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    Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society, Vol, 29, Issue 2, 2024 | Just a Game? Sport and Psychoanalytic Theory

    This international journal explores the intersection between psychoanalysis and the social world. Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society is a journal of both clinical and academic relevance which publishes articles examining the roles that psychoanalysis can play in promoting and achieving progressive social change and social justice. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Abjection in sports: An ethical approach by Kutte Jönsson (open access).

    International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Vol. 59, 2024, No. 4

    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: Participation of girls and women in community sport in Ghana: Cultural and structural barriers by Derrick Charway and Åse Strandbu (open access).

    Beneficial collection where the sum of its parts is greater than the whole

    Roberts, Whigham, Culvin & Parnell’s edited collection Critical Issues in Football: A Sociological Analysis of the Beautiful Game (Routledge) sheds critical new light on key issues in contemporary football, with each chapter using a different theoretical lens. This leads our reviewer Arve Hjelseth to commending the inclusion of major sociological thinkers, but also to the conclusion that the book, which he considers a useful addition to the critical study of football, is not ‘a sociological analysis’ but rather many analyses. And that’s football for you.

    Showcasing the necessity of separating the wheat from the chaff

    Stefan Lawrence’s edited collection Digital Wellness, Health and Fitness Influencers: Critical Perspectives on Digital Guru Media (Routledge) examines the phenomenon of ‘digital guru media’ (DGM)who post on the themes of wellness, health and fitness. Arélien Daudi finds that some chapters contribute with important insights into this increasingly nonignorable social avenue, while others simply lack the novelty, ingenuity, and scope to say much of meaning. He was left equal parts frustrated and educated.

    Communication & Sport, Vol. 11, 2023, 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: A Scoping Review of Research on Online Hate and Sport by Colm Kearns, Gary Sinclair, Jack Black, Mark Doidge, Thomas Fletcher, Daniel Kilvington, Katie Liston, Theo Lynn, Pierangelo Rosati (open access).

    Sport in Society, Volume 24, 2021, Issue 11 | Sport and Nationalism: Theoretical Perspectives

    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: They are not ‘Team New Zealand’ or the ‘New Zealand’ Warriors! An exploration of pseudo-nationalism in New Zealand sporting franchises by Damion Sturm, Tom Kavanagh & Robert E. Rinehart.

    Leisure Sciences, Volume 43, 2021, Issue 1–2 | Leisure in the Time of Covid-19

    Leisure Sciences presents scientific inquiries into the study of leisure, recreation, parks, travel, and tourism from a social science perspective. Articles cover the social and psychological aspects of leisure, and more. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Hosting the Olympics in Times of a Pandemic: Historical Insights from Antwerp 1920 by Bram Constandt & Annick Willem.

    International Journal of the Sociology of Leisure Vol. 3, 2020, Issue 1

    IJSL publishes high-quality papers on the sociology of leisure that have a global interest, and promote the development of this mature field. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: THE INFLUENCE OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF TIME ON THE MAJOR NORTH AMERICAN SPORTS: WILL SOCCER INFILTRATE THE AMERICAN SPORTS SPACE? by Benjamin Sadis, Andrei S. Markovits.

    Annals of Leisure Research, Volume 23, 2020, Issue 2 | Nature sports, Part 2: Current trends and the path

    ALR is aimed at an international readership and seeks theoretical or applied articles which cover any topic within the broad area of leisure studies. Editor’s pick from the current issue: ‘I DON’T WANT TO DIE. THAT’S NOT WHY I DO IT AT ALL’: MULTIFACETED MOTIVATION, PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH, AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT IN BASE JUMPING by John H. Kerr & Susan Houge Mackenzie.

    European Journal for Sport and Society, Vol. 17, 2020, Issue 1

    The European Journal for Sport and Society is the official journal of the European Association for Sociology of Sport, EASS. Its 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.