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Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health is a landmark publication – it is the first international journal solely dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of qualitative research in the sport, exercise, and health sciences. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Distance runners in a dys-appearance state – Reconceptualizing the perception of pain and suffering in times of bodily distress by Assaf Lev.
An important scholarly contribution to a contemporary, socio-cultural practice that’s otherwise left to the natural sciences
Endurance, or long-distance, running means at least 5k, and usually much longer. Øyvind F. Standal has read a new edited volume about this phenomenon, Endurance Running: A socio-cultural examination by William Bridel, Pirkko Markula & Jim Denison (Routledge) that sheds light on this physically and mentally demanding sport.
Employing ethnomethodology as a research approach in the study of sport and leisure is exemplified in a new anthology, Ethnomethodology at Play, edited by Peter Tolmie & Mark Rouncefield, which is reviewed by Björn Sjöblom, Stockholm University.