E-books: Sports and Leisure

  • Sports Videogames book cover

    Sports Videogames

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mia Consalvo, Konstantin Mitgutsch, Abe Stein

    From Pong to Madden NFL to Wii Fit, Sports Videogames argues for the multiple ways that sports videogames—alongside televised and physical sports—impact one another, and how players and viewers make sense of these multiple forms of play and information in their daily lives. Through case studies,…

    eBook – 2013-07-18
    Routledge

  • Oxygen Uptake Kinetics in Sport, Exercise and Medicine book cover

    Oxygen Uptake Kinetics in Sport, Exercise and Medicine

    1st Edition

    By Andrew M. Jones, David C. Poole

    Despite its crucial importance, scientists interested in the limitations of human physical performance have only just started to give the field of oxygen uptake kinetics the attention it deserves. Understanding the principal determinant of the oxygen uptake kinetics is fundamental to improving…

    eBook – 2013-07-04
    Routledge

  • Europe, Sport, World: Shaping Global Societies book cover

    Europe, Sport, World

    Shaping Global Societies, 1st Edition

    By J. A. Mangan

    The sports of Europe and the United States were imitated and assimilated and became symbols of national and cosmopolitan identity. This work examines the national and international importance of sport and its role in shaping post-millennium global culture.…

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

  • 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

  • Arts, Entertainment and Tourism book cover

    Arts, Entertainment and Tourism

    1st Edition

    By Howard Hughes

    'Arts, Entertainment and Tourism' is a pioneering text that, by focusing on the consumer, investigates the relationship between these 3 industries and how this relationship can be developed to its best competitive advantage. Issue-led, this text draws on appropriate disciplines rather than using…

    eBook – 2013-06-17
    Routledge

  • Gender and Leisure: Social and Cultural Perspectives book cover

    Gender and Leisure

    Social and Cultural Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By Cara Carmichael Aitchison

    The highly contested nature of both 'gender' and 'leisure' encapsulates many of the most critical social and cultural debates of the early twenty-first century. Drawing on a wide range of theoretical perspectives, as well as extensive empirical research, Gender and Leisure goes forward to offer a…

    eBook – 2013-06-17
    Routledge

  • Athletes' Careers Across Cultures book cover

    Athletes' Careers Across Cultures

    1st Edition

    Edited by Natalia B. Stambulova, Tatiana V. Ryba

    Athletes’ Careers Across Cultures is the first book of its kind to bring together a truly global spread of leading sports psychology career researchers and practitioners into one comprehensive resource. This extensive volume traces the evolution of athlete career research through a cultural lens…

    eBook – 2013-06-07
    Routledge
    Key Issues in Sport and Exercise Psychology

  • Study Skills for Sports Studies book cover

    Study Skills for Sports Studies

    1st Edition

    By Tara Magdalinski

    Starting university can be a daunting prospect, as students come to grips with new ways of working, learning and thinking. Studying sport at university poses particular challenges, with students often engaged in playing or coaching sport alongside their studies and having unconventional working…

    eBook – 2013-06-03
    Routledge

  • Sport for Development: What game are we playing? book cover

    Sport for Development

    What game are we playing?, 1st Edition

    By Fred Coalter

    Sport is increasingly regarded as a powerful tool in international development. In this comprehensive introduction to the area of ‘sport-for-development’, leading researcher Fred Coalter critically evaluates the strengths and weaknesses and successes and failures of sport-for-development policies…

    eBook – 2013-05-20
    Routledge

  • 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

  • Law and Sport in Contemporary Society book cover

    Law and Sport in Contemporary Society

    1st Edition

    Edited by Steven Greenfield, Guy Osborn

    As the commercialization of sport grows, the need for proper regulation increases. In legal terms, sport is part of the entertainment and media industries which are subject to rapid change. This work brings together experts in many fields to analyze these changes and to discuss the implications of…

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

  • Sport and National Identity in the Post-War World book cover

    Sport and National Identity in the Post-War World

    1st Edition

    Edited by Dilwyn Porter, Adrian Smith

    What is the relationship between sport and national identity? What can sport tell us about changing perceptions of national identity?Bringing together the work of established historians and younger commentators, this illuminating text surveys the last half-century, giving due attention to the place…

    eBook – 2013-04-15
    Routledge

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