That Was The Week That Was,
October 24–30, 2022


Dear all,

What a week it was! Well, it began all right, but from Friday until Sunday, for a variety of very good reasons, I was unable to publish even a single page. Regrettably.
So, last week only 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 Reviews

Non-levelled playing fields and the rise of fitness: Social inequality in late modern youth sport in Norway by Mads Skauge

In May 2022, Mads Skauge presented and defended his Ph.D. dissertation Non-levelled playing fields and the rise of fitness: Social inequality in late modern youth sport in Norway, which studies inequalities in organized youth sports and commercial fitness participation. We asked Marie Larneby to read his thesis, and her thorough review shows that Skauge, a few problems notwithstanding, adds new knowledge of participation patterns and opportunities in a rapidly changing society. (Review in English published 221025.)

Physical Education in Irish Schools, 1900–2000: A History by Conor Curran

Conor Curran’s peer reviewed study Physical Education in Irish Schools, 1900–2000: A History (Peter Lang Publishing) is the first major examination of the history of physical education in Irish primary and second level schools in the twentieth century. Björn Sandahl wrote a similar study about Swedish physical education, and his insightful and appreciative review of Curran’s book highlights the author’s careful use and analysis of historical sources. An important contribution to the body of literature in this area. (Review in Swedish published 221027.)

New Issues of Scholarly Journals

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

  • Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, Volume 39, 2022, Issue 4 (221024)
  • Journal of Sport & Tourism, Volume 26, 2022, Issue 3 (221025)
  • Leisure Studies, Volume 41, 2022, Issue 5 (221025)
  • Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Volume 44, 2022, Issue 5 (221025)
  • Annals of Leisure Research, Volume 25, 2022, Issue 4 | Being Outdoors: Challenging and celebrating diverse outdoor leisure embodiments and experiences. Part 2. Being in the urban outdoors (221026)
  • European Physical Education Review, Vol. 28, 2022, No. 4 (221027)

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

  • Call for Papers | “Publics that matter: Sociology of sport in our local communities”, ISSA 2023 World Congress of Sociology of Sport | Ottawa, Canada, August 14–17, 2023 (221025)
  • Call for Papers | Physical Cultures of the Body III, Virtual Conference | January 13, 2023. Call ends November 20, 2022 (221025)
  • Call for Papers | “The Impact of Professional Sport on Community”, Fourteenth International Conference on Sport & Society | University of Nevada, Las Vegas, June 7–8, 2023. Call ends March 7, 2023 (221026)

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