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  • Understanding the Olympics

    2nd Edition

    By John Horne, Garry Whannel

    The Olympic Games is unquestionably the greatest sporting event in the world, with billions of viewers across the globe. How did the Olympics evolve into this multi-national phenomenon? How can the Olympics help us to understand the relationship between sport and society? What will be the impact…

    Paperback – 2016-05-26 

  • Sports and Physical Exercise in Early Modern Culture

    New Perspectives on the History of Sports and Motion

    By Rebekka von Mallinckrodt, Angela Schattner

    It is often assumed that a recognisably modern sporting culture did not emerge until the eighteenth century. The plethora of physical training and games that existed before 1700 tend to fall victim to rigid historical boundaries drawn between ‘modern’ and ‘pre-modern’ sports, which are…

    Hardback – 2016-04-30 

  • Designing the Olympics

    Representation, Participation, Contestation

    By Jilly Traganou

    Designing the Olympics claims that the Olympic Games provide opportunities to reflect on the relationship between design, national identity, and citizenship. The "Olympic design milieu" fans out from the construction of the Olympic city and the creation of emblems, mascots, and ceremonies, to the…

    Hardback – 2016-04-29 
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Sport and the Female Disabled Body

    By Elisabet Apelmo

    This path-breaking book analyses young sporting women with physical disabilities and studies and explores their lived experience of a body which, on the one hand, is viewed as deviant - the disabled body - and on the other hand is viewed as accomplished - the sporting body. Elisabet Apelmo shows…

    Hardback – 2016-04-28 
    Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

  • Women, Horseracing and Gender

    Becoming 'One of the Lads'

    By Deborah Butler

    How do the class and gender inequalities found in horse-racing affect the working practices of women within the industry? Drawing on the work of Bourdieu and his concepts of field, capital and habitus, this book shows the inequalities that fracture the racing field, both historically and…

    Hardback – 2016-04-28 

  • World Heritage Sites and Tourism

    Global and Local Relations

    By Laurent Bourdeau, Maria Gravari-Barbas

    The remarkable success of the 1972 UNESCO Convention Concerning the Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritage is borne out by the fact that nearly 1,000 properties have now been designated as possessing Outstanding Universal Value and recognition given to the imperative for their protection…

    Hardback – 2016-04-28 
    Heritage, Culture and Identity

  • Positive Youth Development through Sport

    second edition

    Edited by Nicholas L. Holt

    Cutting through the political rhetoric about the power of sport as a tool for social change and personal improvement, this book offers insight into how and why participating in sport can be good for children and young people. As the first text to focus on the role of sport in positive youth…

    Paperback – 2016-04-07 

  • Studying Football

    Edited by Ellis Cashmore, Kevin Dixon

    Football is the most widely played, watched and studied sport in the world. It’s hard to develop a full understanding of the significance of sport in global society without understanding the significance of football. Studying Football is the first book designed specifically to guide and support the…

    Paperback – 2016-03-29 

  • Being and Dwelling through Tourism

    By Catherine Palmer

    Much of the literature about tourism seeks to make sense of tourism on the basis of singular approaches such as visuality, identity, mobilities, myth making, tourism as a type of performance or as a form of globalised consumption. However, as insightful and valuable as these approaches are, what…

    Hardback – 2016-03-28 
    New Directions in Tourism Analysis

  • Bicycle Urbanism

    Reimagining Bicycle Friendly Cities

    By Alon Bassok

    Over recent decades, bicycling has received renewed interest as a means of improving transportation through crowded cities, and also of improving personal health, and reducing environmental impacts associated with travel. Much of the discussion surrounding cycling has focused on bicycle facility…

    Hardback – 2016-03-28 
    Urban Planning and Environment

  • Sport and Alcohol

    An ethical perspective

    By Carwyn Rh. Jones

    There is a clear sense in which sport has played, and continues to play an important role in the normalization and legitimization of routine, excessive and problem drinking; sport and alcohol have become inextricably linked. Alcohol companies provide funding in the form of sponsorship, fans consume…

    Hardback – 2016-03-10 
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Out in Sport

    The experiences of openly gay and lesbian athletes in competitive sport

    By Eric Anderson, Rory Magrath, Rachael Bullingham

    Research has shown that since the turn of the millennia, matters have rapidly improved for gays and lesbians in sport. Where gay and lesbian athletes were merely tolerated a decade ago, today they are celebrated. This book represents the most comprehensive examination of the experiences of gays…

    Paperback – 2016-03-03 

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