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A strong collection of essays on some of sports most compelling figures
Written by a range of scholarly contributors from multiple disciplines, The Circus Is in Town: Sport, Celebrity, and Spectacle (University Press of Mississippi) contains careful analyses of such megastars as LeBron James, Tonya Harding, David Beckham, Shaquille O’Neal, Maria Sharapova, and Colin Kaepernick. Steph Doehler’s review reveals an entertaining book of great academic value for those interested in sport sociology, and sport communication and journalism.
Sociology of Sport Journal, Volume 39, 2022, 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: We’ve Come a Long Way, But We Could Be Doing Better: Gendered Commentary in U.S. Media Coverage of the 1999 and 2019 Women’s World Cup by Eileen Díaz McConnell, Neal Christopherson, Michelle Janning.
International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Vol. 57, 2022, No. 1
IRSS 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, as well as book and media reviews. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Sport, social inclusion and the logic of assimilation in Prato (Italy) by Francesco Ricatti, Matteo Dutto, and Andrea del Bono.
Journal of Sports Media, Volume 15, 2020, Number 1
JSM provides a broad-based exploration of the field and promotes a greater understanding of sports media in terms of their practices, value, and effect on the culture as a whole. The journal features scholarly articles, essays, book reviews, and reports on major conferences and seminars. Editor’s pick from the current issue: “The Man South Africa Forgot”: Media Construction and Redemption of Postapartheid Hero Josia Thugwane by Travis R. Bell and Roxane Coche.
Sports Innovation Journal, Volume 2, 2021
The Sports Innovation Journal (SIJ) brings together researchers and practitioners dedicated to publishing research that informs the development of innovative ideas to move the sports industry forward through collaboration, access, and relevancy. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: 'Actually, Esports Is Sport: A Response to Parry’s (2019) Misguided View by Michael L. Naraine.
International Journal of Sport Communication, Volume 13, 2020, No. 3 | Sport and the Coronavirus Crisis
The mission of IJSC is to provide a platform for academics and practitioners to disseminate research and information from diverse fields such as critical studies, sport management, advertising, etc. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: SPORT AND THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS SPECIAL ISSUE: AN INTRODUCTION by Brody J. Ruihley and Bo Li, Guest Editors. This issue is open access.