E-books: Sports and Leisure

  • Digital Football Cultures: Fandom, Identities and Resistance book cover

    Digital Football Cultures

    Fandom, Identities and Resistance, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stefan Lawrence, Garry Crawford

    As the digital revolution continues apace, emergent technologies and means of communication present new challenges and opportunities for the football industry. This is the first book to bring together key contemporary debates at the intersection of football studies, leisure studies, and digital…

    eBook – 2018-09-03
    Routledge
    Advances in Leisure Studies

  • Conditioning for Strength and Human Performance: Third Edition book cover

    Conditioning for Strength and Human Performance

    Third Edition, 3rd Edition

    Edited by T. Jeff Chandler, Lee E. Brown

    Fully revised and updated, the third edition of Conditioning for Strength and Human Performance provides strength and conditioning students with the clearest and most accessible introduction to the scientific principles underpinning the discipline. Covering bioenergetics and nutrition, a systematic…

    eBook – 2018-08-31
    Routledge

  • Emotion in Sports: Philosophical Perspectives book cover

    Emotion in Sports

    Philosophical Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By Yunus Tuncel

    Emotion is central to human character, infiltrating our physiological functions and our mental constitution. In sport, athletes feel emotion in specific ways, from joy to anger and despair. This is the first book to examine emotion in sport from a philosophical perspective, building on concepts…

    eBook – 2018-08-31
    Routledge
    Ethics and Sport

  • Sport Policy in China book cover

    Sport Policy in China

    1st Edition

    By Jinming Zheng, Shushu Chen, Tien-Chin Tan, Barrie Houlihan

    Acknowledging China’s established status as a global sporting superpower, this is the first book to systematically investigate sport policy in that country. With a focus on sport development in the most recent three decades, Sport Policy in China explores a wide range of topics in Chinese sport,…

    eBook – 2018-08-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport Politics and Policy

  • Reach-to-Grasp Behavior: Brain, Behavior, and Modelling Across the Life Span book cover

    Reach-to-Grasp Behavior

    Brain, Behavior, and Modelling Across the Life Span, 1st Edition

    Edited by Daniela Corbetta, Marco Santello

    Reaching for objects in our surroundings is an everyday activity that most humans perform seamlessly a hundred times a day. It is nonetheless a complex behavior that requires the perception of objects’ features, action selection, movement planning, multi-joint coordination, force regulation, and…

    eBook – 2018-08-28
    Routledge
    Frontiers of Developmental Science

  • Sport Fans: The Psychology and Social Impact of Fandom book cover

    Sport Fans

    The Psychology and Social Impact of Fandom, 2nd Edition

    By Daniel L. Wann, Jeffrey D. James

    Sports, and the fans that follow them, are everywhere. Sport Fans: The Psychology and Social Impact of Fandom examines the affective, behavioral, and cognitive reactions of fans to better comprehend how sport impacts individual fans and society as a whole. Using up-to-date research and theory from…

    eBook – 2018-08-16
    Routledge

  • Development of the Youth Athlete book cover

    Development of the Youth Athlete

    1st Edition

    By Neil Armstrong

    Development of the Youth Athlete offers a single-authored, well-illustrated, evidence-based, and integrated analysis of the development and trainability of the morphological and physiological characteristics which influence sport performance in youth. The book critically analyses the development of…

    eBook – 2018-08-15
    Routledge

  • Figurational Research in Sport, Leisure and Health book cover

    Figurational Research in Sport, Leisure and Health

    1st Edition

    Edited by Dominic Malcolm, Philippa Velija

    Figurational sociology offers an important set of conceptual and methodological tools for helping us to understand sport, leisure and health and their relationship to wider society.   This book brings together an international team of scholars working within the figurational tradition to explain…

    eBook – 2018-08-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Gender Diversity in European Sport Governance book cover

    Gender Diversity in European Sport Governance

    1st Edition

    Edited by Agnes Elling, Jorid Hovden, Annelies Knoppers

    Gender equality is one of the founding democratic principles of the EU. However, recent studies of the Federation of Olympic Sports in Europe have shown that women occupy only fourteen percent of decision-making positions in sport organizations. This book presents a comprehensive and comparative…

    eBook – 2018-08-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Winning With Data: CRM and Analytics for the Business of Sports book cover

    Winning With Data

    CRM and Analytics for the Business of Sports, 1st Edition

    By Fiona Green

    For many years, sports rights owners have had an ‘if you build it, they will come’ attitude, suggesting they take their fans for granted. Combined with advances in broadcasting quality, digital marketing, and social media, this has resulted in diminishing attendances and participation levels. The…

    eBook – 2018-08-06
    Routledge

  • How Football Began: A Global History of How the World's Football Codes Were Born book cover

    How Football Began

    A Global History of How the World's Football Codes Were Born, 1st Edition

    By Tony Collins

    This ambitious and fascinating history considers why, in the space of sixty years between 1850 and 1910, football grew from a marginal and unorganised activity to become the dominant winter entertainment for millions of people around the world. The book explores how the world’s football codes -…

    eBook – 2018-08-06
    Routledge

  • Play in Philosophy and Social Thought book cover

    Play in Philosophy and Social Thought

    1st Edition

    By Henning Eichberg

    Edited by Signe Larsen

    To understand play, we need a bottom-up phenomenology of play. This phenomenology highlights the paradox that it is the players who play the game, but it is also the game which makes us players. Yet what is it that plays us, when we play? Do we play the game, or does the game play us? These…

    eBook – 2018-08-06
    Routledge

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