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  • 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 – 2016-05-26 
    Routledge

  • Studying Football

    Edited by Ellis Cashmore, Kevin Dixon

    Football is the most widely played, watched and studied sport in the world. It’s hard to develop a full understanding of the significance of sport in global society without understanding the significance of football. Studying Football is the first book designed specifically to guide and support the…

    Paperback – 2016-03-29 
    Routledge

  • Gender Testing in Sport

    Ethics, cases and controversies

    Edited by Sandy Montanola, Aurélie Olivesi

    After the young South African athlete Caster Semenya won the 800m title at the 2009 World Championships she was obliged to undergo gender testing and was temporarily withdrawn from international competition. The way that this controversy unfolded represents a rich and multi-layered example of the…

    Hardback – 2016-02-24 
    Routledge
    Ethics and Sport

  • Mediated Football

    Representations and Audience Receptions of Race/Ethnicity, Nation and Gender

    Edited by Jacco van Sterkenburg, Ramón Spaaij

    Football has become one of the most mediated cultural practices in modern Western societies, providing players, officials and spectators with implicit and often hidden discourses about race/ethnicity, national identity and gender. This book provides new and critical insights into how mediated…

    Hardback – 2015-11-30
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

  • 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
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Sports Media

    Reporting, Producing, and Planning, 3rd Edition

    By Bradley Schultz, Edward T. Arke

    Sports Media covers reporting, anchoring, and production, and offers thorough descriptions of the sports reporter and anchor's function in sports journalism. This text offers important historical background on the evolution of the sports industry, some grounding in the business of sports, and a…

    Paperback – 2015-10-28
    Routledge

  • Sport, Public Broadcasting, and Cultural Citizenship

    Signal Lost?

    Edited by Jay Scherer, David Rowe

    This book examines the political debates over the access to live telecasts of sport in the digital broadcasting era. It outlines the broad theoretical debates, political positions and policy calculations over the provision of live, free-to-air telecasts of sport as a right of cultural citizenship.…

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

  • The Other Sport Mega-Event: Rugby World Cup 2011

    Edited by Steven J. Jackson

    The mention of sport mega-events conjures up images and memories of London 2012 or anticipation of FIFA 2014, the 2016 Rio Olympics and beyond. Indeed, the expanding annual calendar of sport mega-events, both in terms of the bidding process and the actual hosting of the event means that there is…

    Paperback – 2015-09-10
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

  • Gender, Media, Sport

    Edited by Susanna Hedenborg, Gertrud Pfister

    Despite the position that sport occupies at the centre of public attention, and despite the billions of consumers and immense coverage which it attracts from around the globe, it seems that the media prioritise coverage of only a very small fraction of sporting events, and a few prominent athletes.…

    Hardback – 2015-09-04
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

  • The Olympics, Media and Society

    Edited by Kim Bissell, Stephen D. Perry

    When the general public follow the Olympic Games on television, on the internet, even in the newspapers, they feel like they have themselves experienced the performances of the athletes. This book explores whether it is ever possible to experience the Olympic Games as an athletic event without…

    Paperback – 2015-08-14
    Routledge

  • 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
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Twenty20 and the Future of Cricket

    Edited by Chris Rumford

    Cricket is a sport which is currently undergoing a rapid and dramatic transformation. Traditionally thought of as an English summer game, limited in appeal to Britain and its Commonwealth, cricket has, in the past a few years, achieved a global profile. This is largely due to the development of a…

    Paperback – 2015-07-23
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

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