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Damion Sturm’s and Roslyn Kerr’s edited collection Sport in Aotearoa New Zealand: Contested Terrain (Routledge) investigates the sporting traditions, successes, systems, “terrains” and contemporary issues that underpin sport in New Zealand, also known by its Māori name of Aotearoa. Our reviewer is Rod Philpot, who enjoyed reading the book and gained new understandings of sport, sportspeople and sporting and recreational activities that are occurring in his own backyard.
Significant contribution to the literature, providing unique insight into pertinent issues in elite sport coaching
Natalie Barker-Ruchti is Associate Professor in sport management and sport coaching, Örebro University, Sweden, and the editor of Athlete Learning in Elite Sport: A Cultural Framework (Routledge) in which fifteen international scholars offer the first sociological-pedagogical text to conceptualise athlete learning in elite sport and across athletic careers. Our reviewer is Benjamin Moreland, and he finds the book praiseworthy in a number of ways and from many perspectives.
Academics in various disciplines are contributing to Sport in Society. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: BASKIN – A NEW BASKETBALL-BASED SPORT FOR REVERSE-INTEGRATION OF ATHLETES WITH DISABILITIES: AN ANALYSIS OF THE RELATIVE IMPORTANCE OF PLAYER ROLES by Davide Sisti, Stefano Amatori, Roberto Bensi, Matteo Vandoni, Anna Rita Calavalle, Marco Gervasi, Roberta Lauciello, Cristina Montomoli & Marco B.L. Rocch
The International Journal of the History of Sport, Volume 36, 2019, Issue 7–8 | Asian Sport Celebrity: The Nexus of Race, Ethnicity, and Regionality
The International Journal of the History of Sport is the world’s leading sport history academic periodical with fully-refereed global coverage of the subject. As well as regular issues, the IJHS also offers regionally-focused issues on the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australasia and the Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East, and special issues each year on significant topics and themes.
Leisure Studies is the journal of the Leisure Studies Association. The emphasis of the journal is on theoretically informed critical analyses within the social sciences and humanities of the wide range of topics that constitute leisure as a subject field – including the arts, tourism, cultural, informal and virtual activities, urban and rural recreation, sport, media and physical activities.