E-books: Sports and Leisure

  • Reformers, Sport, Modernizers: Middle-class Revolutionaries book cover

    Reformers, Sport, Modernizers

    Middle-class Revolutionaries, 1st Edition

    Edited by J A Mangan

    A record of the role of selected middle-class individuals across Europe who made notable contributions to the early evolution of modern sport and who saw success in modern sport as an expression of human qualities to be admired, applauded and encouraged. They viewed sport, sometimes…

    eBook – 2013-10-11
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society

  • Cultural Policy: Management, Value and Modernity in the Creative Industries book cover

    Cultural Policy

    Management, Value and Modernity in the Creative Industries, 1st Edition

    By Dave O'Brien

    Contemporary society is complex; governed and administered by a range of contradictory policies, practices and techniques. Nowhere are these contradictions more keenly felt than in cultural policy. This book uses insights from a range of disciplines to aid the reader in understanding contemporary…

    eBook – 2013-10-08
    Routledge

  • Making European Masculinities: Sport, Europe, Gender book cover

    Making European Masculinities

    Sport, Europe, Gender, 1st Edition

    By J. A. Mangan

    As sport has grown, progressively replacing religion, in its power to excite passion, provide emotional escape, offer fraternal (and increasingly sororital) bonding, it has come to loom larger and larger in the lives of Europeans and others. It has become an inescapable reality linking public…

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

  • Foods, Nutrition and Sports Performance: An international Scientific Consensus organized by Mars Incorporated with International Olympic Committee patronage book cover

    Foods, Nutrition and Sports Performance

    An international Scientific Consensus organized by Mars Incorporated with International Olympic Committee patronage, 1st Edition

    Edited by J.R. Devlin, C. Williams

    This book includes all the papers presented at the meeting, revised to take account of all the points made during discussions, and the Consensus Statement itself. The topics covered include recommendations for optimum carbohydrate, protein, fat, total energy, fluid and electrolyte, and vitamin…

    eBook – 2013-10-08
    Routledge

  • 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

  • European Heroes: Myth, Identity, Sport book cover

    European Heroes

    Myth, Identity, Sport, 1st Edition

    Edited by Pierre Lanfranchi, Richard Holt, J A Mangan

    Historians of popular culture have recently been addressing the role of myth, and now it is time that social historians of sport also examined it. The contributors to this collection of essays explore the symbolic meanings that have been attached to sport in Europe by considering some of the mythic…

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

  • Kenyan Running: Movement Culture, Geography and Global Change book cover

    Kenyan Running

    Movement Culture, Geography and Global Change, 1st Edition

    By John Bale, Joe Sang

    1997 British Society of Sports History - Lord Aberdare Literary Prize for Sports HistoryThe record-breaking achievements of Kenyan athletes have caught the imagination of the world of sport. How significant really is Kenya in the world of sports? This book, the first to look in detail at the…

    eBook – 2013-09-13
    Routledge

  • 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

  • Becoming a Sport Psychologist book cover

    Becoming a Sport Psychologist

    1st Edition

    Edited by Paul McCarthy, Marc Jones

    Sport psychology is a competitive profession with rigorous and demanding entry routes in terms of education, training and accreditation. Once qualified, the sport psychology practitioner will face complex, day-to-day professional challenges of the kind not always covered in conventional sport…

    eBook – 2013-08-15
    Routledge

  • Pure Sport: Practical sport psychology book cover

    Pure Sport

    Practical sport psychology, 2nd Edition

    By John Kremer, Aidan P. Moran

    Should you always "think about it"? Are you "only as good as your last game"? Is it just a matter of "keeping your eye on the ball"? The answer to these questions is no, and to help you steer a course through the many challenges of a sporting career this second edition of Pure Sport sets out, in…

    eBook – 2013-08-15
    Routledge

  • 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

  • Sport and Film book cover

    Sport and Film

    1st Edition

    By Seán Crosson

    The sports film has become one of commercial cinema's most recognizable genres. From classic boxing films such as Raging Bull (1980) to soccer-themed box-office successes like Bend it Like Beckham (2002), the sports film stands at the interface of two of our most important cultural forms. This book…

    eBook – 2013-07-18
    Routledge
    Frontiers of Sport

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