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    Seminal work on the role and function of sport during the Cold War era

    The Whole World Was Watching: Sport in the Cold War, edited by Robert Edelman & Christopher Young (Stanford University Press), examines Cold War rivalries through the lens of sporting activities and competitions across Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the U.S. Our reviewer is historian Kristian Gerner, and he finds that the multifaceted analysis in the book reveals how states as well as individual athletes impacted the development of sport and society in the cold war period.

    Rich anthology about sports and human rights finds little support for idealistic views

    Jules Boykoff and Susan Brownell are among the renowned contributors to the award winning collection The Ideals of Global Sport: From Peace to Human Rights by Barbara J. Keys (University of Pennsylvania Press). Sports mega events feature heavily in the book, as do the UN, IOC, NGOs, Russia and China. Andreas Tullberg, human rights scholar at Lund University, is our reviewer, and he recommends the book as well written with a skeptical outlook.

    Overwhelming praise for comprehensive and thought-provoking handbook

    Originally published in 2014 and edited by Jennifer Hargreaves and Eric Anderson, the Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality comprises 53 chapters penned by 68 internationally renowned sport scholars. According to our reviewer Benjamin Moreland, this perennial handbook is a vital contribution to the academic conversations surrounding gender and sexuality and a foundational read for scholars and students alike.
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