• eSports: playing on and off the screen
    Vol 4 No 1 (2021)

    Il numero di Eracle dedicato agli eSports può sembrare una provocazione in un momento storico in cui si dibatte sia sul piano istituzionale che su quello teorico sull'appartenenza o meno degli eSports all’interno del novero degli sport tradizionali. Questa scelta è legata al fatto che una grossa parte delle competizioni videoludiche, siano esse simulazioni sportive o meno, si inseriscono all’interno di una dialettica per cui sport e mediatizzazione giocano una partita fondamentale per il riconoscimento di nuovi modelli di fruizione e produzione sportiva oltre che per determinare un nuovo modello di atleta e di audience. In questa direzione, gli eSports rappresenterebbero un'evoluzione dello sport tradizionale alla luce degli enormi cambiamenti determinati dai media digitali e dalla loro diffusione di massa.

  • Sport and gender gap: accessibility, leadership and media representation Sport and gender gap: accessibility, leadership and media representation
    Vol 3 (2020)

    The third volume of Eracle Journal aims to look at the sports universe through a gender perspective. We think it is useful to define the intersection between gender and sport and, at the same time, underline the considerations, paths and challenges that led us at this intersection.

  • Sport and Tourism in Contemporary Society Sport and Tourism in Contemporary Society
    Vol 2 (2019)

    This monograph intends to deepen the state of the issue of sport and tourism in today’s society and its positive and negative implications. More specifically, the volume contains a collection of scientific papers, which investigate different aspects all linked by a desire to emphasize on the relationship between sports practices, events and their overlap with the phenomenon of tourism, which require the participation of many travelers who combine in various ways the tourist experience with the sport.

  • Lo sport tra pratica quotidiana, appartenenze sociali e ricadute economiche
    Vol 1 (2018)

    A heterogeneous set of meanings, interests, passions, activities, rituals that manifest themselves at both the micro and macro levels revolve around sport. The contributions of the first issue of this magazine are placed within this broad cognitive framework with the aim of thinking about the plurality of social, cultural and economic processes that link sport to the social sciences. As we shall see, these are very varied study perspectives but which, taken together, have allowed for fruitful interdisciplinary discussions and comparisons.