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  • Football Fandom, Protest and Democracy

    Supporter Activism in Turkey, 1st Edition

    By Dağhan Irak

    Football Fandom, Protest and Democracy offers an in-depth and inside approach to the socio-political history of football in Turkey, where fandom is often revered as part of the national identity, presenting the historical context for football events in the country. Based on original research, the…

    Hardback – 2019-06-20 
    Routledge
    Critical Research in Football

  • Sport and Identity in Ancient Greece

    1st Edition

    By Zinon Papakonstantinou

    From the eighth century BCE to the late third century CE, Greeks trained in sport and competed in periodic contests that generated enormous popular interest. As a result, sport was an ideal vehicle for the construction of a plurality of identities along the lines of ethnic origin, civic affiliation…

    Hardback – 2019-05-07 
    Routledge

  • Sport, Violence and Society

    Second edition, 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 – 2019-04-16 
    Routledge

  • Sports in African History, Politics, and Identity Formation

    1st Edition

    Edited by Michael John Gennaro, Saheed Aderinto

    Sports in African History, Politics, and Identity Formation explores how sports can render a key to unlocking complex social, political, economic, and gendered relations across Africa and the Diaspora. Sports hold significant value and have an intricate relationship with many components of African…

    Paperback – 2019-04-09 
    Routledge

  • Sport and National Identities

    Globalization and Conflict, 1st Edition

    Edited by Paddy Dolan, John Connolly

    While globalisation has undoubtedly occurred in many social fields, in sport the importance of ‘the nation’ has remained. This book examines the continuing but contested relevance of national identities in sport within the context of globalising forces. Including case studies from around the world,…

    Paperback – 2019-03-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • 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

  • Sport in Korea

    History, development, management, 1st Edition

    Edited by Dae Hee Kwak, Yong Jae Ko, Inkyu Kang, Mark Rosentraub

    Korea has become a powerful force in global sport, with South Korea finishing fifth in the medals table at London 2012 and hosting the Winter Olympics in 2018. This book brings together scholars from disciplines including sport history, sociology, journalism, economics, sport development, and sport…

    Paperback – 2019-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • 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

  • Sport and Militarism

    Contemporary global perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael L. Butterworth

    The institutional relationship between sport and the military appears to be intensifying. In the US for example, which faced global criticism for its foreign policy during the "war on terror," militaristic images are commonplace at sporting events. The growing global phenomenon of conflating sport…

    Paperback – 2019-01-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • A Social and Political History of Everton and Liverpool Football Clubs

    The Split, 1878-1914, 1st Edition

    By David Kennedy

    This book focuses on the advent of professional football in Liverpool and, in particular, the formation of Everton and Liverpool football clubs and their development prior to World War I. This book details the factors that led to the early dominance within Liverpool of Everton…

    Paperback – 2019-01-11
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

  • Representations of Sports Coaches in Film

    Looking to Win, 1st Edition

    Edited by Katharina Bonzel, Nicholas Chare

    This ground-breaking interdisciplinary collection brings together leading international scholars working across the humanities and social sciences to examine ways in which representations of sports coaching in narrative and documentary cinema can shape and inform sporting instruction. The central…

    Paperback – 2019-01-11
    Routledge

  • Cricket: A Political History of the Global Game, 1945-2017

    1st Edition

    By Stephen Wagg

    Cricket is an enduring paradox. On the one hand, it symbolises much that is outmoded: imperialism; a leisured elite; a rural, aristocratic Englishness. On the other, it endures as a global game and does so by skilful adaptation, trading partly on its mythic past and partly on its capacity to…

    Paperback – 2019-01-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sports History

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