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    Sociology of Sport Journal, Volume 37, 2020, Issue 2

    SSJ publishes original research, framed by social theory, on exercise, sport, physical culture, and the (physically active) body. The journal publishes peer-reviewed empirical, theoretical, and position papers; book reviews; and critical essays. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: “I JUST WANT TO BE LEFT ALONE”: NOVEL SOCIOLOGICAL INSIGHTS INTO DRAMATURGICAL DEMANDS ON PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES by Martin Roderick and Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson

    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.

    Sport in History, Volume 39, 2019, Issue 1

    Sport in History is a history journal that publishes original, archivally-based research on the history of sport, leisure and recreation. The journal encourages the study of sport to illuminate broader historical issues and debates. Includes an extensive reviews section.

    Celebration capitalism abound in the world of sport mega-events

    In Mega-Events and Globalization: Capital and spectacle in a changing world order (Routledge), editors Richard Gruneau and John Horne (red) present original contributions from leading international scholars. Our reviewer Christian Tolstrup Jensen is quite happy with the papers that are generally short and easily read, showing similarities across the cases and through the concepts and theories.

    International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Vol. 53, 2018, No. 7

    The International Review for the Sociology of Sport 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, from standard length research papers to shorter reports and commentary, as well as book and media reviews.

    International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Vol. 53, 2018, No. 5

    The International Review for the Sociology of Sport 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, from standard length research papers to shorter reports and commentary, as well as book and media reviews. 

    Still highly relevant for sports scholars four years later

    Sport and Social Movements: From the Local to the Global by Jean Harvey, John Horne, Parissa Safai, Simon Darnell & Sebastien Courchesne-O’Neill (Bloomsbury) was published in 2014. Little has changed in the interplay between sport and globalization, and our reviewer Anne Tjønndal is keen to underline the need for continuous study of this field.

    Leisure Studies, Volume 37, 2018, Issue 1: Human Rights and Events, Leisure and Sport

    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.

    Leading sport and media scholars unearth the mediatization of sport mega-events

    Lawrence A. Wenner and Andrew C. Billings have gathered leading scholars in the field of sport media studies for their edited volume Sport, Media and Mega-Events (Routledge), in which each contribution takes stock of a mega-event in terms of the level of mediatization. Henk Erik Meier is our knowledgeable reviewer, and he’s impressed.

    Sociology of Sport Bibliography, by John Horne

    The growth in the sociological study of sport, and the volume of research into specialist aspects of sport and society, has produced a burgeoning literature, of books, edited collections and specialist journals.
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