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An Atlantic Divide? Mapping the Knowledge Domain of European and North American Based Sociology of Sport, 2008-2018

Tian, E and Wise, NA An Atlantic Divide? Mapping the Knowledge Domain of European and North American Based Sociology of Sport, 2008-2018. International Review for the Sociology of Sport. ISSN 1012-6902 (Accepted)

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Abstract

The sociology of sport has become a burgeoning subdiscipline in the 21st century. To assess knowledge domains and the status quo of the field in Europe and North America, this study uses CiteSpace (a bibliometric visualization software) to analyse 870 academic articles published in the International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Journal of Sport & Social Issues and Sociology of Sport Journal from 2008-2018. By mapping/examining core contributors, keywords, high citations/cited-authors, major clusters and citation bursts, the findings echo John W. Loy’s ‘risk of critical mass’ calling for various citation analysis approaches. The study expands Jon Dart and Ørnulf Seippel’s recent topic model studies on subdisciplinary development in recent decades, contributing to informed discussions of geographical politics and research directions in the field. The scale and scope of this analysis is highly generalizable to assess pre-existing state-of-the-art research on the sociology of sport.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1608 Sociology, 1504 Commercial Services, 2002 Cultural Studies
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV561 Sports
Divisions: Liverpool Business School (closed 31 Aug 19)
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2019 09:13
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2019 09:15
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/11304

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