E-books: Individual Sports

  • 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

  • Cultural Resistance and Security from Below: Power and Escape through Capoeira book cover

    Cultural Resistance and Security from Below

    Power and Escape through Capoeira, 1st Edition

    By Zoë Marriage

    This book uses the Afro-Brazilian art of capoeira to examine how security has been pursued from below and what significance this has for security analysis and policy. Illegal at the beginning of the twentieth century, capoeira is now a cultural institution and export that is protected by the…

    eBook – 2019-06-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Development 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
    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
    Routledge
    Critical Research in Football

  • Global Sport Business: Managing Resources and Opportunities book cover

    Global Sport Business

    Managing Resources and Opportunities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Brenda G. Pitts, James J. Zhang

    In the global sport business industry, growth, and development within and across various sport businesses are essential for competitive advantage. This fascinating collection of chapters examines how the development and management of resources and opportunities in sport business is vital to…

    eBook – 2019-03-04
    Routledge
    World Association for Sport Management Series

  • Blue Space, Health and Wellbeing: Hydrophilia Unbounded book cover

    Blue Space, Health and Wellbeing

    Hydrophilia Unbounded, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ronan Foley, Robin Kearns, Thomas Kistemann, Ben Wheeler

    Health geography makes critical contributions to contemporary and emerging interdisciplinary agendas of nature-based health and health-enabling places. Couched in theory and critical empirical work on nature and health, this book addresses questions on the relationships between water, health and…

    eBook – 2019-02-06
    Routledge
    Geographies of Health Series

  • Football, Fandom and Consumption book cover

    Football, Fandom and Consumption

    1st Edition

    By Oliver Brooks

    Modern football is an industry and capitalism is its engine. However, this book argues for a more nuanced understanding of contemporary football culture and the (self-)identity of football fans. Drawing on original ethnographic research conducted with fans at all levels, from international to lower…

    eBook – 2019-02-05
    Routledge
    Critical Research in Football

  • Bicycle Utopias: Imagining Fast and Slow Cycling Futures book cover

    Bicycle Utopias

    Imagining Fast and Slow Cycling Futures, 1st Edition

    By Cosmin Popan

    Bicycle Utopias investigates the future of urban mobilities and post-car societies, arguing that the bicycle can become the nexus around which most human movement will revolve. Drawing on literature on post-car futures (Urry 2007; Dennis and Urry 2009), transition theory (Geels et al. 2012) and…

    eBook – 2019-01-15
    Routledge
    Changing Mobilities

  • Doping in Cycling: Interdisciplinary Perspectives book cover

    Doping in Cycling

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bertrand Fincoeur, John Gleaves, Fabien Ohl

    Doping in Cycling: Interdisciplinary Perspectives provides an up-to-date overview of the knowledge about doping and anti-doping in the sport that has dominated doping headlines for at least two decades. It critically addresses overarching questions related to doping and anti-doping, and topical…

    eBook – 2018-12-07
    Routledge
    Ethics and Sport

  • A Social History of Indian Football: Striving to Score book cover

    A Social History of Indian Football

    Striving to Score, 1st Edition

    By Kausik Bandyopadhyay, Boria Majumdar

    A Social History of Indian Football covers the period 1850-2004. It considers soccer as a derivative sport, creatively and imaginatively adapted to suit modern Indian socio-cultural needs - designed to fulfil political imperatives and satisfy economic aspirations. The book is concerned with the…

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

  • Philosophy and Nature Sports book cover

    Philosophy and Nature Sports

    1st Edition

    By Kevin Krein

    Nature sports such as skiing, climbing, and surfing have had a significant influence on Western popular culture since the mid-twentieth century and participation in such sports continues to grow. Written in a clear and accessible style, this important book provides a comprehensive…

    eBook – 2018-10-03
    Routledge
    Ethics and Sport

  • Elite Youth Cycling book cover

    Elite Youth Cycling

    1st Edition

    Edited by Alfred Nimmerichter

    Elite Youth Cycling showcases the latest cutting-edge research in youth cycling performance. Covering both endurance and sprint cycling events, the book explores the effect of cycling on the maturation of the body from childhood to adolescence, suggests long-term training and nutritional strategies…

    eBook – 2018-09-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Paediatric Sport and Exercise Science

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