Sport and Leisure Studies Products

  • Understanding the Olympics

    2nd Edition

    By John Horne, Garry Whannel

    The Olympic Games is unquestionably the greatest sporting event in the world, with billions of viewers across the globe. How did the Olympics evolve into this multi-national phenomenon? How can the Olympics help us to understand the relationship between sport and society? What will be the impact…

    Paperback – 2016-05-26 
    Routledge

  • A Social and Cultural History of Sport in Ireland

    Edited by David Hassan, Richard McElligott

    Sport has played a central role in modern Ireland’s history. Perhaps nowhere else has sport so infused the political, social and cultural development and identity of a nation. During this so-called ‘Decade of Centenaries’ in Ireland (2014 to 2024) recently there has been an exponential growth in…

    Hardback – 2016-05-26 
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

  • Holism and the Cultivation of Excellence in Sports and Performative Endeavors

    Skillful Striving

    Edited by Jesus Ilundain-Agurruza

    Skillful Striving is a multi-methodological and cross-cultural examination of how we flourish holistically through performative endeavors, e.g., sports, martial and performing arts. Relying primarily on sport philosophy, value theory, phenomenology, philosophy of mind, pragmatism, and East Asian…

    Hardback – 2016-05-20 
    Routledge
    Ethics and Sport

  • Sport and Politics

    By Alan Bairner

    Sport and politics have become inseparably entwined. From the volatile nationalism of international soccer to human rights controversies surrounding the Beijing Olympics, sport is both an important factor in political discourse and shaped by the wider political environment. In this ground-breaking…

    Paperback – 2016-05-15 
    Routledge
    Frontiers of Sport

  • Families, Young People, Physical Activity and Health

    Critical Perspectives

    By Symeon Dagkas, Lisette Burrows

    The family is an important site for the transmission of knowledge and cultural values. Amidst claims that young people are failing to follow health advice, dropping out of sport and at risk of an ever-expanding list of lifestyle diseases, families have become the target of government interventions.…

    Hardback – 2016-05-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • A Social History of Indian Football

    Striving to Score

    By Kausik Bandyopadhyay, Boria Majumdar

    A Social History of Indian Football covers the period 1850-2004. It considers soccer as a derivative sport, creatively and imaginatively adapted to suit modern Indian socio-cultural needs - designed to fulfil political imperatives and satisfy economic aspirations. The book is concerned with the…

    Paperback – 2016-04-30 
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society

  • Class, Race and Sport in South Africa’s Political Economy (RLE Sports Studies)

    By Grant Jarvie

    In recent years the interest in the patterns and policies of South African sport has grown. This book examines the increasingly complex issue of race, class and sport in the context of South African social relations. The author disputes evaluations made purely on the question of race, maintaining…

    Paperback – 2016-04-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Sports Studies

  • Designing the Olympics

    Representation, Participation, Contestation

    By Jilly Traganou

    Designing the Olympics claims that the Olympic Games provide opportunities to reflect on the relationship between design, national identity, and citizenship. The "Olympic design milieu" fans out from the construction of the Olympic city and the creation of emblems, mascots, and ceremonies, to the…

    Hardback – 2016-04-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Body Work

    Youth, Gender and Health

    By Julia Coffey

    The rise of the health, beauty and fitness industries in recent years has led to an increased focus on the body. Body image, gender and health are issues of long-standing concern in sociology and in youth studies, but a theoretical and empirical focus on the body has been largely missing from this…

    Hardback – 2016-04-08 
    Routledge
    Youth, Young Adulthood and Society

  • Doping and Public Health

    Edited by Nader Ahmadi, Arne Ljungqvist, Göran Svedsäter

    Doping – the use of performance-enhancing substances and methods – has long been a high-profile issue in sport but in recent years it has also become an issue in wider society. This important new book examines doping as a public health issue, drawing on a multi-disciplinary set of perspectives to…

    Hardback – 2016-04-08 
    Routledge

  • Positive Youth Development through Sport

    second edition

    Edited by Nicholas L. Holt

    Cutting through the political rhetoric about the power of sport as a tool for social change and personal improvement, this book offers insight into how and why participating in sport can be good for children and young people. As the first text to focus on the role of sport in positive youth…

    Paperback – 2016-04-07 
    Routledge

  • The Leisure Commons

    A Spatial History of Web 2.0

    By Payal Arora

    There is much excitement about Web 2.0 as an unprecedented, novel, community-building space for experiencing, producing, and consuming leisure, particularly through social network sites. What is needed is a perspective that is invested in neither a utopian or dystopian posture but sees historical…

    Paperback – 2016-03-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

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