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Social Capital and Sport Organisations

Social Capital and Sport Organisations

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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 ...

Doping in Non-Olympic Sports Challenging the Legitimacy of WADA?

Doping in Non-Olympic Sports: Challenging the Legitimacy of WADA?

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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 ...

Lifestyle Sports and Identities Subcultural Careers Through the Life Course

Lifestyle Sports and Identities: Subcultural Careers Through the Life Course

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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 ...

Discrimination in Football

Discrimination in Football

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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, ...

Sport and Secessionism

Sport and Secessionism

1st Edition

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...

Gym Bodies Exploring Fitness Cultures

Gym Bodies: Exploring Fitness Cultures

1st Edition

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, ...

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
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 ...

Sport, Film and National Culture

Sport, Film and National Culture

1st Edition

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 ...

Disability, the Media and the Paralympic Games

Disability, the Media and the Paralympic Games

1st Edition

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 ...

Critical Research in Sport, Health and Physical Education How to Make a Difference

Critical Research in Sport, Health and Physical Education: How to Make a Difference

1st Edition

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 ...

Figurational Research in Sport, Leisure and Health

Figurational Research in Sport, Leisure and Health

1st Edition

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 ...

Gender Diversity in European Sport Governance

Gender Diversity in European Sport Governance

1st Edition

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 ...

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