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Soccer & Society, Volume 23, 2022, Issue 7 | The Many Worlds of the World Cup: National Experiences of a Global Event
Soccer, a.k.a (association) football is the most popular mass spectator sport in the world. Soccer & Society is the first international journal devoted to the game of soccer, and aims to focus on the game in the context of a more global world. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Investigating the effect of walking football on the mental and social wellbeing of men by Dominic Taylor & Andy Pringle.
Important contribution which will enrich the growing literature on football in North African and Middle Eastern Societies
In his latest book, Egypt’s Football Revolution: Emotion, Masculinity, and Uneasy Politics (University of Texas Press), Carl Rommel examines the politics of football as a space for ordinary Egyptians and state forces to negotiate a masculine Egyptian chauvinism. We asked Mahfoud Amara of Qatar University for a review, and his knowledgeable reading offers insights into the course of events during the revolution and the book is given a thorough and appreciative evaluation.
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.
The International Journal of the History of Sport, Volume 37, 2020, Issue sup1 | Asian Journal of Sport History & Culture
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: ELEMENTS OF THE HABITUS OF CHINESE FOOTBALL HOOLI-FANS AND COUNTERMEASURES TO ADDRESS INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOUR by Jiahao Hu & Guangying Cui.
Well-researched and written collection brilliantly covering deviances in various areas of sports
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.
Soccer & Society, Volume 20, 2019, Issue 7–8: Moments, Metaphors, Memories: Defining Events in the History of Soccer
Soccer a.k.a (association) football, the most popular mass spectator sport in the world, has become a major social phenomenon since the late nineteenth century. Through the social prism of soccer, scholars across the world have tended to understand various aspects of life. Soccer & Society is the first international journal devoted to the game of soccer, aims to focus on the game in the context of a more global world.
The International Journal of the History of Sport, Volume 34, 2017, Issue 13: The Olympic Movement and the Middle East and North African Region: History, Culture and Geopolitics
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.
Two text books on the sociology of sport that probably work best together
In this original review for idrottsforum.org, Jay Coakley takes on two introductory textbooks in the sociology of sport, Sport Sociology by Peter Craig and Sport and Society, edited by Barrie Houlihan & Dominic Malcolm (both Sage Publications). His critical analysis from the point of view of the academic teacher leads him to a well-argued conclusions that will be rewarding reading for teachers as well as for the respective author/editors.
The future for public service media, sport and cultural citizenship are far from lost
Britt-Marie Ringfjord has read what she deems an important contribution to contemporary sports media studies, Sport, Public Broadcasting and Cultural Citizenship: Signal Lost?, edited by Jay Scherer and David Rowe.
Uncritical reflections on Arab sport and society
Den arabiska våren har flyttat världens fokus till Nordafrika och Arabiska halvön. Också idrotten i den arabiskan världen har hängt med i den utvecklingen, och nu ökar utgivningen av böcker som behandlar sport i arabvärlden. Halvdan Haugsbakken har läst en av de första i den vågen.