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    Journal of Olympic Studies, Volume 1, 2020, Number 2

    By placing scholars from various disciplines side-by-side on the common topic of the Olympic Games, JOS (available in both print and electronic format and marketed to a global scholarly audience) aims to promote and encourage a multi-disciplinary understanding of the Olympic Movement.The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: SANCTIONED VIOLENCE: DEALING (WITH) DEATH IN ANCIENT GREEK ATHLETICS by David J. Lunt.

    Journal of Olympic Studies, Volume 1, 2020, Number 1

    By placing scholars from various disciplines side-by-side on the common topic of the Olympic Games, JOS (available in both print and electronic format and marketed to a global scholarly audience) aims to promote and encourage a multi-disciplinary understanding of the Olympic Movement. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: MILT CAMPBELL: OLYMPIC DECATHLON CHAMPION “FAMOUS FOR NOT BEING FAMOUS” by David K. Wiggins.

    Sport Scholar Profile | Aurélien Daudi, Malmö University

    Aurélien Daudi is a Ph.D. student at Malmö University. The subject of his research is the thriving domain of social media, particularly the digital culture surrounding fitness which, through the advent of social media, has grown immensely in popularity and appeal, recruiting into its midst young people from all over the world. He posits a dialectical synergy between fitness as a social practice and the governing values at the heart of social media.

    Call for Abstracts | Squaring the Octagon: Philosophers Grapple with Mixed Martial Arts | Anthology, edited by Jason Holt and Marc Ramsay. Call ends January 15, 2020

    Is MMA a true martial art? Is MMA an art form? In mere decades, MMA, mixed martial arts, has exploded as a worldwide phenomenon, a sport as controversial as it is compelling, one that demands serious philosophical attention. Abstracts are sought for a prospective anthology on the philosophical significance of MMA. An editor at Routledge has expressed interest in receiving a full proposal, to be submitted once abstracts have been finalized.

    Sport Scholar Profile | Shawn E. Klein, Arizona State University

    Shawn E. Klein specializes in ethics, popular culture, and the philosophy of sport. He is the editor of several books including "Defining Sport: Conceptions and Borderlines" (Lexington, 2016) "Steve Jobs and Philosophy: For Those Who Think Different" (Open Court, 2015), and "Harry Potter and Philosophy: If Aristotle Ran Hogwarts" (Open Court, 2004).
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