That Was The Week That Was,
April 4–10, 2022


Dear all,
We did receive a few reactions to our attempt to spiff up the weekly newsletter – all of them positive, I’m pleased to say, Very encouraging. and thus another newsletter with the same format, and most likely more to follow.
Today begins what in some contexts is known as the Holy Week, leading up to Easter and its related holidays. In Sweden, schools are out from today until Tuesday the following week, since Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday are national holidays in this most secularised country. This will to some extent affect the visible output on, particularly since we will devote one day to the re-structuring and migration of data from our old, very old, MacBook to a brand new machine, a MacBook Pro M1. Exciting!
We will however find time for one of very few Easter traditions enjoyed by this editor, the annual viewing of Easter Parade. A highly suitable album for the season is this one by David Olney.
Last week the following items were published on (see below; language and publication dates, YYMMDD, in brackets). Click on the red headings to go to content. Utilize the Google Translate service to turn Scandinavian language pages into (some sort of) English.
Have a great week, and a Happy Easter,
Kjell Eriksson

Research Article

Fysisk aktivitet inkluderet som en del af esportstræning: Et pilotstudie om hvordan spillere og trænere oplever fysiske aktivitet implementerede i træning
[Physical activity as part of esports training: A pilot study on how players and coaches experience physical activity implemented in training]

Esporten är i kraftig tillväxt, inte minst bland ungdomar som tillbringar flera timmar dagligen i träning framför skärmen. Detta stillasittande får emellertid negativa konsekvenser för deras fysiska, psykiska och sociala hälsa. I sin artikel redovisar Lars Domino Østergaard, Robert Juul Jønsson, Anders Bern Kronborg och Christian Lund Straszek en interventionsstudie vars resultat ger starkt stöd för att införa olika former av fysisk aktivitet i kombination med esportträningen. (DAN 220401; English abstact available

Book Reviews

Idrett, politikk og menneskerettigheter by Hans Erik Næss

Idrott och politik, ett lika uppenbart som ifrågasatt samband, kopplas till kampen för mänskliga rättigheter i Hans Erik Næss’ senaste bok med det passande namnet Idrett, politikk og menneskerettigheter (Fagbokforlaget). Vi gav boken till Karin Zackari, MR-forskare vid Lunds universitet. Trots en del kritiska synpunkter, bland annat rörande pedagogiska brister och lite rörig struktur, framhåller hon bokens värde som ett bidrag till diskussionen om MR och sport och ett verktyg för rättighetsaktivister. (SWE 220405)

Experiential Learning and Outdoor Education: Traditions of Practice and Philosophical Perspectives by Jim Parry & Pete Allison (eds.)

What does ’experience’ in experiential learning entail, and can a short-term singular experience of nature transform a participant’s life as a whole and in a permanent way? These are central issues dealt with in Experiential Learning and Outdoor Education: Traditions of Practice and Philosophical Perspectives, edited by Jim Parry & Pete Allison (Routledge). Our reviewer is Jonas Mikaels and he is impressed by some contributions, while also stumbling on a possible Freudian slip of consequence. (ENG 220406)

New Blog Posts

There is a light that never goes out – assuming it ever gets lit by Duncan Stone

Only Australia, it seems, could have produced Shane Warne. A man of the people who became “a citizen of the world”, Warne was a ‘bogun’ as Merv Hughes called him during his beautifully poised memorial service at the Melbourne Cricket Ground: The People’s Ground. Cricket, in Australia at least, is a people’s game and I couldn’t help wondering, as I wiped tears from my eyes (yet again), if the world would ever have had the pleasure and privilege of witnessing Warne’s unnatural abilities and endlessly generous spirit had he been born in England? (ENG 220404)

Til evigheten – og forbi [To eternity – and beyond] by Mads Skauge

For første gang i historien har en norsk klubb vunnet en kamp i en europeisk kvartfinale. Det er spinnvilt nok i seg selv, men Bodø/Glimts posisjon i det internasjonale fotballhierarkiets næringskjede gjør det større enn størst. Mye er sagt om 6–1-kampen, en ellevill anledning som antagelig aldri vil overskygges i Glimts historie. Det var det største tapet til en av verdens mest meritterte trenere, José Mourinho, noensinne, i over 1000 kamper som elitetrener. Aldri har et Mourinho-lag sluppet inn mer enn fem mål. (NOR 220408)

New Issues of Scholarly Journals

(We rely heavily on journal publishers delivering on their promises of new issue alerts. Sometimes they don’t.)

  • International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training, Vol. 27, 2022, Issue 2 (220404)
  • Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, Volume 31, 2022, Issue 3 (220404)
  • International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, Volume 32, 2022, Issue 2 (220405)
  • International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, Volume 17, 2022, No. 3 (220405)
  • International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, Vol. 22, 2022, No. 1–2 (220405)
  • Science and Medicine in Football, Vol. 6, 2022, Issue 1 (220405)
  • The International Journal of the History of Sport, Volume 38, 2021, Issue 17 | Asian Journal of Sport History & Culture, 2021, 2 (220406)
  • Journal for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour, Volume 5, 2022, Issue 1 (220406)
  • Journal of Adventure Education & Outdoor Learning, Volume 22, 2022, Issue 1 (220406)
  • International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Volume 20, 2022, Issue 1 (220406)
  • Communication & Sport, Vol. 10, 2022, No. 2 (220407)
  • European Journal of Sport Science, Volume 22, 2022, Issue 2 (220407)
  • Managing Sport and Leisure, Volume 27, 2027, Issue 1–2 | Managing sport and leisure in the era of Covid-19 (220407)
  • Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, Volume 15, 2022, Issue 1 (220407)
  • Event Management: An international journal, Volume 26, 2022, Number 1 (220408)
  • Journal of Sport & Social Issues, Vol. 46, 2022, No. 2 (220408)
  • Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum, Volume 12, 2021 (220408)
  • Journal of Sports Sciences, Volume 40, 2022, Issue 3 (220409)
  • Event Management: An international journal, Volume 26, 2022, Number 2 (220409)
  • International Journal of the Sociology of Leisure, Vol. 5, 2022, Issue 1 (220409)

News items (calls for papers, vacancies, etc.)

  • Call for Papers | Playing for Nations and/or States: Cricket and Politics in South Asia | Webinar, September 14, 2022. Call ends June 15, 2022 (220404)
  • Call for Papers | “Sports and Politics”, Special Issue of International Studies. Call ends April 15, 2022 (220404)
  • Call for Papers | “Just a Game? Sport and Psychoanalytic Theory”, Special Issue of Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society | Call ends July 11, 2022 (220405)
  • Lediga jobb | Doktorand i socialt arbete/sociologi/idrottsvetenskap, till Linnéuniversitetet, Kalmar. Ansök senast den 10 maj 2022 (220406)

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