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    Highlighting the contested nature of sport in Aotearoa New Zealand: An edited collection

    Damion Sturm’s and Roslyn Kerr’s edited collection Sport in Aotearoa New Zealand: Contested Terrain (Routledge) investigates the sporting traditions, successes, systems, “terrains” and contemporary issues that underpin sport in New Zealand, also known by its Māori name of Aotearoa. Our reviewer is Rod Philpot, who enjoyed reading the book and gained new understandings of sport, sportspeople and sporting and recreational activities that are occurring in his own backyard.

    Sociology of Sport Journal, Volume 39, 2022, Issue 2

    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. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: “Just Existing Is Activism”: Transgender Experiences in Martial Arts by Anna Kavoura, Alex Channon, Marja Kokkonen.

    Sports Coaching Review, Volume 11, 2022, Issue 1 | New possibilities: extending research and practice in sports coaching

    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 Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Philosophy for coaching rather than philosophy of coaching: some conceptual clarifications by Chris Hughes (open access).

    Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, Volume 14, 2022, Issue 2

    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. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Easy as riding a bike? Bicycling competence as (re)learning to negotiate space by Stephanie Sersli, Maya Gislason, Nicholas Scott & Meghan Winters.

    Significant contribution to the literature, providing unique insight into pertinent issues in elite sport coaching

    Natalie Barker-Ruchti is Associate Professor in sport management and sport coaching, Örebro University, Sweden, and the editor of Athlete Learning in Elite Sport: A Cultural Framework (Routledge) in which fifteen international scholars offer the first sociological-pedagogical text to conceptualise athlete learning in elite sport and across athletic careers. Our reviewer is Benjamin Moreland, and he finds the book praiseworthy in a number of ways and from many perspectives.

    Sociology of Sport Journal, Volume 38, 2021, Issue 1

    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. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: ICE DANCING TO ARIRANG IN THE 2018 PYEONGCHANG WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES: THE INTERSECTION OF MUSIC, IDENTITY, AND SPORT by Doo Jae Park, Na Ri Shin, Synthia Sydnor, Caitlin Clarke.

    Sport in Society, Volume 24, 2021, Issue 2

    Academics in various disciplines are contributing to Sport in Society. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: BASKIN – A NEW BASKETBALL-BASED SPORT FOR REVERSE-INTEGRATION OF ATHLETES WITH DISABILITIES: AN ANALYSIS OF THE RELATIVE IMPORTANCE OF PLAYER ROLES by Davide Sisti, Stefano Amatori, Roberto Bensi, Matteo Vandoni, Anna Rita Calavalle, Marco Gervasi, Roberta Lauciello, Cristina Montomoli & Marco B.L. Rocch

    Book announcement | Women’s Artistic Gymnastics: Socio-Cultural Perspectives, edited by Roslyn Kerr, Natalie Barker-Ruchti, Carly Stewart, Gretchen Kerr

    The book follows women’s artistic gymnastics through its transition to a modern sports form. Including global cases and innovative narrative methods, it explores the way gymnasts have experienced its intense challenges, the complexities of the coach-athlete relationship, and how others involved in the sport, such as parents and medical personnel, have contributed to the reproduction of a highly demanding and potentially abusive sporting culture.

    Sport Management Review, Volume 23, 2020, Issue 1 | Managing Abuse and Integrity in Sport

    Sport Management Review is published as a service to sport industries worldwide. It is a multidisciplinary journal concerned with the management, marketing, and governance of sport at all levels and in all its manifestations. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: ORGANISATIONAL FACTORS AND NON-ACCIDENTAL VIOLENCE IN SPORT: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW by Victoria Roberts, Victor Sojo, Felix Grant.

    Sport in Society, Volume 22, 2019, Issue 9: The Blend of Science and Sport

    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.
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