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  • Wrestling in Britain

    Sporting Entertainments, Celebrity and Audiences, 1st Edition

    By Benjamin Litherland

    At the intersection of sport, entertainment and performance, wrestling occupies a unique position in British popular culture. This is the first book to offer a detailed historical and cultural analysis of British professional wrestling, exploring the shifting popularity of the sport as well as its…

    Paperback – 2019-12-06
    Routledge

  • Rethinking Olympic Legacy

    1st Edition

    By Vassil Girginov

    How do Olympic legacies come about? This book offers an alternative approach to the study of Olympic and mega-sport event legacy, challenging how legacy is conceptualised and practised. It shifts the focus from legacy as a retrospective concept concerned with what has been left behind after the…

    Paperback – 2019-12-06
    Routledge

  • Football Fans, Activism and Social Change

    1st Edition

    By Dino Numerato

    The study of football fandom is a fast-growing area of research in the sociology of sport. The first work of its kind, this book explores football fan activism and its impact on contemporary football culture in England, Italy and the Czech Republic. Presenting a comparative study of fan activism in…

    Paperback – 2019-12-06
    Routledge

  • Body Ecology and Emersive Leisure

    1st Edition

    Edited by Bernard Andrieu, Jim Parry, Alessandro Porrovecchio, Olivier Sirost

    The emerging field of body ecology offers fresh insights into how the body engages with its surrounding environment through consciousness, perception, knowledge and emotion. In this groundbreaking collection, leading scholars of sport, leisure and philosophy draw on research on topics as diverse as…

    Paperback – 2019-12-06
    Routledge

  • Surfing, Sex, Genders and Sexualities

    1st Edition

    Edited by lisahunter

    Sex, gender and sexuality have played an important role in shaping the culture of surfing and are central themes in the study of sport and movement cultures. Rooted in a rich precolonial history, surfing has undergone a modern transformation shaped by visual culture, commodification, sportization,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-06
    Routledge

  • Doping in Elite Sports

    Voices of French Sportspeople and Their Doctors, 1950-2010, 1st Edition

    By Christophe Brissonneau, Jeffrey Montez de Oca

    Drawing on rich empirical material from elite French sport, this book offers a detailed history of how the concept of doping evolved from the twentieth to the twenty-first century. The first study to span the period from 1950 to 2010, it sheds new light on the extraordinary world of elite sport in…

    Paperback – 2019-12-06
    Routledge

  • Care in Sport Coaching

    Pedagogical Cases, 1st Edition

    Edited by Colum Cronin, Kathleen Armour

    While it is accepted that sport coaches should safeguard participants, Care in Sport Coaching: Pedagogical Cases argues that coaches have a duty of care that moves beyond protection and involves the development of caring relationships with athletes. Recent high-profile incidents of abuse in sport…

    Paperback – 2019-11-29
    Routledge

  • Corruption, Mafia Power and Italian Soccer

    1st Edition

    By Alberto Testa, Anna Sergi

    Whilst corruption and organized crime have been widely researched, they have not yet been specifically linked to sport. Corruption, Mafia Power and Italian Soccer offers an original insight into this new research area. Adopting a psycho-social approach based mainly on Pierre Bourdieu's praxeology,…

    Paperback – 2019-11-29
    Routledge

  • Corruption in Sport

    Causes, Consequences, and Reform, 1st Edition

    Edited by Lisa A. Kihl

    Corruption in the sport industry is a pervasive issue that threatens the integrity of sport as an institution. From doping and match-fixing to money laundering, corruption should be a concern to anybody interested in sport policy, management, governance, or ethics. This is the first book to explore…

    Paperback – 2019-11-28
    Routledge

  • The Global Football Industry

    Marketing Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by James J. Zhang, Brenda G. Pitts

    In recent years, football’s status as "the world’s sport" has shown little sign of waning. From increasing participation at grassroots levels and to the highly lucrative media rights deals secured by the top elite clubs, the game appears to be thriving as it continues to excite and enthral billions…

    Paperback – 2019-11-28
    Routledge
    World Association for Sport Management Series

  • Sport in the African World

    1st Edition

    Edited by John Nauright, Mahfoud Amara

    Sport has been a component of African cultural life for several hundred years. In today’s globalized world, Africans and Africa have become a vital part of the international sporting landscape. This is the first book to attempt to survey the historical, contemporary and geographical breadth of that…

    Paperback – 2019-11-28
    Routledge

  • Redesigning Physical Education

    An Equity Agenda in Which Every Child Matters, 1st Edition

    Edited by Hal A. Lawson

    Redesigning Physical Education is a bold and innovative manifesto for the fundamental redesign of physical education for the twenty-first-century world. Aiming at better outcomes for children, better working conditions for teachers, and innovative solutions to the decline of school PE, it calls for…

    Paperback – 2019-11-28
    Routledge

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