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  • Cricket: A Political History of the Global Game, 1945-2017

    By Stephen Wagg

    Cricket is an enduring paradox. On the one hand, it symbolises much that is outmoded: imperialism; a leisured elite; a rural, aristocratic Englishness. On the other, it endures as a global game and does so by skilful adaptation, trading partly on its mythic past and partly on its capacity to…

    Hardback – 2017-11-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sports History

  • Mediated Football

    Representations and Audience Receptions of Race/Ethnicity, Nation and Gender

    Edited by Jacco van Sterkenburg, Ramón Spaaij

    Football has become one of the most mediated cultural practices in modern Western societies, providing players, officials and spectators with implicit and often hidden discourses about race/ethnicity, national identity and gender. This book provides new and critical insights into how mediated…

    Paperback – 2017-11-05 
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

  • Young People and Sport

    From participation to the Olympics

    Edited by Berit Skirstad, Milena M. Parent, Barrie Houlihan

    This book highlights the different roles of youth sport, from sport for all and community sport activities to elite sport and international competitions, to suggest significant new directions for youth sport research and practices. The collection addresses a range of prominent management and policy…

    Hardback – 2017-11-01 
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

  • Digital Qualitative Research in Sport and Physical Activity

    Edited by Andrea Bundon

    Twitter, Facebook, online forums, blogs and websites—scholars are increasingly turning to digital sources to study sport and exercise. These platforms have generated new digital content ripe for analysis and are making it possible to investigate communities that were previously inaccessible.…

    Hardback – 2017-10-31 
    Routledge
    Qualitative Research in Sport and Physical Activity

  • Events Management

    An Introduction, 2nd Edition

    By Charles Bladen, James Kennell, Emma Abson, Nick Wilde

    Contemporary events management is a diverse and challenging field. This introductory textbook fully explores the multi-disciplinary nature of events management and provides the student with all the practical skills and professional knowledge they need to succeed in the events industry. It…

    Paperback – 2017-10-24 
    Routledge

  • Sport, Ethics and Philosophy

    Edited by Michael J. Mcnamee

    This book represents a bold statement concerning the excitement and energy of the field of sports ethics and philosophy in contemporary terms. It is comprised of a collection of commissioned essays from the leading international scholars in the field to celebrate the ten year editorship of Mike…

    Hardback – 2017-10-24 
    Routledge
    Ethics and Sport

  • Mega-Events as Economies of the Imagination

    Creating Atmospheres for Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020

    By Rodanthi Tzanelli

    Atmosphere, the elusive ambiance of a place, enables or hinders its mobility in global consumption contexts. Atmosphere connects to social imaginaries, utopian representational frames producing the culture of a city or country. But who resolves atmospheric contradictions in a place’s social and…

    Hardback – 2017-10-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Sporting Capital

    Transforming Sports Development Policy and Practice

    By Nicholas F. Rowe

    In a world of competing public policy priorities, economic challenges and political uncertainty, sports development organisations and initiatives need to adapt to survive. This book makes the case for 'Sporting Capital' as a new conceptual model of sports participation with the potential to…

    Hardback – 2017-10-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture 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…

    Paperback – 2017-10-05 
    Routledge

  • Sport and Health

    Exploring the Current State of Play

    Edited by Daniel Parnell, Peter Krustrup

    It is a common assumption that sport is good for us and that participation in sport embodies public health benefits. With sport being increasingly used to deliver public health interventions worldwide, this book critically examines the rationale and evidence for sport as a public health policy tool…

    Hardback – 2017-09-28 
    Routledge
    ICSSPE Perspectives

  • Fitness, Technology and Society

    Amusing Ourselves to Life

    By Brad Millington

    The fitness industry is experiencing a new boom characterized by the proliferation of interactive and customizable technology, from exercise-themed video games to smartphone apps to wearable fitness trackers. This new technology presents the possibility of boundless self-tracking, generating highly…

    Hardback – 2017-09-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Routledge Handbook of International Sport Business

    Edited by Mark Dodds, Kevin Heisey, Aila Ahonen

    Contemporary sport business is international. From global sport competitions and events, sponsorship deals and broadcasting rights to labour markets and lucrative flows of tourists, anybody working in sport business today has to have an international perspective. This book offers the broadest and…

    Hardback – 2017-09-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

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