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Sport and Secessionism

Sport and Secessionism

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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

Forthcoming

James Brighton, Ian Wellard, Amy Clark
October 16, 2020

This fascinating new book explores the embodied experiences of ‘gym goers’ and the fitness cultures that are constructed within gyms and fitness spaces, drawing on cutting-edge empirical research.   Gym Bodies offers a personal, interactive, ethnographic account of the multiplicity of contemporary...

Female Fans, Gender Relations and Football Fandom: Challenging the Brotherhood Culture

Female Fans, Gender Relations and Football Fandom: Challenging the Brotherhood Culture

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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

Forthcoming

Sean 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

Forthcoming

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...

Gender Diversity in European Sport Governance

Gender Diversity in European Sport Governance

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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...

The Historical Sociology of Japanese Martial Arts

The Historical Sociology of Japanese Martial Arts

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Raul Sanchez Garcia
June 30, 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 development of martial traditions within the...

Figurational Research in Sport, Leisure and Health

Figurational Research in Sport, Leisure and Health

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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...

Sport in Scandinavia and the Nordic Countries

Sport in Scandinavia and the Nordic Countries

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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...

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

Forthcoming

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...

Sport, Welfare and Social Policy in the European Union

Sport, Welfare and Social Policy in the European Union

1st Edition

Nicola R. Porro, Stefano Martelli, Alberto Testa
April 28, 2020

Sport is often seen as an indicator of the civic maturity of a community, an aspect of the rights of citizens to health, education and social integration. This book examines the relationships between participation in sport and physical activity, and welfare policies across Europe. It argues that...

The Nordic Model and Physical Culture

The Nordic Model and Physical Culture

1st Edition

Mikkel B. Tin, Frode Telseth, Jan Ove Tangen, Richard Giulianotti
December 12, 2019

This book examines the relationships between the Nordic social democratic welfare system (‘The Nordic Model’) and physical culture, across the domains of sport, education, and public space. Presenting important new empirical research, it helps us to understand how the paradoxical blend of social...

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