain.

    Sport in Society, Volume 24, 2021, Issue 4

    Academics in various disciplines are 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. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: ‘I don’t know if America would have picked me:’ athletic, national, and racial identities of the U.S. Men’s Kabaddi Team by Sam Winemiller

    Leisure Studies, Volume 39, 2020, Issue 5

    The emphasis of Leisure Studies 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, sport and physical activities. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: UNDERSTANDING LOCAL RESIDENTS’ RESPONSES TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF MOUNT GARIWANG FOR THE 2018 PYEONGCHANG WINTER OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC GAMES by Liv Yoon.

    Leisure Studies, Volume 39, 2020, Issue 2

    The emphasis of Leisure Studies 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. Editor’s pick from the current issue: HIGHLAND GAMES AS SERIOUS LEISURE: BECOMING A MASTERS ATHLETE by James Bowness.

    Leisure Studies, Volume 38, 2019, Issue 2

    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.

    An ambitious introduction to the wide-ranging field of sport management

    For her edited volume Contemporary Issues in Sport Management: A Critical Introduction (Sage Publications), Terri Byers have engaged a large number of contributing scholars of sport management, probing central issues in the field. Søren Bennie is our reviewer, and while pointing to a few weak points, his balanced assessment is that it’s a valuable and useful contribution to this research field.
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