Review of Sport Philosophy Now

McNess, Matthew James. Sport Philosophy Now: The Culture of Sports after the Lance Armstrong Scandal. New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. Pp. 288. Bibliography, Index, and Notes. $80.00 hardback, $79.99 ebook. Reviewed by Cat Ariail Throughout the 2016 Democratic Party primary, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has railed against the institutions and policies that produce economic…

Review of Sport and the Law

Regalado, Samuel O., and Sarah K. Fields, eds.  Sport and the Law: Historical and Cultural Intersections. Fayetteville:  The University of Arkansas Press, 2014.  Pp. ix+166.  Notes, contributors, and index.  $34.95 paperback Reviewed by Erica Zonder Sport is a multi-billion dollar industry, and college sport in particular generates staggering amounts of revenue.  In 2011-12, the NCAA…

Review of German Sports, Doping, and Politics

Krüger, Michael, Becker, Christian, and Stefan Nielsen. German Sports, Doping, and Politics: A History of Performance Enhancement. New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. Pp. xliii + 201. Bibliography, Index, and Notes. $70 hardback, $69.99 ebook. Reviewed by Lindsay Parks Pieper In December 2014, the German broadcast consortium ARD aired “Top-Secret Doping: How Russia Makes Its…

Review of Sport and Religion in the Twenty-First Century

Reviewed by Alex Parrish Schultz, Brad, and Mary Lou Sheffer, eds. Sport and Religion in the Twenty-First Century. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2016. Pp. xi+260. Bibliography, index, and contributor biographies. $95 hardback. Spend any time in the South during the fall, and you will likely hear the old cliché, “football is religion down here.” This…

The Los Angeles Sports Arena: A Modest Memorial

By Frank Andre Guridy Sports arenas and stadiums seem to come and go at the whims of profit-seeking sports interests. Since the post-World War II period, cycles of stadium construction have produced costly state of the art facilities that are initially touted as architectural wonders or revenue generators, only to become abandoned white elephants after…