Track and Field Athletics Products

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2015-10-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • The Four-Minute Mile

    Historical and Cultural Interpretations of a Sporting Barrier

    Edited by John Bale, David Howe

    Breaking records and challenging the limits of human ability are central to much of our understanding of athletic track and field sports, with a world record title arguably as valued as an Olympic gold medal. Some particular limits and records take on greater significance, however, as in the case…

    Paperback – 2015-07-19
    Routledge

  • Coaching Cultures

    Edited by Neil Carter

    Coaches are amongst the most visible figures in sport today but little is known about the history of their profession. This book examines the history of coaching from the early nineteenth to the late twentieth century. It uses a number of sports as case studies that includes: cricket,…

    Paperback – 2015-04-09
    Routledge

  • Sport and Revolutionaries

    Reclaiming the Historical Role of Sport in Social and Political Activism

    Edited by John Nauright, David K Wiggins

    This collection examines the role of sport in the lives of key revolutionary thinkers and leftist activists. In contrast to those who take a more romantic view of sport and believe in its apolitical nature, the chapters in this book help make clear how sport has served as a site for political…

    Hardback – 2015-03-03
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

  • Routledge Handbook of Sports Performance Analysis

    Edited by Tim McGarry, Peter O'Donoghue, Jaime Sampaio

    Sport performance analysis techniques help coaches, athletes and sport scientists develop an objective understanding of actual sport performance, as opposed to self-report, fitness tests or laboratory based experiments. For example, contemporary performance analysis enables elite sports people and…

    Paperback – 2015-03-03
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • A Global History of Doping in Sport

    Drugs, Policy, and Politics

    Edited by John Gleaves, Thomas Hunt

    From turn-of-the-century horseracing to the monolithic anti-doping attitudes now supported by sporting organizations, the development of anti-doping ideology has spread throughout modern sport. Yet heretofore few historians have explored the many ways that international sport has responded to…

    Hardback – 2014-12-07
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

  • Women’s Sport in Africa

    Edited by Michelle Sikes, John Bale

    In recent decades Africa has emerged as a sporting giant. The African sporting phenomenon has been addressed in the popular press and it has also attracted scholarly interest; however, this interest is almost entirely focussed on men. Yet women’s participation in recreational and elite sport is…

    Hardback – 2014-09-03
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

  • The Global Impact of Olympic Media at London 2012

    Edited by Andrew C. Billings, Marie Hardin

    This book explores the biggest sporting event in the world through the lens in which most people witness it: the media. Traversing nations and media formats, contributors offer insights into the manner in which the Olympics is conveyed to the masses and the impact arising from the mass consumption…

    Hardback – 2014-07-27
    Routledge

  • Athletics and Philosophy in the Ancient World

    Contests of Virtue

    By Heather L. Reid

    This book examines the relationship between athletics and philosophy in ancient Greece and Rome focused on the connection between athleticism and virtue. It begins by observing that the link between athleticism and virtue is older than sport, reaching back to the athletic feats of kings and…

    Paperback – 2012-11-12
    Routledge
    Ethics and Sport

  • The World of Physical Culture in Sport and Exercise

    Visual Methods for Qualitative Research

    Edited by Cassandra Phoenix, Brett Smith

    Within qualitative research in the social sciences, the last decade has witnessed a growing interest in the use of visual methods. Visual Methods in Physical Culture is the first book in the field of sport and exercise sciences dedicated to harnessing the potential of using visual methods within…

    Paperback – 2012-10-27
    Routledge

  • The Social Impact of Sport

    Cross-Cultural Perspectives

    Edited by Ramón Spaaij

    This book critically examines the ways in which sports contribute to, or inhibit, social well-being, the directions these changes take and the conditions necessary for sport to have beneficial outcomes. The themes addressed in the book demonstrate the diversity and versatility of the social impacts…

    Paperback – 2012-09-05
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

  • Women in Sports History

    Edited by Carol A. Osborne, Fiona Skillen

    Women are, and have been for many years, actively involved as players, supporters and co-ordinators in a range of sports and yet they are often missing from, or sidelined in, accounts of the history of these sports. Commenting first on the lack of inclusion of women in British sports history, the…

    Paperback – 2012-09-05
    Routledge

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