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    Well-conceived introduction to the diverse academic field of physical cultural studies

    The collected volume Krop og bevægelse i idræt og sundhed: Kulturanalytiske tilgange [Body and movement in sports and health: Cultural analytical approaches], edited by Susanne Ravn and Signe Højbjerre Larsen (Syddansk Universitetsforlag), offers an introduction to the various forms of cultural analytical traditions that characterize Danish as well as international research environments. Our reviewer is Frida Wågan, and she is, bar minor reservations, very appreciative in her informative review,

    Sport in Society, Volume 24, 2021, Issue 11 | Sport and Nationalism: Theoretical Perspectives

    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: They are not ‘Team New Zealand’ or the ‘New Zealand’ Warriors! An exploration of pseudo-nationalism in New Zealand sporting franchises by Damion Sturm, Tom Kavanagh & Robert E. Rinehart.

    European Journal for Sport and Society, Vol. 18, 2021, Issue 3 | Sport, Race and Ethnicity at a time of multiple global crises

    EJSS’ 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. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: The representation of the ‘refugee crisis’ and ‘sport’ in the German Press: an analysis of newspaper discourse by Enrico Michelini.

    Social sporting innovations from Hogwarts to Bruges

    With her new anthology, Social Innovation in Sport (Palgrave Macmillan), Anne Tjönndal aims at providing fresh insights on how social innovations are utilized as strategies to make sport more accessible and inclusive. Our reviewer Alan Bairner is doubtful however, seeing sport’s adaptability to change as more often than not driven by market logics, since sport, he claims, is inherently conservative, reactionary even, in its refusal to change its core values and renew its traditional hierarchies.

    European Journal for Sport and Society, Vol. 18, 2021, Issue 1

    EJSS’ 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. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: To move on… – a comparative study of Swedish adolescents in a changing sport and leisure-time landscape by Suzanne Lundvall & Britta Thedin Jakobsson (open access).

    European Journal for Sport and Society, Vol. 17, 2020, Issue 2

    EJSS’ 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. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: “YOU HAVE 60 MINUTES TO DO WHAT YOU CAN’T DO IN REAL LIFE. YOU CAN BE VIOLENT”: YOUNG ATHLETES’ PERCEPTIONS OF VIOLENCE IN SPORT by Kristine Fortier, Sylvie Parent & Catherine Flynn.

    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.

    Fra presentasjon til prestasjon? Sportifisering av skateboard i Norge

    I den här artikeln använder Anne Tjønndal, Arve Hjelseth och Verena Lenneis Guttmanns sju kännetecken för moderna idrotter för att diskutera den sportifieringsprocess som skateboard genomgår i takt med sportens växande popularitet. Empiriskt utgår artikeln från att skateboard ingår i det olympiska programmet i Tokyo 2020, och hur det har lett till ökad organisering och byråkratisering av skateboard i Norge.

    Leisure Studies, Volume 37, 2018, Issue 6: Leisure Cultures & Glocal Challenges to National Populist Politics

    Leisure Studies is the journal of the Leisure Studies Association. The emphasis of the journal is on theoretically informed critical analyses within the social sciences and humanities of the wide range of topics that constitute leisure as a subject field – including the arts, tourism, cultural, informal and virtual activities, urban and rural recreation, sport, media and physical activities.

    Women’s football in a man’s world – a never-ending story of subordination

    Lise Joern reviews a collected volume from the impressive “Football Research in an Enlarged Europe” series at Palgrave Macmillan, Female Football Players and Fans: Intruding into a Man’s World, edited by Gertrud Pfister and Stacey Pope. She appreciates the book and its contributions but ends on a note of pessimism about the situation for women’s football and its fans.
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