Recommended CHOICE Titles from Routledge and CRC Press 2012 - 2019

A full list of titles reviewed as "Recommended" by CHOICE Magazine, 2012-2019.

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The full list of Routledge Sport & Leisure titles reviewed as Recommended by CHOICE Magazine since 2012.

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  • Surfing, Sex, Genders and Sexualities

    1st Edition

    Edited by lisahunter

    Sex, gender and sexuality have played an important role in shaping the culture of surfing and are central themes in the study of sport and movement cultures. Rooted in a rich precolonial history, surfing has undergone a modern transformation shaped by visual culture, commodification, sportization,…

    Hardback – 2018-05-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Putin's Olympics

    The Sochi Games and the Evolution of Twenty-First Century Russia, 1st Edition

    By Robert W. Orttung, Sufian N. Zhemukhov

    President Vladimir Putin’s Olympic venture put the workings of contemporary Russia on vivid display. The Sochi Olympics were designed to symbolize Russia’s return to great power status, but subsequent aggression against Ukraine, large-scale corruption, and the doping scandal have become the true…

    Hardback – 2017-02-06
    Routledge
    BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

  • Understanding the Olympics

    2nd Edition

    By John Horne, Garry Whannel

    The Olympic Games is unquestionably the greatest sporting event in the world, with billions of viewers across the globe. How did the Olympics evolve into this multi-national phenomenon? How can the Olympics help us to understand the relationship between sport and society? What will be the impact…

    Hardback – 2016-05-24
    Routledge

  • Positive Youth Development through Sport

    second edition, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Nicholas L. Holt

    Cutting through the political rhetoric about the power of sport as a tool for social change and personal improvement, this book offers insight into how and why participating in sport can be good for children and young people. As the first text to focus on the role of sport in positive youth…

    Hardback – 2016-04-07
    Routledge

  • Strength Training for Soccer

    1st Edition

    By Bram Swinnen

    Strength and power are key elements of soccer performance. A stronger player can sprint faster, jump higher, change direction more quickly and kick the ball harder. Strength Training for Soccer introduces the science of strength training for soccer. Working from a sound evidence-base, it explains…

    Hardback – 2016-03-10
    Routledge

  • Gender Testing in Sport

    Ethics, cases and controversies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sandy Montanola, Aurélie Olivesi

    After the young South African athlete Caster Semenya won the 800m title at the 2009 World Championships she was obliged to undergo gender testing and was temporarily withdrawn from international competition. The way that this controversy unfolded represents a rich and multi-layered example of the…

    Hardback – 2016-02-17
    Routledge
    Ethics and Sport

  • Routledge Handbook of Youth Sport

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ken Green, Andy Smith

    The Routledge Handbook of Youth Sport is a comprehensive survey of the latest research into young people’s involvement in sport. Drawing on a wide diversity of disciplines, including sociology, psychology, policy studies, coaching, physical education and physiology, the book examines the importance…

    Hardback – 2016-01-07
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Sport Management: The Basics

    1st Edition

    By Rob Wilson, Mark Piekarz

    Sport Management: The Basics is an engaging and accessible introduction to sport management which considers a range of contemporary philosophical, social, cultural and political matters as they impact on this growing field. Drawing links between academic theory and practice, it explores the current…

    Hardback – 2015-09-21
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Sport Facility Operations Management

    A Global Perspective, 2nd Edition

    By Eric C. Schwarz, Stacey A. Hall, Simon Shibli

    Anybody working in sport management will be involved in the operation of a sports facility at some point in their career. It is a core professional competency at the heart of successful sport business. Sport Facility Operations Management is a comprehensive and engaging textbook which introduces…

    Paperback – 2015-05-29
    Routledge

  • Nutritional Supplements in Sport, Exercise and Health

    An A-Z Guide, 1st Edition

    Edited by Linda M. Castell, Samantha J. Stear, Louise M. Burke

    Nutritional Supplements in Sport, Exercise and Health is the most up-to-date and authoritative guide to dietary supplements, ergogenic aids and sports nutrition foods currently available. Consisting of over 140 evidence-based review articles written by world-leading research scientists and…

    Paperback – 2015-04-22
    Routledge

  • Essentials of Performance Analysis in Sport

    second edition, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Mike Hughes, Ian Franks

    Now in a fully revised and updated second edition, Essentials of Performance Analysis in Sport is a comprehensive and authoritative guide to this core discipline of contemporary sport science. It introduces the fundamental theory of match and performance analysis, using real-world illustrative…

    Paperback – 2015-04-20
    Routledge

  • Contemporary Advances in Sport Psychology

    A Review, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stephen Mellalieu, Sheldon Hanton

    Contemporary Advances in Sport Psychology brings together leading international researchers to showcase some of the most important emerging topics in contemporary sport psychology. Each chapter offers a comprehensive review of current knowledge and research on a cutting-edge theme, followed by…

    Hardback – 2015-03-09
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Sports Event Management

    1st Edition

    Edited by Milena M. Parent, Jean-Loup Chappelet

    From the Olympic Games to community-level competitions, sports events can be complex and pose a particular set of managerial challenges. The Routledge Handbook of Sports Event Management surveys the management of sports events around the world of every size and scale, from small to mega-events,…

    Hardback – 2015-03-03
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Becoming a Physical Education Teacher

    1st Edition

    By Gary Stidder

    Teaching physical education is a challenging but rewarding occupation. Finding a way into the profession can be a daunting task while regular changes in government policy can make it hard to stay up to date. This engaging new book explains the process of becoming and being a teacher of secondary…

    Paperback – 2015-02-16
    Routledge

  • American National Pastimes - A History

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mark Dyreson, Jaime Schultz

    When the colonies that became the USA were still dominions of the British Empire they began to imagine their sporting pastimes as finer recreations than even those enjoyed in the motherland. From the war of independence and the creation of the republic to the twenty-first century, sporting pastimes…

    Hardback – 2014-12-10
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society - Historical Perspectives

  • Asian American Athletes in Sport and Society

    1st Edition

    Edited by C. Richard King

    For more than a century, sporting spectacles, media coverage, and popular audiences have staged athletics in black and white. Commercial, media, and academic accounts have routinely erased, excluded, ignored, and otherwise made absent the Asian American presence in sport. This book seeks to redress…

    Hardback – 2014-11-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • A Social History of Tennis in Britain

    1st Edition

    By Robert J. Lake

    Winner of the Lord Aberdare Literary Prize 2015- from the British Society for Sports History. From its advent in the mid-late nineteenth century as a garden-party pastime to its development into a highly commercialised and professionalised high-performance sport, the history of tennis in Britain…

    Hardback – 2014-10-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sports History

  • Philosophy and the Martial Arts

    Engagement, 1st Edition

    Edited by Graham Priest, Damon Young

    This is the first substantial academic book to lay out the philosophical terrain within the study of the martial arts and to explore the significance of this fascinating subject for contemporary philosophy. The book is divided into three sections. The first section concerns what philosophical…

    Paperback – 2014-09-26
    Routledge
    Ethics and Sport

  • Sport Development in the United States

    High Performance and Mass Participation, 1st Edition

    By Peter Smolianov, Dwight Zakus, Joseph Gallo

    The development of both elite, high performance sport and mass participation, grassroots-level sport are central concerns for governments and sports governing bodies. This important new study is the first to closely examine the challenges and opportunities for sports development in the United…

    Hardback – 2014-09-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Sport Funding and Finance

    Second edition, 2nd Edition

    By Bob Stewart

    Sport Funding and Finance provides a complete introduction to the macro-level and micro-level aspects of sport finance. It describes the evolution of sport from a kitchen-table operation into the sophisticated, boardroom-driven global financial industry that it is today. It uses the professional…

    Paperback – 2014-07-24
    Routledge
    Sport Management Series

  • Sport, Coaching and Intellectual Disability

    1st Edition

    Edited by David Hassan, Sandra Dowling, Roy McConkey

    There are more opportunities than ever before for young people with disabilities to participate in sport and adapted physical education. For example, there are more than 3.7 million athletes worldwide aligned to the Special Olympics organisation, with national associations active in more than 200…

    Hardback – 2014-07-08
    Routledge

  • FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association)

    The Men, the Myths and the Money, 1st Edition

    By Alan Tomlinson

    Founded in 1904 by representatives of the sporting organisations of six European nations then expanding into the Americas, Asia and Africa FIFA has developed to become one of the most high profile and lucrative businesses in the global consumer and cultural industry.  Recent years however have…

    Paperback – 2014-03-31
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jennifer Hargreaves, Eric Anderson

    The Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality brings together important new work from 68 leading international scholars that, collectively, demonstrates the intrinsic interconnectedness of sport, gender and sexuality. It introduces what is, in essence, a sophisticated sub-area of sport…

    Hardback – 2014-02-18
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Rethinking Drug Use in Sport

    Why the war will never be won, 1st Edition

    By Bob Stewart, Aaron Smith

    Drug free sport is an unattainable aspiration. In this critical, paradigm-shifting reappraisal of contemporary drug policy in sport, Bob Stewart and Aaron Smith argue that drug use in sport is an inexorable consequence of the nature, structure and culture of sport itself. By de-mythologising and…

    Hardback – 2014-01-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Sport and Body Politics in Japan

    1st Edition

    By Wolfram Manzenreiter

    There is more to Japanese sport than sumo, karate and baseball. This study of social sport in Japan pursues a comprehensive approach towards sport as a distinctive cultural sphere at the intersection of body culture, political economy, and cultural globalization. Bridging the gap between Bourdieu…

    Hardback – 2013-09-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Sport, Fun and Enjoyment

    An Embodied Approach, 1st Edition

    By Ian Wellard

    Sport, Fun and Enjoyment explores the pleasurable aspects of sport within the context of everyday recreational and competitive physical activities. While much recent work has focused on the relationships between physical activity, health and wellbeing, much less attention has been paid to pleasure…

    Hardback – 2013-09-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

  • Becoming a Sport Psychologist

    1st Edition

    Edited by Paul McCarthy, Marc Jones

    Sport psychology is a competitive profession with rigorous and demanding entry routes in terms of education, training and accreditation. Once qualified, the sport psychology practitioner will face complex, day-to-day professional challenges of the kind not always covered in conventional sport…

    Paperback – 2013-08-06
    Routledge

  • Celebration Capitalism and the Olympic Games

    1st Edition

    By Jules Boykoff

    The Olympic Games have become the world’s greatest media and marketing event—a global celebration of exceptional athletics gilded with corporate cash. Huge corporations vie for association with the "Olympic Image" in the hope of gaining a worldwide marketing audience of billions. In this…

    Hardback – 2013-07-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Sport

  • Strength and Conditioning for Young Athletes

    Science and application, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rhodri S. Lloyd, Jon L. Oliver

    Strength and Conditioning for Young Athletes offers an evidence-based introduction to the theory and practice of strength and conditioning for children and young athletes. Drawing upon leading up-to-date research in all aspects of fitness and movement skill development, the book adopts a holistic…

    Paperback – 2013-07-10
    Routledge

  • Sport and Sociology

    1st Edition

    By Dominic Malcolm

    How has our understanding of sport been shaped by sociological ideas? How can the study of sport help sociologists to understand wider society? The sociology of sport is a sub-discipline approaching maturity. This is the first book to stand back and reflect upon the subject’s growth, to trace its…

    Paperback – 2011-12-07
    Routledge
    Frontiers of Sport

  • Research Methods in Physical Education and Youth Sport

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kathleen Armour, Doune Macdonald

    This is the first research methods book to focus entirely on physical education and youth sport. It guides the reader through the whole research process; from the first steps to completion of a dissertation or practice-based project, and introduces key topics such as: formulating a…

    Paperback – 2011-11-30
    Routledge

  • Sports Biomechanics

    Reducing Injury Risk and Improving Sports Performance, 2nd Edition

    By Melanie Bussey

    When working with sports men and women, the biomechanist is faced with two apparently incompatible goals: reducing injury risk and improving sports performance. Now in a fully updated and revised edition, Sports Biomechanics introduces the fundamental principles that underpin our understanding of…

    Paperback – 2011-11-03
    Routledge

  • Training for Sports Speed and Agility

    An Evidence-Based Approach, 1st Edition

    By Paul Gamble

    Speed and agility are central to success in a wide range of sports. Training for Sports Speed and Agility is the first evidence-based study of all those aspects of athletic preparation that contribute to the expression of speed and agility during competition. Drawing on the very latest scientific…

    Paperback – 2011-09-12
    Routledge

  • Watching Sport

    Aesthetics, Ethics and Emotion, 1st Edition

    By Stephen Mumford

    Do we watch sport for pure dumb entertainment? While some people might do so, Stephen Mumford argues that it can be watched in other ways. Sport can be both a subject of high aesthetic values and a valid source for our moral education. The philosophy of sport has tended to focus on participation,…

    Hardback – 2011-08-30
    Routledge
    Ethics and Sport

  • Watching the Olympics

    Politics, Power and Representation, 1st Edition

    Edited by John Sugden, Alan Tomlinson

    Global sporting events involve the creation, management and mediation of cultural meanings for consumption by massive media audiences. The apotheosis of this cultural form is the Olympic Games. This challenging and provocative new book explores the Olympic spectacle, from the multi-media bidding…

    Paperback – 2011-08-02
    Routledge

  • Critical Readings in Bodybuilding

    1st Edition

    Edited by Adam Locks, Niall Richardson

    In recent years the ‘body’ has become one of the most popular areas of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Bodybuilding, in particular, continues to be of interest to scholars of gender, media, film, cultural studies and sociology. However, there is surprisingly little scholarship…

    Hardback – 2011-07-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society