E-books: Individual Sports

  • Sport in Europe book cover

    Sport in Europe

    1st Edition

    Edited by Annette Hofmann

    This book presents an overview on sport history research in Europe by giving insights into various topics between Europe´s south and north. Examples are physical activities in the middle ages in Córdoba, bullfighting in Spain, aspects of football in various countries to winter sports in France.…

    eBook – 2019-11-30 
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society - Historical Perspectives

  • Professional Wrestling and the Commercial Stage book cover

    Professional Wrestling and the Commercial Stage

    1st Edition

    By Eero Laine

    Professional Wrestling and the Commercial Stage examines professional wrestling as a century-old, theatrical form that spans from its local places of performance to circulate as a popular, global product. Professional wrestling has all the trappings of sport, but is, at its core, a theatrical…

    eBook – 2019-11-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Africa’s Elite Football: Structure, Politics, and Everyday Challenges book cover

    Africa’s Elite Football

    Structure, Politics, and Everyday Challenges, 1st Edition

    Edited by Chuka Onwumechili

    This book explores various aspects of intranational elite football in Africa, drawing on the expertise of notable scholars from across the world. Africa’s Elite Football focuses on an area largely ignored by current scholarship on African football, where interest has focused on international…

    eBook – 2019-11-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Africa

  • 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
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • 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
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

  • Physical Activity in Natural Settings: Green and Blue Exercise book cover

    Physical Activity in Natural Settings

    Green and Blue Exercise, 1st Edition

    Edited by Aoife A. Donnelly, Tadhg E. MacIntyre

    Exercise interactions with green and blue spaces offer low-cost, non-invasive solutions to public health challenges—particularly around mental health and obesity—and issues around environmental sustainability. Physical Activity in Natural Settings brings together multi-disciplinary, international…

    eBook – 2019-10-08
    Routledge

  • African Footballers in Europe: Migration, Community, and Give Back Behaviours book cover

    African Footballers in Europe

    Migration, Community, and Give Back Behaviours, 1st Edition

    By Ernest Yeboah Acheampong, Malek Bouhaouala, Michel Raspaud

    African Footballers in Europe traces the social and economic evolution of African football and examines the strategies and resources that players mobilise in their migrations, with a particular focus on ‘Give Back Behaviours’ (how players contribute to their countries or communities of origin). It…

    eBook – 2019-09-30
    Routledge
    Critical Research in Football

  • 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
    Routledge
    Critical Research in Football

  • Capitalism, Sport Mega Events and the Global South book cover

    Capitalism, Sport Mega Events and the Global South

    1st Edition

    By Billy Graeff

    What are the social, political and economic consequences of staging sport mega events such as the Olympics and the World Cup? Capitalism, Sport Mega Events and the Global South presents a new approach to sport mega events and related issues, exploring elements that are not present or are not…

    eBook – 2019-08-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • 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
    Routledge Focus on Sport, Culture and Society

  • The Concussion Crisis in Sport book cover

    The Concussion Crisis in Sport

    1st Edition

    By Dominic Malcolm

    Concussion has become one of the most significant issues in contemporary sport. The life-changing impact of head injury and the possible threat that chronic traumatic encephalopathy poses to children and young athletes in particular is calling into question the long-term future of some of our most…

    eBook – 2019-07-23
    Routledge

  • The Social Impact of Sport: Cross-Cultural Perspectives book cover

    The Social Impact of Sport

    Cross-Cultural Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ramón Spaaij

    This book critically examines the ways in which sports contribute to, or inhibit, social well-being, the directions these changes take and the conditions necessary for sport to have beneficial outcomes. The themes addressed in the book demonstrate the diversity and versatility of the social impacts…

    eBook – 2019-07-09
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

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