Discrimination in Football
Sport and Secessionism
Gym Bodies Exploring Fitness Cultures
Sport, Film and National Culture
By Richard Tacon
October 22, 2021
Drawing on primary research within voluntary sports clubs in the UK and secondary analysis of the wider international literature on social capital, this text focuses on the micro-processes of social capital development and how they play out in specific social settings. In so doing, it adds to ...
By Lovely Dasgupta
September 30, 2021
This book is the first of its kind to discuss doping within Non-Olympic Sports. Sports like American Football, Cricket and Dance sports have, in recent years, been in the news for doping activities. The scale of the incidents may differ in each of these sports, but they present interesting ...
Edited By Tyler Dupont, Becky Beal
August 06, 2021
This book examines how different stages of adult life affect participation in lifestyle sports and in the construction of identity. Drawing on multi-disciplinary perspectives, it explores how gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and location, in conjunction with age and stage in career, affect lifestyle ...
By Christos Kassimeris
May 18, 2021
While football does not generate discriminatory behaviour, it often replicates the very same social issues that concern any given society. Evidently, football has witnessed an alarming increase in the number of disturbing incidents on the grounds of racism, ethnocentrism, sectarianism, homophobia, ...
Edited By Mariann Vaczi, Alan Bairner
October 30, 2020
Sport and Secessionism examines how sporting cultures reflect, inform and sometimes frustrate secessionist movements around the world. Investigating a wide range of cases, the book explores key themes including nationalism, nation building, state-region antagonisms, independence movements, identity...
By James Brighton, Ian Wellard, Amy Clark
October 16, 2020
Drawing on empirical research, this fascinating new book explores the embodied experiences of ‘gym goers’ and the fitness cultures that are constructed within gyms and fitness spaces. Gym Bodies offers a personal, interactive, ethnographic account of the multiplicity of contemporary gym practices, ...
By Honorata Jakubowska, Dominik Antonowicz, Radoslaw Kossakowski
September 09, 2020
This book assesses the transformation of football fan culture from a gender perspective. Referring to the notions of homosociality, hegemonic masculinity and performative perspectives on gender and fandom, it investigates the processes of women entering the world of football fandom. Drawing on ...
Edited By Seán Crosson
September 01, 2020
Sport and film have historically been key components of national cultures and societies. This is the first collection dedicated to examining the intersection of these popular cultural forces within specific national contexts. Covering films of all types, from Hollywood blockbusters to regional ...
By Carolyn Jackson-Brown
July 22, 2020
This book focuses on the ground-breaking coverage of the London 2012 Paralympic Games by the UK’s publicly owned but commercially funded Channel 4 network, coverage which seemed to deliver a transformational shift in attitudes towards people with disabilities. It sheds important new light on our ...
Edited By Richard Pringle, Hakan Larsson, Göran Gerdin
June 30, 2020
Within the overlapping fields of the sociology of sport, physical education and health education, the use of critical theories and the critical research paradigm has grown in scope. Yet what social impact has this research had? This book considers the capacity of critical research and associated ...
Edited By Dominic Malcolm, Philippa Velija
June 30, 2020
Figurational sociology offers an important set of conceptual and methodological tools for helping us to understand sport, leisure and health and their relationship to wider society. This book brings together an international team of scholars working within the figurational tradition to explain ...
Edited By Agnes Elling, Jorid Hovden, Annelies Knoppers
June 30, 2020
Gender equality is one of the founding democratic principles of the EU. However, recent studies of the Federation of Olympic Sports in Europe have shown that women occupy only fourteen percent of decision-making positions in sport organizations. This book presents a comprehensive and comparative ...