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Academics in various disciplines are 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. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: ‘‘Masters of your fate and the captains of your soul’: media representations of the 2018 Invictus Games by Peter English, Bridie Kean, Simone Pearce, Timothy Peters, Katy Kirby & Angela Calder.
The International Journal of the History of Sport, Volume 37, 2020, Issue 16 | Sport and Oral History II
The International Journal of the History of Sport is the world’s leading sport history academic periodical with fully-refereed global coverage of the subject. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Critical Mass: Oral History, Innovation Theory, and the Fitness Legacy of the Muscle Beach Scene by Tolga Ozyurtcu & Jan Todd.
Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events, Volume 13, 2021, Issue 1 | Employment of temporary migrants and non-nationals in the hospitality industry
JPRTLS provides a critical focus on a variety of policy debates relating to the tourism, leisure and events sectors. Such policy debates will encompass economic, social, cultural, political and environmental perspectives. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Using major events to increase social connections: the case of the Glasgow 2014 Host City Volunteer programme by Robert J. Rogerson, Rafaelle Nicholson, Fiona Reid & Bridget Sly.
Sport in History encourages the study of sport to illuminate broader historical issues and debates. Includes an extensive reviews section, an annual compendium of sports-related accessions to British archives and a 'Sport in Public History' section. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: MARGUERITE WILSON AND OTHER ‘HARD-RIDING … FEMININE SPACE EATERS’: CYCLING AND MODERN FEMININITY IN INTERWAR BRITAIN by Neil Carter.
The edited collection Cricket and Society in South Africa, 1910–1971: From Union to Isolation by Bruce Murray, Richard Parry & Jonty Winch (Palgrave Macmillan) is a fascinating exposé of the role of cricket in the checkered twentieth century history of South Africa. In his review, our resident cricket aficionado Russell Holden is obviously both impressed and delighted.
Rafaelle Nicholson’s Ladies and Lords: A History of Women’s Cricket in Britain (Peter Lang) offers the first ever academic study of the history of women’s cricket in Britain. Our resident cricket expert is Russell Holden, and he is thoroughly appreciative of Nicholson’s effort, which provides a vital contribution to the existing literature on cricket, but equally has much to offer those in engaged with sport history, sport sociology and leisure studies.
Sport in History is a history journal that publishes original, archivally-based research on the history of sport, leisure and recreation. The journal encourages the study of sport to illuminate broader historical issues and debates. Includes an extensive reviews section, an annual compendium of sports-related accessions to British archives and a 'Sport in Public History' section dealing with issues of sports-related heritage and memory in society.
The experiences of ethnic ‘Other’ females in sport is the focus of a new edited collection, Race, Gender and Sport: The Politics of Ethnic ‘Other’ Girls and Women (Routledge) by Aarti Ratna & Samaya Farooq Samie. We asked Sepandarmaz Mashregi for a review and she obliged by submitting an appreciative appraisal, albeit not uncritical, and as informative and enlightening as ever.