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Race, Ethnicity and Football Persisting Debates and Emergent Issues

Race, Ethnicity and Football: Persisting Debates and Emergent Issues

1st Edition

Edited By Daniel Burdsey
May 23, 2013

As the first edited collection dedicated specifically to race, ethnicity and British football, this book brings together a range of academics, comprising both established commentators and up-and-coming voices. Combining theoretical and empirical contributions, the volume addresses a wide variety of...

Sport and Social Mobility Crossing Boundaries

Sport and Social Mobility: Crossing Boundaries

1st Edition

By Ramón Spaaij
May 23, 2013

Can sport serve as a vehicle for social mobility of disadvantaged social groups? How and to what extent are different forms of social capital created through sport participation? Sport and Social Mobility: Crossing Boundaries takes up these questions through a critical examination of the ways in ...

Critical Readings in Bodybuilding

Critical Readings in Bodybuilding

1st Edition

Edited By Adam Locks, Niall Richardson
March 11, 2013

In recent years the ‘body’ has become one of the most popular areas of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Bodybuilding, in particular, continues to be of interest to scholars of gender, media, film, cultural studies and sociology. However, there is surprisingly little scholarship ...

India and the Olympics

India and the Olympics

1st Edition

By Boria Majumdar, Nalin Mehta
September 25, 2012

In most accounts of Olympic history across the world, India's Olympic journey is a mere footnote. This book is a corrective. Drawing on newly available and hitherto unused archival sources, it demonstrates that India was an important strategic outpost in the Olympic movement that started as a ...

Social Capital and Sport Governance in Europe

Social Capital and Sport Governance in Europe

1st Edition

Edited By Margaret Groeneveld, Barrie Houlihan, Fabien Ohl
September 05, 2012

Although there is significant interest in the social role of sport in fostering civil society from both policymakers and academics, there is a lack of evidence of the specific role of sport federations in this system. This book critically presents the mechanisms and structures in a selection of ...

Women and Exercise The Body, Health and Consumerism

Women and Exercise: The Body, Health and Consumerism

1st Edition

Edited By Eileen Kennedy, Pirkko Markula
September 05, 2012

Exercise for women is a heavily-laden social and embodied experience. While exercise promotion has become an increasingly visible part of health campaigns, obesity among women is rising, and studies indicate that women are generally less physically active than men. Women’s (lack of) exercise, ...

Sport, Masculinities and the Body

Sport, Masculinities and the Body

1st Edition

By Ian Wellard
February 21, 2012

This groundbreaking work explores masculinity and the body within sports. Sports continue to retain expectations for presentations of specific forms of masculinity. The body is central to these presentations. These everyday bodily performances are rehearsed and performed either successfully or ...

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