1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Global Sport

Edited By John Nauright, Sarah Zipp Copyright 2020
    536 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    534 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The story of global sport is the story of expansion from local development to globalized industry, from recreational to marketized activity. Alongside that, each sport has its own distinctive history, sub-cultures, practices and structures.

    This ambitious new volume offers state-of-the-art overviews of the development of every major sport or classification of sport, examining their history, socio-cultural significance, political economy and international reach, and suggesting directions for future research. Expert authors from around the world provide varied perspectives on the globalization of sport, highlighting diverse and often underrepresented voices. By putting sport itself in the foreground, this book represents the perfect companion to any social scientific course in sport studies, and the perfect jumping-off point for further study or research.

    The Routledge Handbook of Global Sport is an essential reference for students and scholars of sport history, sport and society, the sociology of sport, sport development, sport and globalization, sports geography, international sports organizations, sports cultures, the governance of sport, sport studies, sport coaching or sport management.

    Introduction: Developing our Understanding of Specific Sports Around the World

    Sarah Zipp and John Nauright

    Part I: Invasion Team Sports

    1. American Football
    2. Zachary Beldon, Karen Weiller, John Nauright

    3. Association Football
    4. Charles Parrish, Hongxin Li and John Nauright

    5. Australian Football
    6. John Nauright

    7. Basketball
    8. Zachary Beldon

    9. Field Hockey
    10. Carol Osborne

    11. Ice Hockey
    12. John Nauright and Sergey Altukhov

    13. Lacrosse
    14. Ryan Turcott

    15. Netball
    16. John Nauright

    17. Rugby League
    18. Charles Little and Hunter Fujak

    19. Rugby Union
    20. Steve Greenfield

    21. Volleyball
    22. Darlene A. Kluka and Steven Hendricks

      Part II: Combat Sports

    23. Boxing
    24. Gerald Gems

    25. Mixed Martial Arts
    26. Hongxin Li and Samuel Nabors

    27. Wrestling
    28. Dexter Zavalza Hough-Snee

    29. Martial Arts
    30. Leonardo José Mataruna-Dos-Santos, Mauro Cesar Gurgel Alencar de Carvalho, Mike Callan and John Nauright

      Part III: Racquet, Bat and Club Sports

    31. Badminton
    32. Jørgen Bagger Kjær

    33. Baseball and Softball
    34. Christina Villalon

    35. Cricket
    36. Sarthak Mondal and Anand Rampersad

    37. Darts
    38. Luke J. Harris

    39. Golf
    40. Geoff Dickson and Tim Breitbarth

    41. Snooker and Billiards
    42. Luke J. Harris

    43. Table Tennis
    44. Tsz Lun (Alan) Chu

    45. Tennis
    46. Chad Morgan and Samuel Nabors

      Part IV: Racing Sports

    47. Athletics/Track and Field
    48. Katja Sonkeng, Marques R. Dexter, Robert Matz, Jepkorir Rose Chepyator-Thomson, Kipchumba Chelimo Byron

    49. Cycling
    50. Kieren McEwan and Joseph Muller

    51. Equestrian
    52. Susana Hedenborg and Gertrud Pfister

    53. Motor Sports
    54. Brandon Mastromartino

    55. Sailing
    56. David Black

    57. Skiing
    58. Zachary Beldon, Hongxin Li, Sandy Nguyen

    59. Sliding sports
    60. Susan Barton

    61. Swimming and Diving
    62. Melly Karst and Sarah Zipp

      Part V: Judged Sports

    63. Figure Skating
    64. Ellyn Kestnbaum and Cheryl Litman

    65. Gymnastics
    66. Anne L. DeMartini

    67. Weightlifting
    68. Gherardo Bonini

      Part VI: Leisure and Lifestyle Sports

    69. E-Sports
    70. Jacob Hindin, Hannham Xue, Haozhou Pu, Joshua Newman, Matthew Hawzen

    71. Fishing and Angling
    72. Mike Huggins

    73. Climbing and Mountaineering
    74. Christopher Atwater

    75. Snowboarding and Skateboarding
    76. Mikhail Batuev, Sarah Zipp and Leigh Robinson

    77. Surfing
    78. Dexter Zavalza Hough-Snee

      Part VII: Heritage Sports

    79. Gaelic Games
    80. Joe Bradley

    81. Highland Games

    James Bowness and Aaron Zipp


    John Nauright is Dean of the Stephen Poorman College of Business, Information Systems, and Human Services at Lock Haven University, USA. He is also Visiting Professor at Lomonosov Moscow State University in Russia; University of the West Indies in Barbados; and the University of Ghana. He edits an annual special issue of Sport in Society entitled "SportsWorld: Global Sports Business and Cultures".

    Sarah Zipp is Lecturer in sport studies and management at the University of Stirling, UK. She has also taught in the USA, Netherlands, Singapore and Japan. Her work explores socio-cultural aspects of sport, including sport for development, gender equality, globalization, health and issues of social justice. Her research and sport for development field experiences have taken her to Zambia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Barbados and St Lucia.