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The International Journal of Event and Festival Management advances knowledge in the field of events management and enhances the uptake of such knowledge by academics in the field. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Motivations for participation in active sports tourism: a cross-national study by Sita Mishra, Gunjan Malhotra, Maria Johann, Shalini Rahul Tiwari.
“I read this volume as one of many signs that sport can no longer escape issues of environmental impact, sustainability and climate change.” The volume in question is Routledge Handbook of Sport and the Environment edited by Brian P. McCullough and Timothy B. Kellison (Routledge), and the quote is from Daniel Svensson’s review in which he is mainly positive, although he also points to some perspectives that he finds missing in the book.
Sport Management Review is published as a service to sport industries worldwide. It is a multidisciplinary journal concerned with the management, marketing, and governance of sport at all levels and in all its manifestations -- whether as an entertainment, a recreation, or an occupation. The journal welcomes submissions reporting new research, new applications and advances in theory.
In his latest book, Rethinking Olympic Legacy (Routledge), Vassil Girginov offers an alternative approach to the study of Olympic and mega-sport event legacy, focussing on future gains rather than leftovers. We asked Norwegian sociologist Jon Helge Lesjø for a review, and he sees strengths in Girginov’s rethinking, but finds him much too much an insider to see the Olympic “social movement” from a distance.
The International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics aims to publish articles that address all aspects of sport policy irrespective of academic discipline. Articles that adopt a multi-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary or comparative approach are particularly welcome.
The relationship between sport (con)federations and governmental bodies in 13 countries is the subject for Sport Policy Systems and Sport Federations: A Cross-National Perspective, edited by Jeroen Scheerder, Annick Willem & Elien Claes (Palgrave). Our reviewer is Hallgeir Gammelsæter, and he has some serious objections which render the book less than useful.
Cecilia Stenling Pedagogiska institutionen, Umeå universitet Vassil Girginov (red) Sport Management Cultures 138 sidor, inb. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2011 ISBN 978-0-415-60920-3 Sport Management Cultures är en reproduktion av ett specialnummer i tidskriften European Sport Management Quarterly. Bokens redaktör är den flitige och välrenommerade Vassil Girginov, som också står för två av bokens sju bidrag. I förordet till boken står att läsa att Sport Management Cultures ”is the first book...
Jon Helge Lesjø Høgskolen i Lillehammer Vassil Girginov (red) The Olympics: A Critical Reader 452 sidor, hft. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2010 ISBN 978-0-415-44536-8 Som en del av det olympiske feltet har det særlig i de siste tiårene vokst fram et forskersamfunn som har dette feltet som sitt studieobjekt. De første akademiske studiene kom fra arkeologer og historikere som fattet interesse for framveksten av de moderne olympiske leker og deres...