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  • Technology in Physical Activity and Health Promotion

    1st Edition

    Edited by Zan Gao

    As technology becomes an ever more prevalent part of everyday life and population-based physical activity programmes seek new ways to increase lifelong engagement with physical activity, so the two have become increasingly linked. This book offers a thorough, critical examination of emerging…

    Paperback – 2020-01-14
    Routledge

  • Norbert Elias and the Analysis of History and Sport

    Systematizing Figurational Sociology, 1st Edition

    By Joannes Van Gestel

    In times when the social sciences have become increasingly fragmented and more focused on ‘the pieces of the puzzle’, the puzzle, as a topic in its own right, has slowly been moved towards the background. Nonetheless, as humanity becomes ever more globalized, there is a greater need for in-depth…

    Paperback – 2020-01-14
    Routledge

  • Young People and Sport

    From Participation to the Olympics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Berit Skirstad, Milena M. Parent, Barrie Houlihan

    This book highlights the different roles of youth sport, from sport for all and community sport activities to elite sport and international competitions, to suggest significant new directions for youth sport research and practices. The collection addresses a range of prominent management and policy…

    Paperback – 2019-12-19
    Routledge

  • Skills, Knowledge and Expertise in Sport

    1st Edition

    Edited by Gunnar Breivik

    Taking part in a sport means that one must acquire the relevant skills: mental, physical and strategic. This book presents a new perspective on the role of skills, knowledge and intentionality in sporting contexts, examining how these skills and practical 'know how' can be perfected to a level of…

    Paperback – 2019-12-17
    Routledge

  • The State of the Field

    Ideologies, Identities and Initiatives, 1st Edition

    Edited by David Kilpatrick

    The study of association football has recently emerged as vibrant field of inquiry, attracting scholars worldwide from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. "Soccer As the Beautiful Game: Football’s Artistry, Identity and Politics," held at Hofstra University in April 2014, gathered together…

    Paperback – 2019-12-17
    Routledge

  • Sport and Body Cultures in East and Southeast Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Friederike Trotier, Alan Bairner

    Despite a widely held, and not entirely erroneous, view that the cultures of East and Southeast Asia commonly favour the mind over the body or, at least mental activity rather than physical endeavour, this collection of essays sheds light on the wide range of diverse ways in which sport and body…

    Paperback – 2019-12-16
    Routledge

  • Sport, Ethics and Philosophy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mike McNamee

    This book represents a bold statement concerning the excitement and energy of the field of sports ethics and philosophy in contemporary terms. It is comprised of a collection of commissioned essays from the leading international scholars in the field to celebrate the ten year editorship of Mike…

    Paperback – 2019-12-13
    Routledge

  • Methodology in Sports History

    1st Edition

    Edited by Wray Vamplew, Dave Day

    The process of converting the ‘past’ into ‘history’ involves engagement with a multitude of different sources and methods, and sports historians inevitably participate in the same debates over approaches and methodologies as their counterparts in other historical disciplines. At its heart, history…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • The Live Art of Sociology

    1st Edition

    By Cath Lambert

    The Live Art of Sociology attends to the importance of ‘the live’ in contemporary social and political life. Taking existing work in live sociology as a starting point, this book considers some of its aspirations through unique empirical investigations. Queer and feminist theory and methods are…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Reviewing the AFL�s Vilification Laws

    Rule 35, Reconciliation and Racial Harmony in Australian Football, 1st Edition

    By Sean Gorman, Dean Lusher, Keir Reeves

    This book is the outcome of an Australian Research Council (ARC)-funded project titled Assessing the Australian Football League’s Racial and Religious Vilification Laws to Promote Community Harmony, Multiculturalism and Reconciliation, which investigated the impact of the Australian Football League…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Physical Cultural Studies

    1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Silk, David 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…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Healthy Stadia

    An Insight from Policy to Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Daniel Parnell, Kathryn Curran, Matthew Philpott

    Public health is a key priority for developed and developing nations. Indeed, many countries have sought strategies to promote health and reduce health inequalities. A ‘settings approach’ to promoting health has been endorsed by the World Health Organization, which has seen settings such as…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

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