E-books: Sports and Leisure

  • Defining Sport Communication book cover

    Defining Sport Communication

    1st Edition

    By Andrew C. Billings

    Defining Sport Communication is a comprehensive resource addressing core topics and issues, including humanistic, organizational, relational, and mediated approaches to the study of sport communication. It provides foundational work in sport communication for students and scholars, reflecting the…

    eBook – 2016-10-14

  • The Organizational Psychology of Sport: Key Issues and Practical Applications book cover

    The Organizational Psychology of Sport

    Key Issues and Practical Applications, 1st Edition

    Edited by Christopher R. D. Wagstaff

    This ground-breaking book is the first to provide a comprehensive overview of how organizational psychology can be used to understand and improve performance in elite sport. Using recent theoretical advances from this burgeoning area of research, each chapter offers key conceptual issues and…

    eBook – 2016-10-14

  • Critical Issues in Global Sport Management book cover

    Critical Issues in Global Sport Management

    1st Edition

    Edited by Nico Schulenkorf, Stephen Frawley

    The social, cultural and economic significance of sport has never been more evident than it is today. Adopting a critical management perspective, this book examines the most important themes and challenges in global sport management. From match-fixing, doping, bribery and corruption to corporate…

    eBook – 2016-10-04

  • The Research Companion: A practical guide for those in the social sciences, health and development book cover

    The Research Companion

    A practical guide for those in the social sciences, health and development, 2nd Edition

    By Petra M. Boynton

    Have you ever wanted to know an effective and ethical way to: Design a study? Recruit participants? Report findings? And improve the quality and output of your research? The Research Companion focuses on the practical skills needed to complete research in the social or health sciences and…

    eBook – 2016-10-04

  • High Performance Disability Sport Coaching book cover

    High Performance Disability Sport Coaching

    1st Edition

    Edited by Geoffery Z. Kohe, Derek M. Peters

    As the profile of disability sport has risen, so has the emphasis grown beyond participation to include the development of a high performance environment. This book is the first to take an in-depth look at the role of coaches and coaching in facilitating the professionalisation of disability sport,…

    eBook – 2016-08-25

  • Performance and Professional Wrestling book cover

    Performance and Professional Wrestling

    1st Edition

    Edited by Broderick Chow, Eero Laine, Claire Warden

    Performance and Professional Wrestling is the first edited volume to consider professional wrestling explicitly from the vantage point of theatre and performance studies. Moving beyond simply noting its performative qualities or reading it via other performance genres, this…

    eBook – 2016-08-12

  • Psychology in Professional Sports and the Performing Arts: Challenges and Strategies book cover

    Psychology in Professional Sports and the Performing Arts

    Challenges and Strategies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Robert J. Schinke, Dieter Hackfort

    The relationship between sport and exercise psychology and the realm of professional sport and performance has grown exponentially in recent years. Elite athletes increasingly see the value in seeking psychological advice and expertise, while consultants now work in a wider range of elite…

    eBook – 2016-08-04
    Key Issues in Sport and Exercise Psychology

  • Sport Governance: An introduction book cover

    Sport Governance

    An introduction, 1st Edition

    By Neil King

    Sport governance has become an increasingly widespread subject for research and teaching in sports studies. This engaging and accessible textbook examines the governance of sport organisations in a changing political, legal, financial and socio-cultural context. It explains how sport organisations…

    eBook – 2016-07-22

  • The Paralympic Games Explained: Second Edition book cover

    The Paralympic Games Explained

    Second Edition, 2nd Edition

    By Ian Brittain

    The Paralympic Games is the second largest multi-sport festival on earth and an event which poses profound and challenging questions about the nature of sport, disability and society. The Paralympic Games Explained is the first complete introduction to the Paralympic phenomenon, exploring every key…

    eBook – 2016-07-01

  • Managing Sport Mega-Events book cover

    Managing Sport Mega-Events

    1st Edition

    Edited by Stephen Frawley

    Managing Sport Mega-Events explores global developments in the management of sport mega-events. Sport mega-events such as the Olympic Games and the Football World Cup have been examined from a number of academic perspectives including history, sociology, politics, urban planning and economics. What…

    eBook – 2016-06-17

  • The Psychology of Perfectionism in Sport, Dance and Exercise book cover

    The Psychology of Perfectionism in Sport, Dance and Exercise

    1st Edition

    Edited by Andrew Hill

    Perfectionism has been found to play an important yet complex role in sport, dance and exercise. This collection provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account of theory, measurement, research findings, and practitioner issues associated with perfectionism, providing readers with insights…

    eBook – 2016-05-20

  • Global Practices and Training in Applied Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology: A Case Study Approach book cover

    Global Practices and Training in Applied Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology

    A Case Study Approach, 1st Edition

    Edited by J. Gualberto Cremades, Lauren S. Tashman

    Global Practices and Training in Applied Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology offers case analysis as a vehicle to address issues and experiences in the application of sport, exercise, and performance psychology (SEPP) and the supervision/training of individuals to become professionals in…

    eBook – 2016-05-20

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