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A Pedagogical Exercise on Digital Sociology - Team Sky and Le Tour de France

The last Sunday of July saw the final stage of the arduous and most famous three-week pro’ cycling event: Le Tour de France (TdF). France (TdF).

Football

France - the FIFA World Cup Winner - and the Territorial Prison Theory of Identity

Once France won the FIFA Men’s World Cup a new topic occupied media attention (see BBC, 2018; The Local, 2018) - how ‘French’ was the French team? One commentary stood out; comedian Trevor Noah joked that Africa, not France, had won the World Cup, mostly because of the ethnic origins of its players (see Trevor Noah’s Instagram post).

R P W Blog

Some Reflections on a Digital Sociological Turn to Sport Sociology

Different academics propose that the ubiquity of digital devices, and most specifically social media platforms in our daily lives, has had a profound impact on the way we understand and experience culture and society.

Football Phone

The FIFA World Cup and 'Banal Nationalism'

What source of information do fans rely on to be in touch with their favourite club or national team?

Renan

A "New" Form of Fandom? Looking at Social Media as the "New Pub"

It is argued by numerous academics that globalisation has altered the way people enjoy and ‘consume’ sport (see Giulianotti and Numerato, 2018). In the last fifteen years a new social phenomenon has emerged: social media.

Kev Hylton

Russia 2018, Racism and the Plight of England's Footballers

The World Cup in Russia 2018 is fast becoming a lightning rod for many of the unresolved global issues concerning racism and discrimination in football.

18/06/18
Kevin Hylton Professor Kevin Hylton
Leeds Beckett University Professor Jonathan Long
Football

England Expects: Getting an inside track on the pressure of expectations for the England team ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup

It’s only hours until England take the centre stage at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and English fans will be cheering on their nation, hoping for victory. As the team have been preparing for the World Cup, the number of media reports making reference to expectations around how they will perform have started to soar.

18/06/18
Dr Andrew Manley Dr Andrew Manley
Leeds Beckett University Helen Heaviside
Football

Subtle goalkeeping solutions for Englands World Cup penalty shootout problem

“Everyone seems to know the score, they've seen it all before” (Broudie, Baddiel & Skinner, 1996).

Cricket

ECB Reaching Out to South Asian Communities

Four Leeds Beckett University academics have produced a report - South Asian Communities and Cricket (Bradford and Leeds) - on behalf of Yorkshire Cricket Partnership.

07/06/18
Leeds Beckett University Professor Jonathan Long
The research team

Enabling physiotherapists to promote physical activity to people with spinal cord injury - an international collaboration

This semester I was successful in obtaining a research fellowship at Leeds Beckett University to lead a project aiming to enhance physical activity (PA) promotion by physiotherapists to people with spinal cord injury (SCI).

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