Sports Geography Products

  • Reflections on Process Sociology and Sport

    'Walking the Line', 1st Edition

    By Joseph Maguire

    The book focuses on the distinctive contribution that Joseph Maguire has made to process sociology and the study of sport. Maguire’s work over the past three decades highlights how process sociology has a unique perspective on the relationship between sport, culture and society, and to the body,…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

  • Olympic Exclusions

    Youth, Poverty and Social Legacies, 1st Edition

    By Jacqueline Kennelly

    Olympic Games are sold to host city populations on the basis of legacy commitments that incorporate aid for the young and the poor. Yet little is known about the realities of marginalized young people living in host cities. Do they benefit from social housing and employment opportunities? Or do…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Sport

  • Mapping an Empire of American Sport

    Expansion, Assimilation, Adaptation and Resistance, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mark Dyreson, J.A. Mangan, Roberta J. Park

    Since the mid-nineteenth century, the United States has used sport as a vehicle for spreading its influence and extending its power, especially in the Western Hemisphere and around the Pacific Rim, but also in every corner of the rest of the world. Through modern sport in general, and through…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society - Historical Perspectives

  • Mega-Events and Globalization

    Capital and Spectacle in a Changing World Order, 1st Edition

    Edited by Richard Gruneau, John Horne

    Since the turn of the twenty first century, there has been a trend for urban "mega events" to be awarded to cities and nations in the East and Global South. Such events have been viewed as economic stimulant as well as opportunities to promote national identity, gain greater international…

    Paperback – 2017-04-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Skateboarding

    Subcultures, Sites and Shifts, 1st Edition

    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,…

    Paperback – 2017-04-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Mega-events and Urban Image Construction

    Beijing and Rio de Janeiro, 1st Edition

    By Anne-Marie Broudehoux

    While societies shape the way their cities look and are represented, urban images, in turn, nurture and structure social relations in multiple ways. Nowhere is this dialectical relationship between social processes and urban representations more visible than in the hosting of global spectacles such…

    Hardback – 2017-02-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • Mega-Event Mobilities

    A Critical Analysis, 1st Edition

    Edited by Noel B. Salazar, Christiane Timmerman, Johan Wets, Luana Gama Gato, Sarah Van den Broucke

    Global sports events are rarely far from the public eye. Such mega-events are about much more than the sporting competitions themselves. They entail global exposure and intense struggles by different stakeholders. This is the first book to examine sports mega-events from a mobilities perspective.…

    Hardback – 2016-12-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • Soccer, Culture and Society in Spain

    An Ethnography of Basque Fandom, 1st Edition

    By Mariann Vaczi

    Spanish soccer is on top of the world, at international and club level, with the best teams and a seemingly endless supply of exciting and stylish players. While the Spanish economy struggles, its soccer flourishes, deeply embedded throughout Spanish social and cultural life. But the relationship…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Sport

  • Origins and Birth of the Europe of football

    1st Edition

    Edited by Paul Dietschy

    ‘The Europe of football’ is one of the aspects of the history of European integration that has generated the smallest amount of academic research. However, the successive invention of sporting traditions with a European calling since the Belle Epoque, followed by the creation of various European…

    Hardback – 2016-08-03
    Routledge

  • Football and Migration

    Perspectives, Places, Players, 1st Edition

    Edited by Richard Elliott, John Harris

    Football is an incredibly powerful case study of globalization and an extremely useful lens through which to study and understand contemporary processes of international migration. This is the first book to focus on the increasingly complex series of migratory processes that contour the…

    Paperback – 2016-06-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Understanding the Olympics

    2nd Edition

    By John Horne, Garry Whannel

    The Olympic Games is unquestionably the greatest sporting event in the world, with billions of viewers across the globe. How did the Olympics evolve into this multi-national phenomenon? How can the Olympics help us to understand the relationship between sport and society? What will be the impact…

    Paperback – 2016-05-17
    Routledge

  • Women, Soccer and Transnational Migration

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sine Agergaard, Nina Clara Tiesler

    Estimated participation figures of almost 30 million worldwide make soccer the most prominent team sport amongst girls and women. However, making a living as a female player is only deemed possible in approximately 20 out of around 150 FIFA-listed women’s soccer countries. This has led to a…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge

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