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    Excellent collection of essays that contributes to a well-explored field

    Athlete Activism: Contemporary Perspectives, edited by Rory Magrath (Routledge) examines the phenomenon of athlete activism across all levels of sport, from elite and international sport, to collegiate and semi-pro, and asks what this tells us about the relationship between sport and wider society. Our reviewer Steph Doehler finds that the collection, albeit less international than proclaimed, still expands knowledge in the field – besides being both insightful and thoroughly entertaining.

    The Art of Tifo – Expanding important perspectives of fandom

    In The Art of Tifo: Identity, Representation, and Performing Fandom in Football/Soccer (Peter Lang Publishing), Jeffrey W. Kassing & Lindsey J. Meân examine the history and evolution of tifos, and their social significance for clubs, places, and communities. Sara Karlén, whose PhD project deals with tifos in the Swedish supporter culture, is our reviewer, and she found much to like in this timely and educational contribution to the body of literature about the tifo phenomenon.

    Soccer & Society, Volume 23, 2022, Issue 4–5 | It’s a whole new ball game’: Thirty Years of the English Premier League

    Soccer, a.k.a (association) football is the most popular mass spectator sport in the world. Soccer & Society is the first international journal devoted to the game of soccer, and aims to focus on the game in the context of a more global world. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Looking forward, glancing back; competitive balance and the EPL by Daniel Plumley, Girish Ramchandani, Sarthak Mondal & Rob Wilson.

    Soccer & Society, Volume 21, 2020, Issue 7

    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.

    International Journal of Sport Communication, Volume 12, 2019, No. 2: Communication and Soccer

    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 & Society, Volume 20, 2019, Issue 4

    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.

    Competent and comprehensive handbook charts the new sport media landscape

    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.

    Sport in Society, Volume 21, 2018, Issue 7: Women’s Soccer in the United States

    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.
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