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Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 77)
European Journal of Sport Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 76)
International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation     Open Access   (Followers: 43)
Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
ACTIVE : Journal of Physical Education, Sport, Health and Recreation     Open Access   (Followers: 32)
International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Journal of Exercise Science & Fitness     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
International Journal of Sports Science     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
International Review for the Sociology of Sport     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Journal of Sports Science and Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Comparative Exercise Physiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Journal of Sport and Health Science     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Sport Psychology in Action     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
International Journal of the History of Sport     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Human Sport and Exercise     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Advances in Physical Education     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Sociology of Sport Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Sport Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
International Sport Coaching Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Turfgrass Society Research Journal     Free   (Followers: 13)
Soccer & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Sport History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Sport Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
The Sport Psychologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Sport Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Annals of Applied Sport Science     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Sport in History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Isokinetics and Exercise Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Sport History Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Biomedical Human Kinetics     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Health Promotion & Physical Activity     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Communication & Sport     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Physical Culture and Sport. Studies and Research     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Sport, Business and Management : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of the Philosophy of Sport     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Sport Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Perceptual and Motor Skills     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Sport & Tourism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Science in Sport and Exercise     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Asian Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Sports Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Berkeley Journal of Entertainment and Sports Law     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Recreation and Sports Science     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Physician and Sportsmedicine     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Sport Management Education Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Sports Coaching Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Scandinavian Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Sports Media     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Coaching Psykologi : The Danish Journal of Coaching Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Asia Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Kinesiology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
NINE : A Journal of Baseball History and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Pace Intellectual Property, Sports & Entertainment Law Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
African Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology and Sport Facilitation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Facta Universitatis, Series : Physical Education and Sport     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Computer Science in Sport     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Sport, Exercise & Training Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Frontiers in Sports and Active Living     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Laisvalaikio Tyrimai     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Reabilitacijos Mokslai : Slauga, Kineziterapija, Ergoterapija     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Footwear Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Sports Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Strategies : A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Quest     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Sports Law Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Sports     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Seton Hall Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Facultatis Educationis Physicae Universitatis Comenianae     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Amateur Sport     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
European Journal for Sport and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Physical Education and Sports Science     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Athlete Development and Experience     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
German Journal of Exercise and Sport Research : Sportwissenschaft     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Podium Sport, Leisure and Tourism Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Sporting Traditions     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Revista Andaluza de Medicina del Deporte     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Physical Education Health and Sport     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Science and Medicine in Football     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Baltic Journal of Sport and Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Managing Sport and Leisure     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
College Athletics and The Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Movement & Sport Sciences : Science & Motricité     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Zeitschrift für Sportpsychologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos de Psicologia del Deporte     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Golf Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Educación física y deporte     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Marquette Sports Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Sportis. Scientific Journal of School Sport, Physical Education and Psychomotricity     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Sports Medicine and Allied Health Sciences : Official Journal of the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Kinesiology : International Journal of Fundamental and Applied Kinesiology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Corpoconsciência     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Global Sport Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Video Journal of Sports Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Sports Law and Governance Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Forum Kinder- und Jugendsport : Zeitschrift für Forschung, Transfer und Praxisdialog     Hybrid Journal  
eJRIEPS : Ejournal de la recherche sur l'intervention en éducation physique et sport     Open Access  
SPORT TK-Revista EuroAmericana de Ciencias del Deporte     Open Access  
Juara : Jurnal Olahraga     Open Access  
Al-Rafidain Journal For Sport Sciences     Open Access  
Forum for Idræt, Historie og Samfund     Open Access  
Cerdas Sifa Pendidikan : Sport Education     Open Access  
Quality in Sport     Open Access  
Journal of Motor Learning and Development     Hybrid Journal  
Sport i Turystyka : Środkowoeuropejskie Czasopismo Naukowe     Open Access  
Revista Intercontinental de Gestão Desportiva     Open Access  
Open Sports Sciences Journal     Open Access  
Ágora para la Educación Física y el Deporte     Open Access  
Journal of Physical Education and Human Movement     Open Access  
Journal of Sports Medicine and Therapy     Open Access  
International Journal of Science Culture and Sport     Open Access  
SIPATAHOENAN : South-East Asian Journal for Youth, Sports & Health Education     Open Access  
Ulusal Spor Bilimleri Dergisi / Journal of National Sport Sciences     Open Access  
Türkiye Spor Bilimleri Dergisi / Turkish Journal of Sports Science     Open Access  
Spor Eğitim Dergisi     Open Access  
Spor Bilimleri Araştırmaları Dergisi     Open Access  
Jurnal Keolahragaan     Open Access  
Revista Iberoamericana de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y el Deporte     Open Access  
Physical Education of Students     Open Access  
Jurnal Abdimas     Open Access  
Sportphysio     Hybrid Journal  
Citius, Altius, Fortius     Open Access  
Educación Física y Ciencia     Open Access  
Revista de Artes Marciales Asiáticas     Open Access  
mensch & pferd international     Full-text available via subscription  
MHSalud : Movimiento Humano y Salud     Open Access  
Polish Journal of Sport and Tourism     Open Access  

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International Review for the Sociology of Sport
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Number of Followers: 25  
 
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ISSN (Print) 1012-6902 - ISSN (Online) 1461-7218
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  • Youth athletes’ framing of nutritional supplements: Performance
           enhancement and food

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      Authors: Anette Skilbred, Åse Strandbu, Sigmund Loland
      Abstract: International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Ahead of Print.
      Prior studies have revealed how some nutritional supplements used to enhance performance in sports are considered problematic because they are associated with doping. In this study, frame analysis is applied to scrutinise interviews conducted with 24 ambitious youth athletes enrolled in elite sport schools. The analysis enables exploration of the athletes’ understanding and meaning-making concerning the so-called grey zone supplements in terms of two major frames. The first performance frame is expected as the context is elite youth sport, and many aspects of the athletes’ lives revolve around athletic progress. However, the more interesting finding is that this performance frame permeates almost all aspects of the young athletes’ lives, including how food is both understood and consumed. The second frame implies the framing of nutritional supplements as food. Here, the use of supplements is rationalised by practical concerns such as hectic training and teaching schedules that leave little time for meals, with supplements becoming a quick fix to meet energy needs. Hence, meaning-making concerning the grey zone supplements gives rise to an alternative framing linked to food and eating, although an overarching logic of performance also exerts a significant impact.
      Citation: International Review for the Sociology of Sport
      PubDate: 2024-06-18T08:00:52Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10126902241260923
       
  • Troubling dualisms: Understanding the creation and implementation of
           protective policies in elite women's sport

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      Authors: Anna Posbergh, Shannon Jette
      Abstract: International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Ahead of Print.
      In today's political environment, questions of “fairness,” “protection,” and “woman” remain contentious topics, particularly in sport, and draw from different types of knowledges to support corresponding regulatory documents. Considering the heterogeneity of knowledge informing protection for (women) athletes, there remain questions around how to create (policy) guidelines, which ostensibly convey consensus on complex topics (e.g. female eligibility, trans eligibility, and athlete health). In this article, we draw from Anne Fausto-Sterling's “dueling dualisms” and Michel Foucault's theory of governmentality to examine what, how, and why specific ways of knowing make their way into written policies whereas others are left out or re-interpreted. To do so, we examine three International Olympic Committee (IOC) and World Athletics (WA) policy texts (i.e. the IOC's consensus statement on relative energy deficiency in sport [REDs] and WA's female and transgender eligibility policies) and interviews with IOC and WA experts. We find disconnects between expert knowledge, written texts, and anticipated policy implementations, despite the perception of consensus in written documents. These discrepancies especially manifest in the ideas of policies as both a scientific process and a felt experience, and controlled unfairness.
      Citation: International Review for the Sociology of Sport
      PubDate: 2024-06-17T03:18:48Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10126902241259197
       
  • Dear England: A critical discourse analysis of how sports stars and
           politicians battle for legitimacy in debates around athlete activism

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      Authors: Kathryn McGlynn, Richard Tacon
      Abstract: International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Ahead of Print.
      This article looks at how high-profile individual and collective actors within the worlds of sport and politics seek to advance their views on significant social issues. It focuses on the public debate around the anti-racist actions taken by the England men's football team at Euro 2020 and uses a form of critical discourse analysis to look at how the England manager and players, on one side, and members of the UK Government, on the other, sought to gain and maintain legitimacy for their opposing positions. It also seeks to understand legitimacy as a relational process, by looking at how members of the public and national newspapers responded. Drawing on Strittmatter et al.'s framework of legitimacy, the article examines the subjects, sources, strategies, bases and scenarios of each side's efforts. The article seeks to contribute to a more detailed understanding of political discourse and legitimacy in the context of sport, as well as offering some critical reflections on the nexus of sport and politics.
      Citation: International Review for the Sociology of Sport
      PubDate: 2024-06-13T07:00:08Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10126902241259097
       
  • The role of physiological testing for athlete development in sport: The
           elite athlete perspective

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      Authors: Tor Söderström, Stefan Sandlund, Runa Westerlund, Taru Tervo
      Abstract: International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Ahead of Print.
      One common practice in talent development environments during the investment years (age 16+) and elite sport, in general, is the use of physiological testing of the athletes’ physical determinants of performance. In this article, the regime of controlling and monitoring athletes’ bodies for elite sport production through physiological testing will be examined. To this end, we explored athletes’ experiences of what has been done and why physiological tests are carried out the way they are to understand the practice of physiological testing in relation to athlete development. The material in this study is based on interviews with adult elite sport athletes (four group interviews with eight individual athletes in three different sports, four male and four female, and individual interviews with twelve female and five male football players). Schatzki's and Reckwitz's theorizing on social practices, together with Dewey's theorizing on learning from experience, are used to explore and illuminate the practice of physiological testing and what learning is enabled and constrained within that practice. The findings show that the meaning and significance of physiological testing for athletic development relates to how the tests are followed up and talked through with the athletes. The analysis shows that there exists a form of sport-wide commonality where the same understandings, rules or ends—irrespective of which sport is concerned—govern coaches’ and athletes’ behavior regarding physiological tests. The physiological testing practice articulates action intelligibility through rules and structures which emphasizes tests as isolated quantified indicators of physical status. The use of physiological tests as a part of learning or as a means for athlete development can therefore be questioned.
      Citation: International Review for the Sociology of Sport
      PubDate: 2024-06-06T01:13:26Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10126902241258677
       
  • Studying professional women footballers: A reflexive commentary on being
           benched from recruitment

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      Authors: Laura Harris, Dawn E Trussell
      Abstract: International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Ahead of Print.
      In this reflexive commentary we provide critical reflections on the challenges of recruiting professional women football players as experienced by the researchers. We posit that the same social, systemic inequities that make continued study of women's professionalized sport so important, also generate challenges to recruiting women athletes. As we share our reflections on the difficulties we experienced throughout our recruitment process, we hope to illuminate challenges and strategies to advance sport research with professional women athletes and answer calls to amplify marginalized voices across sport studies. Namely, we identify three (inaccurate) outsider researcher assumptions that contributed to our recruitment challenges related to social, systemic inequities: (a) many professional women football players will (at some point) secure a financial sponsorship deal, (b) the football club staff would be our gatekeepers, and (c) women's football has professionalized working conditions, resources, and support. We argue that it is important to understand the challenges and gatekeepers that researchers encounter while studying professional women's sport, to address gender inequities while working towards a more socially just landscape.
      Citation: International Review for the Sociology of Sport
      PubDate: 2024-05-28T06:36:11Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10126902241255148
       
  • A comparative analysis of the environmental sustainability of London 2012
           and Rio 2016: A Capability Approach to inter-national inequality at the
           Olympic Games

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      Authors: Bradley Sharples
      Abstract: International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Ahead of Print.
      Major sporting events can act either as drivers of environmental degradation or catalysts for environmental sustainability, often dictated by the developmental level of the host nation. This article applies a Capability Approach, alongside World-Systems Theory, in its analysis of the environmental sustainability of the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The article suggests that it is the possessed capabilities of the event host, rather than resources or utilities, which defines sustainable Olympic delivery. It asserts that the ‘non-core’ Rio possessed national capabilities less valuable in hosting an environmentally sustainable MSE than the ‘core’ London. In doing so, the article establishes four key inequalities between the environmental sustainability of the two cases: environmental starting positions; prevalence of expert local organisations; structural and regulatory conditions; and economic stability. It argues that these inter-national inequalities were unaccounted for in event planning and delivery – and were exacerbated by the ‘core’ hegemony of the Olympic Games. The paper suggests that the identification, acknowledgement, and attempted remediation of this inter-national inequality of capability may encourage a more equitable Olympic Games.
      Citation: International Review for the Sociology of Sport
      PubDate: 2024-05-22T12:44:09Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10126902241252451
       
  • Observations on sport and eSport from a systems theory perspective:
           Theoretical reflections on differentiating sport and eSport and on the
           functions and consequences of an integration

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      Authors: Carmen Borggrefe, Andreas Hoffmann
      Abstract: International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Ahead of Print.
      This article takes up the sport policy and sports science debate on the recognition of competitive computer and video games—so-called eSport—as sport and pursues the goal of differentiating sport and eSport on the basis of systems theory considerations and reflecting on the functions and consequences of recognizing eSport as sport. It begins by addressing the questions of how sport can be observed at all with the help of theories and which epistemological position underlies the systems theory approach. This is followed by a consideration of sport in terms of systems theory as a social functional system and by reflection on forms of structural coupling between the sport system and other social functional systems. In light of these theoretical considerations, the connectivity of eSport to the sport system as well as the functions and consequences of such an integration for structural couplings between the sport system and the systems of health, education, the economy, mass media, and politics are analyzed. The article concludes with an outline of perspectives for future scientific observation of sport and eSport.
      Citation: International Review for the Sociology of Sport
      PubDate: 2024-05-22T12:43:09Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10126902241253449
       
  • Inclusion of Indigenous Peoples in Olympic legacy-shaping processes

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      Authors: Dilara Valiyeva, Anna-Maria Strittmatter, Inge Hermanrud
      Abstract: International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Ahead of Print.
      Scholars emphasise the need to understand how contested concepts, like social inclusion and legacy, are interpreted within specific contexts. However, there are a lack of critical studies on social legacies of sports mega-events. This study aims to analyse how social inclusion of marginalised groups is constructed in the legacy-shaping process of and bidding for the Olympic Games. Three cases were chosen in which the inclusion of Indigenous Peoples was stated as one of the goals of the bidding and organising committees: Sydney 2000, Vancouver 2010 and Tromsø 2014, 2018 bids. Translation theory and critical discourse analysis were used to understand how inclusion and legacy efforts are taken into action. The cases spread across space, time and bidding stage did not provide unique approaches to the formulations of legacies and inclusion. Despite the highlighted celebration of culture and diversity of communities in the documents, we interpret the inclusion discourse as a symbolic appreciation of Indigenous Peoples with attempts to address and solve the challenges connected to social exclusion. However, these attempts are characterised by postcolonial and assimilation thinking. A broader commitment is needed to create lasting social change through long-term initiatives created with and led by Indigenous Peoples.
      Citation: International Review for the Sociology of Sport
      PubDate: 2024-05-22T08:29:57Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10126902241253856
       
  • Conceptualising grey spaces in skateboarding: Generating theory and method
           for use beyond the board

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      Authors: Paul O’Connor
      Abstract: International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Ahead of Print.
      This conceptual paper elaborates on the paradigm of ‘grey spaces’ in skateboarding. It presents the fundamentals of the grey spaces concept as a bond between the material and symbolic and provides three core arguments. Firstly, it suggests that the simplicity of the concept works to make the complexity of skateboarding accessible. In doing so it opens the opportunity to bond elements of research on skateboarding to other lifestyle and action sports, and more broadly to a variety of disparate scholarly realms. Secondly, it identifies a nascent movement in skateboard studies to craft and adopt bespoke methodologies that speak to the specificities of skateboarding as a social, sensual and urban act. Thirdly, it proposes some possible frames by which grey spaces can be adopted to theorise elements of skateboarding and make conceptual bridging beyond the niche frame of the sport, and lifestyle/action sports more generally. These frames relate to pollution, active ageing, sport for development and peace, and identity. In conclusion, grey spaces are advocated as a paradigm to encourage scholars of skateboarding and beyond to connect and communicate through a shared frame. It also advocates for plurality and has a political component that suggests that even though there may be something unique in skateboarding, it can be known, communicated, understood, and even applied in other contexts.
      Citation: International Review for the Sociology of Sport
      PubDate: 2024-05-17T11:19:45Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10126902241250089
       
  • From field to feed: Norwegian Football Players’ usage and
           self-presentation on Instagram throughout the UEFA Women's EURO 2022
           Championship

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      Authors: Egil Trasti Rogstad, Anne Berit Tjønnda, Stian Røsten, Sigbjørn Børreson Skirbekk
      Abstract: International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Ahead of Print.
      The UEFA Women's EURO 2022 and the FIFA 2023 Women's World Cup set new attendance records, thereby reflecting the growing popularity of women's football. In this context, social media platforms have become critical tools for women athletes offering opportunities for sponsorship and activism. This study focuses on the Instagram activity of five individual players from the Norwegian national team during the UEFA Women's EURO 2022. It examines the following research questions. (a) What type of content did the players post throughout the UEFA Women's EURO 2022 Championship period' (b) How did content type and posting frequency vary throughout the championship period' (c) How did audiences engage with the various types of content posted on Instagram throughout the championship period' Methodologically, this article is based on a quantitative content analysis of posts, stories and comments shared by the players during the championship period. Our findings reveal a diverse content sharing pattern that is indicative of strategic impression management. Players predominantly shared sports-related content to enhance their profiles as committed athletes; a tactic aligning with audience expectations. Their posting frequency peaked around matchdays, reduced post-loss and indicated a strategic approach to maintain a positive online presence. Post-elimination, players diversified their content by incorporating business and personal aspects, thereby indicating a shift to a more multifaceted self-presentation. Audience engagement was largely positive, with interactions showing support and encouragement, which reinforced the effectiveness of sports-focused content in garnering positive reactions. However, the posts relating to LGBTIQA+ activism prompted a notable amount of negative feedback, which highlighted the challenges and potential backlash when engaging in social media activism.
      Citation: International Review for the Sociology of Sport
      PubDate: 2024-05-16T06:10:13Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10126902241252319
       
  • “It's sort of help yourself” – DIY medical care and team-doctoring
           in amateur women's sport

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      Authors: Debra Forbes, Reem AlHashmi, Ali Bowes, Katie Liston, Christopher R. Matthews
      Abstract: International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Ahead of Print.
      It has become something of a truism, that within various athletic subcultures pain and injury are regularly normalised as ‘part of the game’. One clear consequence which flows from this empirical reality is that athletes often need medical care in various forms. Recent developments in the gendered structuring of sport means that sportswomen are increasingly centred within this process. Yet, there is a broad consensus from sportswomen and academics alike that access to medical support and the availability of associated resources in women's sport is inadequate. Based on interviews with 17 women located in the United Kingdom, we cast new light on how medical support and care appears to be structured across various women's amateur sports. Two key findings are highlighted, firstly, that the majority of medical support was via first aid kits, which is problematic in their inconsistent restocking, and the availability of someone trained to use them. And, secondly, that there was a DIY approach to medical care which we explore via a discussion of athlete-to-athlete ‘team-doctoring’ – wherein sportswomen provided medical advice, care and treatments to each other. Our analysis of these two findings shows how medical care might be inconsistent, compromised and otherwise poor in quality, especially when viewed through the lens of critical scholarship about the sociology of sports medicine. This has specific consequences for the sports women we spoke with, and wider implications for our understanding of amateur sportspeople generally.
      Citation: International Review for the Sociology of Sport
      PubDate: 2024-05-13T08:57:25Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10126902241250090
       
  • Burnout symptoms in elite athletes: Assessing the role of effort–reward
           imbalance, support and emotions

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      Authors: Celine Hilpisch, Karsten Krüger, Markus Raab, Lena Wiese, Karen Zentgraf, Michael Mutz
      Abstract: International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Ahead of Print.
      Drawing on theories from the sociology of work and organizations, such as Leiter and Maslach's concept of burnout and Siegrist's model of effort–reward imbalance, this paper argues that burnout symptoms in elite sport are related to a mismatch of investment and gratification. Building on data from a sample of German elite athletes (N = 312), findings show that high time investments for training and competitions, the experience of time and role conflicts and negative emotions related to daily training are associated with more burnout symptoms, while sporting success, social support and training-related positive emotions are associated with lower burnout scores. Vulnerability to burnout is increased in situations that qualify as gratification crises, in which athletes perceive that high time commitment does not pay off in terms of sporting success.
      Citation: International Review for the Sociology of Sport
      PubDate: 2024-05-09T06:55:58Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10126902241248767
       
  • “Now she has everything, a happy family story and an Olympic medal”:
           Representations of Gloria Kotnik in the Slovenian media landscape

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      Authors: Kaja Poteko, Mojca Doupona
      Abstract: International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Ahead of Print.
      Over the last four decades, feminist sports media research has developed into an established transdisciplinary branch of research that contributes to highlighting the contradictions and unevenness of social change at the level of women's sports and its positioning in society. In this context, the increasing media visibility of athlete mothers as an expression of an emerging social phenomenon provides an opportunity to examine and reflect on the patterns of media portrayal of sportswomen. This article focuses on the media representations of Gloria Kotnik, the Slovenian snowboarder and bronze medalist at the 2022 Winter Olympics. Through textual analysis, it attempts to identify how Kotnik was portrayed in selected Slovenian media and what role her motherhood, in particular, played in this. While ambivalence was identified as a predominant pattern in the media representations of Kotnik, the role of motherhood was presented both as something seemingly incompatible with the role of an elite athlete and in a way that perceived these two roles as compatible. Due to the reproduction of traditional gender ideologies and hierarchies, the article problematizes both patterns and concludes by linking the desire for social change with the need to redefine the ethics of care.
      Citation: International Review for the Sociology of Sport
      PubDate: 2024-05-06T11:02:14Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10126902241248901
       
  • Precarity in sport coaching: Exploring the working conditions of Canadian
           university sports coaches

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      Authors: Alixandra Nastassia Krahn
      Abstract: International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Ahead of Print.
      Although the study of sport coaching as the body of knowledge and praxis is well established, very few studies have unpacked sport coaching through a sociological work and/or labour lens. Drawing on the findings from a larger institutional ethnographic study exploring gender, work, and professionalization in sport coaching within the Canadian university sport system, this article highlights the ways in which the Canadian university sport coaching environment constructs and normalizes overwork, such that sport coaches often experience worker precarity. Given the emphasis within the university sport environment on performance, and/or the need for sport coaches to win in order to keep their jobs, this article highlights how coaches have internalized their constant work efforts as ‘just part of the job’. Key findings demonstrate the deleterious effects of nonstop work on sport coaches both within and outside of their working environments. This article concludes by emphasizing how in the contemporary political-economic context of Canadian university sport, where meritocracy is a powerful and prominent player and where winning matters most, sport coaches are often always overworked and undersupported.
      Citation: International Review for the Sociology of Sport
      PubDate: 2024-05-06T11:01:14Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10126902241246579
       
  • Spectator racism in three professional men's football codes in Australia:
           Observations from White spectators

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      Authors: Jamie Cleland, Daryl Adair, Keith Parry, Connor MacDonald
      Abstract: International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Ahead of Print.
      This article explores spectator racism across three high-profile professional men's football codes in Australia (Australian Football League, National Rugby League and the A-League). To pursue this goal, the study conducted an online survey from April 2021 to June 2021, securing 2047 responses. Our focus in this article centres on those participants who self-identified as White to gather their insights on racism as they witnessed and understood it being expressed in the context of attending a professional men's football code match in Australia. Applying Pierre Bourdieu's concept of habitus to theorise why some White spectators overtly express racist language and behaviour, our findings indicated the resilience of Whiteness as a source of power and domination, with many White participants reporting they had witnessed racial bigotry in recent years. Concurrently, many demonstrated anti-racist sensibilities, expressing frustration that change has been limited, if at all. Some participants suggested racism is an individual failing rather than being subject to institutions and community norms. From that perspective, racism is viewed as a personal choice rather than a failure of society.
      Citation: International Review for the Sociology of Sport
      PubDate: 2024-05-06T04:50:14Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10126902241251861
       
  • Care as a strategy to navigate political tensions within the
           China–Norway sports coaching collaboration

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      Authors: Anne Tjønndal, Heidi Østbø Haugen
      Abstract: International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Ahead of Print.
      This study investigates the experiences of Norwegian coaches involved in a winter sports collaboration between Norway and China leading up to the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. Our analysis delves into the complexities of coach–athlete relationships in collaborations between nations with vastly different sports systems and cultures. Methodologically, the study is based on qualitative interviews with Norwegian coaches involved in the collaboration. Emphasizing the concept of “care,” we examine how Norwegian coaches navigated the cultural, bureaucratic, and political tensions that encompassed their relations with the Chinese winter sports athletes. The findings reveal that prioritizing care and athlete welfare serves not only as a coaching philosophy for the Norwegian coaches, but also as both a shield and a justification for their involvement, effectively sidelining broader ethical, and political considerations in the Norway–China winter sports collaboration. This research contributes to understanding the dynamics of international sports collaborations and coaches’ strategies for maintaining integrity while engaging in international partnerships marked by different values and traditions.
      Citation: International Review for the Sociology of Sport
      PubDate: 2024-05-06T04:49:44Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10126902241247579
       
  • Between lookism and bodily capital: Understanding female personal
           trainers’ appearance in occupational socialization

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      Authors: Byung-Youn Kim, Wooyoung Yang, Seungyup Lim
      Abstract: International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Ahead of Print.
      Witnessing that the appearance of female trainers has been regarded as a potential cause of appearance-based discrimination and a source of bodily capital, this study examined the influence of female trainers’ appearance on the process of occupational socialization. We invited eight research participants for in-depth interviews, including female trainers, Pilates instructors, and male fitness center owners with training experience. We followed the grounded theory analysis method to derive meaningful insights from the collected data. The results indicate that the physical appearance of female trainers had various effects on their perceived value as bodily capital during the preparatory and adaptation periods. However, it became a constraining factor during the conflict period as they experienced bodily changes in their late 20s. Eventually, their physical appearance hindered female trainers from maintaining their careers and decreased the percentage of female trainers who reached maturity period. Ultimately, the culture of lookism had a mixed impact on women's occupational socialization, revealing its discriminatory undertones. Although some women profited from the culture, lookism disadvantaged others. Finally, we suggested that a possible solution would be the enactment of the anti-discrimination law for better protection.
      Citation: International Review for the Sociology of Sport
      PubDate: 2024-05-06T04:49:24Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10126902241246283
       
  • The Hundred: A sociological analysis of gender relations and the (semi-)
           professionalisation of women's cricket in England

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      Authors: Thomas Fletcher, Philippa Velija, Rafaelle Nicholson
      Abstract: International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Ahead of Print.
      In this article, we adopt a critical sociological perspective to understanding gender relations and cricket, through the lens of The Hundred – a new, short-form tournament, described by the England and Wales Cricket Board as being part of its long-term commitment to making cricket a gender-equal sport. The Hundred is the first sporting tournament in the world which, from the outset, featured fully aligned competitions for both men's and women's teams, including equal prize money, but not equal pay, which the recent Independent Commission for Equity in Cricket condemned. Drawing on concepts of professionalisation as a gendered process we discuss data from interviews with 33 people working in cricket to consider how gender relations continue to impact opportunities for women in cricket. This article further supports the need to conceptualise professionalisation in sport as gendered by considering the ways The Hundred facilitates opportunities for men's and women's cricket differently.
      Citation: International Review for the Sociology of Sport
      PubDate: 2024-04-24T02:50:19Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10126902241246581
       
  • The framed and contested meanings of sport mega-event ‘legacies’: A
           case study of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

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      Authors: Jamal A. Mckenzie, Jan A. Lee Ludvigsen, Andrea Scott-Bell, John W. Hayton
      Abstract: International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Ahead of Print.
      This article examines the ways in which envisioned sport mega-event legacies are publicly framed, communicated and contested. By employing Bourdieusian field theory, the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games (CWG) as a case, and drawing upon documentary and media analysis, this article questions how CWG 2022 legacies were framed in a pre-event context. The article makes two key arguments. First, dominant actors within the mega-event field framed a considerable part of their pre-event legacies in terms of intangible inclusivity legacies relating to the host city's local communities, workforce and volunteering practices. Second, alongside these framed legacies, counterclaims emerged from actors on a civil society level, illustrative of a wider scepticism toward mega-events’ effects in the present day. Whilst limited scholarship has examined CWG 2022 to date, this paper also advances scholarship on sport mega-events’ socio-political legacies whilst it, theoretically, unpacks Bourdieu's tools of ‘field’ and ‘doxa’ in a new context.
      Citation: International Review for the Sociology of Sport
      PubDate: 2024-04-22T07:59:20Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10126902241246145
       
  • Forced migration, resettlement, and sport: Lessons from the Kabul-Edmonton
           soccer team

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      Authors: Jay Scherer, Ashraf Amiri, Dallas B Ansell, Paul Nya, Nancy LI Spencer, Nicholas L Holt
      Abstract: International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Ahead of Print.
      Forced migration is one of the most pressing crises of our lifetime. Of the millions forced to migrate, many come to know the brutality of state-managed migration that habitually denies asylum seekers and places substantive restrictions on refugees who have been resettled. Sociologists of sport and leisure have examined the sporting experiences of refugees through an intersectional lens, foregrounding how displacement and resettlement are differently lived and negotiated across overlapping power structures and markers of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, religion, and legal status. Through a participatory and collective photovoice project, this article explores the experiences of an all-Afghan soccer team that played in a social, co-ed soccer league in the spring of 2022, just after they arrived in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. In photovoice narratives and subsequent interviews, team members underlined many of the barriers they faced as they navigated the formal and informal rules and dominant norms of this seemingly inclusive sports landscape. In doing so, they revealed some of the limits of official discourses of Canadian multiculturism, which rarely accommodate more significant forms of difference, and which reproduce racial and ethnic hierarchies that powerfully discipline newcomers who are encouraged to embrace their precarious status as model minorities.
      Citation: International Review for the Sociology of Sport
      PubDate: 2024-04-18T07:20:51Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10126902241245769
       
  • ‘Every day we’d have an arranged activity, so she’d have football,
           swimming, dance, gymnastics’: A sociological analysis of parenting and
           sports-based enrichment activities for the under-fives

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      Authors: Philippa Velija, Georgia Allen
      Abstract: International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Ahead of Print.
      In this article we provide a sociological analysis of parental choice in pre-school sports and physical activity, as a form of concerted cultivation, to understand the uptake of sports-based physical activity (PA) enrichment activities in England. Despite a growth in the under-five pre-school enrichment market, little is known about why parents pay for their under-five child(ren) to participate in sport and/or PA enrichment or how this relates to wider patterns seen in contemporary parenting. 24 semi-structured interviews with parents of early years children from across England were conducted. Findings suggest the reasons why parents enrol their child(ren) in sports-based enrichment activities can be considered a form of concerted cultivation. In particular, parents value routine and socialisation for themselves and their children. Parents look for paid-for activities that enhance their child's social and academic skills but do not emphasise the health benefits of being physically active as important in their decision making. Instead, they prioritise opportunities to enhance their child's social and cultural skills in ways that enable the child(ren) to be accepted and interact positively with adults and other children in key institutional settings. Parents also valued spaces where their young child(ren) could expend energy, although the importance of this was distinctly gendered. We conclude by outlining that paying for under-fives sport-based enrichment is linked to wider social and cultural expectations on parenting, and highlighting that more needs to be understood about the gendered, racialised and ableist spaces of commercial pre-school sport and PA.
      Citation: International Review for the Sociology of Sport
      PubDate: 2024-04-09T02:07:37Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10126902241238236
       
  • Is gender equality in brain damage ‘progress’ for women and
           sport'

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      Authors: Jack Hardwicke, Reem Al-Hashmi, Debra Forbes, Carrie Paechter, Molly Pocock, Katie Taylor, Dee Yeagers, Christopher R Matthews
      Abstract: International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Ahead of Print.
      This commentary sits within a context of growing cultural concern over brain damage that occurs in many of the Western world's most popular, profitable and prized sports. After laying out evidence demonstrating this point, we discuss the increasing inclusion of women within sports which involve regular and routinised brain injuries. We problematise this apparent ‘progress’ with the title of our commentary. In particular, rather than offering some simplified yes/no answer, we argue that in light of the five decades of social scientific scholarship documenting the various harms produced by performance impact sports, working towards gender equality in brain damage is a nonsensical outcome. So, while there is clear evidence from academic gender studies that progress has been made towards tackling issues of exclusion and various forms of discrimination against women and girls in performance sport spaces, there has not been concomitant progress made in tackling the ways bodies and brains are often broken down, damaged and sometimes destroyed during participation in such sports. We do not suggest that consenting adults should be prohibited from enjoying impact sports and our aim with this commentary is not driven by a paternalistic, patriarchal belief which reflects historical notions around sportswomen being the ‘fairer’ sex, nor that responses to sport-acquired brain injury should be sex- or gender-specific. Rather, we conclude by suggesting that the emerging science on sport-acquired brain injuries should serve as an important inflection point to those leaders, organisers, practitioners and scholars working in this area to reconsider how we imagine, promote and structure sport – for everyone.
      Citation: International Review for the Sociology of Sport
      PubDate: 2024-04-04T07:46:17Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10126902241239370
       
  • “A little taste of what it would be like to be in the military”:
           Performing militarism at the Canada army run

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      Authors: Bridgette M Desjardins
      Abstract: International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Ahead of Print.
      While significant attention has been paid to the perpetuation of pro-military ideology via discourse and political practice, less attention has been paid to the role of the body in (re)producing militarism. Drawing on 40 interviews with primarily civilian Canada Army Run participants, I argue that militarism is reproduced in part via civilians’ embodied performances. Performances of militarism allow participants to feel and thus reproduce militarism through the body. Performances of military support allow participants to orient themselves toward the military in a way that reproduces pro-military mythologies and situates the performer socially as national subjects who appropriately exalt the military (and are thus deserving of exaltation in turn), binding participants together and reaffirming social bonds created via shared love of the military. Ultimately, performances of militarism reify the military as exalted, insulating it from critical consideration by the public.
      Citation: International Review for the Sociology of Sport
      PubDate: 2024-03-20T07:43:39Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10126902241236244
       
  • Dear Prime Minister, Mr Musk and Mr Zuckerberg!: The challenge of social
           media and platformed racism in the English premier league and football
           league

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      Authors: Kevin Hylton, Dan Kilvington, Jonathan Long, Alex Bond, Izram Chaudry
      Abstract: International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Ahead of Print.
      This paper draws on original research from a larger study of racism and Islamophobia online around football, particularly a set of interviews with staff at English football clubs whose responsibility is to manage social media. We use that information alongside our reflections on “platformed racism” to appraise how expressions of racism on social media differ from those in and around the grounds, and how clubs and others in football contest them. This involves a consideration of three themes commonly identified by those speaking on behalf of the clubs: The triggers that ignite racist posts; the partnerships necessary to counter them; and their proposed solutions. Hence this is not just a cue for a collective wringing of hands, but an effort to point the way forward.
      Citation: International Review for the Sociology of Sport
      PubDate: 2024-03-10T12:52:00Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10126902241234282
       
  • Digital selves: A cross-cultural examination of athlete social media
           self-presentation during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

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      Authors: Qingru Xu, Eunhui Kim, Sitong Guo
      Abstract: International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Ahead of Print.
      This study investigates the social media self-presentation of Chinese, South Korean, and US athletes during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, with the aim of elucidating the influence of gender and nationalism on their online portrayals across countries. A total of 1800 photographs posted by 278 Olympians were analyzed, revealing that (a) South Korean athletes, particularly males, display a higher prevalence of business-related images in their self-presentation compared to athletes from other countries; (b) Chinese athletes exhibit a greater degree of nationalism in their posted photographs than their South Korean and US counterparts; and (c) female athletes, although gaining agency over their online presence, still demonstrate behaviors reinforcing conventional gender norms. This research underscores the multifaceted interplay of gender, nationalistic, cultural, political, and ideological factors in shaping athletes’ self-representations on social media, offering valuable insights into the complex dynamics that inform their digital self-expression.
      Citation: International Review for the Sociology of Sport
      PubDate: 2024-02-26T05:43:49Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10126902231224438
       
  • A quest for legitimacy' An exploratory study of the new meanings of sports
           and physical activity in contemporary Saudi Arabia

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      Authors: Arnošt Svoboda, Billy Graeff, Paul Bretherton, Simona Šafaříková, Daiana Viacelli, Abdul R Al Droushi, Jorge Knijnik
      Abstract: International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Ahead of Print.
      The Saudi Arabian Kingdom is currently undergoing significant socio-cultural changes, primarily driven by Vision 2030, a strategic document outlining the nation's future development. This initiative includes efforts to enhance sports participation and physical activity levels across various sectors of the country. This paper represents one of the first attempts to understand the effects of the Vision on domestic sports/physical activities policy through the lens of selected actors in the field. with a special interest in youth sports. Based on extensive fieldwork that took place within the country, including qualitative semi-structured interviews with stakeholders from various organisations within Saudi sports, we identify several key facets seen as crucial enablers or obstacles for the field of sports and physical activities. The individual facets form two main groups – activities of state authorities in Saudi Arabia, specifically the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Sports, and informal practices influenced by broader cultural changes oscillating between the traditional views and contemporary demands. Amongst the identified cultural facets, gender takes a crucial discursive position. As we examine these processes through the lens of concepts of soft power and rightful resistance, we identify formal and informal legitimation practices used by stakeholders to achieve and potentially surpass the goals set by Vision 2030 for the Kingdom's sporting landscape.
      Citation: International Review for the Sociology of Sport
      PubDate: 2024-02-23T07:07:29Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10126902241231818
       
  • From combat boots to running shoes: The role of military service in
           shaping masculine identity in Israeli long-distance running groups

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      Authors: Assaf Lev
      Abstract: International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Ahead of Print.
      This study examines the social construction of masculinity within the Israeli society, focusing on the associations between masculine identity, prior military service, and current involvement in long-distance running. A 2-year ethnographic research design was utilized, involving two running groups, which incorporated participant observation, semi-structured interviews, and running websites. The findings shed light on the significance of military service experience and the utilization of military discourse as strategies employed by runners to navigate the challenges of long-distance running and to reinforce their masculine identity. Through an analysis of the runners’ military discourse and behavior, it becomes evident that the integration of women into traditionally masculine domains of intense physical activity poses a threat to masculine dominance, eliciting various responses from men, such as intensified sports training and the use of sexist and aggressive language. These coping mechanisms contribute to the perpetuation of male dominance within the long-distance running sphere while simultaneously providing male runners with a pseudo-corrective experience associated with their personal history of non-combat military involvement.
      Citation: International Review for the Sociology of Sport
      PubDate: 2024-02-01T05:42:22Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10126902231226409
       
  • Grandmasters, distinct elite: Taste submitted to discussion from the
           social conditioning factors of the predilection for chess

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      Authors: Jéssica dos Anjos Januário, Sérgio Settani Giglio, Sílvia Cristina Franco Amaral
      Abstract: International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Ahead of Print.
      This study analyzes the relations between the social conditioning factors and the taste for the cultural practice of chess manifested in the discourses of the grandmasters who compose its elite in the Brazilian contemporary context. The theoretical and methodological framework of Pierre Bourdieu was used. For the research method, retrospective semi-structured interviews were carried out personally with each Brazilian chess grandmaster. Thematic Analysis was assigned for the qualitative treatment of the data. The result originated the axis ‘Grandmasters, distinct elite: the naturalness of the cultivation of taste by legitimate heirs’, which mainly analyzes the favoured family origin of these agents and how this affected the success of their high-performance trajectories in this sport. It is concluded that the mechanism of the family cultural heritage acted in the production of a dilettantish taste and lifestyle in relation to chess, characterizing a distanced, liberated and detached attitude towards the practice. This condition is disseminated by its elite and does not include all people who, in Brazil, have different family origins and deal with it from an unequal distribution of opportunities in relation to the practice of this sport.
      Citation: International Review for the Sociology of Sport
      PubDate: 2024-01-23T04:48:12Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10126902231226088
       
  • ‘I can’t believe I just made history’: A temporal analysis of sports
           media reporting

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      Authors: Chloé Beaudoin, Nicolas Moreau, Mélissa Roy
      Abstract: International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Ahead of Print.
      Professional sport is a central element of our daily entertainment that contributes to shaping us individually and bonding us collectively: it provides us with shared ‘historic’ moments. This article is interested in these moments, and how the field of sports generates them, by asking the following questions: (1) has the frequency of ‘historic moments’ changed over time, and (2) is the way we make sports history consistent throughout the years' We conducted a temporal analysis of newspaper and magazine articles (n  =  1062) published in France (Le Monde, l’Équipe) and in the United States (USA Today, Sports Illustrated) during three time periods in the 21st century (2003, 2010, 2019). Our results show that: (1) as time passes, ‘historic’ moments occur more frequently; (2) sporting history is increasingly linked to social dimensions; and (3) statistical performances continue to mark history above all else. Although performance-based achievements are consistently celebrated, sporting history cannot be separated from our collective social existence, and the currents therein. We show that the act of making sports history is also bound to the normative, social, and cultural history of a society.
      Citation: International Review for the Sociology of Sport
      PubDate: 2024-01-18T06:55:41Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10126902231226092
       
  • Women's transnational migration through football: Possibilities,
           responsibilities, and respectability in Ghana

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      Authors: Paul Darby, James Esson, Christian Ungruhe
      Abstract: International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Ahead of Print.
      The growth of girls’ and women's football in Africa, coupled with increased professionalisation in Europe and the United States, has led to rising international migration of African female players. This trend reflects the longer standing culture of independent, transnational migration among African women since the late 1980s and of enlarged possibilities and responsibilities triggered by neoliberal reform across the continent. This article explores how these sporting, cultural and economic transformations have coalesced to influence the aspirations and agency of female youth and young women in Ghana. To do so, we draw on original data from ethnographic fieldwork in Ghana, Sweden and Denmark undertaken between 2015 and 2021. Our findings reveal that for ambitious, talented female footballers, transnational football migration is increasingly viewed as a speculative route to improve ones’ life chances and negotiate intergenerational responsibilities to family. Significantly, the article also illustrates that in seeking to produce this highly prized form of migration, they must carefully navigate gendered social norms and hierarchies related to ‘respectable’ career and life trajectories. The conclusion proposes a critical research agenda to explore the interplay between sporting opportunities, migration aspirations and diverse socioeconomic conditions in Africa.
      Citation: International Review for the Sociology of Sport
      PubDate: 2024-01-18T01:50:14Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10126902231224423
       
  • Unicorns, rainbows, and unicorn magic: Storying new knowledge of black
           masculinities within the WWE

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      Authors: Nikolas Dickerson
      Abstract: International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Ahead of Print.
      This paper examines the story arc of a trio of Black male wrestlers called the New Day within the World Wrestling Entertainment industry (WWE) who go from militant nationalists, stereotypical singing/dancing preachers, and finally to self-described unicorns bringing magic back to the WWE. Wrestling is used to explore anti-Blackness, Black masculinity, and conceptions of the human/humanity. Drawing on Katherine McKittrick's Black methodological intervention of textual accumulation to interrogate issues of race, masculinity, and sexuality within their performances, I argue the group's unique position as wrestlers allows us to conceptualize the trio as “writers” of fiction; a position that when read through Kevin Young's concept of storying provides insight into a Black creative practice engaging in alternative worldmaking and rewriting understandings of the human outside of a Western European framework. I advocate that the stories of the New Day not only provide glimpses into new genres of being human, but also forms of Black manhood(s) outside of a patriarchal framework.
      Citation: International Review for the Sociology of Sport
      PubDate: 2024-01-10T06:59:27Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10126902231221265
       
 
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Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 77)
European Journal of Sport Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 76)
International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation     Open Access   (Followers: 43)
Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
ACTIVE : Journal of Physical Education, Sport, Health and Recreation     Open Access   (Followers: 32)
International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Journal of Exercise Science & Fitness     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
International Journal of Sports Science     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
International Review for the Sociology of Sport     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Journal of Sports Science and Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Comparative Exercise Physiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Journal of Sport and Health Science     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Sport Psychology in Action     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
International Journal of the History of Sport     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Human Sport and Exercise     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Advances in Physical Education     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Sociology of Sport Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Sport Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
International Sport Coaching Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Turfgrass Society Research Journal     Free   (Followers: 13)
Soccer & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Sport History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Sport Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
The Sport Psychologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Sport Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Annals of Applied Sport Science     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Sport in History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Isokinetics and Exercise Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Sport History Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Biomedical Human Kinetics     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Health Promotion & Physical Activity     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Communication & Sport     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Physical Culture and Sport. Studies and Research     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Sport, Business and Management : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of the Philosophy of Sport     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Sport Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Perceptual and Motor Skills     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Sport & Tourism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Science in Sport and Exercise     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Asian Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Sports Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Berkeley Journal of Entertainment and Sports Law     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Recreation and Sports Science     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Physician and Sportsmedicine     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Sport Management Education Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Sports Coaching Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Scandinavian Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Sports Media     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Coaching Psykologi : The Danish Journal of Coaching Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Asia Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Kinesiology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
NINE : A Journal of Baseball History and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Pace Intellectual Property, Sports & Entertainment Law Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
African Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology and Sport Facilitation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Facta Universitatis, Series : Physical Education and Sport     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Computer Science in Sport     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Sport, Exercise & Training Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Frontiers in Sports and Active Living     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Laisvalaikio Tyrimai     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Reabilitacijos Mokslai : Slauga, Kineziterapija, Ergoterapija     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Footwear Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Sports Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Strategies : A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Quest     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Sports Law Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Sports     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Seton Hall Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Facultatis Educationis Physicae Universitatis Comenianae     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Amateur Sport     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
European Journal for Sport and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Physical Education and Sports Science     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Athlete Development and Experience     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
German Journal of Exercise and Sport Research : Sportwissenschaft     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Podium Sport, Leisure and Tourism Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Sporting Traditions     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Revista Andaluza de Medicina del Deporte     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Physical Education Health and Sport     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Science and Medicine in Football     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Baltic Journal of Sport and Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Managing Sport and Leisure     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
College Athletics and The Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Movement & Sport Sciences : Science & Motricité     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Zeitschrift für Sportpsychologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos de Psicologia del Deporte     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Golf Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Educación física y deporte     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Marquette Sports Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Sportis. Scientific Journal of School Sport, Physical Education and Psychomotricity     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Sports Medicine and Allied Health Sciences : Official Journal of the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Kinesiology : International Journal of Fundamental and Applied Kinesiology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Corpoconsciência     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Global Sport Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Video Journal of Sports Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Sports Law and Governance Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Forum Kinder- und Jugendsport : Zeitschrift für Forschung, Transfer und Praxisdialog     Hybrid Journal  
eJRIEPS : Ejournal de la recherche sur l'intervention en éducation physique et sport     Open Access  
SPORT TK-Revista EuroAmericana de Ciencias del Deporte     Open Access  
Juara : Jurnal Olahraga     Open Access  
Al-Rafidain Journal For Sport Sciences     Open Access  
Forum for Idræt, Historie og Samfund     Open Access  
Cerdas Sifa Pendidikan : Sport Education     Open Access  
Quality in Sport     Open Access  
Journal of Motor Learning and Development     Hybrid Journal  
Sport i Turystyka : Środkowoeuropejskie Czasopismo Naukowe     Open Access  
Revista Intercontinental de Gestão Desportiva     Open Access  
Open Sports Sciences Journal     Open Access  
Ágora para la Educación Física y el Deporte     Open Access  
Journal of Physical Education and Human Movement     Open Access  
Journal of Sports Medicine and Therapy     Open Access  
International Journal of Science Culture and Sport     Open Access  
SIPATAHOENAN : South-East Asian Journal for Youth, Sports & Health Education     Open Access  
Ulusal Spor Bilimleri Dergisi / Journal of National Sport Sciences     Open Access  
Türkiye Spor Bilimleri Dergisi / Turkish Journal of Sports Science     Open Access  
Spor Eğitim Dergisi     Open Access  
Spor Bilimleri Araştırmaları Dergisi     Open Access  
Jurnal Keolahragaan     Open Access  
Revista Iberoamericana de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y el Deporte     Open Access  
Physical Education of Students     Open Access  
Jurnal Abdimas     Open Access  
Sportphysio     Hybrid Journal  
Citius, Altius, Fortius     Open Access  
Educación Física y Ciencia     Open Access  
Revista de Artes Marciales Asiáticas     Open Access  
mensch & pferd international     Full-text available via subscription  
MHSalud : Movimiento Humano y Salud     Open Access  
Polish Journal of Sport and Tourism     Open Access  

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