E-books: Sports and Leisure

  • The Science of Motorsport book cover

    The Science of Motorsport

    1st Edition

    Edited by David P. Ferguson

    Despite its worldwide following, high levels of investment and scientific complexity, there is a lack of evidence-based literature on the science of human performance in motorsport. Focusing on the physiological, psychological and sport medicine aspects of training, performance, injury and safety,…

    eBook – 2018-10-25

  • Soccer's Missing Men: Schoolteachers and the Spread of Association Football book cover

    Soccer's Missing Men

    Schoolteachers and the Spread of Association Football, 1st Edition

    By J.A. Mangan, Colm Hickey

    Now unknown or forgotten, influential schoolmasters took the game of association football to many parts of England. They had several roles: they brought the game to individual schools, they established regional and national leagues and associations, and they founded professional football…

    eBook – 2018-10-24
    Sport in the Global Society

  • Critical Research in Sport, Health and Physical Education: How to Make a Difference book cover

    Critical Research in Sport, Health and Physical Education

    How to Make a Difference, 1st Edition

    Edited by Richard Pringle, Hakan Larsson, Göran Gerdin

    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…

    eBook – 2018-10-17
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Physical Activity: A Multi-disciplinary Introduction book cover

    Physical Activity

    A Multi-disciplinary Introduction, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nick Draper, Gareth Stratton

    Physical activity and its relationship to health is one of the great issues of our age. The causes of, and solutions to, physical inactivity are complex and multi-dimensional, and therefore the subject needs to be studied and understood from a variety of perspectives. This is the first textbook to…

    eBook – 2018-10-15

  • Leveraging Mega-Event Legacies book cover

    Leveraging Mega-Event Legacies

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jonathan Grix

    This is a multi-disciplinary contribution to the burgeoning literature on and around mega-events in general and sports mega-events in particular. The volume is not specifically about mega-events or their management, but rather how such events act as a lens through which a number of important and…

    eBook – 2018-10-11

  • Sex Integration in Sport and Physical Culture: Promises and Pitfalls book cover

    Sex Integration in Sport and Physical Culture

    Promises and Pitfalls, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alex Channon, Katherine Dashper, Thomas Fletcher, Robert J. Lake

    Scholars working in the academic field of sport studies have long debated the relationship between sport and gender. Modern sport forms, along with many related activities, have been shown to have historically supported ideals of male superiority, by largely excluding women and/or celebrating only…

    eBook – 2018-10-11
    Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

  • Olympic Perspectives book cover

    Olympic Perspectives

    1st Edition

    Edited by Stephan Wassong, Richard Baka, Janice Forsyth

    Historical research on the Olympic Movement is highly valuable as it displays processes of continuity and transformation by which knowledge building processes on the Olympic Movement, its structure and on Olympic sport can be expanded. The Olympic Movement can be addressed from multidisciplinary…

    eBook – 2018-10-11
    Sport in the Global Society - Historical Perspectives

  • Representations of Sports Coaches in Film: Looking to Win book cover

    Representations of Sports Coaches in Film

    Looking to Win, 1st Edition

    Edited by Katharina Bonzel, Nicholas Chare

    This ground-breaking interdisciplinary collection brings together leading international scholars working across the humanities and social sciences to examine ways in which representations of sports coaching in narrative and documentary cinema can shape and inform sporting instruction. The central…

    eBook – 2018-10-11

  • Football Fandom in Italy and Beyond: Community through Media and Performance book cover

    Football Fandom in Italy and Beyond

    Community through Media and Performance, 1st Edition

    By Matthew Guschwan

    Football fans are passionate and devoted followers. They are also creators and dissenters, performers and producers. This volume analyses football fandom through the media that fans use to construct fandom itself. Media is the lifeblood of modern life; it is the canvas on which ideas are spread,…

    eBook – 2018-10-11
    Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

  • DIY Football: The cultural politics of community based football clubs book cover

    DIY Football

    The cultural politics of community based football clubs, 1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Kennedy, David Kennedy

    The intention of the book is to highlight the development of a type of football organisation that falls outside of the well documented elite professional game, the most recognizable face of the sport. Specifically, the focus here will fall upon community based football clubs which have grown out of…

    eBook – 2018-10-11

  • Whatever Happened to the Leisure Society? book cover

    Whatever Happened to the Leisure Society?

    1st Edition

    By A. J. Veal

    The idea of a ‘leisure society’ was in its heyday in the 1960s and 1970s, when it was predicted that the pattern of falling working hours which had been experienced in Western societies in the first half of the twentieth century would continue indefinitely. The leisure society has clearly not been…

    eBook – 2018-10-10
    Routledge Critical Leisure Studies

  • Sport Development in Action: Plan, Programme and Practice book cover

    Sport Development in Action

    Plan, Programme and Practice, 1st Edition

    By Alec Astle, Sarah Leberman, Geoff Watson

    This practical textbook explains the sport development process from a practitioner’s viewpoint, showing what actually works, how, and why. Focusing on the development of sport, the book considers the efforts of sport organisations to revitalise their sports at a community level to ensure their…

    eBook – 2018-10-10

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