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  • The War on Drugs in Sport

    Moral Panics and Organizational Legitimacy

    By Vanessa McDermott

    This book is an innovative and compelling work that develops a modified moral panic model illustrated by the drugs in sport debate. Drawing on Max Weber’s work on moral authority and legitimacy, McDermott argues that doping scandals create a crisis of legitimacy for sport governing bodies and other…

    Hardback – 2015-12-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Femininity, Feminism and Recreational Pole Dancing

    By Kerry Griffiths

    This book explores the phenomenon of pole dancing as an increasingly popular fitness and leisure activity for women. It moves beyond previous debates surrounding the empowering or degrading nature of pole dancing classes, and instead explores the complexities of these concepts and highlights that…

    Hardback – 2015-12-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Routledge International Handbook of Outdoor Studies

    Edited by Barbara Humberstone, Heather Prince, Karla A. Henderson

    The ‘outdoors’ is a physical and ideological space in which people engage with their environment, but it is also an important vehicle for learning and for leisure. The Routledge Handbook of Outdoor Studies is the first book to attempt to define and survey the multi-disciplinary set of approaches…

    Hardback – 2015-11-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Muhammad Ali

    A Man of Many Voices

    By Barbara L. Tischler

    Muhammad Ali was not only a champion athlete, but a cultural icon. While his skill as a boxer made him famous, his strong personality and his identity as a black man in a country in the midst of the struggle for civil rights made him an enduring symbol. From his youth in segregated Louisville,…

    Paperback – 2015-11-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Historical Americans

  • Affect, Space and Animals

    Edited by Jopi Nyman, Nora Schuurman

    In recent years, animals have entered the focus of the social and cultural sciences, resulting in the emergence of the new field of human–animal studies. This book investigates the relationships between humans and animals, paying particular attention to the role of affect, space, and animal…

    Hardback – 2015-11-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Human-Animal Studies Series

  • Sustainability in high performance sport

    Current practices - Future directions

    Edited by Natalie Barker-Ruchti, Dean Barker

    Success in high performance sport is highly valued in today’s world, with lucrative contracts, sponsorship deals, and opportunities for celebrity status balanced against substantial investments of time and energy, and high chances of failure. With pressure mounting on athletes and coaches to make…

    Hardback – 2015-11-18 
    Routledge

  • Ethics and Governance in Sport

    The future of sport imagined

    Edited by Yves Vanden Auweele, Elaine Cook, Jim Parry

    What is, or what should be, the function of sport in a globalized, commercialized world? Why does sport matter in the 21st century? In Ethics and Governance in Sport: the future of sport imagined, an ensemble of leading international experts from across the fields of sport management and ethics…

    Hardback – 2015-11-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • International Research in Science and Soccer II

    Edited by Terence Favero, Barry Drust, Brian Dawson

    International Research in Science and Soccer II showcases the very latest research into the world’s most widely played sport. With contributions from scientists, researchers and practitioners working at every level of the game, from grassroots to elite level, the book covers every key aspect of…

    Hardback – 2015-11-10 
    Routledge

  • The Olympic Legacy

    Social Scientific Explorations

    Edited by Alan Tomlinson

    This comprehensive collection provides an overview of social scientific perspectives on Olympic legacy, using specialist analyses and selected cases to illuminate the recurring anthropological, political, and sociological dimensions of the legacy debate. Drawing upon research conducted on the…

    Hardback – 2015-11-09 
    Routledge
    Contemporary Issues in Social Science

  • Skateboarding

    Subcultures, Sites and Shifts

    Edited by Kara-Jane Lombard

    This book explores the cultural, social, spatial, and political dynamics of skateboarding, drawing on contributions from leading international experts across a range of disciplines, such as sociology and philosophy of sport, architecture, anthropology, ecology, cultural studies, sociology,…

    Hardback – 2015-11-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Sport, Medicine, Ethics

    Edited by Mike McNamee

    The ethics of sports medicine is an important emerging area within biomedical ethics. The professionalization of medical support services in sport and continuing debates around issues such as performance-enhancing technologies or the health and welfare of athletes mean that all practitioners in…

    Paperback – 2015-11-01 
    Routledge

  • A History of Sports Coaching in Britain

    Overcoming Amateurism

    By Dave Day, Tegan Carpenter

    At the London Olympics in 2012 Team GB achieved a third place finish in the medals table. A key factor in this achievement was the high standard of contemporary British sports coaching. But how has British sports coaching transitioned from the amateur to the professional, and what can the hitherto…

    Hardback – 2015-10-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sports Coaching

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