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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. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: WHEN WOMEN ATHLETES TRANSGRESS: AN EXPLORATORY STUDY OF IMAGE REPAIR AND SOCIAL MEDIA RESPONSE by Rachel Allison, Ann Pegoraro, Evan Frederick & Ashleigh-Jane Thompson.
SSJ publishes original research, framed by social theory, on exercise, sport, physical culture, and the (physically active) body. The journal publishes peer-reviewed empirical, theoretical, and position papers; book reviews; and critical essays. Editor’s pick from the current issue: WHITE WOMEN SMILING? MEDIA REPRESENTATIONS OF WOMEN AT THE 2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES by Adele Pavlidis, Millicent Kennelly, Laura Rodriguez Castro.
Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) was a failed attempt at an American major league for women’s football that played three seasons 2009–2011. Rachel Allison’s award-winning Kicking Center: Gender and the selling of women’s professional soccer (Rutgers University Press) is an effort to identify the causes of the league’s demise. Anna Maria Hellborg has studies the WPS herself, which is evident in her knowledgeable review of Allison’s book.
The International Review for the Sociology of Sport is a peer reviewed academic journal. Its main purpose is to disseminate research and scholarship on sport throughout the international academic community. The journal publishes research articles of varying lengths, from standard length research papers to shorter reports and commentary, as well as book and media reviews.
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.