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Does critical research make a difference to equity and inclusion in sport, health & physical education?
Into their seventh month of pandemic isolation, lisahunter delivers a stimulating review of Critical Research in Sport, Health and Physical Education: How to make a difference (Routledge), a collected volume edited by Richard Pringle, Håkan Larsson & Göran Gerdin, and featuring a notable clutch of contributors. ’Critical’ is the dominating perspective in the anthology, and in the review lisahunter presents its own critical analysis of the criticality of the ’Criticals’.
The emphasis of Leisure Studies 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, urban and rural recreation, sport, media and physical activities.The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: I CAN’T. I HAVE DANCE: DANCE COMPETITION CULTURE AS SERIOUS LEISURE AND PRE-PROFESSIONAL TRAINING by Karen Schupp.
In her recent book Deleuze and the Physically Active Body (Routledge), Pirkko Markula, kinesiology scholar, dancer, choreographer, examines Gilles Deleuze’s philosophy and demonstrates how the moving body can initiate social change. We commissioned our resident expert on French philosophy Kalle Jonasson to review the book, and his highly readable review offers insights also into his own thoughts on Deleuze.
The Sociology of Sport Journal (SSJ) publishes original research, framed by social theory, on exercise, sport, physical culture, and the (physically active) body. The purpose of SSJ is to stimulate and communicate research, critical thought, and theory development on issues pertaining to the sociology of sport. The journal publishes peer-reviewed empirical, theoretical, and position papers; book reviews; and critical essays.
Sports Coaching Review is an international peer-reviewed medium for the publication of articles related to sports coaching. It aspires to be a major focal point for the publication of sports coaching research throughout the world. The journal is mono, multi and interdisciplinary in approach. Special issue: Coaching in Brazil.
Under the editorship of Andrew C. Billings & Marie Hardin, 53 contributors have collaborated to produce 31 chapters over 374 pages for the Routledge Handbook of Sport and New Media. Our reviewer is Britt-Marie Ringfjord, and she finds that the collection has aged well, being originally published in 2014, an is to this day a valuable tool for sport media scholars and students alike.
The purpose of the Sociology of Sport Journal is to stimulate and communicate research, critical thought, and theory development on issues pertaining to the sociology of sport. The journal publishes peer-reviewed empirical, theoretical, and position papers; book reviews; and critical essays.
Lawrence A. Wenner and Andrew C. Billings have gathered leading scholars in the field of sport media studies for their edited volume Sport, Media and Mega-Events (Routledge), in which each contribution takes stock of a mega-event in terms of the level of mediatization. Henk Erik Meier is our knowledgeable reviewer, and he’s impressed.
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.
Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health is a landmark publication – it is the first international journal solely dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of qualitative research in the sport, exercise, and health sciences. Open to all qualitative approaches, QRSEH aims to be eclectic in content. It will publish refereed articles covering the diverse landscape of qualitative research.
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