Sociology of Sport Products

  • Historicizing the Pan-American Games

    Edited by Bruce Kidd, Cesar Torres

    The Pan-American Games, begun officially in 1951 in Buenos Aires and held in every region of the western hemisphere, have become one of the largest multi-sport games in the world. 6,132 athletes from 41 countries competed in 48 sports in the 2015 Games in Toronto, Canada. The Games are…

    Hardback – 2016-12-12 
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

  • The Sexual and Gender Politics of Sport Mega-Events

    Roving Colonialism

    By Heather Sykes

    This challenging new study examines gender and sexuality in relation to the ‘roving colonialism’ of sport mega-events. Built around four case studies in postcolonial and settler colonial contexts—the Olympics in Vancouver, London and Sochi and soccer fans in the Egyptian revolution—the book…

    Hardback – 2016-12-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Sport

  • Sport, Medicine and Health

    The medicalization of sport?

    By Dominic Malcolm

    The relationship between sport, medicine and health in our society is becoming increasingly complex. This important and timely study explores this relationship through an analysis of changing political economies, altered perceptions of the body and science’s developing contribution to the human…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Detecting Doping in Sport

    By Stephen Moston, Terry Engelberg

    The book explores the changing landscape of anti-doping investigations, which now largely centre on the collection of intelligence about doping through processes such as surveillance, interviews with witnesses and interrogation of athletes. It examines why and how investigative processes, hitherto…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport and Exercise Science

  • Sustainable Surfing

    Edited by Gregory Borne, Jess Ponting

    Whilst being an ambiguous and contested concept, sustainability has become one of the 21st century’s most pervasive ideas, as humanity’s increasing impact on the environment, as well as increasing social and economic inequalities, have local and global consequences. Surfing is a globally recognised…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge

  • Sport and National Identities

    Edited by Paddy Dolan, John Connolly

    While globalisation processes have undoubtedly occurred in many social fields, in sport the significance of ‘the nation’ has remained. This book examines, historically and today, the continuing but contested relevance of national identities in sport, in the context of globalising forces. It…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • 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

  • Defining Sport Communication

    By Andrew C. Billings

    Defining Sport Communication is a comprehensive resource addressing core topics and issues in sports communication, including intergroup and interpersonal communication, gender and LGBTQ concerns, media studies, and organizational communication. It provides foundational work in sports…

    Paperback – 2016-11-09 
    Routledge

  • Sport, Education and Social Policy

    The state of the social sciences of sport

    Edited by Gudrun Doll-Tepper, Katrin Koenen, Richard Bailey

    This important study brings together world-leading researchers to reflect upon the state of the social scientific study of sport. Addressing three core themes in sport studies – equality, education and policy – the book looks back over the development of sport research in recent decades and offers…

    Hardback – 2016-11-02 
    Routledge
    ICSSPE Perspectives

  • Football, Corruption and Lies

    Revisiting 'Badfellas', the book FIFA tried to ban

    By John Sugden, Alan Tomlinson

    World football is in crisis. The corruption scandal engulfing FIFA is arguably the biggest story in the history of modern sport and a watershed for sport governance. More than a decade ago, John Sugden and Alan Tomlinson laid the foundations for subsequent investigations with the publication of…

    Paperback – 2016-10-25 
    Routledge

  • Critical Issues in Global Sport Management

    Edited by Nico Schulenkorf, Stephen Frawley

    The social, cultural and economic significance of sport has never been more evident than it is today. Adopting a critical management perspective, this book examines the most important themes and challenges in global sport management. From match-fixing, doping, bribery and corruption to corporate…

    Paperback – 2016-10-18 
    Routledge

  • Playing Games

    An introduction to the philosophy of sport through dialogue

    By Randolph Feezell

    What is sport? Why does sport matter? How can we use philosophy to understand what sport means today? This engaging and highly original introduction to the philosophy of sport uses dialogue – a form of philosophical investigation – to address the fundamental questions in sport studies and to…

    Paperback – 2016-10-18 
    Routledge

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