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  • Gender Verification and the Making of the Female Body in Sport

    A History of the Present, 1st Edition

    By Sonja Erikainen

    This book critically explores the history of gender verification in international sport, to show how culture, politics, and science come together to produce "femaleness" and, consequently, the female body as we know it. Tracing gender verification policies and practices in sport since the 1930s…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Critical Diversities

  • The Use of Video Technologies in Refereeing Football and Other Sports

    1st Edition

    Edited by Manuel Armenteros, Anto J. Benitez, Miguel Ángel Betancor

    The IFAB took a historic step in the approval of experiments on the use of video in order to provide support to football refereeing. For a long time, various different lobbying sectors had claimed this technology as an effective aid in decision making. The Use of Video Technologies in Refereeing…

    Hardback – 2019-12-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sports Technology and Engineering

  • 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

  • Sport and Mediatization

    1st Edition

    By Kirsten Frandsen

    Contemporary society is highly media-saturated, and no sector more so than sport. Drawing on case studies from the Tour de France to fitness apps, this book introduces the concept of ‘mediatization’ and examines how media - historically and currently – are significant drivers for social and…

    Hardback – 2019-11-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • 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 – 2019-10-16 
    Routledge
    Critical Research in Football

  • The Rugby World in the Professional Era

    1st Edition

    Edited by John Nauright, Tony Collins

    Twenty years of professionalism has seen rugby union undergo dramatic transformations, from changes to everyday training cultures to the growth of the Rugby World Cup into one of the largest global sporting events. The Rugby World in the Professional Era is the first book to examine the…

    Paperback – 2019-09-30
    Routledge

  • Digital Qualitative Research in Sport and Physical Activity

    1st Edition

    Edited by Andrea Bundon

    Twitter, Facebook, online forums, blogs and websites – scholars are increasingly turning to digital sources to study sport and physical activity. These platforms have generated new digital content ripe for analysis and are making it possible to investigate communities that were previously…

    Paperback – 2019-09-19
    Routledge

  • Sport, Violence and Society

    2nd Edition

    By Kevin Young

    In this fully updated and revised new edition of his landmark study of violence in and around contemporary sport, Kevin Young offers a comprehensive sociological analysis of an issue of central importance within sport studies. The book explores organised and spontaneous violence, both on the field…

    Paperback – 2019-04-03
    Routledge

  • Convergent Wrestling

    Participatory Culture, Transmedia Storytelling, and Intertextuality in the Squared Circle, 1st Edition

    Edited by CarrieLynn D. Reinhard, Christopher J. Olson

    This book examines how the current era of "convergence" has affected, and is reflected in, the world of professional wrestling, which combines several different genres, including drama, action, comedy, horror, science fiction, and even romance. Professional wrestling’s business practices exist…

    Hardback – 2019-03-05
    Routledge
    The Cultural Politics of Media and Popular Culture

  • Routledge Handbook of Tennis

    History, Culture and Politics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Robert J. Lake

    Tennis is one of the world’s most popular sports, as levels of participation and spectatorship demonstrate.  Moreover, tennis has always been one of the world’s most significant sports, expressing crucial fractures of social class, gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity - both on and off court.…

    Hardback – 2019-02-12
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Elite Soccer Referees

    Officiating in the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A, 1st Edition

    By Tom Webb

    Soccer is undeniably the most popular sport in the world. While we know much about its high-profile players and their increasing wealth and global influence, we know little about referees and the ways in which refereeing has changed throughout the history of the sport. This book provides an…

    Paperback – 2019-02-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Football

  • The English Premier League

    A Socio-Cultural Analysis, 1st Edition

    Edited by Richard Elliott

    The English Premier League (EPL) is one of the world’s most valuable and high-profile sports leagues, with millions of fans around the globe. The 2016/17 season marked the 25th anniversary of the EPL, providing a unique opportunity to reflect on how it has contributed, both positively and…

    Paperback – 2019-02-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Football

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