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    Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, Volume 14, 2020, Issue 2

    Sport, Ethics and Philosophy is an international peer-reviewed journal which publishes original research contributions to scientific knowledge. It publishes high quality articles from a wide variety of philosophical traditions. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: PRENATAL PARANOIA: AN ANALYSIS OF THE BUMPY LANDSCAPE FOR THE PREGNANT ATHLETE by Charlene Weaving.

    Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum, Volume 10, 2019

    SSSF, a multidisciplinary social sciences sport study journal, welcomes articles that deal with sport and social change and social stability in a wide sense, articles about the profound and comprehensive processes affecting sports such as professionalization, globalization, commercialization, urbanization, technologization, medicalization and juridification.

    Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum, Volume 6, 2015

    SSSF, a multidisciplinary social sciences sport study journal, welcomes articles that deal with sport and social change and social stability in a wide sense, articles about the profound and comprehensive processes affecting sports such as professionalization, globalization, commercialization, urbanization, technologization, medicalization and juridification.

    From Hard Work to Grit: On the discursive formation of talent

    This peer reviewed article by Magnus Kilger examines the long historical interest for the selection of young talented children in sports. The seemingly everlasting search for talents and the quest for the especially gifted is followed by the practice of trying to find and select the right individuals. This paper elucidates historical representations of talent and talent selection in a series of professional sports literature in Sweden.

    Public defence of doctoral thesis | Talking talent: Narratives of youth sports selection by Magnus Kilger

    The dissertation elucidates the discourse of selection and the process of selecting young sporting talents during final selection camps for youth national teams in football, hockey and floorball in Sweden. The aim is to analyze how talent selection is organizationally legitimized, how “selectability” is produced in interaction and how specific narratives are used in success stories.

    Searching for Talent: The Construction of Legitimate Selection in Sports

    This new peer reviewed article by Magnus Kilger and Mats Börjesson analyzes talent selection within Swedish sports. Particular attention is paid to the ways in which the process of legitimacy is produced in the case of children and adolescents.
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