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In this feature article, Keith Parry at the Department in Sport and Event Management, Bournemouth University, summarizes his article in Sport in Society, in which he discusses sports hero formation in relation to national identity. He argues that the formation of sports heroes is shaped by established notions of national identity and longstanding mythological archetypes rather than proclaimed heroes’ personal traits or deeds.
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: ‘Head coach tenure in college women’s soccer. Do race, gender, and career background matter? by Cornel Nesseler, Carlos Gomez-Gonzalez & Thadeu Gasparetto.
IRSS 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, as well as book and media reviews. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: CAN CELEBRITY ATHLETES BURST THE ECHO CHAMBER BUBBLE? THE CASE OF LEBRON JAMES AND LADY GAGA by Tsahi Hayat, Yair Galily, and Tal Samuel-Azran.
IRSS 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, as well as book and media reviews. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: SPORTSCAPES: CONTESTED BODIES, GENDER AND DESIRE WITHIN A FEMALE AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL TEAM by Kellie Sanders.
In this original review for idrottsforum.org by Dominic Malcolm, Peter Krustrup’s long-awaited summing-up of 17 years of research around the health benefits of football, Football as Medicine: Prescribing Football for Global Health Promotion, edited with Daniel Parnell (Routledge), is critically assessed. While commending the basic premise of the book and its trust in football as medicine, he regrets the lack of critical perspectives.
The Sociology of Sport Journal (SSJ) publishes original research, framed by social theory, on exercise, sport, physical culture, and the (physically active) body. The purpose of SSJ is to stimulate and communicate research, critical thought, and theory development on issues pertaining to the sociology of sport. The journal publishes peer-reviewed empirical, theoretical, and position papers; book reviews; and critical essays.
Sport Management Review is published as a service to sport industries worldwide. It is a multidisciplinary journal concerned with the management, marketing, and governance of sport at all levels and in all its manifestations -- whether as an entertainment, a recreation, or an occupation. The journal welcomes submissions reporting new research, new applications and advances in theory.
The alleged benefits of sports for humans, individually and collectively, is put to the test as regards its health rewards in an edited volume by Daniel Parnell & Peter Krustrup, Sport and Health: Exploring the Current State of Play (Routledge). Katarina Sjögren Forss’ review takes us through the various chapters and eventually concludes with strong recommendations.