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A rewarding reading for sport scholars about critical research on sex, gender and sexuality in surfing
Sex, gender and sexuality have played an important role in shaping the culture of surfing and are central themes in lisahunter’s edited volume on surfing’s symbolism, postcolonialism, patriocolonial whiteness and heteronormativity. Surfing, Sex, Genders and Sexualities (Routledge) is highly appreciated by our reviewer Anna Adlwarth for its critical approach that uncovers disturbing aspects of the surfing culture as well as that of other lifestyle sports.
Does critical research make a difference to equity and inclusion in sport, health & physical education?
Into their seventh month of pandemic isolation, lisahunter delivers a stimulating review of Critical Research in Sport, Health and Physical Education: How to make a difference (Routledge), a collected volume edited by Richard Pringle, Håkan Larsson & Göran Gerdin, and featuring a notable clutch of contributors. ’Critical’ is the dominating perspective in the anthology, and in the review lisahunter presents its own critical analysis of the criticality of the ’Criticals’.
Annals of Leisure Research, Volume 23, 2020, Issue 4 | Imagining the Possibilities – Food as leisure in a fragmented world. Part 1
ALR is aimed at an international readership and seeks theoretical or applied articles which cover any topic within the broad area of leisure studies. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: CULTIVATING SELF-RELIANCE: PARTICIPATION IN URBAN AGRICULTURE AS CIVIL LEISURE by Rudy Dunlap, Justin Harmon & Bradley H. Camp.
Great narratives and experimental methodologies successfully capture empirical, everyday experiences
Jayne Caudwell & Darragh McGee’s edited volume Human Rights and Events, Leisure and Sport (Routledge) originated as a special issue of the Leisure Studies journal. In ten chapters, various mega events and other social phenomena are studied from the point of view of human rights. In his review, Lasse Frandsen takes a closer look at two instances, the Calais Jungle refugee camp and the São Paulo Pride 2017.
Originally published in 2014 and edited by Jennifer Hargreaves and Eric Anderson, the Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality comprises 53 chapters penned by 68 internationally renowned sport scholars. According to our reviewer Benjamin Moreland, this perennial handbook is a vital contribution to the academic conversations surrounding gender and sexuality and a foundational read for scholars and students alike.
I Borja Garcias och Jinming Zhengs antologi Football and Supporter Activism in Europe: Whose Game Is It? (Palgrave Macmillan) diskuteras i ett dussintal bidrag elitherrfotbollens distansering från sin supporterbas som en följd av globalisering och kommersialisering. Ur de åt lite olika håll spretande bidragen utläser Daniel Alsarve en genomgående tes: Herrfotbollen bör vara rädda om sina supportrar.
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.
The purpose of the Sociology of Sport Journal is to stimulate and communicate research, critical thought, and theory development on issues pertaining to the sociology of sport. The journal publishes peer-reviewed empirical, theoretical, and position papers; book reviews; and critical essays.
To Anne Tjønndal, woman and boxer, Global Perspectives on Women in Combat Sports: Women Warriors around the World, edited by Alex Channon & Christopher R. Matthews (Palgrave Macmillan), was a satisfying read – a valuable contribution to the field of gender and sports.
Kvinnor och fotboll fortsätter att vara en problematisk kombination, åratal efter att sporten slagit igenom på bred front. Kanske en ny bok om damfotboll i Storbritannien kan belysa sportens problem. Jonny Hjelm har läst Women’s Football in the UK: Continuing with Gender Analysis, sammanställd av Jayne Caudwell med uppskattning.