Paperbacks Direct: Sports and Leisure

  • Detecting Doping in Sport book cover

    Detecting Doping in Sport

    1st Edition

    By Stephen Moston, Terry Engelberg

    The book explores the changing landscape of anti-doping investigations, which now largely centre on the collection of intelligence about doping through processes such as surveillance, interviews with witnesses and interrogation of athletes. It examines why and how investigative processes, hitherto…

    Paperback – 2019-10-30 
    Routledge

  • Physical Activity and the Abdominal Viscera: Responses in Health and Disease book cover

    Physical Activity and the Abdominal Viscera

    Responses in Health and Disease, 1st Edition

    By Roy J. Shephard

    Physical Activity and the Abdominal Viscera is the first book to examine the response of the visceral organs to acute and chronic physical activity, in cases of both health and disease. Bringing together a previously disparate body of research, Professor Roy Shephard sets out the physiology,…

    Paperback – 2019-10-30 
    Routledge

  • Corruption in Sport: Causes, Consequences, and Reform book cover

    Corruption in Sport

    Causes, Consequences, and Reform, 1st Edition

    Edited by Lisa A. Kihl

    Corruption in the sport industry is a pervasive issue that threatens the integrity of sport as an institution. From doping and match-fixing to money laundering, corruption should be a concern to anybody interested in sport policy, management, governance, or ethics. This is the first book to explore…

    Paperback – 2019-11-22 
    Routledge

  • Transforming Sport: Knowledges, Practices, Structures book cover

    Transforming Sport

    Knowledges, Practices, Structures, 1st Edition

    Edited by Thomas F. Carter, Daniel Burdsey, Mark Doidge

    Sport sociology has a responsibility to engage critically with the accepted wisdom of those who govern and promote sport. This challenging collection of international research is a clear call for enacting the transformation of sport. The contributing authors argue that it is not enough to…

    Paperback – 2019-11-22 
    Routledge

  • The Global Football Industry: Marketing Perspectives book cover

    The Global Football Industry

    Marketing Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by James J. Zhang, Brenda G. Pitts

    In recent years, football’s status as "the world’s sport" has shown little sign of waning. From increasing participation at grassroots levels and to the highly lucrative media rights deals secured by the top elite clubs, the game appears to be thriving as it continues to excite and enthral billions…

    Paperback – 2019-11-22 
    Routledge

  • Football Club Management: Insights from the Field book cover

    Football Club Management

    Insights from the Field, 1st Edition

    By Ian Lawrence

    The rapid global growth of the sport industry has prompted the need for a more commercial approach to the management of sport clubs. This book is the first study of its kind to focus on the management of professional football clubs, providing a real-world insight into management principles and…

    Paperback – 2019-11-22 
    Routledge

  • Ageing, Physical Activity and Health: International Perspectives book cover

    Ageing, Physical Activity and Health

    International Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Karin Volkwein-Caplan, Jasmin Tahmaseb McConatha

    One of the most pressing questions facing society today is how to care for its burgeoning elderly population. By the year 2050, experts predict that one-third of the world’s population will be over 60 years old. Health promotion for the elderly is therefore becoming an increasingly important topic…

    Paperback – 2019-11-22 
    Routledge

  • Wrestling in Britain: Sporting Entertainments, Celebrity and Audiences book cover

    Wrestling in Britain

    Sporting Entertainments, Celebrity and Audiences, 1st Edition

    By Benjamin Litherland

    At the intersection of sport, entertainment and performance, wrestling occupies a unique position in British popular culture. This is the first book to offer a detailed historical and cultural analysis of British professional wrestling, exploring the shifting popularity of the sport as well as its…

    Paperback – 2019-11-22 
    Routledge

  • Rethinking Olympic Legacy book cover

    Rethinking Olympic Legacy

    1st Edition

    By Vassil Girginov

    How do Olympic legacies come about? This book offers an alternative approach to the study of Olympic and mega-sport event legacy, challenging how legacy is conceptualised and practised. It shifts the focus from legacy as a retrospective concept concerned with what has been left behind after the…

    Paperback – 2019-11-22 
    Routledge

  • Football Fans, Activism and Social Change book cover

    Football Fans, Activism and Social Change

    1st Edition

    By Dino Numerato

    The study of football fandom is a fast-growing area of research in the sociology of sport. The first work of its kind, this book explores football fan activism and its impact on contemporary football culture in England, Italy and the Czech Republic. Presenting a comparative study of fan activism in…

    Paperback – 2019-11-22 
    Routledge

  • Body Ecology and Emersive Leisure book cover

    Body Ecology and Emersive Leisure

    1st Edition

    Edited by Bernard Andrieu, Jim Parry, Alessandro Porrovecchio, Olivier Sirost

    The emerging field of body ecology offers fresh insights into how the body engages with its surrounding environment through consciousness, perception, knowledge and emotion. In this groundbreaking collection, leading scholars of sport, leisure and philosophy draw on research on topics as diverse as…

    Paperback – 2019-11-22 
    Routledge

  • Rethinking Sports and Integration: Developing a Transnational Perspective on Migrants and Descendants in Sports book cover

    Rethinking Sports and Integration

    Developing a Transnational Perspective on Migrants and Descendants in Sports, 1st Edition

    By Sine Agergaard

    Rethinking Sports and Integration offers a critical cultural analysis of the idea that sport can promote the integration of migrants and their descendants. It examines the origins of this idea and the concept of integration, and analyzes the problems in focus, the methods applied and the results of…

    Paperback – 2019-11-22 
    Routledge

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