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  • 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 

  • Policing the Olympics

    London 2012

    By Richard Giulianotti, Gary Armstrong, Iain Lindsay, Gavin Hales, Dick Hobbs

    The summer Olympic Games are renowned for producing the world’s biggest single-city cultural event, with a global array of athletic talent, attracting an audience of millions in live tickets sales, billions of cumulative television viewers, and a final bill of up to US$35 billion for the hosts to…

    Hardback – 2015-12-15 

  • The Olympic Legacy

    Social Scientific Explorations

    Edited by Alan Tomlinson

    This comprehensive collection provides an overview of social scientific perspectives on Olympic legacy, using specialist analyses and selected cases to illuminate the recurring anthropological, political, and sociological dimensions of the legacy debate. Drawing upon research conducted on the…

    Hardback – 2015-11-24
    Contemporary Issues in Social Science

  • Skateboarding

    Subcultures, Sites and Shifts

    Edited by Kara-Jane Lombard

    This book explores the cultural, social, spatial, and political dynamics of skateboarding, drawing on contributions from leading international experts across a range of disciplines, such as sociology and philosophy of sport, architecture, anthropology, ecology, cultural studies, sociology,…

    Hardback – 2015-10-27
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Mega-Events and Globalization

    Capital and Spectacle in a Changing World Order

    Edited by Richard Gruneau, John Horne

    Since the turn of the twenty first century, there has been a trend for urban "mega events" to be awarded to cities and nations in the East and Global South. Such events have been viewed as economic stimulant as well as opportunities to promote national identity, gain greater international…

    Hardback – 2015-10-15
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • 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 – 2015-10-09
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Sport in Islam and in Muslim Communities

    Edited by Alberto Testa, Mahfoud Amara

    As Islam’s visibility in global society increases, Muslim populations grow, and Muslim countries compete to take up positions at the heart of global sport, the interplay between sport and Islam becomes ever more illuminating. Sport in Islam and in Muslim Communities is the first book to analyse…

    Hardback – 2015-10-06
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Researching Embodied Sport

    Exploring movement cultures

    Edited by Ian Wellard

    Despite a growing interest in the sociology of the body, there has to date been a lack of scholarly work addressing the embodied aspects which form a central part of our understanding and experience of sport and movement cultures. Researching Embodied Sport explores the political, social and…

    Hardback – 2015-09-04
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport

    Edited by Richard Giulianotti

    The sociology of sport is a core discipline within the academic study of sport. It helps us to understand what sport is and why it matters. Sociological knowledge, implicit or explicit, therefore underpins scholarly enquiry into sport in every aspect. The Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of…

    Hardback – 2015-08-04
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Ethnographies in Sport and Exercise Research

    Edited by Gyozo Molnar, Laura Purdy

    Ethnography has become an important method for researching and interpreting the social world, not least in the field of sport and exercise studies. Ethnographies in Sport and Exercise Research is the first book to provide a contemporary overview of the current state of ethnographic research and its…

    Hardback – 2015-07-28

  • Sport in a Changing World

    2nd Edition

    By Howard Nixon II

    This book shows how the dynamic interplay of a powerful "golden triangle" of sports, media, and business interests with social, cultural, economic, and political forces shapes sport in a changing world. This edition is a condensed and updated version of the first edition, with an emphasis on…

    Paperback – 2015-07-24

  • Australia's Asian Sporting Context, 1920s – 30s

    Edited by Sean Brawley, Nick Guoth

    This book examines Australia’s sporting relationships with the Asian region during the interwar period. Until now, Australia’s sporting relationships with the Asian region have been neglected by scholars of Australian and Asian sports history, and the broader field of Australia’s Asian context.…

    Paperback – 2015-07-23
    Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

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