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  • Routledge Handbook of Global Sport

    1st Edition

    Edited by John Nauright, Sarah Zipp

    The story of global sport is the story of expansion from local development to globalized industry, from recreational to marketised activity. Alongside that, each sport has its own distinctive history, sub-cultures, practices and structures. This ambitious new volume offers state-of-the-art…

    Hardback – 2020-01-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Sociocultural Examinations of Sports Concussions

    1st Edition

    Edited by Matt Ventresca, Mary G McDonald

    Sport’s "concussion crisis" has been characterized by controversial scientific discoveries, athlete suicides, and high profile lawsuits involving professional sports leagues, while provoking widespread media coverage, changes to game rules, and debate about the future of many popular sports.…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport and Exercise Science

  • Intercollegiate Athletics, Inc.

    How Big-Time College Sports Cheat Students, Taxpayers, and Academics, 1st Edition

    By James T. Bennett

    Intercollegiate Athletics, Inc. examines the corrupting influence and damaging financial effects of big-time intercollegiate athletics, especially football and to a lesser extent basketball, on American higher education. Including historical and contemporary perspectives, the book traces the growth…

    Paperback – 2019-12-10 
    Routledge

  • Social Activism in Women’s Tennis

    Generations of Politics and Cultural Change, 1st Edition

    By Kristi Tredway

    Analyzing the key players and political moments in women’s professional tennis since 1968, this book explores the historical lineage of social activism within women’s tennis and the issues, expressions, risks and effects associated with each cohort of players. Drawing on original qualitative…

    Hardback – 2019-11-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Detecting Doping in Sport

    1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-10-30 
    Routledge

  • Sporting Capital

    Transforming Sports Development Policy and Practice, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-09-25
    Routledge

  • Sport, Politics and the Charity Industry

    Running for Water, 1st Edition

    By Kyle Bunds

    Sport is commonly used by charities and philanthropic organisations as a way of acquiring donors and fundraisers. In this ground-breaking study, Kyle Bunds examines the nexus of sport, politics and the charity industry through an investigation of water development agencies that raise funds in the…

    Paperback – 2019-09-24
    Routledge

  • The National Games and National Identity in China

    A History, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-09-20
    Routledge

  • Global Perspectives on Sports and Christianity

    1st Edition

    Edited by Afe Adogame, Nick J. Watson, Andrew Parker

    While the relationship between sport and religion is deeply rooted in history, it continues to play a profound role in shaping modern-day societies. This edited collection provides an inter-disciplinary exploration of this relationship from a global perspective, making a major contribution to the…

    Paperback – 2019-09-19
    Routledge

  • The National Games and National Identity in China

    A History, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-07-05
    Routledge

  • The Politics of Physical Activity

    1st Edition

    By Joe Piggin

    Defining ‘politics’ as contests over ideas, values and visions about what a physically active society could be, this book uses critical analysis to challenge accepted truths about physical activity and therefore opens up a pathway to more effective, and more socially just, physical activity policy.…

    Hardback – 2019-06-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Physical Activity and Health

  • Sport and National Identities

    Globalization and Conflict, 1st Edition

    Edited by Paddy Dolan, John Connolly

    While globalisation has undoubtedly occurred in many social fields, in sport the importance of ‘the nation’ has remained. This book examines the continuing but contested relevance of national identities in sport within the context of globalising forces. Including case studies from around the world,…

    Paperback – 2019-06-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

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