Sports Geography Products

  • Sport, Statehood and Transition in Europe

    Comparative perspectives from post-Soviet and post-socialist societies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ekain Rojo-Labaien, Juan Álvaro Rodríguez Díaz, Joel Rookwood

    This book examines the political significance of sport and its importance for nation-state building and political and economic transition across thirteen post-Soviet and post-socialist countries, primarily located in Eastern Europe. Adopting a critical case-study approach, building on historical…

    Hardback – 2020-06-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport Politics and Policy

  • Understanding the Olympics

    3rd Edition

    By John Horne, Garry Whannel

    How did the Olympics evolve into a multi-national phenomenon? How can the Olympics help us to understand the relationship between sport and society? What will be the impact and legacy of the Olympics after Tokyo in 2020? Understanding the Olympics answers all these questions by exploring the social…

    Paperback – 2020-05-01 
    Routledge

  • Match-Fixing in Sport

    Comparative Studies from Australia, Japan, Korea and Beyond, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stacey Steele, Hayden Opie

    Match-fixing represents a greater potential threat to the integrity of sport than doping. It has been linked to organised crime, illegal drugs and money-laundering. Law enforcement and sporting authorities are struggling to establish legal and regulatory responses to this emerging threat,…

    Paperback – 2020-02-21 
    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 – 2020-02-21 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Sport and Politics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Alan Bairner, John Kelly, Jung Woo Lee

    Sport is frequently considered to be an aspect of popular culture that is, or should be, untainted by the political. However, there is a broad consensus among academics that sport is often at the heart of the political and the political is often central to sport. From the 1936 Olympic Games in Nazi…

    Paperback – 2020-02-21 
    Routledge

  • 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 marketized 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

  • The Nordic Model and Physical Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mikkel B. Tin, Frode Telseth, Jan Ove Tangen, Richard Giulianotti

    This book examines the relationships between the Nordic social democratic welfare system (‘The Nordic Model’) and physical culture, across the domains of sport, education, and public space. Presenting important new empirical research, it helps us to understand how the paradoxical blend of social…

    Hardback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Horse Breeds and Human Society

    Purity, Identity and the Making of the Modern Horse, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kristen Guest, Monica Mattfeld

    This book demonstrates how horse breeding is entwined with human societies and identities. It explores issues of lineage, purity, and status by exploring interconnections between animals and humans. The quest for purity in equine breed reflects and evolves alongside human subjectivity shaped by…

    Hardback – 2019-12-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Human-Animal Studies Series

  • Surfing and Sustainability

    1st Edition

    By Gregory Borne

    Surfing and Sustainability presents a new way of understanding the impact of surfing on the environment, society and the economy, providing important insights into the field of sustainability and arguing that the activity of surfing offers a unique opportunity to explore the ambiguity of…

    Paperback – 2019-11-28
    Routledge

  • Rethinking Sports and Integration

    Developing a Transnational Perspective on Migrants and Descendants in Sports, 1st Edition

    By Sine Agergaard

    Rethinking Sports and Integration offers a critical cultural analysis of the idea that sport can promote the integration of migrants and their descendants. It examines the origins of this idea and the concept of integration, and analyzes the problems in focus, the methods applied and the results of…

    Paperback – 2019-11-22
    Routledge

  • African Footballers in Europe

    Migration, Community, and Give Back Behaviours, 1st Edition

    By Ernest Yeboah Acheampong, Malek Bouhaouala, Michel Raspaud

    African Footballers in Europe traces the social and economic evolution of African football and examines the strategies and resources that players mobilise in their migrations, with a particular focus on ‘Give Back Behaviours’ (how players contribute to their countries or communities of origin). It…

    Hardback – 2019-10-15
    Routledge
    Critical Research in Football

  • Football in Fiction

    A History, 1st Edition

    By Lee McGowan

    Football in Fiction represents the most comprehensive historical mapping and analysis of novels related to association football (soccer). It offers a theoretically informed field guide, a scholarly cartography of football fiction’s uncertain – and until now – only partially explored…

    Hardback – 2019-10-15
    Routledge
    Critical Research in Football

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