Sociology of Sport Products

  • Sport Communication

    An International Approach

    By Chuka Onwumechili

    Sport is a global business. Now more than ever, sport communication professionals need to understand sport’s global reach in order to develop their full potential. This is the first textbook to introduce the fundamental principles and practice of sport communication from an international…

    Paperback – 2017-08-10 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge International Handbook of Walking

    Edited by C. Michael Hall, Yael Ram, Noam Shoval

    Walking is an essentially human activity. From a basic means of transport and opportunity for leisure through to being a religious act, walking has served as a significant philosophical, literary and historical subject. Thoreau’s 1851 lecture on Walking or the Romantic walks of the Wordsworths at…

    Hardback – 2017-08-07 
    Routledge

  • Sport in Korea

    History, development, management

    Edited by Dae Hee Kwak, Yong Jae Ko, Inkyu Kang, Mark Rosentraub

    Korea has become a powerful force in global sport, with South Korea finishing fifth in the medals table at London 2012 and hosting the Winter Olympics in 2018. This book brings together scholars from disciplines including sport history, sociology, journalism, economics, sport development, and sport…

    Hardback – 2017-07-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Football, Community and Sustainability

    Edited by Chris Porter, Anthony May, Annabel Kiernan

    A lack of ‘sustainability thinking’ can be seen at the heart of many of the problems that football faces today; from the huge amounts of money that clubs seem compelled to spend on what are often short-term gains – and the speculation, debt and market-centred ideology that goes with it – to the not…

    Hardback – 2017-07-28 
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

  • Sport, Theory and Social Problems

    A Critical Introduction, 2nd Edition

    By Eric Anderson, Adam White

    In a revised, updated and considerably expanded new edition of Sport, Theory and Social Problems, authors Eric Anderson and Adam White examine how the structure and culture of sport promotes inequality, injury and complicity to authority at the non-elite levels of play in Anglo-American countries.…

    Paperback – 2017-07-24 
    Routledge

  • Sport, Culture and Society

    An introduction, 3rd Edition

    By Grant Jarvie

    What can sport do to produce social change in our world today? It is impossible to fully understand contemporary society and culture without acknowledging the importance of sport. Sport is part of our social and cultural fabric, possessing a commercial power that makes it a potent force in the…

    Paperback – 2017-07-18 
    Routledge

  • Junior and Youth Grassroots Football Culture

    The Forgotten Game

    Edited by Jimmy O'Gorman

    Football is ubiquitously acknowledged as ‘The Global Game’ and/or ‘The People’s Game’ – everyday all-encompassing terms familiar to anyone with an interest in football which illustrate albeit nebulously, the game’s international reach and popularity. Yet much academic and popular attention has been…

    Hardback – 2017-07-11 
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

  • Sport, Race and Ethnicity

    The Scope of Belonging?

    Edited by Katie Liston, Paddy Dolan

    Analyses of racialisation processes within and beyond sport would be incomplete without a consideration of ethnicity and ethnic identities. Why? Because ethnicity, as a concept and as a focus for research, captures better the diverse experiences of social groups and the scope of belonging. Ethnic…

    Paperback – 2017-07-10 
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

  • New Directions in Sport History

    Edited by Duncan Stone, John Hughson, Rob Ellis

    Emerging from the ‘history from below’ movement, sport history was marginalised for decades by those working within more traditional historical fields (and institutions). Although a degree of ignorance still exists, sport history has now acquired a level of credibility through the dedicated work of…

    Paperback – 2017-07-10 
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

  • Women Sport Fans

    Identification, Participation, Representation

    By Kim Toffoletti

    Women worldwide are making their presence felt as sport fans in rapidly increasing numbers. This book makes a distinctive and innovative contribution to the study of sport fandom by exploring the growing visibility and interest in women who follow sport. It presents the latest data on women’s sport…

    Hardback – 2017-07-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Skill Transmission, Sport and Tacit Knowledge

    A Sociological Perspective

    By Honorata Jakubowska

    Teaching the skills necessary to play sport depends partly on transmitting knowledge verbally, yet non-verbal or tacit knowledge also has an important role. A coach may tell a young athlete to "move more dynamically", but it is undoubtedly easier to demonstrate with the body itself how this should…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Sport, Culture and Society

  • The National Games and National Identity in China

    A History

    By Liu Li, Fan Hong

    The history of China’s National Games reflects both the transformation of elite sport in China and wider Chinese society. This is the first book to describe the origins and development of the National Games through their dynamic relationship with Chinese politics, nationalism and identity in the…

    Hardback – 2017-06-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Sport, Culture and Society

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