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  • Sport’s Relationship with Other Leisure Industries

    Historical Perspectives

    Edited by Benjamin Litherland, Dion Georgiou

    This innovative and timely volume of essays critically interrogates the shared histories between sport and a variety of leisure, entertainment and cultural pursuits. Sport’s Relationship with Other Leisure Industries: Historical Perspectives spans the bowling greens of early modern England to the…

    Hardback – 2016-11-15 
    Routledge

  • Urban Music and Entrepreneurship

    Beats, Rhymes and Young People's Enterprise

    By Joy White

    Youth unemployment in the UK remains around the one million mark, with many young people from impoverished backgrounds becoming and remaining NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training). However, the NEET categorisation covertly disguises and obscures the significance of the diverse range of…

    Hardback – 2016-10-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • The Creative Underground

    Arts, Politics and Everyday Life

    By Paul Clements

    This book examines how the visionary creative ideas of avant-garde and resistant groups, also represented by utopian literature and art manifestos, reinvents society. A range of these original texts are critically evaluated in relation to cultural, historical and socio-political contexts…

    Hardback – 2016-10-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Human–Animal Relationships in Equestrian Sport and Leisure

    By Katherine Dashper

    Riding, training and caring for horses are visceral experiences that require the immersion of both body and mind. This book provides an in-depth understanding of human–horse relationships and interactions as embodied in equestrian sport and leisure. As a closely focused ethnographic study of the…

    Hardback – 2016-10-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Re-Imagining Leisure Studies

    By Tony Blackshaw

    In this provocative new book, Tony Blackshaw argues that Leisure Studies is in a quiet but deep state of crisis. The twenty-first century has brought profound change to all aspects of society, including a plurality of new leisure worlds, and traditional concepts of Leisure Studies fail to capture…

    Hardback – 2016-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Leisure Studies

  • 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 – 2016-08-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

  • Digital Leisure Cultures

    Critical Perspectives

    Edited by Sandro Carnicelli, David McGillivray, Gayle McPherson

    The digital turn in leisure has opened up a vast array of new opportunities to play, learn, participate and be entertained – opportunities that have transformed what we recognise as leisure. This edited collection provides a significant contribution to our changing understanding of digital leisure…

    Hardback – 2016-08-15
    Routledge

  • Men at Work

    Labour, Masculinities, Development

    Edited by Cecile Jackson

    Gender analysis of development focuses on gender relations, rather than women and men as separate gender categories, but it has necessarily been women-orientated in its concerns with subordination. This work moves gender analysis towards a fuller understanding of men's diverse gendered identities,…

    Paperback – 2016-08-01
    Routledge

  • Tourism and Leisure Mobilities

    Politics, work, and play

    Edited by Jillian Rickly, Kevin Hannam, Mary Mostafanezhad

    This book reframes tourism, as well as leisure, within mobilities studies to challenge the limitations that dichotomous understandings of home/away, work/leisure, and host/guest bring. A mobilities approach to tourism and leisure encourages us to think beyond the mobilities of tourists to ways in…

    Hardback – 2016-07-21
    Routledge
    Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility

  • Questioning Play

    What play can tell us about social life

    By Henning Eichberg

    What is play? Why do we play? What can play teach us about our life as social beings? In this critical investigation into the significance of play, Henning Eichberg argues that through play we can ask questions about the world, others and ourselves. Playing a game and asking a question are two…

    Hardback – 2016-07-11
    Routledge

  • Games and Sporting Events in History

    Organisations, Performances and Impact

    Edited by Annette R. Hofmann, Gerald Gems, Maureen Smith

    Games and Sporting Events in History offers a broad global perspective on sports and games in Europe, North America, Africa, and Asia. A diverse set of topics covers education, medicine, therapy, body culture, gender, race, cross cultural flow, and political issues from the late nineteenth century…

    Hardback – 2016-07-04
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

  • Women and Sport in Latin America

    Edited by Rosa Lopez de D'Amico, Tansin Benn, Gertrud Pfister

    This multidisciplinary book draws on sociology, cultural studies, anthropology and history, to explore the diversity, challenges and achievements of Latin American women in sport. It offers an in-depth analysis of women’s sport in ten countries across Latin America, insights into the sport…

    Hardback – 2016-05-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

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