E-books: Sports History

  • Social Activism in Women’s Tennis: Generations of Politics and Cultural Change book cover

    Social Activism in Women’s Tennis

    Generations of Politics and Cultural Change, 1st Edition

    By Kristi Tredway

    Analyzing the key players and political moments in women’s professional tennis since 1968, this book explores the historical lineage of social activism within women’s tennis and the issues, expressions, risks, and effects associated with each cohort of players. Drawing on original qualitative…

    eBook – 2019-11-05
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Kinetic Beauty: The Philosophical Aesthetics of Sport book cover

    Kinetic Beauty

    The Philosophical Aesthetics of Sport, 1st Edition

    By Jason Holt

    Sport aesthetics is an important but often marginalized field in the philosophy of sport. Kinetic Beauty offers a comprehensive, principled, pluralist introduction to the philosophical aesthetics of sport.  The book tackles a wide variety of issues in the philosophical aesthetics of sport,…

    eBook – 2019-11-01
    Ethics and Sport

  • The Sports Development of Hong Kong and Macau: New Challenges after the Handovers book cover

    The Sports Development of Hong Kong and Macau

    New Challenges after the Handovers, 1st Edition

    Edited by Brian Bridges, Marcus P. Chu

    China’s sports history and its contemporary role in the global sporting community have become well-known, but the sporting history and development of China’s two Special Administrative Regions – Hong Kong and Macau – have not received the coverage they deserve either in their historical…

    eBook – 2019-10-31
    Sport in the Global Society - Historical Perspectives

  • Global and Transnational Sport: Ambiguous Borders, Connected Domains book cover

    Global and Transnational Sport

    Ambiguous Borders, Connected Domains, 1st Edition

    Edited by Souvik Naha

    The eight chapters in this book explore more than 150 years of the development of several modern sports – baseball, basketball, cricket, football, handball, ice hockey and lacrosse – across the two Americas, Asia, Australia and Europe, some analysing a century of events since the mid-nineteenth…

    eBook – 2019-10-31
    Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

  • New Perspectives on Association Football in Irish History: Going beyond the 'Garrison Game' book cover

    New Perspectives on Association Football in Irish History

    Going beyond the 'Garrison Game', 1st Edition

    Edited by Conor Curran, David Toms

    This book assesses association football’s history and development in Ireland from the late 1870s until the early twenty-first century. It focuses on four key themes—soccer’s early development before and after partition, the post-Emergency years, coaching and developing the game, and supporters and…

    eBook – 2019-10-31
    Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

  • Football in Fiction: A History book cover

    Football in Fiction

    A History, 1st Edition

    By Lee McGowan

    Football in Fiction represents the most comprehensive historical mapping and analysis of novels related to association football (soccer). It offers a theoretically informed field guide, a scholarly cartography of football fiction’s uncertain – and until now – only partially explored…

    eBook – 2019-09-26
    Critical Research in Football

  • Rugby in Global Perspective: Playing on the Periphery book cover

    Rugby in Global Perspective

    Playing on the Periphery, 1st Edition

    Edited by John Harris, Nicholas Wise

    This book critically examines how rugby union has developed in recent years, in nations on the periphery of the sport. Focusing on people and places on the fringes, it examines contemporary issues and challenges within the global game. Such a collection is timely, as the sport’s governing body…

    eBook – 2019-08-02
    Routledge Focus on Sport, Culture and Society

  • The Early Development of Football: Contemporary Debates book cover

    The Early Development of Football

    Contemporary Debates, 1st Edition

    Edited by Graham Curry

    This fascinating collection brings together leading football historians and sociologists from the UK, Germany, the USA and Australia to offer fresh perspectives on the early development of football (soccer), not only illuminating our understanding of the early history of the world’s most popular…

    eBook – 2019-06-05
    Routledge Research in Sports History

  • Football Fandom, Protest and Democracy: Supporter Activism in Turkey book cover

    Football Fandom, Protest and Democracy

    Supporter Activism in Turkey, 1st Edition

    By Dağhan Irak

    Football Fandom, Protest and Democracy offers an in-depth and inside approach to the socio-political history of football in Turkey, where fandom is often revered as part of the national identity, presenting the historical context for football events in the country. Based on original research, the…

    eBook – 2019-05-08
    Critical Research in Football

  • Sport and Identity in Ancient Greece book cover

    Sport and Identity in Ancient Greece

    1st Edition

    By Zinon Papakonstantinou

    From the eighth century BCE to the late third century CE, Greeks trained in sport and competed in periodic contests that generated enormous popular interest. As a result, sport was an ideal vehicle for the construction of a plurality of identities along the lines of ethnic origin, civic affiliation…

    eBook – 2019-04-24

  • Sports in African History, Politics, and Identity Formation book cover

    Sports in African History, Politics, and Identity Formation

    1st Edition

    Edited by Michael J. Gennaro, Saheed Aderinto

    Sports in African History, Politics, and Identity Formation explores how sports can render a key to unlocking complex social, political, economic, and gendered relations across Africa and the Diaspora. Sports hold significant value and have an intricate relationship with many components of African…

    eBook – 2019-04-01

  • Sport, Violence and Society book cover

    Sport, Violence and Society

    2nd Edition

    By Kevin Young

    In this fully updated and revised new edition of his landmark study of violence in and around contemporary sport, Kevin Young offers a comprehensive sociological analysis of an issue of central importance within sport studies. The book explores organised and spontaneous violence, both on the field…

    eBook – 2019-03-28

2Series in Sports History

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