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We publish books, journals and e-products in Sport and Leisure Studies for students, lecturers, researchers and professionals

On these pages you will find information on the Routledge Sport and Leisure list, including details of our publications across a broad range of sub-disciplines: Individual Sports, Physical Education, Research Methods, Sport and Exercise Science, Sport and Leisure Management, Sport and Leisure Studies, Sports Medicine and Therapy .

You will also find further information on our book series, textbooks for students, links to companion websites for key textbooks, access to our full on-line catalog, and contact information for editorial and marketing matters.

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  1. Author interview with Michael Gleeson, co-author of Exercise Immunology

    Michael Gleeson, co-author of highly successful textbook Exercise Immunology talks to us about the most exciting or important current developments within the study of exercise immunology and how the book provides a practical guidance for athletes on steps they can take to avoid infection. To watch the interview click here

  2. Sponsorship in Marketing

    Effective Communication through Sports, Arts and Events
    by T. Bettina Cornwell

    Introducing the fundamentals of sponsorship-linked marketing, this text helps the reader to understand how sponsorship can be planned, executed and measured.

    Click here to read more.

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New Titles

  1. The Four-Minute Mile: New in Paperback

    Historical and Cultural Interpretations of a Sporting Barrier
    Edited by Nina Clara Tiesler, Joao Nuno Coelho

    This book explores of Roger Bannister’s legendary record-breaking run in 1954. Click here to read more

  2. Sport and Social Exclusion in Global Society

    By Ramón Spaaij, Jonathan Magee, Ruth Jeanes

    An important and critical examination of the relationship between sport and social exclusion, from global and cross-cultural perspectives. Click here to read more.

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  1. BASES – British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences

    BASES is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK. It was formerly known as BASS – the British Association of Sports Sciences and was founded in September 1984. Routledge has been a supporter of BASES for a number of years by providing book prizes for their conferences and offering discounts on all our sport titles to their members. For more information, please visit their website:

  2. European College of Sport Science

    Founded in 1995 in Nice, France, the European College of Sport Science (ECSS) is a sport scientific society dedicated to the collection, generation and dissemination of scientific knowledge at the European level. Routledge works closely with ECSS to provide their members with reviews of new books, discounts on book purchases and promote the ECSS Annual Congress.

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Research & Reference

  1. Sport and Body Politics in Japan

    By Wolfram Manzenreiter

    This study of social sport in Japan pursues a comprehensive approach towards sport as a distinctive cultural sphere at the intersection of body culture, political economy, and cultural globalization. Click here to read more.

  2. The Olympic Games - New and Forthcoming Books

    As we are nearing the second anniversary of the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 27th we have put together a collection of books focusing on the Olympics. Covering areas such as heritage and the media to public policy, there is sure to be something that suits everyone's tastes.

    Just click on this article to view the full list of titles

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General Interest

  1. The Serious Leisure Perspective

    An Introduction
    By Sam Elkington and Robert A. Stebbins

    The "Serious Leisure Perspective" (SLP) is a theoretical framework that helps make sense of the complexities of modern leisure as an activity and an experience. Click here to read more.

  2. New catalog promoting our latest and key sport psychology titles

    We are pleased to present our latest catalog, which showcases sport psychology books published by Psychology Press and Routledge. Browse the catalog and purchase the books today!


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Companion Websites

Many of our key textbooks and course books have companion websites that provide additional resources to educators and students such as; information, downloads, tools and supplemental materials for the books they accompany.
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Conferences, exhibits and events we will be attending in the near future

May 2014

May 26 ~ American College of Sports Medicine Conference 27th-31st May 2014
May 26 ~ North American Society for Sports Management, May 27 - 31 / Pittsburg, USA

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