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Taking your research to the ’net was for many a reality before the corona pandemic, but as Daniel Bjärsholm points out in his review of Jamie Cleland’s, Kevin Dixon’s and Daniel Kilvington’s textbook Online Research Methods in Sport Studies (Routledge), it’s now a necessity to master online research rather than a preference. And for that purpose, this book is highly suitable. A few drawbacks aside it provides valuable insights for students and scholars alike.
Soccer & Society, Volume 21, 2020, Issue 4 | International Football History: Selected Submissions from the 2017 & 2018 Conferences
Football, the most popular mass spectator sport in the world, has become a major social phenomenon since the late nineteenth century. Through the social prism of soccer, scholars across the world have tended to understand various aspects of life. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: ‘MANY DETAILS REMAIN SKETCHY’: REVEALING THE ‘TRUTH’ BEHIND THE ORIGINS AND FORMATION OF STOKE CITY FOOTBALL CLUB by Martyn Dean Cooke.
Soccer a.k.a (association) football, the most popular mass spectator sport in the world, has become a major social phenomenon since the late nineteenth century. Through the social prism of soccer, scholars across the world have tended to understand various aspects of life. Soccer & Society is the first international journal devoted to the game of soccer, aims to focus on the game in the context of a more global world.
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.
Ytterligare ett tecken på akademiseringen av fotboll är en nyutkommen lärobok i fotbollsforskning, Studying Football (Routledge), sammanställd av Ellis Cashmore och Kevin Dixon. Torbjörn Andersson beklagar att boken har ett så tydligt engelskt fokus, och att ”patetiska” fotbollsländer som USA och Australien får större tyngd än ledande europeiska nationer.
In this original review for idrottsforum.org, Jay Coakley takes on two introductory textbooks in the sociology of sport, Sport Sociology by Peter Craig and Sport and Society, edited by Barrie Houlihan & Dominic Malcolm (both Sage Publications). His critical analysis from the point of view of the academic teacher leads him to a well-argued conclusions that will be rewarding reading for teachers as well as for the respective author/editors.
Kevin Dixon är inte den förste som anlägger ett konsumentperspektiv på fotbollssupporterskap, men i sin bok Consuming Football in Late Modern Life gör han det mer konsekvent än någon tidigare gjort. Arve Hjelseths kunniga recension sätter in ansatsen i ett vidare perspektiv.