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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 ...

Athlete Activism Contemporary Perspectives

Athlete Activism: Contemporary Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Rory Magrath
November 25, 2021

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 ...

Social Capital and Sport Organisations

Social Capital and Sport Organisations

1st Edition

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

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

Edited By Tyler Dupont, Becky Beal
September 30, 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

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, ...

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 ...

Sport in Scandinavia and the Nordic Countries

Sport in Scandinavia and the Nordic Countries

1st Edition

Edited By Ken Green, Thorsteinn Sigurjónsson, Eivind Åsrum Skille
June 30, 2020

The Scandinavian and Nordic countries have some of the highest participation rates in sport and physical activity in the world and are therefore important case studies across a range of subjects, from sport policy to physical activity and health. This is the first book to bring together studies ...

The Historical Sociology of Japanese Martial Arts

The Historical Sociology of Japanese Martial Arts

1st Edition

By Raul Sanchez Garcia
June 30, 2020

Winner of the Norbert Elias Book Prize 2020 This is the first long-term analysis of the development of Japanese martial arts, connecting ancient martial traditions with the martial arts practised today. The Historical Sociology of Japanese Martial Arts captures the complexity of the emergence and ...

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