E-books: Sports and Leisure

  • Video Games as Culture: Considering the Role and Importance of Video Games in Contemporary Society book cover

    Video Games as Culture

    Considering the Role and Importance of Video Games in Contemporary Society, 1st Edition

    By Daniel Muriel, Garry Crawford

    Video games are becoming culturally dominant. But what does their popularity say about our contemporary society? This book explores video game culture, but in doing so, utilizes video games as a lens through which to understand contemporary social life. Video games are becoming an increasingly…

    eBook – 2018-03-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Contesting ‘Race’ and Sport: Shaming the Colour Line book cover

    Contesting ‘Race’ and Sport

    Shaming the Colour Line, 1st Edition

    By Kevin Hylton

    In the decade since Kevin Hylton’s seminal book ‘Race’ and Sport: Critical Race Theory was published, racialised issues have remained at the forefront of sport and leisure studies. In this important new book, Hylton draws on original research in contemporary contexts, from sport coaching to…

    eBook – 2018-03-08
    Routledge

  • Sport Cyberpsychology book cover

    Sport Cyberpsychology

    1st Edition

    By Olivia A. Hurley

    Sport Cyberpsychology is the first book devoted to assessing the influence of technology on human interaction, behaviour and mental health in a sport context, gathering research on the use of technology and the Internet by athletes, coaches and sport science support staff.  The book identifies the…

    eBook – 2018-03-05
    Routledge

  • Clinical Guide to Popular Diets book cover

    Clinical Guide to Popular Diets

    1st Edition

    By Caroline Apovian, Elizabeth Brouillard, Lorraine Young

    It is no secret that the United States is facing an obesity epidemic with the obesity rates continuing to rise year after year. According to the Center for Disease Control, one third of Americans are now obese. It is no longer sufficient to simply point out the health risks of obesity to our…

    eBook – 2018-01-29
    CRC Press

  • The Science of Gymnastics: Advanced Concepts book cover

    The Science of Gymnastics

    Advanced Concepts, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Monèm Jemni

    The Science of Gymnastics provides the most comprehensive and accessible introduction available to the fundamental physiological, biomechanical and psychological principles underpinning performance in artistic gymnastics. The second edition introduces three new sections: applied coaching, motor…

    eBook – 2017-12-22
    Routledge

  • Perspectives on Athlete-Centred Coaching book cover

    Perspectives on Athlete-Centred Coaching

    1st Edition

    Edited by Shane Pill

    Underpinned by a philosophy of empowerment, athlete-centred approaches to coaching are defined by a style that promotes learning through ownership, responsibility, initiative and awareness. Perspectives on Athlete-Centred Coaching offers an in-depth theoretical examination of player-focused…

    eBook – 2017-12-06
    Routledge

  • Football, Corruption and Lies: Revisiting 'Badfellas', the book FIFA tried to ban book cover

    Football, Corruption and Lies

    Revisiting 'Badfellas', the book FIFA tried to ban, 1st Edition

    By John Sugden, Alan Tomlinson

    World football is in crisis. The corruption scandal engulfing FIFA is arguably the biggest story in the history of modern sport and a watershed for sport governance. More than a decade ago, John Sugden and Alan Tomlinson laid the foundations for subsequent investigations with the publication of…

    eBook – 2017-12-04
    Routledge

  • Conducting Practitioner Research in Physical Education and Youth Sport: Reflecting on Practice book cover

    Conducting Practitioner Research in Physical Education and Youth Sport

    Reflecting on Practice, 1st Edition

    By Ashley Casey, Tim Fletcher, Lee Schaefer, Doug Gleddie

    There is now a widespread expectation that teachers and coaches should be reflective practitioners, an expectation written into national standards of education in many countries. This innovative book introduces the methods by which teachers and coaches can conduct research into their own…

    eBook – 2017-11-22
    Routledge

  • Sports Concussions: A Complete Guide to Recovery and Management book cover

    Sports Concussions

    A Complete Guide to Recovery and Management, 1st Edition

    Edited by Isabelle Gagnon, Alain Ptito

    Sport-related concussions have become an increasingly important topic as evidenced by recent media attention. Due in large part to the complex nature of concussive injuries, there is great discrepancy in the effect these injuries have on individual functioning and the type and nature of services…

    eBook – 2017-11-22
    CRC Press

  • Biomechanics of Human Motion: Applications in the Martial Arts, Second Edition book cover

    Biomechanics of Human Motion

    Applications in the Martial Arts, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

    By Emeric Arus, Ph.D.

    This book covers the general laws governing human biomechanics through an extensive review of martial arts techniques and references to fundamental theory. Using straightforward mathematics and physics, this work covers indepth the anatomical foundation of biomechanics and physiological foundation…

    eBook – 2017-11-09
    CRC Press

  • Sport, Recovery, and Performance: Interdisciplinary Insights book cover

    Sport, Recovery, and Performance

    Interdisciplinary Insights, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Kellmann, Jürgen Beckmann

    Sport, Recovery and Performance is a unique multi-disciplinary collection which examines both the psychological and physiological dimensions to recovery from sport. Including contributions from medicine, neuroscience, psychology and sport science, the book expertly explores the implications for…

    eBook – 2017-11-06
    Routledge

  • Positive Psychology in Sport and Physical Activity: An Introduction book cover

    Positive Psychology in Sport and Physical Activity

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    Edited by Abbe Brady, Bridget Grenville-Cleave

    Positive psychology (PP) is a fast-developing area of research that emphasises personal growth and the positive qualities of life. This is the first book to apply the principles and practice of PP to sport and physical activity. In attempting to help people enjoy sport, sport psychology has…

    eBook – 2017-10-16
    Routledge

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