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Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society


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Sport and Physical Activity in Catastrophic Environments

Sport and Physical Activity in Catastrophic Environments

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Jack Black, Jim Cherrington
November 07, 2022

This book considers the ability of individuals and communities to maintain healthy relationships with their surroundings – before, during and after catastrophic events – through physical activity and sporting practices.  Broad and ambitious in scope, the book uses sport and physical activity as a ...

Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Sport for Development and Peace

Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Sport for Development and Peace

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Mitchell McSweeney, Per Svensson, Lyndsay Hayhurst, Parissa Safai
August 12, 2022

This book examines the ways in which sport for development and peace (SDP) offers an opportunity for entrepreneurship to take place through and within sport, and how innovation in the context of SDP contributes to social and economic value for underrepresented and marginalised groups and ...

Sport, Identity and Inclusion in Europe The Experiences of LGBTQ People in Sport

Sport, Identity and Inclusion in Europe: The Experiences of LGBTQ People in Sport

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Ilse Hartmann-Tews
May 31, 2022

This book explores and critically assesses the challenges and experiences of LGBTQ people within sport in Europe. It presents cutting-edge research data and insights from across the continent, with a focus on sport policy, sport systems and issues around anti-discrimination and inclusion.  The...

Training the Body Perspectives from Religion, Physical Culture and Sport

Training the Body: Perspectives from Religion, Physical Culture and Sport

1st Edition

Edited By David Torevell, Clive Palmer, Paul Rowan
May 13, 2022

This is the first book to examine the body in training in the context of religion, sport and wider physical culture, offering important insight into the performative, social, cultural and gendered aspects of somatic discipline and exercise.  The book presents a series of fascinating thematic ...

Disability, the Media and the Paralympic Games

Disability, the Media and the Paralympic Games

1st Edition

By Carolyn Jackson-Brown
May 06, 2022

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 ...

Female Fans, Gender Relations and Football Fandom Challenging the Brotherhood Culture

Female Fans, Gender Relations and Football Fandom: Challenging the Brotherhood Culture

1st Edition

By Honorata Jakubowska, Dominik Antonowicz, Radoslaw Kossakowski
May 06, 2022

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 ...

Sport and Secessionism

Sport and Secessionism

1st Edition

Edited By Mariann Vaczi, Alan Bairner
May 06, 2022

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...

Indigenous Sport and Nation-Building Interrogating Sámi Sport and Beyond

Indigenous Sport and Nation-Building: Interrogating Sámi Sport and Beyond

1st Edition

By Eivind Å. Skille
May 05, 2022

This book investigates the social, political, and cultural dimensions of Indigenous sport and nation-building. Focusing on the Indigenous Sámi of Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia, it addresses how colonization variously impacts organizational arrangements and everyday sporting life in a modern ...

Gym Bodies Exploring Fitness Cultures

Gym Bodies: Exploring Fitness Cultures

1st Edition

By James Brighton, Ian Wellard, Amy Clark
April 29, 2022

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, ...

Sport, Film and National Culture

Sport, Film and National Culture

1st Edition

Edited By Seán Crosson
April 29, 2022

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 ...

Cricket and Contemporary Society in Britain Crisis and Continuity

Cricket and Contemporary Society in Britain: Crisis and Continuity

1st Edition

By Russell Holden
November 30, 2021

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 ...

Community Sport and Social Inclusion Enhancing Strategies for Promoting Personal Development, Health and Social Cohesion

Community Sport and Social Inclusion: Enhancing Strategies for Promoting Personal Development, Health and Social Cohesion

1st Edition

Edited By Marc Theeboom, Hebe Schaillée, Rudi Roose, Sara Willems, Lieve Bradt, Emelien Lauwerier
November 26, 2021

This book examines sport as an inclusive and developmental environment, exploring the conditions by which community sport initiatives can promote personal development, health and social cohesion, particularly for at-risk youth. At the empirical core of the book is a multiple disciplinary study of ...

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