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    Sociology of Sport Journal, Volume 38, 2021, Issue 4

    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: Gender in Coed Team Sports: A Social Psychological Perspective by Adam Vanzella-Yang, Tobias Finger.

    Sociology of Sport Journal, Volume 38, 2021, 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: Privileging Difference: Negotiating Gender Essentialism in U.S. Women’s Professional Soccer by Rachel Allison.

    Not a final statement but a starting point: timely and extremely useful handbook for qualitative sport studies

    Just in time for the publication of Mark Brooke’s review of the Routledge Handbook of Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, edited by Brett Smith & Andrew C. Sparkes, Routledge chose to release the paperback edition, thereby decreasing the RRP from £190 to £40 – which is good, given that the book, according to our reviewer, is a valuable tool for social and cultural science scholars in the field of sport and exercise.

    Insightful, in-depth overview of the effects of neoliberalism on the governance and management of sports

    The edited volume Sport and Neoliberalism: Politics, Consumption, and Culture (Temple University Press), compiled by David L. Andrews and Michail L. Silk, takes a critical stance on neoliberalism as a dominant organizing mechanism, in society and in sports. Our reviewer Russell Holden has but few reservations to this vital and useful analysis of modern sports.

    Nordamerikanska erfarenheter av och insikter om staden och sporten

    Mats Franzén Institute for Housing and Urban Research, Uppsala University Sporting dystopias. The making and meanings of urban sport cultures (Albany: State University of New York Press 2003) som redigerats av Ralph C. Wilcox, David L. Andrews, Robert Pitter och Richard L. Irwin, tillhandahåller inga solskenshistorier om staden och sporten – men titeln till trots inte heller några egentliga sportdystopier. Snarare finns...
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