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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: ICE DANCING TO ARIRANG IN THE 2018 PYEONGCHANG WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES: THE INTERSECTION OF MUSIC, IDENTITY, AND SPORT by Doo Jae Park, Na Ri Shin, Synthia Sydnor, Caitlin Clarke.
Soccer & Society, Volume 22, 2021, Issue 1–2 | COVID-19 and the Soccer World: Early Impressions and Initial Responses
Soccer, a.k.a (association) football is the most popular mass spectator sport in the world. Soccer & Society is the first international journal devoted to the game of soccer, and aims to focus on the game in the context of a more global world. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: NO SPORTS, NO SPECTATORS – NO MEDIA, NO MONEY? THE IMPORTANCE OF SPECTATORS AND BROADCASTING FOR PROFESSIONAL SPORTS DURING COVID-19 by Thomas Horky.
A number of deeply rooted football myths cleverly exposed, while some are merely “myths” and others are underexposed
Kevin Moore, the founding director of the National Football Museum turned myth buster, takes on a number of deeply rooted football myths in What You Think You Know About Football is Wrong: The Global Game’s Greatest Myths and Untruths (Bloomsbury). We asked Hans Bolling for a review, and while the book did not in fact change the way he now looks at football, he still found some new things to learn.
In this chapter from his book What You Think You Know About Football is Wrong (Bloomsbury), Kevin Moore tackles homosexuality in football, and more specifically the myth that it doesn’t exist. Going back into the history of the game, Moore unearths several examples of gay footballers, while also accepting that there are many unknown cases for the very good reason that those coming out as gay pro footballers usually pay a heavy prize.