Sociology of Sport 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Social Theory, Sport, Leisure

    By Ken Roberts

    Ken Roberts’ Social Theory, Sport and Leisure offers a clear, compact primer in social theory for students needing to engage with the application of sociological perspectives to the study of sport and leisure. Written in a straightforward style and assuming no prior knowledge, the book offers a…

    Paperback – 2016-03-30 
    Routledge

  • Studying Football

    Edited by Ellis Cashmore, Kevin Dixon

    Football is the most widely played, watched and studied sport in the world. It’s hard to develop a full understanding of the significance of sport in global society without understanding the significance of football. Studying Football is the first book designed specifically to guide and support the…

    Paperback – 2016-03-29 
    Routledge

  • The British World and the Five Rings

    Essays in British Imperialism and the Modern Olympic Movement

    Edited by Erik Nielsen, Matthew Llewellyn

    Prior to the outbreak of World War II, the British presided over the largest Empire in world history, a vast transoceanic and transcontinental realm of dominions, colonies, protectorates and mandates that covered over one-quarter of the world’s land mass and comprised a population of over 450-…

    Hardback – 2016-03-15 
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

  • Sport and Alcohol

    An ethical perspective

    By Carwyn Rh. Jones

    There is a clear sense in which sport has played, and continues to play an important role in the normalization and legitimization of routine, excessive and problem drinking; sport and alcohol have become inextricably linked. Alcohol companies provide funding in the form of sponsorship, fans consume…

    Hardback – 2016-03-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Women in Sports Coaching

    Edited by Nicole M. LaVoi

    Women in many Westernized countries encounter a wider variety of career opportunities than afforded in previous decades, and the percentage of women leaders in nearly every sector is on the rise. Sport coaching, however, remains a domain where gender equity has declined or stalled, despite…

    Hardback – 2016-03-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sports Coaching

  • British Asians, Exclusion and the Football Industry

    By Daniel Kilvington

    This book examines the exclusion of British Asians from the football industry, drawing on a wealth of empirical work with players, coaches, scouts, managers, fans, anti-racist organisations, community officers, and key stakeholders. It adopts a critical race theory (CRT) perspective to offer a…

    Hardback – 2016-03-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

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