Sport and Social Problems Products

  • Families, Young People, Physical Activity and Health

    Critical Perspectives

    Edited by Symeon Dagkas, Lisette Burrows

    The family is an important site for the transmission of knowledge and cultural values. Amidst claims that young people are failing to follow health advice, dropping out of sport and at risk of an ever-expanding list of lifestyle diseases, families have become the target of government interventions.…

    Paperback – 2017-11-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Global Perspectives on Sports and Christianity

    Edited by Afe Adogame, Nick J. Watson, Andrew Parker

    While the relationship between sport and religion is deeply rooted in history, it continues to play a profound role in shaping modern-day societies. This edited collection provides an inter-disciplinary exploration of this relationship from a global perspective, making a major contribution to the…

    Hardback – 2017-11-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Doping and Public Health

    Edited by Nader Ahmadi, Arne Ljungqvist, Göran Svedsäter

    Doping – the use of performance-enhancing substances and methods – has long been a high-profile issue in sport but in recent years it has also become an issue in wider society. This important new book examines doping as a public health issue, drawing on a multi-disciplinary set of perspectives to…

    Paperback – 2017-10-05 
    Routledge

  • Sport and Health

    Exploring the Current State of Play

    Edited by Daniel Parnell, Peter Krustrup

    It is a common assumption that sport is good for us and that participation in sport embodies public health benefits. With sport being increasingly used to deliver public health interventions worldwide, this book critically examines the rationale and evidence for sport as a public health policy tool…

    Hardback – 2017-09-28 
    Routledge
    ICSSPE Perspectives

  • Race, Gender and Sport

    The Politics of Ethnic 'Other' Girls and Women

    Edited by Aarti Ratna, Samaya F. Samie

    The experiences of ethnic ‘Other’ females have – until recently – been widely overlooked in the study of sport. There continues to be a need to produce critical scholarship about ethnic 'Other' girls and women in sport and physical culture, in order to represent their complex, multifarious and…

    Hardback – 2017-09-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Sport

  • Sport and Peace-Building in Divided Societies

    Playing with Enemies

    By John Sugden, Alan Tomlinson

    Sport is a cultural institution that stands at the interface between political and civil society. In divided communities, sport has been an agent of separation, sectarian hatred and violence, but also a highly effective tool for conflict resolution, reconciliation and peace-building. In this…

    Hardback – 2017-09-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Sport and Alcohol

    An ethical perspective

    By Carwyn Jones

    Sport and alcohol have become inextricably linked. Alcohol companies provide funding, fans consume alcohol when watching, and players celebrate, bond and relax with alcohol. This critical analysis of the relationship between consumption of alcohol and participation in sport argues that sport has…

    Paperback – 2017-09-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Sport and Contested Identities

    Contemporary Issues and Debates

    Edited by David Hassan, Ciaran Acton

    Identity is one of the most theorised and contested of all sociological concepts and sport is fertile ground for an examination of its complexities. This book offers a wide-ranging and up-to-date exploration of the sport-identity nexus, drawing examples from a variety of sporting contexts and…

    Hardback – 2017-09-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Sport, Politics and the Charity Industry

    Running for Water

    By Kyle Bunds

    Sport is commonly used by charities and philanthropic organisations as a way of acquiring donors and fundraisers. In this ground-breaking study, Kyle Bunds examines the nexus of sport, politics and the charity industry through an investigation of water development agencies that raise funds in the…

    Hardback – 2017-09-05 
    Routledge
    Qualitative Research in Sport and Physical Activity

  • Sport in Under-resourced, Underdeveloped, and Conflict Regions

    Edited by Meredith A. Whitley, William V. Massey, Simon C. Darnell, Brett Smith

    Over the past two decades, scholars and practitioners have taken a keen interest in the field of Sport for Development and Peace (SDP). These efforts have largely focused on and debated the merits of sport as a tool for development, diplomacy, and peacebuilding in under-resourced, underdeveloped,…

    Hardback – 2017-08-30 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2017-07-27
    Routledge

  • Sport, Culture and Society

    An introduction, 3rd Edition

    By Grant Jarvie

    What can sport do to produce social change in our world today? It is impossible to fully understand contemporary society and culture without acknowledging the importance of sport. Sport is part of our social and cultural fabric, possessing a commercial power that makes it a potent force in the…

    Paperback – 2017-07-10
    Routledge

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