E-books: Sports and Leisure

  • Fair Play in Sport: A Moral Norm System book cover

    Fair Play in Sport

    A Moral Norm System, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sigmund Loland

    Fair Play in Sport presents a critical re-working of the classic ideal of fair play and explores its practical consequences for competitive sport. By linking general moral principles and practical cases, the book develops a contemporary theory of fair play.The book examines many of the key issues…

    eBook – 2013-04-15
    Ethics and Sport

  • Development of Movement Coordination in Children: Applications in the Field of Ergonomics, Health Sciences and Sport book cover

    Development of Movement Coordination in Children

    Applications in the Field of Ergonomics, Health Sciences and Sport, 1st Edition

    Edited by Geert Savelsbergh, Keith Davids, John van der Kamp, Simon J. Bennett

    Co-ordination of movement plays a key role in human development and is an important area in sport and health sciences. This book looks in detail at how children develop basic skills, such as walking and reaching for objects, and more complex skills such as throwing and catching a ball…

    eBook – 2013-04-15

  • Leisure/Tourism Geographies: Practices and Geographical Knowledge book cover

    Leisure/Tourism Geographies

    Practices and Geographical Knowledge, 1st Edition

    Edited by David Crouch

    Leisure and Tourism Geographies considers leisure/tourism as an encounter. An encounter that exists between people, between people and space and between people and their expectations, experiences and desires.The contributors explore diverse aspects of leisure and tourism, ranging from the…

    eBook – 2013-04-15
    Critical Geographies

  • Outdoor Adventure and Social Theory book cover

    Outdoor Adventure and Social Theory

    1st Edition

    Edited by Elizabeth C.J. Pike, Simon Beames

    Adventure and outdoor sports - from rock climbing to freestyle kayaking – are a modern social phenomenon that can tell us much about the relationship between sport, culture and contemporary society. In this engaging new introductory text, adventure sports are used to illustrate key concepts in…

    eBook – 2013-04-12

  • Sport in Capitalist Society: A Short History book cover

    Sport in Capitalist Society

    A Short History, 1st Edition

    By Tony Collins

    Why are the Olympic Games the driving force behind a clampdown on civil liberties? What makes sport an unwavering ally of nationalism and militarism? Is sport the new opiate of the masses? These and many other questions are answered in this new radical history of sport by leading historian of…

    eBook – 2013-04-12

  • Sport Matters: Sociological Studies of Sport, Violence and Civilisation book cover

    Sport Matters

    Sociological Studies of Sport, Violence and Civilisation, 1st Edition

    By Eric Dunning

    1999 North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Annual Book Award Sport Matters offers a comprehensive introduction to the study of modern sport from a sociological perspective. It covers such topics as the history of sport, the development of ideas of 'fair play', sport and the emotions,…

    eBook – 2013-04-03

  • Footbinding, Feminism and Freedom: The Liberation of Women's Bodies in Modern China book cover

    Footbinding, Feminism and Freedom

    The Liberation of Women's Bodies in Modern China, 1st Edition

    By Fan Hong

    Through the medium of women's bodies, Fan Hong explores the significance of religious beliefs, cultural codes and political dogmas for gender relations, gender concepts and the human body in an Asian setting.…

    eBook – 2013-04-03
    Sport in the Global Society

  • The Psychology of Sport Injury and Rehabilitation book cover

    The Psychology of Sport Injury and Rehabilitation

    1st Edition

    Edited by Monna Arvinen-Barrow, Natalie Walker

    Athletes routinely use psychological skills and interventions for performance enhancement but, perhaps surprisingly, not always to assist in recovery from injury. This book demonstrates the ways in which athletes and practitioners can transfer psychological skills to an injury and rehabilitation…

    eBook – 2013-03-20

  • College Fight Songs: An Annotated Anthology book cover

    College Fight Songs

    An Annotated Anthology, 1st Edition

    By William E Studwell, Bruce R Schueneman

    Go, team, go! Rah, rah, rah! Boomalacka, boomalacka! Sis-boom-bah! Get your pennants and varsity colors and head for the stadium because College Fight Songs will make you an expert on the musical history of university athletic themes and anthems before the second-half kickoff. Here, in one…

    eBook – 2013-03-07

  • A Game for Rough Girls?: A History of Women's Football in Britain book cover

    A Game for Rough Girls?

    A History of Women's Football in Britain, 1st Edition

    By Jean Williams

    Can we truly call football England's 'national' game?How have we arrived at this point of such clear inequality between men's and women's football? Between 1921 and 1972, women were banned from playing in football League grounds in the UK. Yet in 1998 FIFA declared that "the future is feminine" and…

    eBook – 2013-03-07

  • The Cultural Bond: Sport, Empire, Society book cover

    The Cultural Bond

    Sport, Empire, Society, 1st Edition

    Edited by J.A. Mangan

    The contributors to this volume examine the aspects of the cultural associations, symbolic interpretations and emotional significance of the idea of empire and, to some extent, with the post-imperial consequences. Collectively and cumulatively, their view is that sport was an important instrument…

    eBook – 2013-03-07
    Sport in the Global Society

  • Sport Brands book cover

    Sport Brands

    1st Edition

    By Patrick Bouchet, Dieter Hillairet, Guillaume Bodet

    Sport brands are a central element of modern sport business and a ubiquitous component of contemporary global culture. This groundbreaking book offers a complete analysis of the topic of sport brands from both a marketing management approach (strategy and implementation) and a psycho-sociological…

    eBook – 2013-03-05
    Routledge Sports Marketing Series

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