Sports History Products

  • The Female Tradition in Physical Education

    'Women First' Revisited

    Edited by David Kirk, Patricia Vertinsky

    The Female Tradition in Physical Education re-examines a key question in the history of modern education: why did the remarkably successful leaders of female physical education, who pioneered the development of the subject in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century England, Canada, Australia…

    Hardback – 2016-03-10 
    Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

  • 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

  • Militarism, Hunting, Imperialism

    'Blooding' The Martial Male

    By J.A. Mangan, Callum McKenzie

    The late Victorian and Edwardian officer class viewed hunting and big game hunting in particular, as a sound preparation for imperial warfare. For the imperial officer in the making, the ‘blooding’ hunting ritual was a visible ‘hallmark’ of stirling martial masculinity. Sir Henry Newbolt, the…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 

  • The Olympic Legacy

    Social Scientific Explorations

    Edited by Alan Tomlinson

    This comprehensive collection provides an overview of social scientific perspectives on Olympic legacy, using specialist analyses and selected cases to illuminate the recurring anthropological, political, and sociological dimensions of the legacy debate. Drawing upon research conducted on the…

    Hardback – 2015-11-24
    Contemporary Issues in Social Science

  • Muhammad Ali

    A Man of Many Voices

    By Barbara L. Tischler

    Muhammad Ali was not only a champion athlete, but a cultural icon. While his skill as a boxer made him famous, his strong personality and his identity as a black man in a country in the midst of the struggle for civil rights made him an enduring symbol. From his youth in segregated Louisville,…

    Paperback – 2015-11-16
    Routledge Historical Americans

  • A History of Sports Coaching in Britain

    Overcoming Amateurism

    By Dave Day, Tegan Carpenter

    At the London Olympics in 2012 Team GB achieved a third place finish in the medals table. A key factor in this achievement was the high standard of contemporary British sports coaching. But how has British sports coaching transitioned from the amateur to the professional, and what can the hitherto…

    Hardback – 2015-10-26
    Routledge Research in Sports Coaching

  • Making Sport History

    Disciplines, identities and the historiography of sport

    Edited by Pascal Delheye

    The field of sport history is a relatively new research domain, situated at the intersection of a number of disciplines and sub-disciplines. This interdisciplinarity has created interesting avenues for growth and fresh thinking but also inherent problems of coherence and identity. Making Sport…

    Paperback – 2015-10-12
    Routledge Research in Sports History

  • Soccer's Missing Men

    Schoolteachers and the Spread of Association Football

    By J.A. Mangan, Colm Hickey

    Now unknown or forgotten, influential schoolmasters took the game of association football to many parts of England. They had several roles: they brought the game to individual schools, they established regional and national leagues and associations, and they founded professional football…

    Paperback – 2015-10-08
    Sport in the Global Society

  • The Asian Games: Modern Metaphor for ‘The Middle Kingdom’ Reborn

    Political Statement, Cultural Assertion, Social Symbol

    Edited by J.A. Mangan, Marcus P. Chu, Dong Jinxia

    The premise of The Asian Games: Modern Metaphor for ‘The Middle Kingdom’ Reborn - Political Statement, Cultural Assertion, Social Symbol is emphatic. The Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games was a metaphor for hegemony and renaissance. China crushed the other Asian nations with the massive weight of its Gold…

    Paperback – 2015-09-04
    Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

  • Legacies of Great Men in World Soccer

    Heroes, Icons, Legends

    Edited by Kausik Bandyopadhyay

    Soccer, the world’s most popular mass spectator sport, gives birth to great achievers on the field of play all the time. While some of them become heroes and stars during their playing career, transforming themselves into national as well as global icons, very few come to be remembered as all-time…

    Hardback – 2015-08-13
    Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

  • The Four-Minute Mile

    Historical and Cultural Interpretations of a Sporting Barrier

    Edited by John Bale, David Howe

    Breaking records and challenging the limits of human ability are central to much of our understanding of athletic track and field sports, with a world record title arguably as valued as an Olympic gold medal. Some particular limits and records take on greater significance, however, as in the case…

    Paperback – 2015-08-11

  • A Social History of Swimming in England, 1800 – 1918

    Splashing in the Serpentine

    Edited by Christopher Love

    Covering a time of great social and technological change, this history traces the development of the four classic aquatic disciplines of competitive swimming, diving, synchronized swimming and water polo, with its main focus on racing. Working from the beginnings of municipal recreational swimming,…

    Paperback – 2015-08-11

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