BSA Sociological Futures Proposal Youth, Place and Theories of Belonging Edited by: Garth Stahl, PhD Sadia Habib, PhD Mike Ward, PhD This proposed edited collection draws on interdisciplinary perspectives of space and place in order to investigate young… Read More ›
Tag Archive for ‘sport’
Sports got political on Sunday. NBC sportscaster Bob Costas utilized a halftime moment to talk about a longstanding issue: The use of Washington’s Football team name, the R*dskins. I noticed a reaction on my Facebook- from someone who was not… Read More ›
The Lawrie McMenemy Centre for Football Research (LMCFR) at Southampton Solent University is a “multi-disciplinary football education, research and consultancy centre which provides expert support for the football industry, students and the media in a number of areas”:
This gallery traces the evolution of female Wimbledon fashion, from the floor-length dresses of the 1880s to the skin-tight miniskirts of today: (click on the image to see the full gallery)
During the recent increase in childhood obesity, Higher Education cuts and our Nation’s continued sporting hysteria, the question of sport’s impact on our educated youth has never been more relevant. While our Government blindly pumps money into sport with the… Read More ›
Today we present a selection of sociological resources on rock climbing and introduce the work of Victoria Robinson on climbing identities.
Sport and Leisure History Seminar Summer Symposium: ‘Sport and Leisure in Suburbs and New Towns: Communities, Identities and Interactions’ will take place on Thursday 21 – Friday 22 July at the Institute of Historical Research in London You can find… Read More ›
Brilliant short analysis of the differences in representation of sportsmen and sportswomen in magazines. Read here Sportsman (Source: Mirror.co.uk) P.S. The same seems to apply to google image searches for “sports men” and “sports women”… those people writing the magazines are… Read More ›
For all sociologists of sport out there: a new article which discusses the pervasiveness of caricatured gender stereotypes in surfing. Click here to read the article by Cori Schumacher of the Guardian .
Gender segregation in sports is usually seen as entirely natural and a fact of life. Yet in this challenging interview Dr Eric Anderson explores the social and economic roots of gender segregation in sport before questioning whether we have any real… Read More ›
During their medal presentation in the Mexico 1968 Summer Olympics, the two 200-metre gold and bronze winners, Tommy Smith and John Carlos respectively (both were American and black) gave what became known as the Black Power Salute . It became an… Read More ›
SI Seminars: the Sociology of Sport WHEN: 20 June · 16:00 – 18:00 WHERE: R1.13, Ramphal Building, University of Warwick As part of the Sociology of Sport Week on SI, we have organized our first ever seminar! Taking place the… Read More ›
Welcome to the first post from this week! We begin by introducing an important collection on the sociology of sport. Sport and Social Identities (edited by John Harris and Andrew Parker) Sport and Social Identities, by A. Parker and J.Harris… Read More ›
This week is dedicated to sport – from a sociological point of view. We hope this topic unlocks your sociological imaginations and that you enjoy the posts and let us know what you think, or send us short articles to… Read More ›
Tomorrow is the start of Sociology of Sport week here on SI with a selection of articles, reading lists, and researchers’ profiles in this field. We hope you enjoy it!
White is the New Black? The 2010 ‘Football Frenzy’ and the New Zealand Imagination Mark Falcous University of Otago/Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo In the context of the contested ‘sports space’ of Aotearoa/New Zealand, this seminar contributes to ongoing critiques… Read More ›
In his last contribution to the Sports column of the Financial Times, Simon Kuper considers the underlying emotional pull of watching sport. For him, being a sports fan gives us a rare chance to return to a long lost, careless… Read More ›