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Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society


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Sport and Discrimination

Sport and Discrimination

1st Edition

Edited By Daniel Kilvington, John Price
September 27, 2018

Despite campaigns to educate and increase awareness, discrimination continues to be a deep-rooted problem in sport. This book provides an international, interdisciplinary and critical discussion of various forms of discrimination in sport today, with contributions from world-leading academics and ...

Sport and English National Identity in a ‘Disunited Kingdom’

Sport and English National Identity in a ‘Disunited Kingdom’

1st Edition

Edited By Tom Gibbons, Dominic Malcolm
September 27, 2018

Given sport’s centrality in English society, what role does it play in symbolising contemporary English national identity? This comprehensive study explores the complex set of relationships between sport and what it means to be English in the twenty-first century. The bond between sport and ...

The Role of the Professional Football Manager

The Role of the Professional Football Manager

1st Edition

By Seamus Kelly
September 27, 2018

Considering the celebrity-like status of the professional football manager, surprisingly little is known about their role. This book provides an unprecedented insight into the chronically insecure and vulnerable world of the contemporary professional football manager. Drawing on original ...

A Genealogy of Male Bodybuilding From classical to freaky

A Genealogy of Male Bodybuilding: From classical to freaky

1st Edition

By Dimitris Liokaftos
August 06, 2018

Bodybuilding has become an increasingly dominant part of popular gym culture within the last century. Developing muscles is now seen as essential for both general health and high performance sport. At the more extreme end, the monstrous built body has become a pop icon that continues to provoke ...

Seeking the Senses in Physical Culture Sensuous scholarship in action

Seeking the Senses in Physical Culture: Sensuous scholarship in action

1st Edition

Edited By Andrew C. Sparkes
August 06, 2018

The sensory revolution in the social sciences is transforming the ways in which the senses and the sensorium are studied and understood in relation to bodies in action. This is the first book to investigate the impact, and challenges, of this revolution for those interested in physical culture. ...

Researching Difference in Sport and Physical Activity

Researching Difference in Sport and Physical Activity

1st Edition

Edited By Richard Medcalf, Chris Mackintosh
July 04, 2018

Researching Difference in Sport and Physical Activity goes beyond the content of introductory research methods texts to provide an insight into the methodological hurdles that are experienced when researching ‘difference’ in Sport and Physical Activity.  Contributors reflect upon how the rhetoric ...

Surfing and Sustainability

Surfing and Sustainability

1st Edition

By Gregory Borne
July 10, 2018

Surfing and Sustainability presents a new way of understanding the impact of surfing on the environment, society and the economy, providing important insights into the field of sustainability and arguing that the activity of surfing offers a unique opportunity to explore the ambiguity of ...

Corruption, Mafia Power and Italian Soccer

Corruption, Mafia Power and Italian Soccer

1st Edition

By Alberto Testa, Anna Sergi
June 27, 2018

Whilst corruption and organized crime have been widely researched, they have not yet been specifically linked to sport. Corruption, Mafia Power and Italian Soccer offers an original insight into this new research area. Adopting a psycho-social approach based mainly on Pierre Bourdieu's praxeology, ...

Women, Sport and Exercise in the Asia-Pacific Region Domination, Resistance, Accommodation

Women, Sport and Exercise in the Asia-Pacific Region: Domination, Resistance, Accommodation

1st Edition

Edited By Gyozo Molnar, Sara N. Amin, Yoko Kanemasu
June 18, 2018

Although socio-cultural issues in relation to women within the fields of sport and exercise have been extensively researched, this research has tended to concentrate on the Western world. Women, Sport and Exercise in the Asia-Pacific Region moves the conversation away entirely from Western contexts...

Sport, Medicine and Health The medicalization of sport?

Sport, Medicine and Health: The medicalization of sport?

1st Edition

By Dominic Malcolm
June 20, 2018

The relationship between sport, medicine and health in our society is becoming increasingly complex. This important and timely study explores this relationship through an analysis of changing political economies, altered perceptions of the body and science’s developing contribution to the human ...

The International Olympic Committee, Law, and Accountability

The International Olympic Committee, Law, and Accountability

1st Edition

By Ryan Gauthier
June 14, 2018

The Olympic Games is unquestionably the largest and most important sporting event in the world. Yet who exactly is accountable for its successes and failures? This book examines the legitimacy and accountability of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). This non-governmental organisation wields...

Politics and Identity in Chinese Martial Arts

Politics and Identity in Chinese Martial Arts

1st Edition

By Lu Zhouxiang
June 12, 2018

Chinese martial arts is considered by many to symbolise the strength of the Chinese and their pride in their history, and has long been regarded as an important element of Chinese culture and national identity. Politics and Identity in Chinese Martial Arts comprehensively examines the development ...

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