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Football, the most popular mass spectator sport in the world, has become a major social phenomenon since the late nineteenth century. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: POLITICAL SOCIALIZATION AND THE COACH-CREATED EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT OF COMPETITIVE GAMES: THE CASE OF GRASSROOTS YOUTH SOCCER IN SWEDEN by Erik Johan Anders Andersson.
The mission of IJSC is to provide a platform for academics and practitioners to disseminate research and information from diverse fields such as critical studies, sport management, advertising, communication policy, history, media studies, psychology, telecommunications, cultural studies, sport marketing, international communication, gender studies, journalism, public relations, communication theory, and new media.
Soccer and Society is an international peer-reviewed journal and the first international journal devoted to the world’s most popular game. It covers all aspects of soccer globally from anthropological, cultural, economic, historical, political and sociological perspectives. Soccer and Society encourages and favours clearly written research, analysis and comment.
Under the editorship of Andrew C. Billings & Marie Hardin, 53 contributors have collaborated to produce 31 chapters over 374 pages for the Routledge Handbook of Sport and New Media. Our reviewer is Britt-Marie Ringfjord, and she finds that the collection has aged well, being originally published in 2014, an is to this day a valuable tool for sport media scholars and students alike.
The considerable growth of interest in commerce, media and politics and their relationship to sport in international academia has resulted in academics in various disciplines 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.