That Was The Week That Was,
May 9–15, 2022

Dear all,

A large part of last week was spent in preparations for the future, both for what’s left of the spring semester and for the fall term. Accordingly, there’s one paper in the offing, having been text edited and presently with the author for revision, and a second being text edited as we speak, for publication in Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum. A third paper is waiting its turn. They will all be published before the Swedish Midsummer celebrations, starting on June 24. We are also reminding people with outstanding reviews that it’s time to make that submission.
We are also working hard to find and order review copies of new books, as well as reminding some publishers of such requests that have not been filled. The pandemic did two things to make life harder for review editors. Some publishers used the pandemic as an excuse not to ship hardcopies of books, instead offering e-books. Our reviewers balk at the prospect of reviewing books without being given a proper book to read (and the book is all one gets for reviewing for us). One or two have been good enough to make an exception for us, among them the biggest in the field, Routledge. Other publishers don’t even dignify our requests with an answer. So, doggedly, we keep reminding them both of our requests and our importance in the world of academic sport studies (yeah, I know).
Anyway, 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

Decolonial Re-existence and Sports: Stories of Afghan youth in Sweden by Sepandarmaz Mashreghi

In September 2021, Sepandarmaz Mashreghi successfully defended her PhD thesis in Sport Sciences, Decolonial Re-existence and Sports: Stories of Afghan youth in Sweden (Malmö University). Professor Kristin Walseth was a member of the examining committee, and she kindly responded to our request for a book review. Our reviewer emphasizes the pioneer quality of the study and its contribution to the important field of decolonial studies, but regrets that she never really gets to know the Afghan youths. (Published in English 220510.)

Physical Contact in Physical Education: New perspectives and future directions by Annica Caldeborg

Annica Caldeborg’s compilation thesis Physical Contact in Physical Education: New perspectives and future directions (Örebro University) takes its point of departure in the research field of intergenerational touch in educational settings. Our reviewer is Professor Gunn Helene Engelsrud. Following a presentation of the introductory chapter and the four papers and some critical points, Professor Engelsrud concludes that the book makes a rich contribution to the PE field of knowledge. (Published in English 220512.)

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 Physical Activity and Health, Volume 19, 2022, Issue 4 (220509)
  • Recreational Sports Journal, Vol. 46, 2022, Issue 1 (220510)
  • Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, Volume 30, 2022, Number 1 (220511)
  • Journal of Sport History, Volume 48, 2021, Number 3 | 50 Years: The North American Society for Sport History (NASSH) (220511)
  • Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, Volume 26, 2022, Issue 2 (220512)
  • Sports Coaching Review, Volume 11, 2022, Issue 1 | New possibilities: extending research and practice in sports coaching (220515)

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

  • Save the Dates | Sustainability and the impact on health and well-being, 10th Nordic Health Promotion Research Conference | June 14–16, 2023 at Halmstad University, Sweden (220509)
  • Call for Papers | “Professionalization of Sports Coaching from a Scandinavian Horizon”, Special Issue of Sport in Society | Call ends September 1, 2022 (220509)
  • Call for Papers | “Cycling Beyond Growth Economies”, Cycling and Society Research Group Annual Symposium 2022 | Hosted by the School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University, Wales (UK) September 15–16, 2022. Call ends June 17, 2022 (220510)


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