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  • Professional Wrestling and the Commercial Stage

    1st Edition

    By Eero Laine

    Professional Wrestling and the Commercial Stage examines professional wrestling as a century-old, theatrical form that spans from its local places of performance to circulate as a popular, global product. Professional wrestling has all the trappings of sport, but is, at its core, a theatrical…

    Hardback – 2019-12-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Women, Sport and Exercise in the Asia-Pacific Region

    Domination, Resistance, Accommodation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gyozo Molnar, Sara N. Amin, Yoko Kanemasu

    Although socio-cultural issues in relation to women within the fields of sport and exercise have been extensively researched, this research has tended to concentrate on the Western world. Women, Sport and Exercise in the Asia-Pacific Region moves the conversation away entirely from Western contexts…

    Paperback – 2019-11-29 
    Routledge

  • Kinetic Beauty

    The Philosophical Aesthetics of Sport, 1st Edition

    By Jason Holt

    Sport aesthetics is an important but often marginalized fi eld in the philosophy of sport. Kinetic Beauty off ers a comprehensive, principled, pluralist introduction to the philosophical aesthetics of sport.  The book tackles a wide variety of issues in the philosophical aesthetics of sport,…

    Hardback – 2019-11-21 
    Routledge
    Ethics and Sport

  • 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

  • Skill Transmission, Sport and Tacit Knowledge

    A Sociological Perspective, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-07-05
    Routledge

  • 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

  • Physical Culture, Ethnography and the Body

    Theory, Method and Praxis, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael D. Giardina, Michele K. Donnelly

    The corporeal turn toward critical, empirically grounded studies of the body is transforming the way we research physical culture, most evidently in the study of sport. This book brings together original insights on contemporary physical culture from key figures working in a variety of disciplines,…

    Paperback – 2019-06-10
    Routledge
    Qualitative Research in Sport and Physical Activity

  • Deleuze and the Physically Active Body

    1st Edition

    By Pirkko Markula

    This volume examines Gilles Deleuze’s philosophy as it relates to the study of the physically active body. It explores theoretical and practical examples of how the physically active body can be examined as a material, social, political, and cultural entity using a Deleuzian perspective. Examining…

    Hardback – 2019-06-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Sport, Physical Activity and Public Health

    1st Edition

    Edited by Louise Mansfield, Joe Piggin

    This edited collection includes articles which examine the complex relationships between sport, physical activity and public health. It reflects a current expansion in academic, policy and practice interest in sport and physical activity for public health. Our contributors discuss issues connected…

    Paperback – 2019-03-22
    Routledge

  • Football, Fandom and Consumption

    1st Edition

    By Oliver Brooks

    Modern football is an industry and capitalism is its engine. However, this book argues for a more nuanced understanding of contemporary football culture and the (self-)identity of football fans. Drawing on original ethnographic research conducted with fans at all levels, from international to lower…

    Hardback – 2019-02-19
    Routledge
    Critical Research in Football

  • Sport Policy and Politics in an Era of Austerity

    1st Edition

    Edited by Dan Parnell, Peter Millward, Paul A. Widdop, Neil King, Anthony May

    Austerity is perhaps the major challenge of our times, given the speed at which it arrived and the consequences of its impact upon society. The global financial crash and economic downturn was the catalyst for change and, against a backdrop of advice from experts adverse to Keynesian economics, the…

    Hardback – 2019-02-12
    Routledge

  • Football, Community and Sustainability

    1st Edition

    Edited by Chris Porter, Anthony May, Annabel Kiernan

    A lack of ‘sustainability thinking’ is evident 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 –…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

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