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  • British Asians, Exclusion and the Football Industry

    By Daniel Kilvington

    This book examines the exclusion of British Asians from the football industry, drawing on a wealth of empirical work with players, coaches, scouts, managers, fans, anti-racist organisations, community officers, and key stakeholders. It adopts a critical race theory (CRT) perspective to offer a…

    Hardback – 2016-03-03 
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Football in Neo-Liberal Times

    A Marxist Perspective on the European Football Industry

    By Peter Kennedy, David Kennedy

    This book offers an original Marxist critique of the European football business. It argues that the Marxist account of the difference between profits and surplus value is crucial to an understanding of the fluid and contradictory nature of the commodification of football. Section one analyses the…

    Hardback – 2016-02-23 
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • A Genealogy of Male Body Building

    From Classical to Freaky

    By Dimitrios Liokaftos

    This book looks at the development of dominant, organized, male bodybuilding culture from its early period (1880s) up until the present, tracing its transformations and offering an updated account for its current "extreme" direction. Unpacking this development both in terms of bodybuilding's own…

    Hardback – 2016-01-25 
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • 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 – 2015-11-16
    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 – 2015-10-27
    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 – 2015-10-09
    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 – 2015-10-02

  • 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

  • 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

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