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  • Boys, Bodies, and Physical Education

    Problematizing Identity, Schooling, and Power Relations through a Pleasure Lens, 1st Edition

    By Göran Gerdin

    Using visual ethnography, this book explores the many forms of pleasures that boys derive in and through the spaces and their bodies in physical education. Employing the works of Michel Foucault and Judith Butler, Gerdin examines how pleasure is connected to identity, schooling, and power relations…

    Paperback – 2019-06-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Gender and Sexuality in Education

  • DIY Football

    The cultural politics of community based football clubs, 1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Kennedy, David Kennedy

    The intention of the book is to highlight the development of a type of football organisation that falls outside of the well documented elite professional game, the most recognizable face of the sport. Specifically, the focus here will fall upon community based football clubs which have grown out of…

    Paperback – 2019-05-23
    Routledge

  • Christianity and the Transformation of Physical Education and Sport in China

    1st Edition

    By Huijie Zhang, Fan Hong, Fuhua Huang

    Despite the popularity of sport in contemporary China, the practice of physical education is not indigenous to its culture. Strenuous physical activity was traditionally linked to low class and status in the pre-modern Chinese society. The concept of modern PE was introduced to China by Western…

    Paperback – 2019-05-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Sport, Culture and Society

  • Sport and Peace-Building in Divided Societies

    Playing with Enemies, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-05-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • The End of Physiotherapy

    1st Edition

    By David A. Nicholls

    Physiotherapy is arriving at a critical point in its history. Since World War I, physiotherapy has been one of the largest allied health professions and the established provider of orthodox physical rehabilitation. But ageing populations of increasingly chronically ill people, a growing scepticism…

    Paperback – 2019-05-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Health and Social Policy

  • The Routledge History of American Sport

    1st Edition

    Edited by Linda J. Borish, David K. Wiggins, Gerald R. Gems

    The Routledge History of American Sport provides the first comprehensive overview of historical research in American sport from the early Colonial period to the present day. Considering sport through innovative themes and topics such as the business of sport, material culture and sport, the…

    Paperback – 2019-04-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Histories

  • Sport and Play in a Digital World

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ivo van Hilvoorde

    Digital technology plays an important role in the everyday lives of people. New types of ‘digital sports’, (sport) gaming, exergaming, cybersport and eSports increase in popularity all over the world and are even challenging the modern and hegemonic concept of sport. Modern games can hardly be…

    Paperback – 2019-03-22
    Routledge
    Ethics and Sport

  • Sport, Physical Activity and Public Health

    1st Edition

    Edited by Louise Mansfield, Joe Piggin

    This edited collection includes articles which examine the complex relationships between sport, physical activity and public health. It reflects a current expansion in academic, policy and practice interest in sport and physical activity for public health. Our contributors discuss issues connected…

    Paperback – 2019-03-22
    Routledge

  • The Sociology of Hypocrisy

    An Analysis of Sport and Religion, 1st Edition

    By Stephen G. Wieting

    With close attention to the spheres of sport and religion as important sites of moral currency, this book draws on media coverage of major cases of hypocrisy, attending to differing meanings and consequences of hypocrisy within the US, France and Iceland. Instances come from scandals within the…

    Paperback – 2019-03-21
    Routledge

  • Slow Tourism, Food and Cities

    Pace and the Search for the "Good Life", 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Clancy

    Slow Food began in the late 1980s as a response to the spread of fast food establishments and as a larger statement against globalization and the perceived deterioration of modern life. Since then, slow practices have permeated into other areas, including cities and territories and travel and…

    Paperback – 2019-03-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Tourism

  • From Olympic Administration to Olympic Governance

    1st Edition

    Edited by Emmanuel Bayle, Jean-Loup Chappelet

    Lausanne, the Swiss city IOC (International Olympic Committee) President Juan Antonio Samaranch honored with the title "Olympic capital" in 1994, is now the administrative capital of world sport. The past century has presented Olympism with many challenges and that continues to be the case today;…

    Paperback – 2019-02-14
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

  • Sport in Underdeveloped and Conflict Regions

    1st Edition

    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,…

    Paperback – 2019-02-14
    Routledge

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