New and Published Books
1-10 of 41 results in Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society
Media, (Dis)Empowerment, and Voice in the 2012 Paralympics
The London 2012 Paralympic Games - the biggest, most accessible and best-attended games in the Paralympics' 64-year history - came with an explicit aim to "transform the perception of disabled people in society," and use sport to contribute to "a better world for all people with a disability." This...
Published December 21st 2014 by Routledge
The work of French sociologist, anthropologist and philosopher Pierre Bourdieu has been influential across a set of cognate disciplines that can be classified as physical culture studies. Concepts such as field, capital, habitus and symbolic violence have been used as theoretical tools by scholars...
Published November 17th 2014 by Routledge
For more than a century, sporting spectacles, media coverage, and popular audiences have staged athletics in black and white. Commercial, media, and academic accounts have routinely erased, excluded, ignored, and otherwise made absent the Asian American presence in sport. This book seeks to redress...
Published November 12th 2014 by Routledge
Is High Performance Sport a Healthy Pursuit?
Health and Elite Sport is the first book to critically examine the relationship between participation in high performance sport and health outcomes. Drawing on theory and empirical data from a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, developmental psychology, epidemiology, and physical...
Published October 20th 2014 by Routledge
Perspectives, Places, Players
Football is an incredibly powerful case study of globalization and an extremely useful lens through which to study and understand contemporary processes of international migration. This is the first book to focus on the increasingly complex series of migratory processes that contour the...
Published September 21st 2014 by Routledge
High Performance and Mass Participation
The development of both elite, high performance sport and mass participation, grassroots-level sport are central concerns for governments and sports governing bodies. This important new study is the first to closely examine the challenges and opportunities for sports development in the United...
Published September 1st 2014 by Routledge
Racist abuse may at one time have been hurled across the sports stadium or scrawled on a wall. But in today’s social media world it can be published to millions, from almost anywhere, in an instant. Sport, Racism and Social Media provides the first significant, academic account of how social media...
Published September 1st 2014 by Routledge
Fear, Risk and Moral Panic
In our increasingly risk-averse society, touch and touching behaviours between professionals and children have become a fraught issue. In sports coaching and physical education, touching young sports performers and participants has, in some contexts, come to be redefined as dubious and dangerous....
Published August 25th 2014 by Routledge
International Perspectives in Research, Policy and Practice
The safeguarding of children and young people participating in sport has become an increasingly prominent concern in policy-making and research communities around the world. Major organisations such as the IOC and UNICEF now officially recognize that children in sport can be at risk of exploitation...
Published July 13th 2014 by Routledge
Race, Class, and Gender in the Ring
This book is an interdisciplinary cultural examination of twenty-first century boxing as a professional sport, a bodily labor, a lucrative business, a popular entertainment, and an instrument of ideology. Based on ethnographic fieldwork and interviews conducted with Latino boxers, women boxers, and...
Published July 2nd 2014 by Routledge
Female Fans of the NFL: Taking Their Place in the Stands
To Be Published January 14th 2015
Sport and the Social Significance of Pleasure
To Be Published February 19th 2015
A Sociology of Football in a Global Context
To Be Published March 19th 2015
Gambling with the Myth of the American Dream
To Be Published March 22nd 2015
Inclusion and Exclusion in Competitive Sport: Socio-Legal and Regulatory Perspectives
To Be Published May 7th 2015
Asia and the Future of Football: The Role of the Asian Football Confederation
To Be Published June 29th 2015
Mega Events and Globalization: Capital, Cultures and Spectacle in a Changing World Order
To Be Published June 30th 2015
The War on Drugs in Sport: Moral Panics and Organizational Legitimacy
To Be Published July 14th 2015
The Political Economy of Football: A Marxist Perspective
To Be Published July 29th 2015
Researching Embodied Sport: Exploring movement cultures
To Be Published September 14th 2015