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1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Global Sport

ISBN 9781032337234
Published June 13, 2022 by Routledge
536 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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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.