The Sociology of Sport Journal (SSJ) aims to stimulate and
communicate research, critical thought, and theory development on issues
pertaining to sociology and sport. It is the official journal of the
North American Society for the Sociology of Sport.
The Sociology of Sport Journal(SSJ) aims to stimulate and communicate research, critical thought, and theory development on issues pertaining to sociology and sport. A leading authoritative journal in the field, SSJ maintains its strong commitment to sociology and sport with methodological coverage ranging from qualitative research and experimental narrative research writing to quantitative social science. The expertly reviewed journal welcomes submissions addressing a variety of topics on sport, health, physical culture, and physical activity.
Past issues of SSJ have presented original articles on topics that include Nike advertising, national identity, sport for peace and development, obesity and public health, and sport policy. The journal also publishes a considerable number of articles that use discourse and textual analysis, and it will continue to publish noteworthy research addressing significant topics in the field.
For individual subscribers, SSJ is available in online-only or print plus online subscription formats. Both versions allow subscribers full access to the journal’s authoritative content and online access to digital archives of back issues. Those who wish to stay updated on recent content may visit the SSJ website to sign up for the free notification of the table of contents, which details the articles and authors for each new issue.
Institutional subscriptions are offered in the same formats mentioned previously as well as print only. Institutional subscriptions must be placed by phone.
Michael D. Giardina, PhD, is an associate professor in the
department of sport management at Florida State University. He is the
author of Sporting Pedagogies: Performing Culture & Identity in the
Global Arena (Peter Lang, 2005), which received the 2006 Outstanding
Book Award from the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport
(NASSS), and Sport, Spectacle, and NASCAR Nation: Consumption and the
Cultural Politics of Neoliberalism (with Joshua Newman;
PalgraveMacmillan, 2011), which received the 2012 NASSS Outstanding Book
Award and was named to CHOICE’s Outstanding Academic Titles list. He is
also the editor of more than a dozen books on qualitative research,
including most recently Qualitative Inquiry—Past, Present, & Future: A
Critical Reader (with Norman K. Denzin, Left Coast Press, 2015) and Qualitative
Inquiry Outside the Academy (with Norman K. Denzin, Left Coast Press,
2014). He has published more than 50 articles and book chapters on sport,
culture, media, and politics, which have appeared in such journals as Qualitative
Inquiry; Critical Studies in Media Communication; American Behavioral
Scientist; Harvard Educational Review; Review of Education, Pedagogy, &
Cultural Studies; Journal of Sport & Social Issues; Sociology of Sport
Journal; and Cultural Studies-Critical Methodologies; and in
such landmark texts as the SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research
(2011) and the Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods
(2014). He also is the associate director of both the International
Congress of Qualitative Inquiry and the FSU Center for Sport, Health, and
Equitable Development and is the special issue editor of the journal Cultural