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    Call for Participation | “Open Spaces and Social Good: Removing Obstacles to Sport and Physical Activity”, The Inaugural Peter Donnelly Lecture in Sport Policy Studies by Parissa Safai |...

    The Centre for Sport Policy Studies at U of T’s Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education invites one and all to an insightful event celebrating Dr. Donnelly’s impact and legacy in the fields of public sociology, critical sport studies and policy development. The lecture by Parissa Safai, the first doctoral student of Dr. Donnelly, will explore current issues and challenges regarding public health, access to safe, inclusive physical activity, and the values of sport.

    Do we need another collection of sociology of sport articles? Our reviewer thinks so.

    The Oxford Handbook of Sport and Society, edited by Lawrence A, Wenner (Oxford UP), features leading international scholars’ assessments of scholarly inquiry about sport and society. Divided into six sections, chapters consider dominant issues within key areas, approaches featured in inquiry, and debates needing resolution. Our reviewer is Richards Giulianotti, who edited the Sage four volume set The Sociology of Sport in 2012, and he finds that this new collection, some unnecessary omissions notwithstanding, is a welcome addition to the existing list of handbooks in the field.

    Quest, Volume 74, 2022, Issue 4

    Quest is the official journal of the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE). It is the leading journal for interdisciplinary scholarship for professionals in kinesiology in higher education. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Operationalizing a Physical Education Workforce Research and Development Agenda by Emily M. Jones, Hal A. Lawson & Kevin Andrew Richards.

    International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, Volume 14, 2022, Issue 3

    The International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics aims to publish articles that address all aspects of sport policy irrespective of academic discipline. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Translating care from policy to practice: limits and lessons from an institutional ethnographic study examining Ontario youth volleyball

    International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, Volume 12, 2020, Issue 3

    The International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics aims to publish articles that address all aspects of sport policy irrespective of academic discipline. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: THE SCEPTIC, THE CYNIC, THE WOMEN’S RIGHTS ADVOCATE AND THE CONSTRUCTIONIST: MALE LEADERS AND COACHES ON GENDER EQUITY IN SPORT by Matthis Kempe-Bergman, Håkan Larsson & Karin Redelius (open access).

    Sport for all, or not for all, that is the question

    NEW BOOK REVIEW | The edited volume Sport and Physical Activity across the Life Span: Critical Perspectives by Rylee A. Dionigi & Michael Gard (Palgrave Macmillan) offers critical perspectives on the axiomatic Sport for All credo – that sport is also Good for all. Mark Brooke finds much to praise in this collection of myth-busting essays.

    Still highly relevant for sports scholars four years later

    Sport and Social Movements: From the Local to the Global by Jean Harvey, John Horne, Parissa Safai, Simon Darnell & Sebastien Courchesne-O’Neill (Bloomsbury) was published in 2014. Little has changed in the interplay between sport and globalization, and our reviewer Anne Tjønndal is keen to underline the need for continuous study of this field.

    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.

    An enjoyable, well written, and very Canadian tome on sport, politics and society

    Playing for Change: The Continuing Struggle for Sport and Recreation, edited by Russell Field (University of Toronto Press) is an homage, albeit in a very low-keyed, Canadian sort of way, to Bruce Kidd, athlete, activist and scholar. In his review for idrottsforum.org, Alan Bairner is very pleased with what he reads; however, he is unable to find in this book about struggle a discussion of gender and sexuality.

    Intressant som kunskapsbank, men provokativ utifrån ett nordiskt perspektiv

    På självaste Världshälsodagen publicerar vi Suzanne Lundvalls kritiskt granskande recension av antologin Health and Elite Sport: Is High Performance Sport a Healthy Pursuit?, sammanställd av Joseph Baker, Parissa Safai & Jessica Fraser-Thomas (Routledge). Boken ger ett nordamerikanskt perspektiv på idrott och idrottsutövande.