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  • 1.
    Hedenborg, Susanna
    et al.
    Malmö högskola.
    Jonasson, Kalle
    Malmö högskola.
    Peterson, Tomas
    Malmö högskola.
    Schenker, Katarina
    Malmö högskola.
    Tolvhed, Helena
    Stockholms universitet.
    Fler stannar men färre börjar?2012In: Svensk Idrottsforskning: Organ för Centrum för Idrottsforskning, ISSN 1103-4629, Vol. 21, no 1, p. 51-54Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Idrottslyftet har allt mer blivit en del av förbundens ordinarie verksamhet.Satsningen har öppnat dörrarna för fler, men få har klivit övertröskeln. En stor del av medlen har hamnat i stora idrotter och hos desocioekonomiskt välmående i tätbefolkade kommuner.

  • 2. Hedenborg, Susanna
    et al.
    Jonasson, Kalle
    Malmö university.
    Peterson, Tomas
    Schenker, Katarina
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Education, Psychology and Sport Science.
    Tolvhed, Helena
    Idrottslyftets externa utvärdering: Svenska Klätterförbundet, Svenska Orienteringsförbundet, Svenska Ridsportförbundet, Svenska Simförbundet och Svenska Taekwondoförbundet.2012Report (Other academic)
  • 3.
    Jonasson, Kalle
    Malmö University.
    A Philosophy of S(p)orts: A review essay on A Philosophy of Sport by Steven Connor2012In: Idrottsforum.org/Nordic sport science forum, ISSN 1652-7224Article, book review (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    A review of

    CONNOR, S. (2011). A philosophy of sport. London, England, Reaktion Books.

  • 4.
    Jonasson, Kalle
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    All men must surf: Review: Wheaton, Belinda. 2013. The cultural politics of lifestyle sports. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.2017In: Idrottsforum.org/Nordic sport science forum, ISSN 1652-7224, no 26 AprilArticle, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 5.
    Jonasson, Kalle
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Broadband and circuits: the place of public gaming in the history of sport2016In: Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, ISSN 1751-1321, E-ISSN 1751-133X, Vol. 10, no 1, p. 28-41Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This essay concerns the place of e-sport in the history of sport. E-sport is construed as an entity in this corpus, by seeking out historical counterparts that display similar forms of play and organisation. Thus, ancient Roman games are identified as an early instance of what could be called public gaming, i.e. competitive digital games in a public setting. Two recent philosophical statements regarding the history of sport furnish the point of departure of the analysis: Steven Connor’s historicising of the term sport and Heather Reid’s treatise of virtue in the games and athletics of antiquity. The varying content of sport in its course through time is discussed foremost in relation to how the human and nonhuman elements have been organised. In order to settle the role of public gaming in the history of sport, two aspects of Roman games are highlighted to ’fabricate’ its legacy in the history of e-sport: Pollice Verso (’Thumb gesture’) and simulations. It is concluded that the way Roman games have been understood in relation Hellenic Athletics has its counterpart in how e-sport is understood in relation to sport. Public gaming as an instance in the history of sport, when contrasted to Greek athletics and Modern sport, appear as a deviant and violent practice. This view is problematized by a discussion of virtue in sport as being possible to elicit from it for both practitioners and spectators. Furthermore, public gaming appears as a bastard in the history of sport since it blurs the demarcation between human and nonhuman elements more often than its hallowed counterparts. To place e-sport as an entity in the history, present and future of sport testifies to that the phase sport is in now is characterised by hybridity, and that sport stands at a crossroads. If the next dominant understanding of sport primarily will connote ’corporeality’ and ’humanness’, such as in the case of lifestyle sport and sport for all, e-sport’s focus on the ’formal’ and ’competitive’ aspects of modern sport will contribute to that deliverance; and vice versa.

  • 6.
    Jonasson, Kalle
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Bruno Latour, Tinget återställt: En introduktion till actor-network theory. Lund: Studentlitteratur 20152016In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 53, no 3, p. 335-337Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 7.
    Jonasson, Kalle
    Malmö University.
    Curro, Ergo Sum2014In: Idrottsforum.org/Nordic sport science forum, ISSN 1652-7224Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Review of: 

    SANDS, L., & SANDS, R. R. (2010). Anthropology of Sport and Human Movement: A Biocultural Perspective. Lexington Books.

  • 8.
    Jonasson, Kalle
    Malmö University.
    Electronic sport and its impact on future sport2010In: Sport in Society: Cultures, Media, Politics, Commerce, ISSN 1743-0437, E-ISSN 1743-0445, Vol. 13, no 2, p. 287-299Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    According to public health and media discourses, the mere mentioning of computer gaming (E-sport) as a form of sports might be considered subversive. As a matter of fact, the two practices are considered to be oppositional. Sports are often regarded as virtuous, whereas computer gaming is looked upon as a vice. In this light, the basic aim of this essay is to discuss and analyse the ‘sporting qualities’ of competitive computer gaming in relation to the definition of sport. The reasoning will also forecast the future of competitive computer gaming. How might this new form of ‘sport’ develop and what impact will it have on future sports in general? We answer the question by presenting three possible scenarios. Might it even be that we are standing on the threshold of a new phase in the evolution of sports?

  • 9.
    Jonasson, Kalle
    Malmö University.
    Ett alternativ till kritik: Om parkour, Michel Serres och "konsten att spåra"2011In: Kulturstudier, kropp och idrott: Perspektiv på fenomen i gränslandet mellan natur och kultur / [ed] David Cardell, Helena Tolvhed, Malmö: Bokbox Förlag , 2011, p. 147-166Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The book chapter is an essay in which the similarities between the physical culture of parkour and the methodology of French philosopher Michel Serres are explored. What is sketched out in the essay is a stance for cultural studies scholars: a way of doing research which is leant the name "the art of tracing". This stance is characterized by intimacy with that which is investigated, rather than by the distance which the essay ascribes to the critical analytical stance.

  • 10.
    Jonasson, Kalle
    Malmö University.
    K and The 'Lob'2011In: EASS, Umeå, 2011Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    A recurring theme in critical sport studies is the issue of whether the element of competition -- measuring, comparing and ranking performances (Loland 2002) – in sports is fascistoid (Tännsjö 2000, 2001), and, whether sports constrains the potential of human movement, and its creativity, rather then enhancing it (Eichberg 2010). In this essay, I will argue that the element of competition is vital for the creativity of movement-potential in sports. Still, the alleged ‘fascistoid’ or ‘creativity constraining’ element could be ‘hi-jacked’. As an example of this kind of hi-jacking, an autoethnographical (Chang 2008) account of my participation in recreational table-tennis will be seen through a process-philosophical lens. Deleuze’s conceptual pair ‘minor’ and ‘major’ (Bene & Deleuze, 1979; Deleuze & Guattari, 1986) will in the essay be extended to sport. The argument is that prolonging elements in athletic contests could be understood as ‘minor sport’, which in the essay is exemplified by defensive strokes, like chops and lobs, in table-tennis. ‘Major sport’, then, is understood as equivalent with ’the structural goal of sport’, namely, to produce winners by comparing, ranking and measuring bodily performances (Loland 2002). As a table-tennis player in the corporative/recreational series, my way of playing has rendered different conceptions among the other players, ranging from joyful to provoked. This manner could be described with ‘minor’ actions like ‘suspending the game’, ´delaying the outcome’, and ‘never having learned to smash’. When contestants are equivalent in competence and desire to win, competitions tend to produce ‘sweet tension of uncertainty of outcome’ (Loland 2002). My way of playing is directed towards maximizing the ‘sweet tension of uncertainty’. Hereby focus is shifted from sport as context where winners are produced, towards sport as a context where ‘sweet tension’ is produced. This stance combines the benefits of both protagonists and antagonists of competition.

  • 11.
    Jonasson, Kalle
    Malmö University.
    Klungan och barndomens sociala rum: Socialt gränsarbete och figurationer i rastfotbollen2010Licentiate thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna licentiatavhandling, Klungan och barndomens sociala rum, diskuterar den samtida heterogena barndomen utifrån analyser av barns informella fotbollsspel på rasten i skolan. Det empiriska exemplet rastfotboll analyseras med begrepp som rum, genus och gränsöverskridande. Rumsanalys av rastfotbollen ger exempel på hur traditionella könshierarkier reproduceras, omformas och utmanas i löst organiserade former av idrott. Perspektiven i studien hämtas från barndomssociologi, idrottsvetenskap, kulturgeografi, filosofi och genusforskning. Barndomens komplexitet skapas av att logiker från olika sociala rum – t.ex. familj, skola och idrott – samexisterar och motsägs. Det tvärvetenskapliga angreppssättet och tillhörigheten till det flerdisciplinära forskningsprojektet Mångkontextuell barndom gör studien till ett exempel på det den avser att beskriva: gränsöverskridanden och flöden i en heterogen verklighet.

  • 12.
    Jonasson, Kalle
    Malmö University.
    Klungfotbollens kön2011In: Svensk Idrottsforskning: Organ för Centrum för Idrottsforskning, ISSN 1103-4629, Vol. 2, p. 16-20Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Artikeln är en etnografi över organisationsprinciperna i informella former av fotboll under rasten i skolan bland 7-12åringar. Studiens generella genusperspektiv kompletteras av Gilles Deleuzes och Felix Guattaris rumsliga begrepp. Studien visar att det i rastfotbollen, trots dess uppenbara eller kanske snarare förmenta kaos, finns raffinerade principer för indelning av barn i två kategorier: pojkar och flickor.

  • 13.
    Jonasson, Kalle
    Stockholm University ; Malmö University.
    Modern sport between purity and hybridity2014In: Sport in Society: Cultures, Media, Politics, Commerce, ISSN 1743-0437, E-ISSN 1743-0445, Vol. 17, no 10, p. 1306-1316Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Issues of purity are central to modern sport, as well as to modernity in general. This paper ponders the role of purity in modern sport by also including its counterpart, hybridity, in the discussion. In sport studies, the concept of the ‘human’ is identified as something taken for granted, and therefore remains under-theorized. Bruno Latour's conception of modernity and scientific practice is here combined with Sigmund Loland's analogy between scientific experiments and sport competitions. Purity is assumed to be related to the idea of modern sport as a practice, which revolves around distilling samples of ‘humanness’ that should not be polluted by non-human interference. This paper argues that while modern sport strives to minimize non-human impact, it acknowledges the hybrid material that sport results are moulded from. The concept ‘Human’ is therefore not an a priori in modern sport but an a posteriori.

  • 14.
    Jonasson, Kalle
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Om “konsten att spåra”: ett alternativ till kritik utifrån exemplen Michel Serres och Parkour2016In: Gränslös Kunskap - Centrum för Öresundsstudier, 2016Conference paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Kritik och analys är adelsmärken i akademins systematiska frambringande av kunskap och allra helst amalgamerade i form av det ”kritiskt analytiska förhållningssättet”. Etymologiskt denoterar dessa ord gränsdragande, finfördelning och fragmentisering. Men om kunskap, i linje med vad föreliggande workshop föreslår, ska kunna vara gränslös, är vi då inte bakbundna från början när våra främsta instrument för kunskapsproduktion redan är kalibrerade för uppdelning i fack och kategorier? Denna presentation funderar över ett alternativ till denna akademins minsta gemensamma nämnare.

    Vetenskapssociologen och modernitetsantropologen Bruno Latour (1993, 1998, 2005, 2010 & 2013) uppmanar oss gång på gång att finna alternativ till kritik. Han menar, tvärtemot vad akademins disciplinära beskaffenhet indicerar, att världen och verkligheten inte främst förstås som uppdelad i natur och kultur. Hybrider mellan dessa förmenta poler uppstår bortom vår blick när vi tar detta moderna påstående för givet. Just för att vi tänker oss existensen som en dikotomi på detta vis möjliggörs fler oheliga allianser, eller naturkulturer (Latour, 1993; Haraway, 2008), att uppstå; genmanipulation, kloning, global uppvärmning och nukleära tillbud är bara några exempel.

    För att finna en repertoar som inte har denna utgångspunkt, vänder sig Latour till den filosofen Michel Serres, vars omsorgsfulla kartografi över i stort allt är baserad på en princip att utmana all påstådd inkommensurabilitet. Varsamhet, nyfikenhet och upptäckarlust präglar Serres strövtåg genom konstformer, vetenskap, teknologi, och idrott i det som han kallar en encyklopedisk strävan att framlägga en syntes (Serres & Latour, 1995). Just dessa anspråk – encyklopedi och syntes – gör honom till en sällsam figur i det posthumanistiska fält han skrivits in i, då denna tradition snarare vänder sig mot det omnipotenta och imperialistiska etablerandet av slika företeelser. Spänningen mellan det encyklopediska och kärleken till det lokala är en fruktbar paradox som präglar Serres och hans forskarpersona ”kunskapens trubadur”. Hemligheten är att inte upprätta fasta förbindelser mellan företeelser, utan efemära kopplingar, eller ”spårningar, inte spår” som Latour uttrycker det.  

    Traceurer (Franska för spårare) kallar de som utövar förflyttningskonsten Parkour sig själva. Deras sätt att upprätta nya kopplingar mellan punkter och byggnader i stadsrummet är som en direkt översättning av Serres filosofiska kartografi. Inspirerad av filosofen Gilles Deleuze, som också verkade i Latour och Serres grannskap, skulle man kunna beskriva parkour som ett slags ”mindre arkitektur” (Jonasson, 2013), vilket för posthumanismens vidkommande medför att människan intar rollen som icke-människan som skapar (nya) förbindelser i givet kollektiv. Genom att ”spåra” mellan Michel Serres och parkourlitteratur avser denna presentation att utveckla ett ”ickekritiskt” – sammanfogande istället för sönderdelande – förhållningssätt att inta inom forskning. Själva demonstrationen – spårandet mellan Serres och Parkour – och de spårande demonstrationerna i dessas praxis skapar förutsättningar för att kunna diskutera ”konsten att spåra” som ett alternativ/komplement till det kritiskt analytiska förhållningssättet. Serres, med den grekiska guden Hermes som inspiration, söker efter en kunskapsinhämtning vars fundament har vingar på sina fötter. Det blir svårt att finna något som svarar bättre mot denna beskrivning än en traceur. 

  • 15.
    Jonasson, Kalle
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    PE and posthumanism2016In: Abstract book NERA 2016: 9-11 March, Helsinki Finland. NERA 44th Congress of the Nordic Educational Research Association: Social Justice, Equality and Solidarity in Education, 2016, p. 299-299Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Given the focus on body and movement in physical education (PE), it is noteworthy that this particular subject has been so little discussed in relation to posthumanism. From a posthumanist perspective, body and movement could potentially be features of human existence that are able to evade the pitfalls of humanism, such as free will, intentions, logos, representation, etc. Even if meaning and symbols surely can be projected onto body and movement, they nevertheless possess dimensions not exhaustible by such cultivation.

    The present text aims to outline a field of investigation performing precisely the encounter between PE and posthumanism. While a few studies within PE research (cf. Larsson & Quennerstedt, 2012) have identified posthumanism as an asset, much more need to be done. Within the nascent research field of early childhood education (ECE), posthumanism has grown exponentially more influential (cf. Palmer, 2011; Lenz Taguchi, 201X; Hultman, 2014; Änggård, 2015). Aspects of materiality, body, movement, knowledge, and play are in those studies seen from the viewpoint of the feminist philosopher Karen Barad (2007).

  • 16.
    Jonasson, Kalle
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Reassembling the social: An introduction to the actor-network theory2016In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 53, no 3, p. 335-337Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 17.
    Jonasson, Kalle
    Malmö University.
    Sport as a way of reinforcing science2012In: CPS, The Social Science of Sport:Quality, Position, and Relevance. Malmö University, 2012Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Sport scholars publish mainly in sport journals, hence sport doesn’t seem to make it to the fine salons of academia. Hasn’t sport really got anything to contribute with to the wider field of social studies? Sport scholars’ oeuvres and effort of applying perspectives and methodologies from their mother disciplines(sociology, history, geography, etc.) doesn’t seem to find impetus to shuttle back and inform the latters. Aren’t the general theories of social science enough reworked, and revolutionized within the social science of sport? Or, is it the connotations of pastime that holds sport back from affecting wider academic attention? What this paper aims to do is to offer one alternative to the suggested problems of sport study’s hardships with going all the way, that is: applying general sociological theories to sport, and, from the internal logic of the same, argue why it could variegate the view of science in general. The theory applied is Bruno Latour’s (1993) notion of the moderns and their ’constitution’, according to which we in modernity have worked hard to purify the poles of nature and society. Science, foremost the ”natural” variety, has been pivotal in this process. In the paper it is argued that Latour’s theories aid to frame a picture of sport as, to a high degree, symmetrical with science. His view of scientific practice is that our definite statements of nature is produced in the laboratory. For scientific ”truths” to be legitimate, intervention of the human (f)actor must be thouroughly assessed. Scientific ”truths” ”produced” thus are certain statements of nonhuman properties. However, in sport this is reversed. The outcomes of sport must conversely be purified of its nonhuman interference to be legitimate. A world record could not be assisted by nonhuman actors such as the wind, illegal substances or technological assets. Sport, in a much surer way than any other activity, such as social science, produces legitimate, timeless, and universal statements of what humans are. Thus, it is argued, sport relates to the ’work of purification’ of the ’modern constitution’. Insofar as legitimate outcomes of the laboratory ought to be cherished, sport serves as a vanguard of the ’work of purification’ on the human side of the aisle. Despite its aura as pastime, sport, it is argued, has (had) a far more important function, and/or role to play in the our societies than has hitherto been acknowledged.

  • 18.
    Jonasson, Kalle
    Malmö University.
    Sport Has Never Been Modern2013Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Sport has often been understood as a set of formalised physical contests, and moreover as something inherently modern. New conceptions of the term implicates that sport ought to comprise all physical activity. However, the studies and approaches that describe the range and tension between those positions are lacking. The thesis addresses this lacuna and suggests that the aforementioned conceptions could be inquired as the narrow (physical contest) and the broad (physical activity) understanding of sport. The work presented in this thesis sets out to outline a theoretical and methodological framework that could comprise the different conceptions of sport. This framework is laid out with inspiration from Bruno Latour’s symmetrical anthropology. The empirical material was collected from an array of sources with a broad range of ethnographical methods. Four sporting practices (break time football, parkour, eSport, and company table tennis) that embody the tension between the broad and the narrow are inquired into in the articles. The comprehensive framework that the thesis seeks to outline takes form in shape of the different concepts (“dromography,” “minor sport,” and “the art of tracing”) constructed within the articles. It is concluded that the broad understanding of sport threatens to hollow the term. However, the narrow understanding of sport tends to downplay the material dimension of modernity. It is argued that the connection between the material and the social dimension of sport, with regards to categories such as age and gender, mustn’t be neglected in the study of sport. Furthermore, it is argued that the competitive element of modern sport is related to modern science in an unexpected way that adds new understanding to the ontology of modernity in general.

  • 19.
    Jonasson, Kalle
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Talets vär(l)dkropp: Om kroppen i rörelse som posthumanistiskt undersökningsinstrument2016In: Gränsløs. Tidskrift för studier av Öresundsregionens historia, kultur och samhällsliv, ISSN 2001-4961, no 7, p. 66-83Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Att låta världen och inte bara människan komma till tals är ett centralt anspråk inom den så kallade posthumanismen. Föreliggande tanke- och rörelseexperiment försöker göra detta genom att spela in utsagor yttrade av en löpande kropp som rör sig på ojämn mark. Tendenser inom tillämpning av posthumanistiska perspektiv som eventuellt hindrar världen från att komma till tals identifieras och diskuteras kritiskt: fascinationen över vatten som element; användandet av Latour-litanior, d.v.s. uppräkningen av listor med heterogena beståndsdelar; bannlysningen av subjektet och det mänskliga. De analytiska begreppen är hämtade från Michel Serres så kallat ekonarrativa metod, viken syftar till att låta naturen komma till tals för att berätta sin historia. Slutsatsen är att subjektet inte bör utplånas från posthumanistiska utsagor om världen men att det alltid kommer efter det som i studien betecknas som projektet och interjektet. De senare är först på plats i kontakten med omgivningen för att höra på och bidra till dess berättelse.

  • 20.
    Jonasson, Kalle
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    The Froth of the Land: Running on Breakwaters2016In: Gränslöst Vatten - Centrum för Öresundsstudier, 2016Conference paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    Ian Buchanan’s (2014) short essay “The ephemeral coast” appears to fixate the coastline as a sort of vantage point, from which multiple worlds, realms, and logics become discernible. Interestingly, Buchanan almost immediately slips on the rocks, so to speak, and falls into the water where his initial thought is swallowed by eddies, currents, and bifurcating fluxes of water. This research-project is a serious attempt to work in the same continental tradition as Buchanan, and more precisely the posthumanist branch of it, but without going so far as to practice what Ian Bogost (2010) provokingly has labelled “Fire Hose Metaphysics”, which he thinks is a common but somewhat erroneous move of process philosophers. Water in movement is spellbinding, as is evident from Buchanan’s essay. What if were to follow the “amphibious anthropology” of Peter Sloterdijk (ten Bos, 2009)? This also amounts to upheaving the land-water binary as pointed out by Lahiri-Dutt (2014)

    Epistemologically, what is at stake is the odd task of trying to give the curious posthuman, or perhaps more-than-human, being a voice. One cannot fully get rid of the paradox that posthumanist theories and methods are formulated by the same entities that called themselves human beings not long time ago. In order to do this, I will address another conceptual couplet in posthumanist thinking: the material-semiotic relation. By treading the border of land and sea, my presupposition is that I have found a good conceptual locus for pondering the divide between nature and culture, which according to Bruno Latour (1993, 2013) is an essential labour of thought today; a sustainable ontology of sorts. Rather than an explication of the relation between the material and the semiotic in this setting, what I endeavour to achieve is to urge the material surroundings to use me as a ventriloquist dummy, that is: to press a semiotic content

    I will stand on firm land, or rather: run on not so firm land. The space of Breakwaters has begun to fascinate me in a number of ways, which I aim to explore in the present study. Breakwaters form a jagged, and fractal defence against the sea: a froth of the land in its desperate attempt to avoid erosion. This could theoretically implicate that when the posthuman being is given a voice, culture and society, land and rock, could also be given a voice (that is not fully human). Equipped with an array of technological devices (cell phone, headset, GoPro, Runkeeper), I will run on the Breakwaters of the Öresund Strait and talk at the same time. The data will consist of audio and video recordings, which could be regarded as a sort of “memory writing” (Ceder, 2016) in medias res. The uneven surface and pace will ensure that I will not know fully what I will talk about prior to the event; all to trick my intentionality and in a somewhat post-Socratic manner deliver the posthuman me from the human me, and thus become the frothing voice of the land. This more-than-human testimonial will be treated as a semiotic statement evoked by the blurred materiality of breakwaters.

  • 21.
    Jonasson, Kalle
    Malmö University.
    The System of Sport Studies2012In: Idrottsforum.org/Nordic sport science forum, ISSN 1652-7224Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    Review of

    WAGNER, U., STORM, R. K., & HOBERMAN, J. M. (2010). Observing sport: modern system theoretical approaches. Schorndorf, Hofmann.

  • 22.
    Jonasson, Kalle
    Malmö University.
    "Undermining" and "overmining": Is there a third way in the unification of sport science?2013In: ECSS, Barcelona, 2013Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 23.
    Jonasson, Kalle
    Stockholm University ; Malmö University ; University of Gothenburg.
    Unpacking competition: On the possibilities of a minor sport2014In: Emotion, Space and Society, ISSN 1755-4586, E-ISSN 1878-0040, Vol. 12, no 2, p. 4-10Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this article, I conceptualize defensive playing in table tennis by analyzing it from the viewpoint of affective philosophy. The spatial and emotional aspects of the atmosphere of such play are investigated through an autoethnography of company table tennis. By using my own body as an “instrument of research” (Longhurst et al., 2008), I practically evoke and feed on the tension between modern competitive sport and “sport for all” (Eichberg, 2010). It is suggested that the defensive stance in table tennis might be seen as a trajectory toward a “minor sport”, i.e. as a mild resistance to the competitive ethos of sport.

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