Sport and Social Theory Products

  • The War on Drugs in Sport

    Moral Panics and Organizational Legitimacy

    By Vanessa McDermott

    This book is an innovative and compelling work that develops a modified moral panic model illustrated by the drugs in sport debate. Drawing on Max Weber’s work on moral authority and legitimacy, McDermott argues that doping scandals create a crisis of legitimacy for sport governing bodies and other…

    Hardback – 2015-12-08 
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Skateboarding

    Subcultures, Sites and Shifts

    Edited by Kara-Jane Lombard

    This book explores the cultural, social, spatial, and political dynamics of skateboarding, drawing on contributions from leading international experts across a range of disciplines, such as sociology and philosophy of sport, architecture, anthropology, ecology, cultural studies, sociology,…

    Hardback – 2015-11-03 
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Endurance Running

    A Socio-Cultural Examination

    Edited by William Bridel, Pirkko Markula, Jim Denison

    Running is a fundamental human activity and holds an important place in popular culture. In recent decades it has exploded in popularity as a leisure pursuit, with marathons and endurance challenges exerting a strong fascination. Endurance Running is the first collection of original qualitative…

    Hardback – 2015-10-12 
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Tourism at the Olympic Games

    Visiting the World

    Edited by Mike Robinson, Josef Ploner

    Going far beyond being just a mega sport event, the Olympic Games are, and have been in the past, important settings for tourism and cultural change. Hosting the Olympic Games presents a unique opportunity for countries to promote, regenerate, and develop cities and regions, and to firmly locate…

    Hardback – 2015-10-01

  • Sport and Body Politics in Japan

    By Wolfram Manzenreiter

    There is more to Japanese sport than sumo, karate and baseball. This study of social sport in Japan pursues a comprehensive approach towards sport as a distinctive cultural sphere at the intersection of body culture, political economy, and cultural globalization. Bridging the gap between Bourdieu…

    Paperback – 2015-09-16
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Researching Embodied Sport

    Exploring movement cultures

    Edited by Ian Wellard

    Despite a growing interest in the sociology of the body, there has to date been a lack of scholarly work addressing the embodied aspects which form a central part of our understanding and experience of sport and movement cultures. Researching Embodied Sport explores the political, social and…

    Hardback – 2015-09-04
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport

    Edited by Richard Giulianotti

    The sociology of sport is a core discipline within the academic study of sport. It helps us to understand what sport is and why it matters. Sociological knowledge, implicit or explicit, therefore underpins scholarly enquiry into sport in every aspect. The Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of…

    Hardback – 2015-08-04
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Sport in a Changing World

    2nd Edition

    By Howard Nixon II

    This book shows how the dynamic interplay of a powerful "golden triangle" of sports, media, and business interests with social, cultural, economic, and political forces shapes sport in a changing world. This edition is a condensed and updated version of the first edition, with an emphasis on…

    Paperback – 2015-07-24

  • Football and Accelerated Culture

    This Modern Sporting Life

    By Steve Redhead

    In Football and Accelerated Culture, Steve Redhead offers a new and challenging theorisation of global football culture, exploring the relationship between sport and culture in a rapidly shifting world. Incorporating cutting-edge concepts, from accelerated culture and claustropolitanism to…

    Hardback – 2015-07-07
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Kit: Fashioning the Sporting Body

    Edited by Jean Williams

    This is the first edited collection of its kind to analyse the distinct but overlapping topics of dress, costume, sport and leisure history. For researchers of bodily adornment and movement, sport and costume history are both primarily concerned with industrial practice and embodied experience. The…

    Hardback – 2015-07-01

  • Sport and Urban Space in Europe

    Facilities, Industries, Identities

    Edited by Thierry Terret, Sandra Heck, Grace Khunou

    Filling a gap in the literature on the history of sport in Europe, the book brings together complementary studies on diverse aspects of the interrelation between sport and urban space. Going from geography to political science, from sports history to urban and transport history, it suggests a…

    Hardback – 2015-06-25
    Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

  • Football, Community and Social Inclusion

    Edited by Daniel Parnell, David Richardson

    This special issue addresses the complex reality of English community football organisations, including Football in the Community (FitC) schemes, which have been attending to social agendas, such as social inclusion and health promotion. The positioning of football as a key agent of change for this…

    Hardback – 2015-06-03
    Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

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