The week that was was a record week. The feature article by Cathy Devine et al. (see below) attracted a great deal of interest which manifested itself in our statistics. On the day it was published, it picked up no less than 782 page views out of a total for the week of 1,928; both those figures were records with large margins, for a single publication and for one day.
For the week we counted a total of 7,308 page views, again a record, and 1,295 were of the Devine et al. page, that contains an abstract of the article. It’s worth noticing that a feature article from October 2020, “This is why it is problematic to select children in sports” by Karin Redelius, was viewed and presumably read (given the average viewing time) 565 times last week, also a record of sorts.
Since the Devine et al. article was published as a pdf document, we have one more record statistic to present – the pdf article was downloaded 411 times.
Last week the following items were published on idrottsforum.org (see below; language and publication dates, YYMMDD, in brackets). Please note that one of the book reviews this week was published as a blog post, thus appearing twice below. Click on the red headings to go to content (to get to the doping book review, click the New Blog Post heading). Utilize the Google Translate service to turn Scandinavian language pages into (some sort of) English.
Have a great week,
When Ideology Trumps Science: A response to the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport’s Review on Transwomen Athletes in the Female Category, by Cathy Devine, Emma Hilton, Leslie Howe, Miroslav Imbrišević,
Tommy Lundberg & Jon Pike
A group of scientists and humanities scholars has written an expert commentary about the recently published ‘Scientific Review’ by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport about transwomen’s participation in female sports. The CCES Review, claim the authors, doesn’t deserve its name; it is wholly unscientific, another attempt to replace materially based eligibility criteria in sport with ‘social identity’ as a passport to inclusion, and they highlight its shortcomings in methodology, and its sometimes incoherent, sometimes misleading argumentation. (Published in English 221129.
Two Wheels Good: The History and Mystery of the Bicycle by Jody Rosen
According to the publisher, Jody Rosen’s Two Wheels Good: The History and Mystery of the Bicycle (The Bodley Head) is a panoramic revisionist portrait of the nineteenth-century invention that is transforming the twenty-first-century world. Our cycling expert, Ohio-based historian Duncan R. Jamieson finds this to be an incredible stretch for even the most optimistic cyclist. While acknowledging that it’s worth the read, he finds too many omissions and too little depth in a book that certainly is not about “the history and mystery of the bicycle”. (Published in English 221130.)
Doping in Sport: A Defence by Thomas Søbirk Petersen
There are books to be consumed and discarded, and there are brilliant but untimely books the value of which will be discovered in the (hopefully) not too distant future. At least no other categories come to my mind right now. Thomas Søbirk Petersen’s Doping in Sport: A Defence (Routledge) belongs to the latter category. The argumentation is unerringly astute, the tone of voice sober, and the conclusions couldn’t be more compelling. Yes, performance-enhancing means and substances are part and parcel of modern sport, and no, the current World Anti-Doping Code doesn’t make sense at all (to put it nicely). (Review by Erkki Vettenniemi, published in English as a blog post 221201.)
Untimely thoughts to be buried for a while, by Erkki Vettenniemi
There are books to be consumed and discarded, and there are brilliant but untimely books the value of which will be discovered in the (hopefully) not too distant future. At least no other categories come to my mind right now. Thomas Søbirk Petersen’s Doping in Sport: A Defence (Routledge) belongs to the latter category. The argumentation is unerringly astute, the tone of voice sober, and the conclusions couldn’t be more compelling. Yes, performance-enhancing means and substances are part and parcel of modern sport, and no, the current World Anti-Doping Code doesn’t make sense at all (to put it nicely). (Published in English 221201.)
(We rely heavily on journal publishers delivering on their promises of new issue alerts. Sometimes they don’t.)
- Sport in Society, Volume 25, 2022, Issue 11 (221128)
- Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, Volume 13, 2022, Issue 4 (221128)
- Sports Coaching Review, Volume 11, 2022, Issue 2 (221129)
- Kinesiology Review, Volume 11, 2022, Issue 4 | Leadership for the Future—Vision, Values, and Practice (221130)
- Soccer & Society, Volume 23, 2022, Issue 8 | Football, Racism(s) and Digital Media (221130)
- World Leisure Journal, Volume 64, 2022, Issue 4 (221201)
- Sport History Review, Volume 53, 2022, Issue 2 (221201)
- Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, Volume 34, 2022, Issue 6 (221203)
- Sports Coaching Review, Volume 11, 2022, Issue 3 (221203)
- Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education, Volume 31, November 2022 (221203)
- The International Journal of the History of Sport, Volume 39, 2022, Issue 8 | Excavating the Ancestry of ‘Globetrotting’ (221204)
- The International Sports Law Journal, Vol. 22, 2022, Issue 2 | Remedy and Redress for Sport-related Human Rights Harms (221204)
- Vacancy | Associate Professor in Sport Management to Molde University College | Apply no later than January 3, 2023 (221128)
- Call for Papers | 2023 Sport&EU Annual Conference | Universidade Autonoma, Lisbon, July 6–7, 2023. Call ends February 15, 2023 (221128)
- Call for Participants | “Black Feminism and Sports”, Iowa Colloquium on Sport and Culture | Webinar, Friday December 2, 2022 (221128)
- Call for Papers | “Sport and parenthood”, Special Issue of Sport in Society | Call ends May 1, 2023 (221130)
- Forskningsseminarium – resultat från studier i svensk fotboll | Göteborgs universitet, den 12–13 januari 2023 | Anmäl deltagande senast 2022-12-16 (221201)
- Funded PhD Opportunity: The Emergence and Development of Sports Coaching in the Twentieth-Century: From vocation to profession @ Ulster University | Submission deadline February 27, 2023 (221202)
- Vacancy | Assistant or Associate Professor (Tenure Track), Sport Pedagogy, to University of Jyväskylä | Application deadline December 13, 2022 (221203)
- Call for Papers | “Leisure: Learn well, live well”, 17th World Leisure Congress | University of Otago, Dunedin NZ, December 11–15, 2023. Call ends April 4, 2023 (221203)