That Was The Week That Was,
May 2–8, 2022


Dear all,

As many of you will have noticed, we managed to publish the missing article last week, see below, and we have three more articles in line for publication before the summer break. During summer, when page views drop about 50 percent, as a rule we don’t publish original texts, only news, e.g., calls for papers, vacancies, etc., and scholarly journal presentations. In the run-up to the summer break, which begins on June 23, we also have a dozen or so book reviews up for publication.
Apart from these publishing activities, the remainder of this semester will be spent preparing for the fall semester, and in particular finding and ordering new books for review and then identifying and persuading you folks to review them. There are about 20 books in the office right now to work with, but as we publish between 40 and 50 book reviews each term we will need quite a few more. This kind of work, finding books and finding reviewers, is quite enjoyable though, it’s almost like treasure hunting.
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

Online Learning in Swedish Physical Education and Health during COVID-19: An Opportunity for a Changed Teaching Practice?

The aim of this study by Annie Andersson and Emelie Liljeström was to understand and highlight in what ways the digitalization forced by the pandemic has affected and challenged the traditional teaching practices among upper secondary school teachers in physical education and health. Eight teachers from different schools and cities were interviewed. The interviews were semi-structured and categorized into two themes: lesson content and digitalization, before, during and after the forced digitalization.

Book Reviews

Families, Sport, Leisure and Social Justice: From Protest to Progress, by Dawn E. Trussell & Ruth Jeanes (eds.)

Through a social justice and equity lens, Families, Sport, Leisure and Social Justice: From Protest to Progress edited by Dawn E. Trussell & Ruth Jeanes (Routledge) examines how families, sport, and leisure connect to broader social issues in society. We asked Solveig Straume, Norwegian sociologist for a review. She finds the collection an interesting read and a timely scholarly contribution, however with an unfortunate predominance of Global North perspectives. (Published in English 220503.)

Kroppsøving, læreren og eleven: Pedagogiske emner og forskningsinnsikter, by Knut Skjesol & Idar Lyngstad (red.)

Knut Skjesol & Idar Lyngstads antologi Kroppsøving, læreren og eleven: Pedagogiske emner og forskningsinnsikter (Fagbokforlaget) är skriven för den som läser till idrottslärare och förmedlar forskningsinsikter och diskuterar aktuella pedagogiska ämnen i samband med forskning. Gunn Nyberg framhåller i sin recension att antologin är ett lovvärt initiativ av forskarna vid Norduniversitet och den kan utgöra ett värdefullt bidrag till lärarutbildningarna i flera nordiska länder. Hon har läst den med stort intresse. (Published in Swedish 220505; book in Norwegian.)

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 Applied Biomechanics, Volume 38, 2022, Issue 2 (220502)
  • International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, Volume 17, 2022, No. 4 (2220502)
  • European Physical Education Review, Vol. 28, 2022, No. 2 (220502)
  • Journal of Sports Economics, Vol. 23, 2022, No. 4 (220502)
  • Journal of Sport and Health Science, Volume 11, 2022, Issue 2 (Open Access) (220502)
  • European Journal of Sport Science, Volume 22, 2022, Issue 4 (220503)
  • International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, Volume 22, 2022, Issue 2 (220503)
  • Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, Volume 41, 2022, Issue 2 | Black Scholarship in Physical Education (220503)
  • Motor Control. The International Journal for the Multidisciplinary Study of Voluntary Movement, Vol. 26, 2022, Issue 2 (220504)
  • International Journal of Sports Marketing & Sponsorship, Vol 23, 2022, No 2 | Sport Management Using Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM) (220504)
  • Leisure Sciences, Volume 44, 2022, Issue 4 (220504)
  • Annals of Leisure Research, Volume 25, 2022, Issue 2 (220505)
  • International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Volume 14, 2021, Issue 1 (220506)

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

  • Call for Participation | “Conjunction-Articulation-Assemblage: Theorizing Trump’s Sporting America” by David L. Andrews | Iowa Colloquium on Sport and Culture, online on May 6, 2022 (220502)
  • Call for Papers | On Horses – A Philosophy of Sports Conference | University of Extremadura, Cáceres, Spain, November 11–13, 2022. Call ends June 30, 2022 (220502)
  • Webbinarium | Startskottet har gått – hur tar vi miljöarbetet vidare inom idrotten och friluftslivet? | Den 11 maj, 2022, 09:00–11:00 (220504)
  • Call for Participants | Women’s Football as Precarious Work, online seminar feat. Dr. Alex Culvin | Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 17:00 to 18:30 GMT, by Zoom (220505)
  • Call for Participation | Book Launch Webinar by the Sport and Politics Research International Network Group (SPRING) | May 23, 2022, at 5PM, UK time (6PM, CET) (220507)



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