E-books: Individual Sports

  • Soccer in South Asia: Empire, Nation, Diaspora book cover

    Soccer in South Asia

    Empire, Nation, Diaspora, 1st Edition

    Edited by Paul Dimeo, James Mills

    The place of football in the colonial and post-colonial past is explored and both British and Portuguese influences on the development of the game are considered. Contemporary issues such as the impact of the professional league in India and the role of UK Asians in the organization of the Indian…

    eBook – 2013-10-23
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society

  • Africa, Football and FIFA: Politics, Colonialism and Resistance book cover

    Africa, Football and FIFA

    Politics, Colonialism and Resistance, 1st Edition

    By Paul Darby

    This book explores the role of FIFA in brokering the development of football in Africa and its relationship with that continent's football associations and regional governing body. Africa is no longer on the periphery of world football but the economic disparities between the first and the third…

    eBook – 2013-10-08
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society

  • Making the Rugby World: Race, Gender, Commerce book cover

    Making the Rugby World

    Race, Gender, Commerce, 1st Edition

    Edited by Timothy J.L. Chandler, John Nauright

    This book explores the expansion of rugby from its imperial and amateur upper-class white male core into other contexts throughout the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The development of rugby in the racially divided communities of the setter empire and how this was viewed are explored…

    eBook – 2013-09-13
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society

  • The Cultural Politics of Lifestyle Sports book cover

    The Cultural Politics of Lifestyle Sports

    1st Edition

    By Belinda Wheaton

    This important new study examines the changing place and meaning of lifestyle sports – parkour, surfing, skateboarding, kite-surfing and others – and asks whether they continue to pose a challenge to the dominant meanings and experience of ‘sport’ and physical culture. Drawing on a series of…

    eBook – 2013-07-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Sport

  • The Changing Face of the Football Business: Supporters Direct book cover

    The Changing Face of the Football Business

    Supporters Direct, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sean Hamil, Jonathan Michie, Christine Oughton, Steven Warby

    This examination of changes taking place in the world of football focuses on its growing commercialization. It covers such topics as fans becoming shareholders, with a say in the running of the clubs, and the setting-up of a government-sponsored scheme to support shareholder trusts.…

    eBook – 2013-07-04
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society

  • Football: The First Hundred Years: The Untold Story book cover

    Football: The First Hundred Years

    The Untold Story, 1st Edition

    By Adrian Harvey

    The story of the creation of Britain's national game has often been told. According to the accepted wisdom, the refined football games created by English public schools in the 1860s subsequently became the sports of the masses. Football, The First Hundred Years, provides a revisionist history of…

    eBook – 2013-05-13
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society

  • Outdoor Adventure and Social Theory book cover

    Outdoor Adventure and Social Theory

    1st Edition

    Edited by Elizabeth C.J. Pike, Simon Beames

    Adventure and outdoor sports - from rock climbing to freestyle kayaking – are a modern social phenomenon that can tell us much about the relationship between sport, culture and contemporary society. In this engaging new introductory text, adventure sports are used to illustrate key concepts in…

    eBook – 2013-04-12
    Routledge

  • Rugby's Great Split: Class, Culture and the Origins of Rugby League Football book cover

    Rugby's Great Split

    Class, Culture and the Origins of Rugby League Football, 2nd Edition

    By Tony Collins

    Since it’s first publication, Rugby’s Great Split has established itself as a classic in the field of sport history. Drawing on an unprecedented range of sources, this deeply researched and highly readable book traces the social, cultural and economic divisions that led, in 1895, to schism in the…

    eBook – 2013-03-01
    Routledge

  • Biomechanics and Medicine in Swimming V1 book cover

    Biomechanics and Medicine in Swimming V1

    1st Edition

    Edited by A. Lees, D. MacLaren, T. Reilly

    The International Symposium on Biomechanics and Medicine in Swimming, held every four years under the aegis of the International Society of Biomechanics and the World Commission of Sports Biomechanics, provides a forum in which research related to swimming is reported and problems that confront…

    eBook – 2013-02-01
    Taylor & Francis

  • Strength and Conditioning for Team Sports: Sport-Specific Physical Preparation for High Performance, second edition book cover

    Strength and Conditioning for Team Sports

    Sport-Specific Physical Preparation for High Performance, second edition, 1st Edition

    By Paul Gamble

    Strength and Conditioning for Team Sports is designed to help trainers and coaches to devise more effective high-performance training programs for team sports. This remains the only evidence-based study of sport-specific practice to focus on team sports and features all-new chapters covering…

    eBook – 2013-01-25
    Routledge

  • Japan, Korea and the 2002 World Cup book cover

    Japan, Korea and the 2002 World Cup

    1st Edition

    Edited by John Horne, Wolfram Manzenreiter

    The football World Cup is unquestionably the biggest sporting event in the world. This fascinating collection of papers examines the background to the 2002 World Cup Finals, held in Korea and Japan, and explores the event's profound social, cultural, political and economic significance. The book…

    eBook – 2013-01-11
    Routledge

  • Making Men: Rugby and Masculine Identity book cover

    Making Men: Rugby and Masculine Identity

    1st Edition

    Edited by Timothy J.L. Chandler, John Nauright

    This text looks at how an understanding of rugby can provide insight into what it has meant to "be a man" in societies influenced by the ideals of Victorian upper and middle classes. It shows that rugby has been a means of promoting male exclusivity, but also been a means of cultural incorporation.…

    eBook – 2013-01-11
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society

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