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  • Erotic Performance and Spectatorship

    New Frontiers in Erotic Dance

    By Katy Pilcher

    Erotic dance is one of the most contentious issues in feminist debates today and a source of fascination in media and popular cultural representations. Yet, why is it that we currently know so little about those who perform erotic dance for female customers, or the experiences of these spectators…

    Hardback – 2016-11-03 
    Routledge
    Interdisciplinary Studies in Sex for Sale

  • Leveraging Mega-Event Legacies

    Edited by Jonathan Grix

    This is a multi-disciplinary contribution to the burgeoning literature on and around mega-events in general and sports mega-events in particular. The volume is not specifically about mega-events or their management, but rather how such events act as a lens through which a number of important and…

    Hardback – 2016-10-25 
    Routledge

  • Tourist Experience

    Edited by Richard Sharpley

    There is a long history of research into why and how individuals participate in and experience tourism, exploring the demand and motivation for tourism and the roles that tourists adopt—that is, how people perform tourism. At the same time, questions surrounding the significance and meaning of…

    Hardback – 2016-10-06 
    Routledge

  • Boredom Studies Reader

    Frameworks and Perspectives

    Edited by Michael E. Gardiner, Julian Jason Haladyn

    Boredom Studies is an increasingly rich and vital area of contemporary research that examines the experience of boredom as an importan – even quintessential – condition of modern life. This anthology of newly commissioned essays focuses on the historical and theoretical potential of this modern…

    Hardback – 2016-10-05 
    Routledge

  • Human–animal Relationships in Equestrian Sport and Leisure

    By Katherine Dashper

    Riding, training and caring for horses are visceral experiences that require the immersion of both body and mind. This book provides an in-depth understanding of human–horse relationships and interactions as embodied in equestrian sport and leisure. As a closely focused ethnographic study of the…

    Hardback – 2016-10-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Gendered Bodies and Leisure

    The practice and performance of American belly dance

    By Rachel Kraus

    With its roots in Middle Eastern and North African dance, belly dance is a popular leisure activity in the West with women (and some men) of all ages and body types pursing the activity for diverse reasons. Drawing on empirical research, fieldwork, and interviews with participants, this book…

    Hardback – 2016-08-04 
    Routledge
    Interactionist Currents

  • Questioning Play

    What play can tell us about social life

    By Henning Eichberg

    What is play? Why do we play? What can play teach us about our life as social beings? In this critical investigation into the significance of play, Henning Eichberg argues that through play we can ask questions about the world, others and ourselves. Playing a game and asking a question are two…

    Hardback – 2016-07-11
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality

    Edited by Jennifer Hargreaves, Eric Anderson

    The Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality brings together important new work from 68 leading international scholars that, collectively, demonstrates the intrinsic interconnectedness of sport, gender and sexuality. It introduces what is, in essence, a sophisticated sub-area of sport…

    Paperback – 2016-04-29
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Markets, Places, Cities

    By Kirsten Seale

    Using a transnational analytical framework, this book provides a comprehensive overview of formal and informal markets and place in globalised cities. It examines how urban markets are situated within social, cultural and media discourses, and within material and symbolic economies. The book…

    Hardback – 2016-04-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • The Leisure Commons

    A Spatial History of Web 2.0

    By Payal Arora

    There is much excitement about Web 2.0 as an unprecedented, novel, community-building space for experiencing, producing, and consuming leisure, particularly through social network sites. What is needed is a perspective that is invested in neither a utopian or dystopian posture but sees historical…

    Paperback – 2016-03-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

  • Event Mobilities

    Politics, place and performance

    Edited by Kevin Hannam, Mary Mostafanezhad, Jillian Rickly

    Events from a mobilities perspective attend to moments in which individual networks coalesce in place but are not isolated in their performance as they often foster far-reaching and mobile networks of community. In so doing, individuals travel from varying distances to participate in localized…

    Hardback – 2016-03-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Event Research Series

  • Life Forms and Meaning Structure

    By Alfred Schutz

    This volume contains a translation of four early manuscripts by Alfred Schutz, unpublished at the time, written between 1924 and 1928. The publication of these four essays adds much to our knowledge and appreciation of the wide range of Schutz’s phenomenological and sociological interests.…

    Paperback – 2015-12-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

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