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Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society


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Lifestyle Sports and Public Policy

Lifestyle Sports and Public Policy

1st Edition

Edited By Daniel Turner, Sandro Carnicelli
February 04, 2019

Lifestyle Sports and Public Policy is the first book to develop a comprehensive understanding of the interplay between lifestyle sports and the public policy environment which frames and regulates them. Drawing on a wide range of lifestyle sports from across the globe, including parkour, ...

The Feminization of Sports Fandom A Sociological Study

The Feminization of Sports Fandom: A Sociological Study

1st Edition

By Stacey Pope
February 04, 2019

Women fans have entered the traditionally male domain of the sports stadium in growing numbers in recent years. Watching professional sport is important for women for so many reasons, but their expectations and experiences have been largely ignored by academics. This book tackles these shortcomings...

Transgender Athletes in Competitive Sport

Transgender Athletes in Competitive Sport

1st Edition

Edited By Eric Anderson, Ann Travers
February 04, 2019

While efforts to include gay and lesbian athletes in competitive sport have received significant attention, it is only recently that we have begun examining the experiences of transgender athletes in competitive sport. This book represents the first comprehensive study of the challenges that ...

Football Fans, Rivalry and Cooperation

Football Fans, Rivalry and Cooperation

1st Edition

Edited By Christian Brandt, Fabian Hertel, Sean Huddleston
January 31, 2019

Football is undoubtedly the sport with the largest following in the world, attracting billions of fans across the globe. These fans play an integral part in determining the identity of the football club they support. Many studies have focused on the intense rivalry between clubs, their fans and the...

International Sports Volunteering

International Sports Volunteering

1st Edition

Edited By Angela M. Benson, Nicholas Wise
January 31, 2019

Sport volunteering is becoming an increasingly popular motive for international travel. Many tourism organisations now advertise sport volunteering projects, with colleges and universities also offering students the opportunity to participate in similar projects abroad. This is the first book to ...

Sport and Militarism Contemporary global perspectives

Sport and Militarism: Contemporary global perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Michael L. Butterworth
January 31, 2019

The institutional relationship between sport and the military appears to be intensifying. In the US for example, which faced global criticism for its foreign policy during the "war on terror," militaristic images are commonplace at sporting events. The growing global phenomenon of conflating sport ...

Sport, Community Regeneration, Governance and Development A comparative global perspective

Sport, Community Regeneration, Governance and Development: A comparative global perspective

1st Edition

By Rory Shand
January 31, 2019

Sporting mega events are playing an increasingly important role in the governance of community regeneration and development across the globe. This book examines the ways in which sporting organisations engage with local communities through projects that target youth, health or social issues and act...

Women Sport Fans Identification, Participation, Representation

Women Sport Fans: Identification, Participation, Representation

1st Edition

By Kim Toffoletti
January 31, 2019

Women worldwide are making their presence felt as sport fans in rapidly increasing numbers. This book makes a distinctive and innovative contribution to the study of sport fandom by exploring the growing visibility and interest in women who follow sport. It presents the latest data on women’s sport...

Social Justice in Globalized Fitness and Health Bodies Out of Sight

Social Justice in Globalized Fitness and Health: Bodies Out of Sight

1st Edition

By Laura Azzarito
January 21, 2019

In today’s neoliberal times, thinking about fitness and health is dominated by the media’s narratives of "fit bodies," which are presented and circulated in society as "valued bodies." Outside that mainstream view, however, there are many people labeled "bodies-at-risk": those who deviate from ...

Soccer and the American Dream

Soccer and the American Dream

1st Edition

By Ian Lawrence
November 20, 2018

The American Dream is founded upon the ideological belief that ‘you can be anything you want to be’, regardless of your current class position, and is one of the most emotive, pervasive and ideologically embedded concepts championed by American citizens. Providing contemporary insight into the ...

Meaning and Spirituality in Sport and Exercise Psychological Perspectives

Meaning and Spirituality in Sport and Exercise: Psychological Perspectives

1st Edition

By Noora J Ronkainen, Mark S Nesti
November 13, 2018

Despite the growing literature on spirituality and its positive impact on well-being in health psychology, education, occupational psychology and leisure studies, it has been less examined in sport studies. Meaning and Spirituality in Sport and Exercise: Psychological Perspectives examines the many...

Embodying Brazil An ethnography of diasporic capoeira

Embodying Brazil: An ethnography of diasporic capoeira

1st Edition

By Sara Delamont, Neil Stephens, Claudio Campos
September 27, 2018

The practice of capoeira, the Brazilian dance-fight-game, has grown rapidly in recent years. It has become a popular leisure activity in many cultures, as well as a career for Brazilians in countries across the world including the US, the UK, Canada and Australia. This original ethnographic study ...

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