Sports History Products

  • Olympic Perspectives

    Edited by Stephan Wassong, Richard Baka, Janice Forsyth

    Historical research on the Olympic Movement is highly valuable as it displays processes of continuity and transformation by which knowledge building processes on the Olympic Movement, its structure and on Olympic sport can be expanded. The Olympic Movement can be addressed from multidisciplinary…

    Hardback – 2017-03-16 
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

  • Sport and Architecture

    By Benjamin S. Flowers

    Sport and architecture are two elements of contemporary life that have a broad and profound impact on the world around us. The role architecture plays in shaping buildings and societies has occupied historians for centuries. Likewise the cultural, economic, and political importance of sport is the…

    Hardback – 2017-03-15 
    Routledge
    Frontiers of Sport

  • Routledge Handbook of Physical Cultural Studies

    Edited by Michael L. Silk, David L. Andrews, Holly Thorpe

    Physical cultural studies (PCS) is a dynamic and rapidly developing field of study. This handbook offers the first definitive account of the state of the art in PCS, showcasing the latest research and methodological approaches. It examines the boundaries, preoccupations, theories and politics of…

    Hardback – 2017-02-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • The Rugby World in the Professional Era

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-02-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • A Genealogy of Male Bodybuilding

    From classical to freaky

    By Dimitris Liokaftos

    Bodybuilding has become an increasingly dominant part of popular gym culture within the last century. Developing muscles is now seen as essential for both general health and high performance sport. At the more extreme end, the monstrous built body has become a pop icon that continues to provoke…

    Hardback – 2017-01-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Leveraging Mega-Event Legacies

    Edited by Jonathan Grix

    This is a multi-disciplinary contribution to the burgeoning literature on and around mega-events in general and sports mega-events in particular. The volume is not specifically about mega-events or their management, but rather how such events act as a lens through which a number of important and…

    Hardback – 2017-01-05 
    Routledge

  • Sport’s Relationship with Other Leisure Industries

    Historical Perspectives

    Edited by Benjamin Litherland, Dion Georgiou

    This innovative and timely volume of essays critically interrogates the shared histories between sport and a variety of leisure, entertainment and cultural pursuits. Sport’s Relationship with Other Leisure Industries: Historical Perspectives spans the bowling greens of early modern England to the…

    Hardback – 2017-01-05 
    Routledge

  • Sport and Violence: Rethinking Elias

    By Dominique Bodin, Luc Robène

    The aim of this book, in discussing Elias’s theory, is not to refute it. Tendentiously, the theory works with its weaknesses and strong points and it has been enriched by a number of authors over time. The objective of this volume is to discuss the blind spots and, more simply, what is too often…

    Hardback – 2016-12-14 
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

  • Historicizing the Pan-American Games

    Edited by Bruce Kidd, Cesar Torres

    The Pan-American Games, begun officially in 1951 in Buenos Aires and held in every region of the western hemisphere, have become one of the largest multi-sport games in the world. 6,132 athletes from 41 countries competed in 48 sports in the 2015 Games in Toronto, Canada. The Games are…

    Hardback – 2016-12-06
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

  • Association Football

    A Study in Figurational Sociology

    By Graham Curry, Eric Dunning

    This book presents a synthesis of the work on early football undertaken by the authors over the past two decades. It explores aspects of a figurational approach to sociology to examine the early development of football rules in the middle part of the nineteenth century. The book tests Dunning’s…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sports History

  • Taekwondo

    From a Martial Art to a Martial Sport

    By Udo Moenig

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of the historical, political, and technical evolution of taekwondo. Many of the supposedly ‘traditional’ and ‘ancient’ Korean cultural elements attached to taekwondo are, in fact, remnants of East Asia’s modernization drive, and largely inherited from the…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sports History

  • Football, Corruption and Lies

    Revisiting 'Badfellas', the book FIFA tried to ban

    By John Sugden, Alan Tomlinson

    World football is in crisis. The corruption scandal engulfing FIFA is arguably the biggest story in the history of modern sport and a watershed for sport governance. More than a decade ago, John Sugden and Alan Tomlinson laid the foundations for subsequent investigations with the publication of…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge

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