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    Anthropologists bring new perspectives to the study of sports

    In The Anthropology of Sport: Bodies, Borders, Biopolitics (University of California Press), authors Niko Besnier, Susan Brownell and Thomas F. Carter explore how sport both shapes and is shaped by the social, cultural, political, and historical contexts in which we live. We asked Dr. Sepandarmas Mashreghi to read and review their effort for idrottsforum.org. Her well-balanced review points out the interesting and scholarly rewarding features that by far overshadow the sometimes monotonous tone.

    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.

    Tankar och perspektiv kring de olympiska spelen

    Anders Östnäs Institutionen för socialt arbete, Lunds universitet DE OLYMPISKA IDEALEN och de olympiska spelen har globalt samarbete, internationell förståelse och social gemenskap över nationsgränserna som några viktiga mål. Men har idealen och spelen genom åren nått sina mål? Hur har den olympiska verkligheten relaterats till politiska verkligheter sedan de moderna olympiska spelen infördes 1896? Har den olympiska tanken överhuvudtaget någon framtid?...
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