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    International Journal of the Sociology of Leisure, Vol. 6, 2023, Issue 2

    This journal publishes high-quality papers on the sociology of leisure that have a global interest, promote the development of this mature field within international sociology, and go beyond the traditional geographical areas of leisure studies. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Everyday life and Everyday Leisure by A.J Veal (open access).

    Sport in Society, Volume 24, 2021, Issue 8 | Cricket in the 21st century

    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: ‘‘Masters of your fate and the captains of your soul’: media representations of the 2018 Invictus Games by Peter English, Bridie Kean, Simone Pearce, Timothy Peters, Katy Kirby & Angela Calder.

    Sport in Society, Volume 24, 2021, Issue 1 | Music and Sport: Exploring the Intersections

    Academics in various disciplines are contributing to Sport in Society, a forum for discussing the growing relationship of sport to significant areas of modern life. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: ‘(SIMPLY) THE BEST’, OR REMEMBERING WHEN TINA TURNER MET THE WINFIELD CUP: NOSTALGIA AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF AUTHENTICITY IN RUGBY LEAGUE ONLINE SPACES by Karl Spracklen & Lee Spracklen.

    The sport of tennis – constantly in the frontline of sport history

    Five hundred pages, forty-five chapters, forty-nine authors – the Routledge Handbook of Tennis: History, Culture and Politics is a veritable treasure trove for academic tennis aficionados. Edited by renowned tennis historian Robert J. Lake, the volume elicited numerous unsolicited enthusiastic exclamations of appreciation and joy from our reviewer, renowned historian of Swedish tennis Johnny Wijk. Actually, his only complaint was the glaring paucity of Swedish tennis.

    European Journal for Sport and Society, Vol. 16, 2019, Issue 3

    The European Journal for Sport and Society is the official journal of the European Association for Sociology of Sport, EASS. Its function is to enable an international discussion about current issues and to foster collaboration between researchers from all social scientific sub-disciplines. It’s published 4 times per year.

    ”Greit hvis man er litt interessert, dumt hvis man virkelig er interessert”

    Social och ekonomisk ojämlikhet ökar i ett globalt perspektiv, och i rättan tid utkommer en ny antologi från Routledge, Sport, Leisure and Social Justice, sammanställd av Jonathan Long, Thomas Fletcher & Beccy Watson. Ørnulf Seippel har läst den med blandade känslor, men slutintrycket är att många läsare kan hitta något nytt och framåtsyftande.

    This book performs a vital service for critical sport scholars

    “As manna from heaven”; that is one way of describing the arrival to the book stores of Sport, Protest and Globalisation: Stopping Play edited by Jon Dart and Stephen Wagg (Palgrave Macmillan). Our reviewer is Russell Holden, and besides noting a couple of omissions, he is thoroughly pleased, nay, enthusiastic over this anthology and its critical stance in relation to sports.

    Sport in History, Volume 37, 2017, Issue 2

    Sport in History is a history journal that publishes original, archivally-based research on the history of sport, leisure and recreation. The journal encourages the study of sport to illuminate broader historical issues and debates. Includes an extensive reviews section.

    OL-studier – kritiske perspektiver

    Jon Helge Lesjø har läst en riktig tegelsten, en tjock men också tungviktig bok om olympiska spel, The Palgrave Handbook of Olympic Studies, som sammanställts av Helen Jefferson Lenskyj och Stephen Wagg. Kritisk handbok och viktigt referensverk.

    Idrottsmyter dekonstrueras

    Roland Barthes’ klassiska essäsamling Myhtologies från 1957 tar upp ett par sportmyter, dels om amerikansk fribrottning, dels om Tour de France. Men inom sportens underbara värld frodas många fler myter, inte minst historiska, och ett antal av dem behandlas, mer eller mindre dekonstruktivt, i Stephen Waggs antologi Myths and Milestones in the History of Sport (Palgrave Macmillan), som Jens Ljunggren recenserar.
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