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  • Sport and the Female Disabled Body

    By Elisabet Apelmo

    This path-breaking book analyses the experiences of young sporting women with physical impairments. Taking phenomenology as a point of departure, Elisabet Apelmo explores how the young women handle living with a body which, on the one hand, is viewed as deviant – the disabled body – and on the…

    Hardback – 2016-11-07 
    Routledge
    Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

  • Sport, Education and Social Policy

    The state of the social sciences of sport

    Edited by Gudrun Doll-Tepper, Katrin Koenen, Richard Bailey

    This important study brings together world-leading researchers to reflect upon the state of the social scientific study of sport. Addressing three core themes in sport studies – equality, education and policy – the book looks back over the development of sport research in recent decades and offers…

    Hardback – 2016-11-02 
    Routledge
    ICSSPE Perspectives

  • The Ethics of Sports Technologies and Human Enhancement

    Edited by Thomas H. Murray, Voo Teck Chuan

    This volume presents articles which focus on the ethical evaluation of performance-enhancing technologies in sport. The collection considers whether drug doping should be banned; the rationale of not banning ethically contested innovations such as hypoxic chambers; and the implications of the…

    Hardback – 2016-11-01 
    Routledge
    The Library of Essays on the Ethics of Emerging Technologies

  • Culture, Identity and Intense Performativity

    Being in the Zone

    Edited by Tim Jordan, Kath Woodward, Brigid McClure

    This volume offers groundbreaking research that brings sociological and cultural studies to bear on the idea of being in the zone. There is original research on musicians, dancers and surfers and new ideas that show being in the zone has to be understood in relation to its social and cultural…

    Hardback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge
    Antinomies

  • Football, Corruption and Lies

    Revisiting 'Badfellas', the book FIFA tried to ban

    By John Sugden, Alan Tomlinson

    World football is in crisis. The corruption scandal engulfing FIFA is arguably the biggest story in the history of modern sport and a watershed for sport governance. More than a decade ago, John Sugden and Alan Tomlinson laid the foundations for subsequent investigations with the publication of…

    Paperback – 2016-10-25 
    Routledge

  • 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

  • Playing Games

    An introduction to the philosophy of sport through dialogue

    By Randolph Feezell

    What is sport? Why does sport matter? How can we use philosophy to understand what sport means today? This engaging and highly original introduction to the philosophy of sport uses dialogue – a form of philosophical investigation – to address the fundamental questions in sport studies and to…

    Paperback – 2016-10-18 
    Routledge

  • Ways of Walking

    Ethnography and Practice on Foot

    Edited by Jo Lee Vergunst, Tim Ingold

    Despite its importance to how humans inhabit their environments, walking has rarely received the attention of ethnographers. Ways of Walking combines discussions of embodiment, place and materiality to address this significant and largely ignored 'technique of the body'. This book presents studies…

    Paperback – 2016-10-15 
    Routledge
    Anthropological Studies of Creativity and Perception

  • Routledge Handbook of Sport and Politics

    Edited by Alan Bairner, John Kelly, Jung Woo Lee

    Sport is frequently considered to be an aspect of popular culture that is, or should be, untainted by the political. However, there is a broad consensus among academics that sport is often at the heart of the political and the political is often central to sport. From the 1936 Olympic Games in Nazi…

    Hardback – 2016-10-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Critical Geographies of Sport

    Space, Power and Sport in Global Perspective

    Edited by Natalie Koch

    Sport is a geographic phenomenon. The physical and organizational infrastructure of sport occupies a prominent place in our society. This important book takes an explicitly spatial approach to sport, bringing together research in geography, sport studies and related disciplines to articulate a…

    Hardback – 2016-10-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Sport

  • 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

  • Inclusive Masculinities in Contemporary Football

    Men in the Beautiful Game

    By Rory Magrath

    Football has traditionally been an institution hostile toward sexual minorities. Boys and men in the sport have deployed high levels of homophobia for multiple reasons. However, the ground-breaking research within this book shows that intolerant attitudes toward gay men are increasingly being…

    Hardback – 2016-10-04 
    Routledge
    Critical Studies of Men and Masculinities

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