E-books: Sports and Leisure

  • Cultural Resistance and Security from Below: Power and Escape through Capoeira book cover

    Cultural Resistance and Security from Below

    Power and Escape through Capoeira, 1st Edition

    By Zoë Marriage

    This book uses the Afro-Brazilian art of capoeira to examine how security has been pursued from below and what significance this has for security analysis and policy. Illegal at the beginning of the twentieth century, capoeira is now a cultural institution and export that is protected by the…

    eBook – 2019-06-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Development and Society

  • The Social Impact of Sport: Cross-Cultural Perspectives book cover

    The Social Impact of Sport

    Cross-Cultural Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ramón Spaaij

    This book critically examines the ways in which sports contribute to, or inhibit, social well-being, the directions these changes take and the conditions necessary for sport to have beneficial outcomes. The themes addressed in the book demonstrate the diversity and versatility of the social impacts…

    eBook – 2019-06-17
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

  • Physical Activity and Student Learning book cover

    Physical Activity and Student Learning

    1st Edition

    By Tara Stevens

    Discussions of physical activity in schools often focus on health-related outcomes, but there is also evidence for its integral role in academic achievement, cognition, and psychological adjustment. Written by a scientist-practitioner, Physical Activity and Student Learning explores the effects of…

    eBook – 2019-06-13
    Routledge
    Ed Psych Insights

  • Human Enhancement Drugs book cover

    Human Enhancement Drugs

    1st Edition

    Edited by Katinka van de Ven, Kyle J. D. Mulrooney, Jim McVeigh

    Despite increasing interest in the use of human enhancement drugs (HEDs), our understanding of this phenomenon and the regulatory framework used to address it has lagged behind. Encompassing public health, epidemiology, neuroethics, sport science, criminology, and sociology, this book brings…

    eBook – 2019-06-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Crime and Society

  • Dietary Supplementation in Sport and Exercise: Evidence, Safety and Ergogenic Benefits book cover

    Dietary Supplementation in Sport and Exercise

    Evidence, Safety and Ergogenic Benefits, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jay R Hoffman

    Dietary Supplementation in Sport and Exercise removes the myths associated with many dietary supplements. It provides an evidence-based approach to the physiological mechanisms related to popular supplements and examines the ergogenic benefits in both competitive and recreational athletes. This…

    eBook – 2019-06-07
    Routledge

  • The Philosophy of Football book cover

    The Philosophy of Football

    1st Edition

    By Steffen Borge

    Human beings are the only creatures known to engage in sport. We are sporting animals, and our favourite pastime of football is the biggest sport spectacle on earth. The Philosophy of Football presents the first sustained, in-depth philosophical investigation of the phenomenon of football. In…

    eBook – 2019-06-07
    Routledge
    Ethics and Sport

  • The Politics of Physical Activity book cover

    The Politics of Physical Activity

    1st Edition

    By Joe Piggin

    Defining ‘politics’ as contests over ideas, values and visions about what a physically active society could be, this book uses critical analysis to challenge accepted truths about physical activity and therefore opens up a pathway to more effective, and more socially just, physical activity policy.…

    eBook – 2019-06-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Physical Activity and Health

  • Physical Literacy across the World book cover

    Physical Literacy across the World

    1st Edition

    Edited by Margaret Whitehead

    Physical Literacy across the World records the progress of the concept of physical literacy over the last decade. It examines developments, issues and controversies in physical literacy studies, and looks at how the concept has been implemented around the world. Contributions from practitioners…

    eBook – 2019-06-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

  • The Early Development of Football: Contemporary Debates book cover

    The Early Development of Football

    Contemporary Debates, 1st Edition

    Edited by Graham Curry

    This fascinating collection brings together leading football historians and sociologists from the UK, Germany, the USA and Australia to offer fresh perspectives on the early development of football (soccer), not only illuminating our understanding of the early history of the world’s most popular…

    eBook – 2019-06-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sports History

  • Sport in Films book cover

    Sport in Films

    1st Edition

    Edited by Emma Poulton, Martin Roderick

    Sport offers everything a good story should have: heroes and villains, triumph and disaster, achievement and despair, tension and drama. Consequently, sport makes for a compelling film narrative and films, in turn, are a vivid medium for sport. Yet despite its regularity as a central theme in…

    eBook – 2019-05-30
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society

  • The Global Sport Economy: Contemporary Issues book cover

    The Global Sport Economy

    Contemporary Issues, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michel Desbordes, Pascal Aymar, Christopher Hautbois

    This book examines the global sports ecosystem through three of its central pillars: Sport marketing, sports equipment manufacture and sales, and sport governance and organization. By focusing on these three themes, the book presents a nuanced and multi-faceted view of how the global sports economy…

    eBook – 2019-05-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport Business and Management

  • Pure Sport: Sport Psychology in Action book cover

    Pure Sport

    Sport Psychology in Action, 3rd Edition

    By John Kremer, Aidan P. Moran, Ciaran J. Kearney

    Pure Sport is a practical guide that provides insights on asserting positive mindsets, realising potential, remaining resilient against setbacks and using these experiences to move on to greater success. The book follows the journey of the athlete through six clear steps, creating a logical…

    eBook – 2019-05-28
    Routledge

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