E-books: Individual Sports

  • Philosophical Perspectives on Gender in Sport and Physical Activity book cover

    Philosophical Perspectives on Gender in Sport and Physical Activity

    1st Edition

    Edited by Paul Davis, Charlene Weaving

    There are a broad variety of sex and gender resonances in sport, from the clash of traditional ideas of femininity and athleticism represented by female athletes, to the culture of homophobia in mainstream male sport. Despite the many sociological and cultural volumes addressing these subjects,…

    eBook – 2009-09-10

  • A Social History of English Rugby Union book cover

    A Social History of English Rugby Union

    1st Edition

    By Tony Collins

    From the myth of William Webb Ellis to the glory of the 2003 World Cup win, this book explores the social history of rugby union in England. Ever since Tom Brown’s Schooldays the sport has seen itself as the guardian of traditional English middle-class values. In this fascinating new history,…

    eBook – 2009-01-13

  • Philosophy, Risk and Adventure Sports book cover

    Philosophy, Risk and Adventure Sports

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mike J. McNamee

    With interest and participation in extreme and adventure sports growing year on year, the time is ripe for a thoughtful and analytical assessment of this phenomenon from a rigorous philosophical perspective. This collection of essays is the first single-source treatment of adventure sports from an…

    eBook – 2007-06-11

  • Handbook of Soccer Match Analysis: A Systematic Approach to Improving Performance book cover

    Handbook of Soccer Match Analysis

    A Systematic Approach to Improving Performance, 1st Edition

    By Christopher Carling, A. Mark Williams, Thomas Reilly

    Appealing to a wide audience, this ground-breaking handbook takes an in-depth look at soccer match analysis, highlighting the latest in match analysis research and the innovative technologies now being used by professional soccer clubs around the world. Bridging the gap between research, theory…

    eBook – 2007-01-24

  • East African Running: Toward a Cross-Disciplinary Perspective book cover

    East African Running

    Toward a Cross-Disciplinary Perspective, 1st Edition

    Edited by Yannis Pitsiladis, John Bale, Craig Sharp, Tim Noakes

    What makes East African middle and long distance runners the best in the world? How should contemporary academia approach this question? The success of East African distance runners has generated a plethora of studies but much of the 'evidence' presented to support hypotheses is anecdotal,…

    eBook – 2007-01-24

  • Child Welfare in Football: An Exploration of Children's Welfare in the Modern Game book cover

    Child Welfare in Football

    An Exploration of Children's Welfare in the Modern Game, 1st Edition

    By Celia Brackenridge, Andy Pitchford, Kate Russell, Gareth Nutt

    Sport and those who run it have an important duty to ensure the safety and wellbeing of young participants. This text presents the findings of a unique research project into the experiences of a wide range of stakeholders in contemporary youth soccer, exploring crucial issues of child protection,…

    eBook – 2006-12-01

  • Football and European Identity: Historical Narratives Through the Press book cover

    Football and European Identity

    Historical Narratives Through the Press, 1st Edition

    By Liz Crolley, David Hand

    Shifting European identities, cultural loyalties and divisions are often expressed more directly through attitudes to 'the people's game' game than in any other arena. This book examines European football journalism from throughout the last century to present a unique cross-cultural analysis of…

    eBook – 2006-11-22

  • The Science of Training - Soccer: A Scientific Approach to Developing Strength, Speed and Endurance book cover

    The Science of Training - Soccer

    A Scientific Approach to Developing Strength, Speed and Endurance, 1st Edition

    By Thomas Reilly

    Physical training is a key part of preparing to play soccer (football) at any level, but organising a genuinely effective training programme requires both an understanding the physiological principles involved and a practical knowledge of the demands of the game. This book provides clear…

    eBook – 2006-11-06

  • Rugby League in Twentieth Century Britain: A Social and Cultural History book cover

    Rugby League in Twentieth Century Britain

    A Social and Cultural History, 1st Edition

    By Tony Collins

    Called ‘the greatest game of all’ by its supporters but often overlooked by the cultural mainstream, no sport is more identified with England’s northern working class than rugby league. This book traces the story of the sport from the Northern Union of the 1900s to the formation of the Super…

    eBook – 2006-09-27

  • German Football: History, Culture, Society book cover

    German Football

    History, Culture, Society, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alan Tomlinson, Christopher Young

    This topical book provides unprecedented analysis of football's place in post-war and post-reunification Germany. The expert team of German and British contributors offers wide-ranging perspectives on the significance of football in German sporting and cultural life,…

    eBook – 2006-05-09

  • The Magic of Indian Cricket: Cricket and Society in India book cover

    The Magic of Indian Cricket

    Cricket and Society in India, 1st Edition

    By Mihir Bose

    In the last twenty years, Indian cricket has been transformed. With the arrival of global television networks, mass-media coverage and multinational sponsors, cricket has become big business and India has become the economic driving force in the world game. For the first time a developing country…

    eBook – 2006-04-18
    Sport in the Global Society

  • The Football Manager: A History book cover

    The Football Manager

    A History, 1st Edition

    By Neil Carter

    This clear and accessible book is the first in-depth history of the role of the football manager in British football, tracing a path from Victorian-era amateurism to the highly paid motivational specialists and media personalities of the twenty-first century. Using original source materials, the…

    eBook – 2006-04-18
    Sport in the Global Society

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