E-books: Individual Sports

  • Lost Histories of Indian Cricket: Battles Off the Pitch book cover

    Lost Histories of Indian Cricket

    Battles Off the Pitch, 1st Edition

    By Boria Majumdar

    Lost Histories of Indian Cricket studies the personalities and controversies that have shaped Indian cricket over the years and brings to life the intensity surrounding India's national game. It may be true that that cricket today arouses more passions in India than in any other cricket playing…

    eBook – 2006-01-16
    Sport in the Global Society

  • Surfing and Social Theory: Experience, Embodiment and Narrative of the Dream Glide book cover

    Surfing and Social Theory

    Experience, Embodiment and Narrative of the Dream Glide, 1st Edition

    By Nicholas J Ford, David Brown

    Surfing has emerged from ancient roots to become a twenty-first century phenomenon – an ‘alternative’ sport, lifestyle and art form with a global profile and ever-increasing numbers of participants. Drawing on popular surf culture, academic literature and the analytical tools of social theory, this…

    eBook – 2005-11-16

  • Soccer, Women, Sexual Liberation: Kicking off a New Era book cover

    Soccer, Women, Sexual Liberation

    Kicking off a New Era, 1st Edition

    By Fan Hong, J.A. Mangan

    This is the first in-depth global study of women's football across the world. This collection considers women's football, in fifteen countries worldwide, in a global context, and analyzes its progress, challenges and problems it has faced. It shows how women's football has made a…

    eBook – 2004-11-23
    Sport in the Global Society

  • Football Goes East: Business, Culture and the People's Game in East Asia book cover

    Football Goes East

    Business, Culture and the People's Game in East Asia, 1st Edition

    By John Horne, Wolfram Manzenreiter

    Global popular culture and big business have revolutionised the East in a generation. Football, Sport of the masses and now commercial super power, has travelled with this tide of change in the East in its own right. The development of football as a major participatory sport in Japan, Korea and…

    eBook – 2004-09-23

  • Understanding Lifestyle Sport: Consumption, Identity and Difference book cover

    Understanding Lifestyle Sport

    Consumption, Identity and Difference, 1st Edition

    Edited by Belinda Wheaton

    The past decade has seen a tremendous growth in the popularity of activities like skateboarding and snowboarding; sports that have been labelled as 'extreme' or 'lifestyle' and which embody 'alternative' sporting values such as anti-competitiveness, anti-regulation, high risk and personal freedom.…

    eBook – 2004-08-26
    Routledge Critical Studies in Sport

  • Manchester United: A Thematic Study book cover

    Manchester United

    A Thematic Study, 1st Edition

    Edited by David L. Andrews

    Despite myriad popular and journalistic expositions, up to this point there have been virtually no academic discussions of the Manchester United phenomenon. This anthology represents the first concerted academic examination of Manchester United F.C. in its current guise as a widely followed and…

    eBook – 2004-08-02

  • The Making of New Zealand Cricket: 1832-1914 book cover

    The Making of New Zealand Cricket

    1832-1914, 1st Edition

    By Greg Ryan

    It is generally forgotten that cricket rather than rugby union was the 'national game' in New Zealand until the early years of the twentieth century. This book shows why and how cricket developed in New Zealand and how its character changed across time. Greg Ryan examines the emergence and growth…

    eBook – 2004-08-02
    Sport in the Global Society

  • Sport, Rules and Values: Philosophical Investigations into the Nature of Sport book cover

    Sport, Rules and Values

    Philosophical Investigations into the Nature of Sport, 1st Edition

    By Graham McFee

    Sport, Rules and Values presents a philosophical perspective on issues concerning the character of sport. Discussion focuses on three broad uses commonly urged for rules: to define sport; to judge or assess sport performance; and to characterize the value of sport - especially if that value is…

    eBook – 2004-07-31
    Ethics and Sport

  • Running Cultures: Racing in Time and Space book cover

    Running Cultures

    Racing in Time and Space, 1st Edition

    By John Bale

    Running is one of the world's most widely practiced sports and recreations but until now it has intended to elude serious study outside of the natural sciences. John Bale brings the sport into the realm of the humanities by drawing on sources including literature, poetry, film, art and sculpture as…

    eBook – 2004-06-01
    Sport in the Global Society

  • Cricketing Cultures in Conflict: Cricketing World Cup 2003 book cover

    Cricketing Cultures in Conflict

    Cricketing World Cup 2003, 1st Edition

    Edited by Boria Majumdar, J A Mangan

    The 2003 World Cup was of vital importance to the participating countries. For India, a world cup triumph would make cricket the nation's leading industry; for the host, South Africa, a successful campaign might realize its dream of political unity.Dealing with themes of racial/political…

    eBook – 2004-05-20
    Sport in the Global Society

  • The Politics of South African Cricket book cover

    The Politics of South African Cricket

    1st Edition

    By Jon Gemmell

    The Politics of South African Cricket analyses the relationship between politics and sport, in particular cricket, in South Africa. South African Cricket embraces an ethos that is symbolic of a wider held belief system and as such has distinctive political connotations in the region.Sport in South…

    eBook – 2004-03-31
    Sport in the Global Society

  • Capoeira: The History of an Afro-Brazilian Martial Art book cover


    The History of an Afro-Brazilian Martial Art, 1st Edition

    By Matthias Röhrig Assunção

    Originally the preserve of Afro-Brazilian slaves, the marginalized and the underclasses in Brazilian society, capoeira is now a mainstream sport, taught in Brazilian schools and practised by a range of social classes around the world. Some advocates now seek Olympic recognition for Capoeira. This…

    eBook – 2004-03-01
    Sport in the Global Society

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