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SSJ publishes original research, framed by social theory, on exercise, sport, physical culture, and the (physically active) body. The journal publishes peer-reviewed empirical, theoretical, and position papers; book reviews; and critical essays. Editor’s pick from the current issue: WHITE WOMEN SMILING? MEDIA REPRESENTATIONS OF WOMEN AT THE 2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES by Adele Pavlidis, Millicent Kennelly, Laura Rodriguez Castro.
Great narratives and experimental methodologies successfully capture empirical, everyday experiences
Jayne Caudwell & Darragh McGee’s edited volume Human Rights and Events, Leisure and Sport (Routledge) originated as a special issue of the Leisure Studies journal. In ten chapters, various mega events and other social phenomena are studied from the point of view of human rights. In his review, Lasse Frandsen takes a closer look at two instances, the Calais Jungle refugee camp and the São Paulo Pride 2017.
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.
Originally published in 2014 and edited by Jennifer Hargreaves and Eric Anderson, the Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality comprises 53 chapters penned by 68 internationally renowned sport scholars. According to our reviewer Benjamin Moreland, this perennial handbook is a vital contribution to the academic conversations surrounding gender and sexuality and a foundational read for scholars and students alike.
Leisure Studies is the journal of the Leisure Studies Association. The emphasis of the journal is on theoretically informed critical analyses within the social sciences and humanities of the wide range of topics that constitute leisure as a subject field – including the arts, tourism, cultural, informal and virtual activities, urban and rural recreation, sport, media and physical activities.
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.
Insightful, in-depth overview of the effects of neoliberalism on the governance and management of sports
The edited volume Sport and Neoliberalism: Politics, Consumption, and Culture (Temple University Press), compiled by David L. Andrews and Michail L. Silk, takes a critical stance on neoliberalism as a dominant organizing mechanism, in society and in sports. Our reviewer Russell Holden has but few reservations to this vital and useful analysis of modern sports.
Mats Franzén Institute for Housing and Urban Research, Uppsala University Sporting dystopias. The making and meanings of urban sport cultures (Albany: State University of New York Press 2003) som redigerats av Ralph C. Wilcox, David L. Andrews, Robert Pitter och Richard L. Irwin, tillhandahåller inga solskenshistorier om staden och sporten – men titeln till trots inte heller några egentliga sportdystopier. Snarare finns...