That Was The Week That Was,
February 6–12, 2023

Dear all,

Not much to show for a full week’s work, is it? But there are things going ion in the background. I am still using quite a lot of time to find reviewers for a growing pile of new (and some old) books – successfully at times, less so other times, but one has to stay at it.
I am also preparing a couple of articles for publication, one peer review piece for the Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum (SSSF), and one for And a second SSSF article is reportedly on its way in.
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,
Kjell Eriksson

Book Review

The History and Politics of Sport-for-Development: Activists, Ideologues and Reformers, by Simon C. Darnell, Russell Fields & Bruce Kidd

In The History and Politics of Sport-for-Development: Activists, Ideologues and Reformers (Palgrave Macmillan), authors Simon C. Darnell, Russell Field and Bruce Kidd focus on the major social and political forces that have shaped the ways in which sport has been understood, organized, and contested in an effort to engender social change. In his appreciative review, Derrick Charwell recommends this book for anyone interested in learning about the interaction between the history of sport and international development. (Review in English, published 230207.)

Referees, Match Officials and Abuse: Research and Implications for Policy, by Tom Webb, Mike Rayner, Jamie Cleland & Jimmy O’Gorman

In Referees, Match Officials and Abuse: Research and Implications for Policy (Routledge), authors Tom Webb, Mike Rayner, Jamie Cleland & Jimmy O’Gorman explore issues related to the abuse of referees and match officials in sport, based on original empirical research. Our reviewer is founder Bo Carlsson, who gained insights from the chapters describing and analyzing the problem while remaining slightly skeptical about the proposed measures. (Review in English, published 230210.)

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 Sport and Exercise Psychology, Volume 21, 2023, Issue 1 (230206)
  • Entertainment and Sports Law Journal, Volume 20, 2022 (230208)
  • Journal of Emerging Sport Studies, Vol 7, Spring 2022 (230208)
  • Leisure Sciences, Volume 45, 2023, Issue 2 (230210)
  • Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, Volume 42, 2023, Issue 1 (230211)
  • Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, Volume 40, 2023, Issue 1 (230212)
  • European Physical Education Review, Vol. 29, 2023, No. 1 (230212)
  • Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, Volume 15, 2023, Issue 1 (230212)

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

  • Call for Chapters | Body, Politics, and Nation: Intersections of (Post)Modernity. Call ends February 28, 2023 (230206)
  • Call for Papers | The 31st European Sport Management Conference | Ulster University, Belfast, September 12–15, 2023. Call ends April 17, 2023 (230206
  • Stiftelsen IKSU Idrottsvetenskapliga pris 2023 – dags att nominera! Sista dag för nominering och ansökan är den 15 mars 2023 (230207)
  • Call for Participants | Building the data ecosystems around grassroots sports | Webinar, February 22, 2023 (230209)
  • Call for Papers | International Football History Conference | Hampden Park, Glasgow, June 30 – July 1, 2023. Call ends April 3, 2023 (230211)
  • Call for Papers | Women’s Bodies, Women’s Rights. Health Feminism, Reproductive Knowledge and Women’s Activism Across Europe in the long 20th Century | University of Konstanz, Germany, October 19–21, 2023. Call ends February 28, 2023 (23021)
  • Call for Participants | Noah Cohen: “The Football Helmet: A Cultural History of an American Icon” | Iowa Colloquium on Sport and Culture. Webinar on Zoom, February 17, 2023 (230212)
  • Call for Papers | “Transitions in Coaching”, Special Issue of International Sport Coaching Journal | Call ends May 31, 2023 (230212)

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