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    Analyzing regional supremacy and Chinese aspirations through soccer

    The collected volume Softpower, Soccer, Supremacy: The Chinese Dream by J.A. Mangan, Peter Horton & Christian Tagsold (Peter Lang) looks at Xi Jinping’s “Soccer Revolution”, the most extensive politicization and geo-politicization of the Global Game. Oliver Rick, well acquainted with sports in China, considers the book an important collection that provides keen insights into the role of football in China’s politics in the Southeast. He does have reservations though, regarding the inclusion of an Australian perspective.

    A thought-provoking narration about sport as a substitute for war

    Japanese Imperialism: Politics and Sport in East Asia: Rejection, Resentment, Revanchism examines the legacies of Japanese imperialism in light of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The anthology is edited by J.A. Mangan, Peter Horton, Tianwei Ren and Gwang Ok and published by Palgrave. Professor Kristian Gerner sees this as a fine example of history writing that takes moral issues seriously.

    Sport in Society, Volume 20, 2017, Issue 12

    The considerable growth of interest in commerce, media and politics and their relationship to sport in international academia has resulted in academics in various disciplines writing about sport. Sport in Society is a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary forum for academics to discuss the growing relationship of sport to significant areas of modern life.

    Practical Sports Coaching – en blandning av teoretisk och praktisk kunskap

    Marie Hedberg debuterar som recensent på med en recension av antologin Practical Sports Coaching, sammanställd av Christine Nash. Det finns en fin ambition med boken att skapa en brygga mellan teori och praktik, men det lyckas inte fullt ut, menar vår recensent.