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    Social Media Hedonism and the Case of “Fitspiration”: A Nietzschean Critique

    In this feature article, Aurélien Daudi summarizes his article in Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, in which he presents his study of the widespread social media culture surrounding fitness, ‘fitspiration’, and the way it encourages self-sexualization and self-objectification and thereby epitomizing a wider issue with photo-based social media in general. Utilizing two doctrines central to Nietzsche’s philosophy—The Last Man and his conception of the ‘higher self’ – Daudi argues that fitspiration involves a form of hedonism that is potentially harmful to the pursuit and achievement of human flourishing.

    Sustainability as a concept in local sport event policies

    In this feature article, Christian Tolstrup Jensen summarizes his article in Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, in which he presents results from a study of the conceptualisation of sustainability in all local policies relating to sports events in Norwegian municipalities. His findings emphasise the relevance of looking at the local level when conducting future studies on events and sustainability and suggest that the practitioners acknowledge the complexity of reconciling demands for more events and increased sustainability.

    Lessons Learned From a Multi-Level Intervention Program to Reduce Swedish Female Floorballers’ Dropout Rate: A Summary

    In this feature article, Stefan Wagnsson, Henrik Gustafsson, Johan Libäck and Leslie William Podlog summarize their article in Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, in which they present an intervention study with the aim of reducing dropout frequency among adolescent girls in floorball in Sweden. They developed a two-year longitudinal intervention program using a multi-level approach of sport attrition. The result was satisfying, with a sharp decrease in dropouts from the cohort under study.

    The distinct role of physical education in the context of Agenda 2030 and sustainable development goals: An explorative review and suggestions for future work | A summary

    In this feature article, Andreas Fröberg and Suzanne Lundvall summarize their article in Sustainability, in which they performed a review regarding the distinct role of physical education and health in the context of Agenda 2030 and its Sustainable Development Goals. The overall research question that guided this paper is as follows: what perspectives related to PEH in the context of Agenda 2030 and its SDGs have been discussed in the research literature?

    Taking the star-spangled knee: the media framing of Colin Kaepernick | A summary

    In this feature article, Steph Doehler summarizes her article in Sport in Society, in which she analyses the newspaper coverage of Colin Kaepernick’s protest using the concept of media framing. She identifies four key frames which can be scrutinized and understood using the theoretical framework of the protest paradigm. In an innovative approach the research also analyses the coverage of Kaepernick in 2020, in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder at the hands of a police officer.

    ‘While we may lead a horse to water we cannot make him drink’: three physical education teachers’ professional growth through and beyond a prolonged participatory action research project |...

    In this feature article, Lars Bjørke, Øyvind Førland Standal and Kjersti Mordal Moen summarize their article in Sport, Education and Society, in which they evaluated three physical education teachers’ engagement with a prolonged transformative continuing professional development initiative using participatory action research to implement Cooperative Learning. Their thorough qualitative study revealed four themes relevant to understanding the teachers’ journeys.

    The Emergence of the Swedish Horse-Riding School from the Mid-Twentieth Century | A Summary

    In this feature article, Susanna Hedenborg, Gabriella Torell Palmquist and Annika Rosén summarize their article in The International Journal of the History of Sport, in which they present research on the history of the Swedish horse-riding school. Horse-riding is one of the most popular sports for children and young people, and public support and its consequences distinguish Swedish equestrian sports and the activities of the riding schools from horse-riding activities in many other countries.

    Don’t buy a pig in a poke: Considering challenges of and problems with performance analysis technologies in Swedish men’s elite football | A Summary

    In this feature article, Natalie Barker-Ruchti, Robert Svensson, Daniel Svensson and Dan Fransson summarize their article in Performance Enhancement & Health, in which they present research on PATs, performance analysis technologies that are increasingly utilized in elite football on various levels to measure performance. It’s not quite as simple as it would seem to analyze and implement the results, and the authors identify the pitfalls and present useful suggestions for overcoming the problems.

    A Critical Note on Sporting Supererogation | A Summary

    In this feature article, Steffen Borge, Professor of Philosophy at Nord University, summarizes his article in Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, in which he discusses supererogation, i.e., a performance beyond the call of duty, in sport, and Alfred Archer’s understanding of the concept. One example of this, claims Archer, is Robbie Fowler denying a penalty decision in his favour. Borge refutes Archer’s claim and argues that there is no such thing as sporting supererogation.

    The formation of heroes and the myth of national identity | A Summary

    In this feature article, Keith Parry at the Department in Sport and Event Management, Bournemouth University, summarizes his article in Sport in Society, in which he discusses sports hero formation in relation to national identity. He argues that the formation of sports heroes is shaped by established notions of national identity and longstanding mythological archetypes rather than proclaimed heroes’ personal traits or deeds.
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