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    Soccer & Society, Volume 24, 2023, Issue 3 | Nordic football: local and global impact, influences and images

    Soccer, a.k.a (association) football is the most popular mass spectator sport in the world. Soccer & Society is the first international journal devoted to the game of soccer, and aims to focus on the game in the context of a more global world. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Zlatan Ibrahimović: a monument and a mirror of his times(b> by Roger Johansson, Per-Markku Ristilammi & Helena Tolvhed (open access).

    The Art of Tifo – Expanding important perspectives of fandom

    In The Art of Tifo: Identity, Representation, and Performing Fandom in Football/Soccer (Peter Lang Publishing), Jeffrey W. Kassing & Lindsey J. Meân examine the history and evolution of tifos, and their social significance for clubs, places, and communities. Sara Karlén, whose PhD project deals with tifos in the Swedish supporter culture, is our reviewer, and she found much to like in this timely and educational contribution to the body of literature about the tifo phenomenon.

    Sport in a changing world – rapport från SVEBI-konferensen 2022

    Efter att ha skjutits upp flera gånger på grund av pandemin kunde den årliga konferensen för Svensk Förening för Beteende- och Samhällsvetenskaplig Idrottsforskning (SVEBI) till slut genomföras den 14–15 juni 2022. Då samlades forskare och idrottsorganisationer från hela Sverige på Malmö universitet för att delta och utbyta forskningsresultat. Våra utsända på konferensen, doktoranderna Sara Karlén och Klara Boije af Gennäs rapporterar fylligt i ord och bild.

    Sport Scholar Profile | Sara Karlén, Malmö University

    Sara Karlén is a PhD student at the Department of Sports Sciences, Malmö University. Her dissertation project studies football supporters and the Swedish supporter culture with a focus on the visual choreographies, known as tifos, that supporters create. In the past, she has studied sports audiences during the corona pandemic with a focus on football supporters, as well as conflicts between fans and police in the Swedish football landscape. Sara has an educational background in sociology and gender studies.

    The Role and Function of Tifos in the Swedish Football Supporter Culture

    In this feature article, Sara Karlén presents her dissertation project at the Department of Sport Sciences, Malmö University. Building on preparatory fieldwork for her Master’s thesis, Sara aims to get a handle on the practice of tifos within the Swedish football supporter culture. Utilizing qualitative methods such as observations and focus group interviews, her primary purpose is to explore how supporters add value to football games by producing creative expressions through visual choreographies.

    Sport in Society, Volume 25, 2022, Issue 7 | Global Challenges and Innovations in Sport

    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: New spatial practices in organised sport following COVID-19: the Swedish case by Karin Book, Susanna Hedenborg & Karin Andersson (open access).

    Voices from closed stadiums: The corona crisis as a potential vehicle for sports development

    In order to gain a deeper understanding of how the governmental measures to limit the spread of corona virus affected physical activity, exercising habits, and the conditions for sport clubs, to both exercisers, sport supporters, and coaches this project was initiated. The purpose of the study is to report on how sport and exercise is affected, currently performed, and navigated both from a larger perspective – macro level – and on a lived individual micro level.
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