The social, cultural (including media) and political study of sport is an expanding area of scholarship and related research. While this area has been well served by the Sport in the Global Society series, the surge in quality scholarship over the last few years has necessitated the creation of Sport in the Global Society: Contemporary Perspectives. The series will publish the work of leading scholars in fields as diverse as sociology, cultural studies, media studies, gender studies, cultural geography and history, political science and political economy. If the social and cultural study of sport is to receive the scholarly attention and readership it warrants, a cross-disciplinary series dedicated to taking sport beyond the narrow confines of physical education and sport science academic domains is necessary. Sport in the Global Society: Contemporary Perspectives will answer this need.
Interrelationships Between Sport and the Arts
COVID-19 and the Soccer World
By Florian Kiuppis, Daniela Schwarz
November 14, 2023
This book brings together academic work on Special Olympics and specifically, on the social inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities in various sport realms and other areas of life, by ways of both empirical research and theoretically informed papers. Inclusion in sport is a topic that is...
By Dominic Malcolm, Ivan Waddington
November 03, 2023
This book celebrates the life and career of Eric Dunning. Eric Dunning was a pioneer of the sociology of sport, firstly known for his ground-breaking theoretical work with Norbert Elias, and his study of the development of football. Subsequently he published seminal work on amateurism, ...
By Jan Andre Lee Ludvigsen, Joel Rookwood, Daniel Parnell
October 31, 2023
This book explores various social, cultural, political and economic issues through the lenses of various sport mega-events in the twenty-first century, including the Olympic Games, and the World Cup and European Championships in football. In a time where sport mega-events are closely followed by ...
By Ramón Spaaij, Carla Luguetti, Nicola De Martini Ugolotti
October 17, 2023
This book aims to extend and deepen conversations among scholars, policymakers, and practitioners about the role of sport in relation to contexts and issues of forced migration. The chapters in this volume critically analyse and interrogate the implications of existing approaches, practices, and ...
By Conor Curran
December 30, 2022
2021 saw the centenary of the formation of the League of Ireland, the Republic of Ireland’s primary professional association football league. This new collection draws on the work of a number of leading historians of Irish soccer and seeks to examine a number of previously under-researched aspects ...
By Jonathan Long, Doug Sandle
November 10, 2022
This multidisciplinary collection examines different dimensions of the interrelationships between sport and the arts. It is a consequence of the Fields of Vision initiative that challenges their typical separation into distinct realms. Whether at school or in the highest realms of public life ...
By Kausik Bandyopadhyay
September 05, 2022
The spread of COVID-19 and the consequent pandemic since early 2020 have brought about unprecedented changes in all spheres of global life, creating a new sense of (in)security with social distancing, physical isolation, quarantine and lockdown becoming buzzwords to combat the disease. As in all ...
By Guillaume Dumont, Holly Thorpe
July 28, 2022
Action sports have undergone dramatic growth, commercialization, and institutionalization over recent decades. This book uncovers the social, political, economic and organizational dynamics of their professionalization. After sketching some of the main transformations at stake in the field, the ...
By Hebe Schaillée, Reinhard Haudenhuyse, Lieve Bradt
May 12, 2022
Social inclusion is a pressing issue confronting all levels of sport today, and community sport in particular. Sport is being promoted as an inclusive environment in which people of all backgrounds and abilities can participate and access a range of social and health benefits. Moreover, sport is ...
By Megan Ponsford
March 17, 2022
The first Australian cricket tour to India possesses an inherent intrigue that, for inexplicable reasons, has fallen into obscurity. Megan Ponsford rectifies this through her investigation of the uneasy relationships between Australia, British India and Indian nationalism during the interwar period...
By John J. Macaloon
June 30, 2021
In recent decades, five to ten times as many persons have turned out for the Olympic flame relay as have watched Olympic sports contests live. Flame Relays and the Struggle for the Olympic Movement: Bearing Light, the first anthropological analysis of the contemporary torch relay, exposes and ...
By Kausik Bandyopadhyay, Souvik Naha, Shakya Mitra
March 31, 2021
Soccer, the most popular mass spectator sport in the world, has long been a site which articulates the complexities and diversities of the everyday life of the nation. The imaging and prioritization of the game as a ‘national’ or an ‘international’ event in public opinion and the media also play a ...