Cricket, Capitalism and Class From the Village Green to the Cricket Industry
Sport, Performance and Sustainability
Sport Stadiums and Environmental Justice
Social Issues in Esports
By Sarah Crews, P. Solomon Lennox
October 16, 2023
Boxing, Narrative and Culture: Critical Perspectives is the first interdisciplinary response to the dominant boxing narratives that are produced, performed and circulated in commercial boxing culture. This collection includes global perspectives on boxing. It highlights the diverse range of bodies...
By Chris McMillan
October 06, 2023
This ambitious new study argues that not only is the story of cricket inescapably entwined with that of capitalism, but that the game provides a unique lens with which to understand the history, development, exigencies and contradictions of capitalist political economy. From the aristocratic ...
By Mariann Vaczi, Alan Bairner
October 06, 2023
This is the first book to focus on indigenous, traditional and folk sports and sporting cultures. It examines the significance of sporting cultures that have survived the emergence and diffusion of western sports and have carved out a unique position not only in spite of, but also in response to, ...
By Krzysztof Konecki, Aleksandra Płaczek, Dagmara Tarasiuk
September 20, 2023
Experiencing the Body in Yoga Practice inspires more mindful and contemplative qualitative research on body and knowledge transfer in bodily practices in hatha yoga. The book explores the work of the mind, as well as the role of emotions and body sensations in perceiving reality and in reflecting ...
By Hans Erik Næss, Simon Chadwick
June 12, 2023
This book takes stock of the position of motorsport in the 21st century and considers how it will continue to influence sport business, politics, and society in the future. Presenting a set of thematic essays and multi-disciplinary case studies, the book demonstrates that motorsport continues to ...
By Rory Magrath
May 31, 2023
This book examines the phenomenon of athlete activism across all levels of sport, from elite and international sport, to collegiate and semi-pro, and asks what this tells us about the relationship between sport and wider society. With contributions from scholars around the world, the book presents ...
By Russell Holden
May 31, 2023
This book investigates the declining status of cricket within contemporary British society after the high-water mark of England’s Ashes victory in 2005. It considers the deep roots of the game within British national life as well as its ever-changing nature, and reflects upon the current ...
By Tyler Dupont, Becky Beal
May 31, 2023
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 Daniel Svensson, Erik Backman, Susanna Hedenborg, Sverker Sörlin
May 19, 2023
This book examines the logic of ‘faster, higher, and stronger’ and the technoscientific revolution that has driven tremendous growth in the sports economy and in sport performance over the last 100 years. It asks whether this logic needs revisiting in the light of the climate crisis and sport’s ...
By Timothy Kellison
December 14, 2022
This book explores the local environmental impact of sports stadiums, and how that impact can disproportionately affect communities of color. Offering a series of review articles and global case studies, it illustrates what happens when sport organizations and other public and private stakeholders ...
By Haydn Morgan, Andrew Parker
December 12, 2022
This book explores the various ways in which participation in sport and physical activity might contribute to effective solutions within criminal justice systems. Focusing on a range of different sporting and physical activities across an array of social contexts involving both adult and youth ...
By Anne Tjønndal
November 23, 2022
This book provides important new insights into social issues in the rapidly growing field of esports, filling a gap in the literature that has, until now, been dominated by business and management perspectives. Bringing together leading esports experts from Europe, North America, and Australia, ...