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Mental health issues among elite sports performers are finally being talked about quite openly; Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka are the latest examples. Mental illness is indeed a thorny issue, and it is being thoroughly scrutinized from the sociological perspective in Michael Atkinson’s edited volume Sport, Mental Illness, and Sociology (Emerald Publishing) by a number of leading sport sociological scholars. Our reviewer Frida Wågan has read an important contribution to the field.
Managing Sport and Leisure is a refereed journal that publishes high quality research articles to inform and stimulate discussions relevant to sport and leisure management globally. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Moving forward: business model solutions for amateur sport clubs by Trish Bradbury, Roger Mitchell & Kaye Thorn.
The emphasis of Leisure Studies is on theoretically informed critical analyses within the social sciences and humanities of the topics that constitute leisure as a subject field – including the arts, tourism, sport and more. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Landscapes of tension, tribalism and toxicity: configuring a spatial politics of esport communities by Emily Jane Hayday, Holly Collison & Geoffery Z. Kohe.
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: CAN CELEBRITY ATHLETES BURST THE ECHO CHAMBER BUBBLE? THE CASE OF LEBRON JAMES AND LADY GAGA by Tsahi Hayat, Yair Galily, and Tal Samuel-Azran.
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: THE EN/GENDERING OF VOLUNTEERING: “I’VE PRETTY MUCH ALWAYS NOTICED THAT THE TAIL RUNNER IS ALWAYS FEMALE” by Annette Stride, Hayley Fitzgerald, Alexandra Rankin-Wright, Luke Barnes.
SES encourages contributions from social scientists and educationalists studying the relationships between pedagogy, ‘the body’ and society, The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: THE CONSTITUTION OF THE ‘ABLE’ AND ‘LESS ABLE’ STUDENT IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION IN NORWAY by Erik Aasland, Kristin Walseth & Gunn Engelsrud.
Contributions to Andrew Adams’ and Leigh Robinson’s edited volume Who Owns Sport (Routledge Focus on Sport, Culture and Society) deal with the complex issue of ownership in sport from multiple disciplinary angles, including philosophy, history, political science and management. Mark Brooke is our reviewer, and he deems this slim volume essential reading for sport scholars.
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.
Journal of Sport Management, Volume 33, 2019, Issue 5: Sport for Social Change: Bridging the Theory–Practice Divide
The Journal of Sport Management encourages the submission of manuscripts in a number of areas as they relate to the management, governance, and consumption of sport. Studies using quantitative and/or qualitative approaches are welcomed. JSM publishes research and scholarly review articles; short reports on replications, test development, and data reanalysis; and more.
The International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics aims to publish articles that address all aspects of sport policy irrespective of academic discipline. Articles that adopt a multi-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary or comparative approach are particularly welcome.