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    Sport in Society, Volume 23, 2020, Issue 10 | Eric Dunning: A Tribute

    The considerable growth of interest in commerce, media and politics and their relationship to sport has resulted in academics in various disciplines writing about sport. Sport in Society is a 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: SCHOLAR, GENTLEMAN AND PLAYER: A TRIBUTE TO ERIC DUNNING by Dominic Malcolm & Ivan Waddington.

    Call for Editors and Writers | Research in the Sociology of Sport | Book Series from Emerald Publishing

    Research in the Sociology of Sport (RSS) reflects the current themes in the sociology of sport and also captures innovative trends as they emerge in the work of scholars across the globe. The series brings together research from experts on established topics whilst also directing attention to themes that are at the ’cutting-edge' of this sub-discipline. 

    Comprehensive collection, with the usual suspects and some bright spots

    In his knowledgeable review of A Companion to Sport, edited by David L. Andrews and Ben Carrington, Alan Bairner, Professor of Sport and Social Theory at Loughborough University, finds that the volume offers something for everybody, if not everything for all.

    Overwhelmingly about sports-related violence

    David Wästerfors recenserar Sport, Violence and Society i vlken författaren Kevin Young tagit sig an problemet med våld i anslutning till idrott med en allomfattande ambition, vilket kritiseras av Wästerfors, som pekar på faran av med att bygga heltäckande system. Men han framhåller också att Youngs bok är en central text i sitt kunskapsfält, både användbar och inspirerande.

    Idrottens paradoxer

    Karin Redelius Institutionen för idrott och hälsovetenskap, Idrottshögskolan i Stockholm   I USA har det under större delen av 1900-talet funnits en allmän och vida spridd uppfattning om att idrottsverksamhet är bra för barn och ungdomar. Genom idrott, har det sagts, lär sig barn och ungdomar värdefulla ting som de kan ha nytta av även utanför idrottsarenan, och som gynnar inte bara...
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