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Class, Race and Sport in South Africa’s Political Economy (RLE Sports Studies)

Class, Race and Sport in South Africa’s Political Economy (RLE Sports Studies)

1st Edition

By Grant Jarvie
May 20, 2016

In recent years the interest in the patterns and policies of South African sport has grown. This book examines the increasingly complex issue of race, class and sport in the context of South African social relations. The author disputes evaluations made purely on the question of race, maintaining ...

Cricket and Empire The 1932-33 Bodyline Tour of Australia

Cricket and Empire: The 1932-33 Bodyline Tour of Australia

1st Edition

By Ric Sissons, Brian Stoddart
January 20, 2016

A great depression, worsening Anglo-Australian relations, the declining British Empire and the challenge from an Australia striving to find a national identity are the context which explain bodyline and its repercussions. Bodyline was a watershed in the history of cricket and politics were publicly...

Sport, Culture and Ideology (RLE Sports Studies)

Sport, Culture and Ideology (RLE Sports Studies)

1st Edition

Edited By Jennifer Hargreaves
November 27, 2015

Sport celebrates basic human values of freedom, justice and courage. This collection of essays probes beneath those assumptions in order to illuminate how sport is intimately related to power and domination. Topics include the media treatment of sport, drug-taking in sport and the controversial and...

Sport, Time and Society (RLE Sports Studies) The British at Play

Sport, Time and Society (RLE Sports Studies): The British at Play

1st Edition

By Dennis Brailsford
November 27, 2015

This volume traces the rise and transformation of organized sport and its impact on social patterns and gender roles. Stressing the essential continuity of the sporting experience, the author shows the changing tempo of sport through the ages and explores the broader effects of the time ...

Fair Game (RLE Sports Studies) Myth and Reality in Sport

Fair Game (RLE Sports Studies): Myth and Reality in Sport

1st Edition

By Eric Midwinter
November 24, 2015

This volume examines modern sport in its social context and concludes that it is beset with over-commercialised motives, damaged by dangerous political alignments and marred by wrongheaded social values. The book provides a thought-provoking analysis and offers new insights into why and how modern ...

Hooligans Abroad (RLE Sports Studies) The Behaviour and Control of English Fans in Continental Europe

Hooligans Abroad (RLE Sports Studies): The Behaviour and Control of English Fans in Continental Europe

1st Edition

By John M. Williams, Eric Dunning, Patrick J. Murphy
November 24, 2015

This book traces international developments in the hooligan phenomenon since the Heysel tragedy of 1985. The authors make special reference to the troubled European championships in West Germany in 1988 and look critically at political responses to the problem. The authors used ‘participant ...

Sport and the Physical Emancipation of English Women (RLE Sports Studies) 1870-1914

Sport and the Physical Emancipation of English Women (RLE Sports Studies): 1870-1914

1st Edition

By Kathleen McCrone
November 24, 2015

The nineteenth century was a golden age in British sports. Not only were sports immensely popular, but they began to assume the forms and qualities that still characterise them today. Moreover, the latter part of the century saw a significant participation in sports by women, and this book provides...

Sport, Leisure and Social Relations (RLE Sports Studies)

Sport, Leisure and Social Relations (RLE Sports Studies)

1st Edition

Edited By John Horne, David Jary, Alan Tomlinson
November 24, 2015

When this book was first published the study of sport had been largely neglected by sociologists. The contributions to this volume bring the sports field, the leisure centre and everyday leisure activities to a more central position within the sociological enterprise. Whether amateur or ...

The Government and Politics of Sport (RLE Sports Studies)

The Government and Politics of Sport (RLE Sports Studies)

1st Edition

By Barrie Houlihan
November 24, 2015

When originally published in 1991 this was the first book to tackle the UK policy process of sport and to provide a political science analysis of some of the key issues facing sports administrators today. The volume identifies the parties involved: central government, local government, the Sports ...

The Roots of Football Hooliganism (RLE Sports Studies) An Historical and Sociological Study

The Roots of Football Hooliganism (RLE Sports Studies): An Historical and Sociological Study

1st Edition

By Eric Dunning, Patrick J. Murphy, John Williams
November 24, 2015

This systematic historical and sociological study of the phenomenon of football hooliganism examines the history of crowd disorderliness at association football matches in Britain and assesses both popular and academic explanations of the problem. The authors’ study starts in the 1880s, when ...

Routledge Library Editions: Sports Studies

Routledge Library Editions: Sports Studies

1st Edition

By Various
April 03, 2014

This set examines sport and leisure from a social science viewpoint. The volumes included, originally published between 1984 and 1991 take a cross-disciplinary approach to explore the social, political and cultural roles of sport in today's society. They cover issues as diverse as inequality, ...

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