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    An important book that addresses young people’s vulnerability in sports

    Mike Hartill’s 2017 book Sexual Abuse in Youth Sport: A socio-cultural analysis (Routledge) is, sadly, as important today as it was four or five years ago. The problem of sex abuse in youth sports has not gone away, and as our reviewer Anders Östnäs reminds us, there has been numerous more or less high profile cases to remind us of that fact. Östnäs recommends Hartill’s book for researchers, policy makers and practitioners in youth sports.

    Loisir et Société / Society and Leisure, Volume 42, 2019, Issue 3

    Loisir et Société / Society & Leisure is a bilingual, multidisciplinary and thematic journal that publishes on leisure and free time with their relation to cultural, economic and social dimensions of individuals and communities. These dimensions include family, the environment, communication, culture, governance, economy, public service, etc.

    Overwhelming praise for comprehensive and thought-provoking handbook

    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, Volume 37, 2018, Issue 5

    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.

    Dags att lämna beskyddarperspektivet för ett proaktivt, barnrättsorienterat synsätt

    Om en av de mörkaste av idrottens baksidor handlar Melanie Langs och Mike Hartills antologi Safeguarding, Child Protection and Abuse in Sport: International perspectives in research, policy and practice (Routledge). Lars H. Gustafsson tycker att detta är en central fråga för idrotten, och att boken erbjuder uppfriskande läsning om ett svårt och komplext område.