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  • Kit: Fashioning the Sporting Body

    Edited by Jean Williams

    This is the first edited collection of its kind to analyse the distinct but overlapping topics of dress, costume, sport and leisure history. For researchers of bodily adornment and movement, sport and costume history are both primarily concerned with industrial practice and embodied experience. The…

    Paperback – 2017-08-23 
    Routledge

  • Physical Culture, Ethnography and the Body

    Theory, Method and Praxis

    Edited by Michael D. Giardina, Michele K. Donnelly

    The corporeal turn toward critical, empirically grounded studies of the body is transforming the way we research physical culture, most evidently in the study of sport. This book brings together original insights on contemporary physical culture from key figures working in a variety of disciplines,…

    Hardback – 2017-08-18 
    Routledge
    Qualitative Research in Sport and Physical Activity

  • 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won the 800m title at the 2009 World Championships she was obliged to undergo gender testing and was temporarily withdrawn from international competition.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…

    Paperback – 2017-08-17 
    Routledge
    Ethics and Sport

  • Sport, Theory and Social Problems

    A Critical Introduction, 2nd Edition

    By Eric Anderson, Adam White

    In a revised, updated and considerably expanded new edition of Sport, Theory and Social Problems, authors Eric Anderson and Adam White examine how the structure and culture of sport promotes inequality, injury and complicity to authority at the non-elite levels of play in Anglo-American countries.…

    Paperback – 2017-07-26 
    Routledge

  • Reflections on Process Sociology and Sport

    'Walking the Line'

    By Joseph Maguire

    The book focuses on the distinctive contribution that Joseph Maguire has made to process sociology and the study of sport. Maguire’s work over the past three decades highlights how process sociology has a unique perspective on the relationship between sport, culture and society, and to the body,…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

  • Sport, Militarism and the Great War

    Martial Manliness and Armageddon

    Edited by Thierry Terret, J. A. Mangan

    The Great War has been largely ignored by historians of sport. However sport was an integral part of cultural conditioning into both physiological and psychological military efficiency in the decades leading up to it. It is time to acknowledge that the Great War also had an influence on sport in…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

  • Sexualities, Spaces and Leisure Studies

    Edited by Jayne Caudwell, Kath Browne

    This edited collection explores the important connections between sexualities, geographies and leisure studies. Chapters consider aspects of sport, leisure and tourism and show how sexualities are produced and reproduced within these spatial realms. The critical and interdisciplinary analyses—which…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge

  • Sport, Masculinities and Sexualities

    Edited by Eric Anderson

    Sport, Masculinities and Sexualities examines the impact of decreasing cultural homophobia on both gay and straight male athletes. It suggests that the study of sport, masculinities and sexualities emerged during a time of extreme homophobia— the 1980. Cultural homophobia declined, however,…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge

  • Skill Transmission, Sport and Tacit Knowledge

    A Sociological Perspective

    By Honorata Jakubowska

    Teaching the skills necessary to play sport depends partly on transmitting knowledge verbally, yet non-verbal or tacit knowledge also has an important role. A coach may tell a young athlete to 'move more dynamically', but it is undoubtedly easier to demonstrate with the body itself how this should…

    Hardback – 2017-06-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Sport, Culture and Society

  • Transgender Athletes in Competitive Sport

    Edited by Eric Anderson, Ann Travers

    While efforts to include gay and lesbian athletes in competitive sport have received significant attention, it is only recently that we have begun examining the experiences of transgender athletes in competitive sport. This book represents the first comprehensive study of the challenges that…

    Hardback – 2017-06-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Femininity, Feminism and Recreational Pole Dancing

    By Kerry Griffiths

    This book explores the phenomenon of pole dancing as an increasingly popular fitness and leisure activity for women. It moves beyond previous debates surrounding the empowering or degrading nature of pole dancing classes, and instead explores the complexities of these concepts and highlights that…

    Paperback – 2017-05-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Endurance Running

    A Socio-Cultural Examination

    Edited by William Bridel, Pirkko Markula, Jim Denison

    Running is a fundamental human activity and holds an important place in popular culture. In recent decades it has exploded in popularity as a leisure pursuit, with marathons and endurance challenges exerting a strong fascination. Endurance Running is the first collection of original qualitative…

    Paperback – 2017-04-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

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