E-books: Sports and Leisure

  • 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

  • Teaching Physical Education to Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities book cover

    Teaching Physical Education to Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

    2nd Edition

    By Philip Vickerman, Anthony Maher

    Teaching Physical Education to Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities provides a thorough overview of the challenges and opportunities for inclusion in PE lessons. Combining a theoretical framework with practical strategies for teachers, the title covers a diverse range of issues…

    eBook – 2018-07-27
    Routledge

  • Care in Sport Coaching: Pedagogical Cases book cover

    Care in Sport Coaching

    Pedagogical Cases, 1st Edition

    Edited by Colum Cronin, Kathleen Armour

    While it is accepted that sport coaches should safeguard participants, Care in Sport Coaching: Pedagogical Cases argues that coaches have a duty of care that moves beyond protection and involves the development of caring relationships with athletes. Recent high-profile incidents of abuse in sport…

    eBook – 2018-07-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sports Coaching

  • Obesity: A Kinesiology Perspective book cover

    Obesity: A Kinesiology Perspective

    1st Edition

    By Roy J. Shephard

    There have been many books written on the subject of obesity, but most have approached the topic from the standpoint of the nutritionist, concluding from the somewhat fallacious evidence of changes in body mass that exercise has little place in the prevention or the treatment of obesity. This new…

    eBook – 2018-07-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Physical Activity and Health

  • Sport and Violence: Rethinking Elias book cover

    Sport and Violence: Rethinking Elias

    1st Edition

    Edited by Dominique Bodin, Luc Robene

    The aim of this book, in discussing Elias’s theory, is not to refute it. Tendentiously, the theory works with its weaknesses and strong points and it has been enriched by a number of authors over time. The objective of this volume is to discuss the blind spots and, more simply, what is too often…

    eBook – 2018-07-26
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society - Historical Perspectives

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