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    International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Vol. 57, 2022, No. 4

    IRSS is a peer reviewed academic journal. Its main purpose is to disseminate research and scholarship on sport throughout the international academic community. The journal publishes research articles of varying lengths, as well as book and media reviews. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Earth(l)y pleasures and air-borne bodies: Elemental haptics in women's cross-country running by Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson and Patricia C Jackman (open access).

    Managing Sport and Leisure, Volume 27, 2027, Issue 1–2 | Managing sport and leisure in the era of Covid-19

    Managing Sport and Leisure is a refereed journal that publishes high quality research articles to inform and stimulate discussions relevant to sport and leisure management globally. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Cyclists or avatars: is virtual cycling filling a short-term void during COVID-19 lockdown? by Daniel Rojas-Valverde, Juan M. Córdoba-Blanco & Luis González-Salazar.

    Women in sport: misogyny among male fans is rife but progressive masculinities are on the rise

    The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup ushered in a new age for media coverage of women’s sport. A new survey of 1,950 male football fans from across the UK, recruited through football fan message boards, turned up three distinct groups of men based on their performances of masculinities: the progressive (24%), the overtly misogynistic (68%), and the covertly misogynistic (8%). Stacey Pope’s report from the study is illustrated with rather depressing quotes.

    Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, Volume 13, 2021, Issue 1 | Contemporary digital qualitative research in sport, exercise and health

    Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health is a landmark publication – it is the first international journal solely dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of qualitative research in the sport, exercise, and health sciences. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: YOUTH SPORT 2.0? THE DEVELOPMENT OF ESPORTS IN NORWAY FROM 2016 TO 2019 by Anne Tjønndal & Mads Skauge.

    Sociology of Sport Journal, Volume 37, 2020, 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: “YOU ALWAYS WANNA BE SORE, BECAUSE THEN YOU ARE SEEING RESULTS”: EXPLORING POSITIVE PAIN IN COMPETITIVE SWIMMING by Gareth McNarry, Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson, Adam B. Evans.

    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.

    Women’s football in a man’s world – a never-ending story of subordination

    Lise Joern reviews a collected volume from the impressive “Football Research in an Enlarged Europe” series at Palgrave Macmillan, Female Football Players and Fans: Intruding into a Man’s World, edited by Gertrud Pfister and Stacey Pope. She appreciates the book and its contributions but ends on a note of pessimism about the situation for women’s football and its fans.

    Important sociological study of female fandom – “fills a huge gap”

    While sports in general has become considerably less of a man’s world, until quite recently sports fandom seemed to attract no women. Falsely, though, as witnessed by Stacey Pope’s latest book, The Feminization of Sports Fandom: A Sociological Study (Routledge). Aage Radmann studies female fandom in Sweden, and he is delighted with Pope’s research and findings.
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