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Sport in Society, Volume 23, 2020, Issue 9 | SportsWorld IV: Sports Entrepreneurs and the Shaping of the SportsWorld
The considerable growth of interest in commerce, media and politics and their relationship to sport has resulted in academics in various disciplines writing about sport. Sport in Society is a forum for academics to discuss the growing relationship of sport to significant areas of modern life. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: A PASSION FOR PEOPLE: THE UNCONVENTIONAL AND INNOVATIVE BUSINESS SUCCESS OF BILL VEECK by Christopher Atwater.
EJSS’ function is to enable an international discussion about current issues and to foster collaboration between researchers from all social scientific sub-disciplines. It’s published 4 times per year. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: “YOU HAVE 60 MINUTES TO DO WHAT YOU CAN’T DO IN REAL LIFE. YOU CAN BE VIOLENT”: YOUNG ATHLETES’ PERCEPTIONS OF VIOLENCE IN SPORT by Kristine Fortier, Sylvie Parent & Catherine Flynn.
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.
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.
Every struggle for equality between men and women is hard fought, and at best ends with a victory hard-won. That this is true also in sports is amply demonstrated in Ellen Staurowsky’s edited volume Women and Sport: Continuing a Journey of Liberation and Celebration (Human Kinetics). Our reviewer is Anna Maria Hellborg.
To a young Swedish track and field fan, Wilma Rudolph was the queen of the Rome Summer Games of 1960. A new Rudolph biography cuts to the chase, and riding with us is Grace Butcher, who trained with and competed against her in the late ’50s. Her review is highly readable!