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    Excellent collection of essays that contributes to a well-explored field

    Athlete Activism: Contemporary Perspectives, edited by Rory Magrath (Routledge) examines the phenomenon of athlete activism across all levels of sport, from elite and international sport, to collegiate and semi-pro, and asks what this tells us about the relationship between sport and wider society. Our reviewer Steph Doehler finds that the collection, albeit less international than proclaimed, still expands knowledge in the field – besides being both insightful and thoroughly entertaining.

    The sport of tennis – constantly in the frontline of sport history

    Five hundred pages, forty-five chapters, forty-nine authors – the Routledge Handbook of Tennis: History, Culture and Politics is a veritable treasure trove for academic tennis aficionados. Edited by renowned tennis historian Robert J. Lake, the volume elicited numerous unsolicited enthusiastic exclamations of appreciation and joy from our reviewer, renowned historian of Swedish tennis Johnny Wijk. Actually, his only complaint was the glaring paucity of Swedish tennis.

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    Gerd von der Lippe Institutt for idrett og friluftsfag, Høgskolen i Telemark  Linda K. Fuller (red) Sexual Sports Rhetoric: Global and Universal Contexts 314 sidor, hft. Bern: Peter Lang Publishing Group2010 ISBN 978-1-4331-0509-8 ”The linguistic turn” fra 1970-tallet har ifølge Hans-Ivar Kristensen (2010) blitt til en retorisk parkering fra 1990-tallet. Interessen har økt kraftig. Den har også nådd idrettsforskningen. Retorikk er enkelt sagt læren om talekunsten. Nå –...
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