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Research in the Sociology of Sport

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ISSN: 1476-2854

Editor: Dr Kevin Young
Subject: Sociology and Public Policy (view other series in this subject area)Thomson Reuters Book Citation Index logo. Scopus logo.
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Research in the Sociology of Sport (RSS) reflects the current themes in the sociology of sport and also captures innovative trends as they emerge in the work of scholars across the globe. The series brings together research from experts on established topics whilst also directing attention to themes that are at the 'cutting-edge' of this sub-discipline.

This exciting series examines the relationships between sport, culture and society. The function, meaning and significance of sport in contemporary societies are critically appraised. Attention is given to both small-scale micro levels of interaction in sport subcultures and also to how these sport subcultures exist within the macro processes reflected in the historical and structural features of societies.

Each volume of Research in the Sociology of Sport features specially commissioned experts examining a common theme. Papers published in RSS are peer-reviewed. For more details about Emerald's approach to Publication Ethics; please refer to the company guidelines.

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Recently Published

Sociology of Sport: A Global Subdiscipline in Review, Volume 9
Edited by Kevin Young, University of Calgary

The Sociology of Sport has grown since its inception in the late 1950s and has become robust, and diverse. Many countries now boast strong scholars in the field and this volume reflects the fascinating research being done. This innovative volume is dedicated to a review of the state of the area by region, and country in some cases. For instance, Latin America is expanding widely in the field, and Korea and Japan have had vibrant Sociology of Sport communities for some time. View the Table of Contents.

Past volumes

Sport, Social Development and Peace, Volume 8
Edited by Kevin Young, University of Calgary, and Chiaki Okada, Osaka University

Contributing to an expanding literature on the provocative matter of the ‘developmental’ and/or ‘peace-inducing’ role sport might play in human communities and how that role is most responsibly assessed, this volume showcases the breadth and depth of the work being undertaken. See the Table of Contents

Native Games: Indigenous Peoples and Sports in the Post-Colonial World, Volume 7
Edited by Chris Hallinan, Monash University and Barry Judd, RMIT University


Review of Volume 7:

"The contributors cover wide swaths of the globe, including Canada, Norway, the US, New Zealand, Australia, Zambia, and South Africa, and they address myriad issues, ranging from sport and development, participation of indigenous peoples in their traditional sports and in contemporary global sport to depictions of indigenous sport in literature. Several engage with politically contentious issues involving globalization, sport, and the often-vulnerable and overlooked native peoples who are the real subjects of these explorations...This book will be most welcome for specialists, who will find that some contributions fill existing gaps in scholarship, and that others provide starting points for future research."
D. C. Catsam, University of Texas of the Permian Basin.
Reviewed in Choice, Vol. 51 No. 09, May 2014

Qualitative Research on Sport and Physical Culture, Volume 6
Edited by Kevin Young, University of Calgary and Michael Atkinson, University of Toronto

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