That Was The Week That Was,
June 6–12, 2022: Staff meeting and email problems

Dear all,

We’ll leave Sweden’s National Day last Monday where it belongs, in the past, and focus on two things. First: Joining our colleagues at an overnight staff meeting last week in a fancy seaside hotel, and meeting IRL for the first time since the pandemic broke, and broke all the rules of civilized society, was, well, it was just wonderful! (And do pardon the enthusiasm, it is really called for.) During the past 28 or so months, much at the Department of Sport Sciences at Malmö University has developed within its own logic, and it turns out that this staff member cum editor has quite a few new colleagues, having entered in the midst of Covid onto various rungs of the academic career ladder. Mostly, I think, in the PhD studentship segment, bright young things to lighten up life for the old guard and render hope tor the future of sport studies, Thank you all!
Second, and not so wonderful – the email service that provides subscribers with our weekly newsletter. Apparently, the old system for taking care of this service has been outrun by other systems, and an “upgrade” was deemed necessary. However, as is often the case, upgrades mean screw-ups and in this case it most certainly has made things much more complicated. All we actually need is a service to register subscriptions and distribute an email once a week, which is what we had. The new system offers so much more of things we do not need. The migration from the old to the new system made a havoc of last Monday’s mail distribution and I have no idea how many actually received the mail with a link to this page.
We’ll give it a try again within the next hour, and then try to find a new way of doing things in the future.
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

Research Article

Reflections from CrossFitters on the themes of body and community

What are the reflections of a selection of CrossFitters with regard to body ideals, body-image pressure and community? In this study by Arild Boge, Ove Olsen Sæle and Hilde Stokvold Gundersen, semi-structured interviews were conducted with a selection of participants who train at a CrossFit centre in Norway. The conclusion of the study is that the unique training form and architectural design of CrossFit appear to contribute to little body-image pressure and less focus on the ideal body. (Peer reviewed article published in Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum, 220609.

Book Review

The Professionalisation of Women’s Sport: Issues and Debates by Ali Bowes & Alex Culvin (eds.)

As women’s sport continues to grow and develop there is an increasing need to critically examine the conditions in which women as athletes operate. Ali Bowes’ and Alex Culvin’s anthology The Professionalisation of Women’s Sport: Issues and Debates (Emerald Publishing) discusses the processes of professionalisation in women’s sports. Our reviewer is Alan Bairner, and he underlines that women’s professional sport needs to learn from the mistakes that have been made in men’s professional sport. (Review in English 220401.)

New Issues of Scholarly Journals

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

  • Journal of Sport & Tourism, Volume 26, 2022, Issue 2 (220606)
  • Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, Volume 93, 2022, Issue 3 (220606)
  • Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, Volume 31, 2022, Issue 4 (220606)
  • American Journal of Health Education, Volume 53, 2022, Issue 3 (220609)
  • International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, Volume 32, 2022, Issue 3 (220610)
  • International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, Volume 17, 2022, No. 5 (220610)
  • Sport History Review, Volume 53, 2022, Issue 1 (220612)

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

  • Sports Ethics Scholarship for Ph.D. study at FTVS, Charles University, Prague, Czechia. Apply before June 30, 2022 (220606)
  • Call for Participants | Foregrounding a rights-based agenda for sport events: Insights from Research & Practice | An online symposium, June 20, 2022 (220606)
  • Ny avhandling från GIH | Towards evidence-based classification in para-cycling av Johanna Liljedahl (220610)


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