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    Soccer & Society, Volume 22, 2021, Issue 7

    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: FIFA and UEFA, a critical review of the two organizations through the lens of institutional theory and MacIntyre’s philosophical schema by Theofilos Pouliopoulos & Konstantinos Georgiadis.

    New book on football in Egypt: Egypt’s Football Revolution: Emotion, Masculinity, and Uneasy Politics by Carl Rommel

    In Egypt’s Football Revolution, Carl Rommel examines the politics of football as a space for ordinary Egyptians and state forces to negotiate a masculine Egyptian chauvinism. Basing his discussion on several years of fieldwork with fans, players, journalists, and coaches, he investigates the increasing attention paid to football during the Mubarak era; its demise with the 2011 uprisings and 2012 Port Said massacre, which left seventy-two fans dead; and its recent rehabilitation.

    Call for Participation | “Physical Movement, Body Cultures and Identity in Europe – on and off the Screen” | International hybrid symposium, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, October 1, 2021

    This symposium will bring together national and international perspectives from different disciplines, including film and television studies, literary and cultural studies, sport science, performing arts and history. Panels will focus on the spheres of sport and dance as codified physical and popular cultural activities that have historically connected individuals and peoples across the continent of Europe.

    Soccer & Society, Volume 22, 2021, Issue 6 | Soccer, Society, Culture, Nation: Select Contributions from Editorial Board Members

    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: ’Developing a mental health research agenda for football referees by Paul Gorczynski & Tom Webb (open access).

    Call for Contributors | Handbook of Women’s Football: Science, performance and health, to be published by Routledge. Call ends September 30, 2021

    The Handbook of Women’s Football provides a thorough, yet straightforward and accessible, analysis of the key physiological, biomechanical and psychological issues that can be applied to achieve footballing development and success as a woman. A key feature of the book is that each chapter is co-written by a scholar and a practitioner or player (e.g., coach, footballer), so that scientific principles and research are translated clearly into practice.

    Soccer & Society, Volume 22, 2021, Issue 5

    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: ’The social perception of the Colombian National Women’s Football Team towards local media by Daniela Santos Velasco, Santiago Restrepo Chavarro & Laura Camila Sarmiento Marulanda.

    Call for papers | “Reflections on football. Contributions from studies on the media, journalism and communication“. Special Issue of Mediapolis – Journal of Communication, Journalism and Public Sphere |...

    Appearing in the 19th century and popularised in the 20th century, football has reached the new millennium as a trend and behaviour setter, assuming itself as a complex “integral social factor” worthy of profound reflection and research by the Social, Human and Communication Sciences. The challenge of this issue is to demonstrate how football can and should be the subject of research in the academic and scientific sphere, given its social plasticity and appeal to interdisciplinary and/or multidisciplinary approaches.

    Soccer & Society, Volume 22, 2021, Issue 4

    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: ’Dark-skinned pioneers in European national football teams: patterns and stories by Przemysław Nosal & Natalia Organista.

    Soccer & Society, Volume 22, 2021, Issue 3

    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: ‘YOU CREATE YOUR OWN LUCK, IN A WAY’ ABOUT NORWEGIAN FOOTBALLERS’ UNDERSTANDING OF SUCCESS, IN A WORLD WHERE MOST FAIL by Pål Augestad, Mats Bruu & Frode Telseth.

    Soccer & Society, Volume 22, 2021, Issue 1–2 | COVID-19 and the Soccer World: Early Impressions and Initial Responses

    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: NO SPORTS, NO SPECTATORS – NO MEDIA, NO MONEY? THE IMPORTANCE OF SPECTATORS AND BROADCASTING FOR PROFESSIONAL SPORTS DURING COVID-19 by Thomas Horky.
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