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    Communication & Sport, Vol. 12, 2024, No. 1 | Mediating the East Asian Era of the Olympic Games (2018-2022)

    C&S is a cutting-edge peer-reviewed quarterly that publishes research to foster international scholarly understanding of the nexus of communication and sport that engages a broad intellectual community. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Covering the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as the Recovery Olympics After Fukushima by Yasuhito Abe (open access).

    Do we need another collection of sociology of sport articles? Our reviewer thinks so.

    The Oxford Handbook of Sport and Society, edited by Lawrence A, Wenner (Oxford UP), features leading international scholars’ assessments of scholarly inquiry about sport and society. Divided into six sections, chapters consider dominant issues within key areas, approaches featured in inquiry, and debates needing resolution. Our reviewer is Richards Giulianotti, who edited the Sage four volume set The Sociology of Sport in 2012, and he finds that this new collection, some unnecessary omissions notwithstanding, is a welcome addition to the existing list of handbooks in the field.

    Sociology of Sport Journal, Volume 39, 2022, Issue 4

    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: Toward a Theory of Sportswashing: Mega-Events, Soft Power, and Political Conflict by Jules Boykoff (open access)

    Sport in Society, Volume 24, 2021, Issue 12

    Academics in various disciplines are 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. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: A rebel and a giant: change and continuity in the discursive construction of Chinese sport heroes by Xiaoqian Richard Hu, Junjian Liang & Alan Bairner.

    A sport sociology research handbook with a unique selling point

    Research Handbook on Sport and Society, edited by Elizabeth C.J. Pike (Edward Elgar), aims to provide a critical examination of the complex issues surrounding sports in contemporary societies. Our reviewer of this collection of contributions from leading sociology of sport scholars, is Alan Bairner. Although uneven, he commends the collection for its quality contributors and the editor for the clever approach of having them all describe their personal journeys into the realm of social scientific study of sport.

    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.
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