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    Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum, Volume 10, 2019

    SSSF, a multidisciplinary social sciences sport study journal, welcomes articles that deal with sport and social change and social stability in a wide sense, articles about the profound and comprehensive processes affecting sports such as professionalization, globalization, commercialization, urbanization, technologization, medicalization and juridification.

    New ways of understanding the human–horse relationship

    Ethical matters pertaining to the human–horse relationship are examined in a new anthology from Routledge, Equine Cultures in Transition: Ethical Questions edited by Jonna Bornemark, Petra Andersson and Ulla Ekström von Essen. We gave the book to our own expert in equestrian and equine studies Susanna Hedenborg, and her review reveals a close critical reading of all 16 chapters. She may have wanted more, but she calls the book as it is both challenging, stimulating and inspiring.

    The future of football? Thought-provoking anthology about football fandom in the age of digitalization

    In a new anthology from Routledge, Digital Football Cultures: Fandom, Identities and Resistance edited by Stefan Lawrence & Garry Crawford, a number of football scholars look at the digitalized future of the beautiful game. Our reviewer is Lise Joern, and she found interesting and critical insights to appreciate. She concludes, however, that technological development notwithstanding, much remains the same and is merely old wine in new bottles.

    En vigtig og anbefalelsesværdig bog, rig på viden og interessante cases

    Søren Bennike recenserar Sport Management: Del 1. Idrottens organisationer i en svensk kontext, en antologi sammanställd av Åsa Bäckström, Karin Book, Bo Carlsson & PG Fahlström (SISU Idrottsböcker). Vår recensent, som fortfarande väntar på en forskningsbaserad dansk introduktionsbok om sport management, uppskattar denna första del och ser fram emot de kommande två delarna.

    Student-athletes’ beliefs about athletic ability: A longitudinal and mixed method gender study

    This peer reviewed article by Joakim Ingrell, Marie Larneby, Urban Johnson and Susanna Hedenborg deals with student-athletes in a Swedish compulsory school with a sport profile, with the overall aim to study and discuss their beliefs about athletic ability, specifically changes in entity beliefs and incremental beliefs during the three-year period, and the role gender may affect such changes.

    Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum Volume 3, 2012

    SSSF, a multidisciplinary social sciences sport study journal, welcomes articles that deal with sport and social change and social stability in a wide sense, articles about the profound and comprehensive processes affecting sports such as professionalization, globalization, commercialization, urbanization, technologization, medicalization and juridification.

    The International Journal of the History of Sport, Volume 35, 2018, Issue 6: New Historical Work on Women and Gender

    The International Journal of the History of Sport is the world’s leading sport history academic periodical with fully-refereed global coverage of the subject. As well as regular issues, the IJHS also offers regionally-focused issues on the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australasia and the Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East, and special issues each year on significant topics and themes.

    Too young to ride? A study of riding school activities for pre-school children from safety and horse welfare perspectives


    The aim of the project “Too young to ride?”is to increase knowledge of horse and riding education for pre-school children with the objective of developing safer horse environments in Sweden and Norway. The project poses research questions pertaining to the organization of activities in relation to children, parents, riding instructors, and horses, as well as safety precautions in place and perceptions of safety.

    Marketing the Perfect Ride: A Study of the Marketing of Horse Tourism on the Internet

    This article by Aage Radmann and Susanna Hedenborg shows that the marketing och horse tourism builds on story-telling related to trust; (implied) common experiences of organizer and tourist in relation to horses and horsemanship; and natural and cultural landscapes. In contrast to the representation of women in other sport contexts, women in horse tourism are portrayed as active participants in a challenging athletic activity.

    “Both books are welcome in the field of equestrian studies and constitute significant contributions to the field”

    Susanna Hedenborg reviews and appreciates two new books that deal with equestrianism, differently and yet similarly, Equestrian Cultures in Global and Local Contexts by Miriam Adelman & Kirrilly Thompson, eds., (Springer), and Women, Horseracing and Gender: Becoming ‘One of the Lads’ by Deborah Butler (Routledge).
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