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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.
In her new book, The Sexual and Gender Politics of Sport Mega-Events: Roving Colonialism (Routledge), Heather Sykes studies the inclusion of the LGBT movement in mega sport-events, urging the former to recognise the exclusion of others in order for these events to take place. Maria Zuiderveld’s insightful review appreciates the book’s merits, while also pointing to its weaknesses.
In a new article published in Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum, “Sex, Football and the Media: The Case of South Africa and the 2010 FIFA World Cup”, Maria Zuiderveld studies how South African media treated the issue of trafficking in relation of the football fest of 2010.