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Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal (WSPAJ) is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal devoted to advancing the understanding of women in sport and physical activity. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: “MAKE A HOME RUN FOR SUFFRAGE”: PROMOTING WOMEN’S EMANCIPATION THROUGH BASEBALL by Lindsay Parks Pieper.
In Jörg Krieger’s and Stephan Wassong’s edited collection Dark Sides of Sport (Common Ground), leading international scholars explore multifaceted historical and contemporary challenges for sport. We asked Mark Brooke at the National University of Singapore for a review. Our reviewer is very appreciative of the book; it fills a void in the existing academic literature as it explores, in one book, various areas of deviance that pose a threat to sport.
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. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: ‘OUR SPORT’: THE FIGHT FOR CONTROL OF WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL ATHLETICS by Jörg Krieger, Michele Krech & Lindsay Parks Pieper.
Sport History Review, Volume 51, 2020, Issue 1 | International Federations and National Governing Bodies
Sport History Review encourages the submission of scholarly articles, methodological and research notes, and commentaries. SHR encourages graduate students and young professionals to submit their work for publication. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: “UNDER ONE BANNER”: THE WORLD BASEBALL SOFTBALL CONFEDERATION AND THE GENDERED POLITICS OF OLYMPIC PARTICIPATION by Callie Batts Maddox.
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.
Om transgenderister inom tävlingsidrotten handlar Eric Andersons och Ann Travers antologi Transgender Athletes in Competitive Sport (Routledge). Jesper Fundberg för i sin recension flera spännande resonemang, till exempel om att förflyttningen över könsgränser snarare upprätthåller än bryter den binära könsuppdelningen. Dessutom saknar han i boken maktanalysen kring kön och kropp.
Idrottshistorikern Steven Gietschier bad ett gäng kolleger att välja och skriva om var sitt ikoniskt ögonblick i amerikansk idrottshistoria, och ställde samman deras bidrag i boken Replays, Rivalries, and Rumbles: The Most Iconic Moments in American Sports (University of Illinois Press). Hans Bolling finner att Gietschier och övriga bidragsgivare skrivit en spännande amerikansk idrottshistorik.
To promote gender equality in sport, is sex integrated sports the way to go? Food for thoughts on this topic is provided in Sex Integration in Sport and Physical Culture: Promises and Pitfalls, edited by Channon, Dashper, Fletcher & Lake (Routledge). Our reviewer is Mark Brooke, whose thinking on the matter was greatly stimulated by the various contributions in this volume.
The Journal of Sport History is published three times a year by the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH). The purpose of NASSH is to promote, stimulate, and encourage study and research and writing of the history of sport, and to support and cooperate with local, national, and international organizations having the same purposes.
Two books with historical analysis and cultural critiques further our understanding of sex and gender testing in sport
In this original contribution to idrottsforum.org, Sarah Teetzel reviews two recent books on sex/gender testing, Lindsay Parks Pieper’s monograph Sex Testing and Sandy Montañola & Aurélie Olivesi’s anthology Gender Testing in Sport. For both books our reviewers has points of criticism, but their merit in terms of extending our knowledge in this particular field is undeniable.