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    A good edited collection on sport and politics, albeit with a US focus

    The essays collected in Daniel A. Grano & Michael L. Butterworth’s Sport, Rhetoric and Political Struggle contextualize sport and political struggle, examine the mobilization of resistance in sporting contexts, and identify ongoing stigmas that present limitations in and around sport. Judging by Alan Bairner’s review, a more proper title for the book would have been “Sport, Rhetoric and Political Struggle in the US”. Still, our reviewer concludes that the book deserves a wide readership among scholars with an interest in sport and politics.

    Sociology of Sport Journal, Volume 37, 2020, Issue 3 | Hip-Hop Culture(s) and Sport

    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: BAD BOY FOR LIFE: HIP-HOP MUSIC, RACE, AND SPORTS by Earl Smith, Angela J. Hattery.

    Journal of Sport & Social Issues, Vol. 44, 2020, No. 2

    Journal of Sport and Social Issues (JSSI) brings you the latest research, discussion and analysis on contemporary sport issues. In JSSI scholars study the impact of sport on social issues from many perspectives. Editor’s pick from the current issue: NOT AMERICA’S GAME: THE GLOBALIZATION AND POST-WESTERNIZATION OF WOMEN’S BASEBALL by Callie Batts Maddox.

    The politics of masculine ideals in American football

    American football represents traditional masculinity ideals, but has of late also been criticized for racism as well as high rates of brain injuries. Read more about this in Thomas P. Oates’ Football and Manliness: An Unauthorized Feminist Account of the NFL (University of Illinois Press). Our reviewer Britt-Marie Ringfjord finds much to like about Oates’ thorough account of the gridiron.
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