Category Archives: sport

David Runciman reviews Alex Ferguson’s autobiography

David Runciman has reviewed My Autobiography by Alex Ferguson for the London Review of Books.

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The first issue of the Journal of Urban Cultural Studies is now open access

The first issue of the Journal of Urban Cultural Studies is now available open access. This includes my piece Unpicking the Musical City.

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Friday Unpolished Papers seminar series

My colleague Gareth Millington has put together a new seminar series. The Friday Unpolished Papers are intended to be works in progress, its a space for people to try out ideas or to have a practice at conference presentations etc. … Continue reading

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A review of Sporting Times

Coleen Deane has reviewed Kath Woodward’s new book Sporting Life for Sociological Research Online. The book has been published in the Palgrave Pivot series.

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The social significance of Snooker

I’ve posted before about potential sociological perspectives on Snooker (that post focused on the way that the sport illustrated globalization processes). I was just searching through some old issues of Theory, Culture & Society when I came across an article titled ‘The … Continue reading

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Trackable football boots…quantifying your football skills

I just discovered that football boots now come with the option of a sensor that gathers data about the wearer. The Adidas miCoach systems gather data about the user so that it can reviewed after they have played. These are … Continue reading

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Details and contents for the inaugural issue of the Journal of Urban Cultural Studies

The inaugural issue of the new Journal of Urban Cultural Studies is getting close. Above is the flyer with the details of the contents for issue 1.1. The flyer and the blog for the journal can be found here. Alongside … Continue reading

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Mapping football data

Flowing Data link in to a visualisation of football data that shows the areas on the pitch where goal assists were made. The visual is not that surprising, but it does suggest the widespread harvesting and use of data in … Continue reading

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A discount flyer for my book Popular Culture and New Media: The Politics of Circulation

    I’ve posted previously about the recent publication of my book Popular Culture and New Media: The Politics of Circulation. The publishers, Palgrave Macmillan, are providing a discount on the book for a short period of time. The discount … Continue reading

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Football and numbers

I’ve posted before about the use of statistics in football. The Numbers Game: Why everything you know about football is wrong by Chris Anderson and David Sally has now been published by Viking. This looks to be a detailed account … Continue reading

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