Those Were The Weeks That Were,
December 26, 2022 — January 22, 2023

Dear all,

So, the festive season is over, unless of course you include this newsletter in your understanding of festivities. And if you do, you must have missed getting one these past three weeks. Be that as it may, we’re back now, and at this end that marks a return to normality of sorts.
We did get some rest during the holidays, but still managed to get a few things published (see below; language and publication dates, YYMMDD, in brackets). Two book reviews that are included below were reported in the Boxing Day special Newsletter, and are repeated here to make sure they weren’t overlooked. 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

Sport, Social Media, and Digital Technology: Sociological Approaches by Jimmy Sanderson (ed.)

Jimmy Sanderson’s Sport, Social Media, and Digital Technology: Sociological Approaches (Emerald Publications) brings together a collection of essays from leading global scholars to illustrate how sociological approaches are imperative to enhancing our understanding of sport and social media and digital technology. A collective of sport sociologists at Nord University, Norway has read the book as a book group, bringing many various experiences and perspectives into a rich review highlighting the book’s strong points as well as its weaknesses. (Review in English by Stian Røsten, Anne Tjønndal, Sigbjørn Børreson Skirbekk, Frida Austmo Wågan & Egil Trasti Rogstad, published 221220.)

Sport, Film and National Culture by Seán Crosson (ed.)

Sport and film have historically been key components of national cultures and societies. Seán Crosson’s Sport, Film and National Culture (Routledge) is the first collection dedicated to examining the intersection of these popular cultural forces within specific national contexts. Garry Whannel, one of the world’s leading experts on the cultural analysis of media sport is our reviewer, and he is unequivocally enthusiastic; a few minor comments don’t affect the general coherence, focus and readability of the book.(Review in English published 221221.)

Gym Bodies: Exploring Fitness Cultures by James Brighton, Ian Wellard & Amy Clark

Drawing on autoethnographic research, Gym Bodies: Exploring Fitness Cultures by James Brighton, Ian Wellard & Amy Clark (Routledge) explores the embodied experiences of ‘gym goers’ and the fitness cultures that are constructed within gyms and fitness spaces. Greta Bladh is well placed for reviewing this book, and her critical reading gives credit to the authors’ efforts as well as raises questions about the benefits of the autoethnographic method. A highly readable book just the same. (Review in English published 230116.)

Britain’s Olympic Women: A History by Jean Williams

Exploring the key themes of gender and nationalism, and presenting a wealth of new empirical, archival evidence, Jean Williams’ Britain’s Olympic Women: A History (Routledge) explores the sporting culture produced by British women who aspired to become Olympians. Our reviewer is Norwegian sport studies scholar, and former track and field sprinter, Gerd von der Lippe, who warmly recommends the book to anyone interested in sport history, Olympic history, women’s history, British history or gender studies. (Review in English published 230118.)

Athlete Activism: Contemporary Perspectives by Rory Magrath (ed.)

Athlete Activism: Contemporary Perspectives, edited by Rory Magrath (Routledge) examines the phenomenon of athlete activism across all levels of sport, from elite and international sport, to collegiate and semi-pro, and asks what this tells us about the relationship between sport and wider society. Our reviewer Steph Doehler finds that the collection, albeit less international than proclaimed, still expands knowledge in the field – besides being both insightful and thoroughly entertaining.(Review in Swedish published 230119.)

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 4 (221229)
  • Psychology of Sport and Exercise, Vol. 63, November 2022 (230106)
  • Leisure Studies, Volume 41, 2022, Issue 6 (230106)
  • Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, Volume 16, 2022, Issue 4 (230107)
  • Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, Volume 26, 2022, Issue 4 | Development and Evaluation of Musculoskeletal Fitness Standards in Youth (230108)
  • Journal of Adventure Education & Outdoor Learning, Volume 22, 2022, Issue 4 | Child, place, and others: interactions that support outdoor learning (230108)
  • International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, Volume 14, 2022, Issue 4 (230108)
  • Event Management: An international journal, Volume 26, 2022, Number 8 (230109)
  • Journal of Sport for Development, Vol. 10, 2022, Issue 1 (230109)
  • Managing Sport and Leisure, Volume 27, 2022, Issue 6 (230109)
  • The Physical Educator, Vol. 79, 2022, No. 6 (230109)
  • Sport, Education and Society, Volume 27, 2022, Issue 9 (230109)
  • European Sport Management Quarterly, Volume 22, 2022, Issue 6 (230109)
  • Sport in Society, Volume 25, 2022, Issue 12 (230110)
  • The International Journal of the History of Sport, Volume 39, 2022, Issue 11N (230110)
  • Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, Volume 14, 2022, Issue 6 (230110)
  • European Journal for Sport and Society, Vol. 19, 2022, Issue 4 (230111)
  • The Sport Psychologist, Volume 36, 2022, Issue 4 (230111)
  • International Journal of Sport Communication, Volume 15, 2022, No. 4 (230111)
  • Sociology of Sport Journal, Volume 39, 2022, Issue 4 (230111)
  • Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, Volume 16, 2022, Issue 4 | Living and Embracing Intersectionality in Sport (230112)
  • Sport Marketing Quarterly, Volume 31, 2022, Issue 1 (230112)
  • Sport, Business and Management, Volume 12, 2022, Issue | Reshaping capitalism for a sustainable world (230112)
  • The International Sports Law Journal, Vol. 22, 2022, Issue 4 (230114)
  • Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Volume 44, 2022, Issue 6 (230116)
  • Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, Volume 49, 2022, Issue 3 (230117)
  • International Journal of Play, Volume 11, 2022, Issue 4 (230117)
  • Journal of Global Sport Management, Volume 7, 2022, issue 4 (230117)
  • Annals of Leisure Research, Volume 25, 2022, Issue 5 | Being outdoors: challenging and celebrating diverse outdoor leisure, embodiments and experiences. Part 3. Outdoor leisure, Other and Othering (230117)
  • Journal of Sport for Development, Vol. 10, 2022, Issue 2 (230117)
  • Sport in History, Volume 42, 2022, Issue 4 | BSSH 40th anniversary: reflecting on the past, present and future of the British Society of Sports History (230118)
  • PALAESTRA: Adapted Sport, Physical Education, and Recreational Therapy Vol. 36, 2022 No. 4 (230119)
  • Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, Volume 14, 2022, Issue 7 (230120)
  • Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, Volume 35, 2022, Issue 6 (230122)
  • Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, Volume 93, 2022, Issue 9 (230122)
  • Sport Marketing Quarterly, Volume 31, 2022, Issue 2 (230122)

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

  • Gymnastik- och idrottshögskolan GIH får 4,7 miljoner kronor till forskning om fysisk aktivitet och psykisk hälsa hos skolungdomar (221219)
  • Call for Papers | “Unstructured entanglements of human leisure and non-human animal life”, special session at the World Leisure Congress 2023 | Dunedin, New Zealand, December 11–15, 2023. Call ends April 4, 2023 (221227)
  • Call for Papers | “Individuals, Institutions, (Trans)nationalism. Sport and History facing new challenges” | ISHPES 2023 Conference, University of Lausanne, July 12–14, 2023. Call ends February 19, 2023 (221228)
  • Call for Participants | The growth of the League of Ireland | A one-day conference at Dalymount Park, 14th of January 2023 (221228)
  • Call for Papers | Conference Announcement: 2023 EAPS/BPSA Conference, in KU Leuven, Belgium, March 30–April 1 | Call ends January 15, 2023 (221228)
  • Call for Papers | “Sport and Festivity”, Special Issue of Journal of Festive Studies | Call ends June 30, 2023 (221229)
  • Call for Paper | Diversity, Equality, and Inclusivity in the Global Sport Community, edited collection | Call ends June 1, 2023 (221230)
  • Call for Papers | ON SURF International Conference | The Portuguese Olympic Committee, Lisbon, July 20–22, 2023. Call ends March 30, 2023 (230102)
  • Call for Papers | “Leisure, sustainability and power”, Special Issue of Annals of Leisure Research | Call ends February 15, 2023 (230104)
  • Ph.D. Studentship | An investigation of athlete awareness of and attitudes towards anti-doping policies and practices in new youth/action sports | Northumbria University. Position closes January 27, 2023 (230107)
  • Ny forskningsrapport från DBU | Frivillighed i dansk foreningsfodbold 2022 | Fritt tillgänglig här (230109)
  • Call for Papers | “Field Hockey Histories: Local, National, and Global”, Special Issue of International Journal of the History of Sport | Call ends February 28, 2023 (230109)
  • Call for Papers | “Body and Sexuality: Beyond Cultural Binaries”, Special Issue of Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies | Call ends February 15, 2023 (230109)
  • Call for Papers | “Sports events in a transmedia landscape”, Special Issue of MedieKultur: Journal of media and communication research. Call ends February 15, 2023 (230110)
  • Call for Papers | International Association for the Philosophy of Sport Annual Conference | Split, Croatia, September 19–22, 2023, Call ends March 27, 2023 (230111)
  • Call for Participation | “Sport, Diplomacy and Influence” – Seminar Series, Spring 2023 (230115)
  • Call for Papers | “Transgressing Boundaries: Migration and Sport”, a SiNAFE Conference | March 3-4, 2023, at Istanbul Bilgi University. Call ends January 31, 2023 (230117)
  • Call for Papers | “Outsiders, underdogs and bohemians in sport”, Special Issue of Sport in Society | Call ends August 15, 2023 (230121)

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