Sociology of Sport Products

  • Figurational Research in Sport, Leisure and Health

    Edited by Dominic Malcolm, Philippa Velija

    Figurational sociology offers an important set of conceptual and methodological tools for helping us to understand sport, leisure and health and their relationship to wider society. This book brings together an international team of scholars working within the figurational tradition to explain the…

    Hardback – 2018-08-31 
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Sport Fans

    The Psychology and Social Impact of Fandom, 2nd Edition

    By Daniel Wann

    Sport Fans is the go-to resource on fan behaviour, offering cutting-edge analyses of the empirical research on the emotions, thoughts, and behaviors of sport fans. The first edition set the standard for research on fan behaviour. This second edition builds upon that research base and incorporates…

    Paperback – 2018-08-15 

  • Leveraging Disability Sport Events

    Impacts, Promises, and Possibilities

    By Laura Misener, Gayle McPherson, David McGillivray, David Legg

    This book examines the policy, planning, development and implementation of disability sport events. It highlights the potential of sporting events for encouraging community sport participation, as well as influencing attitudes and awareness about disability in wider society, but also challenges…

    Hardback – 2018-08-15 

  • Digital Football Cultures

    Fandom, Identities and Resistance

    Edited by Stefan Lawrence, Garry Crawford

    Hardback – 2018-08-15 
    Advances in Leisure Studies

  • Fan Activism, Protest and Politics

    Ultras in Post-Socialist Croatia

    By Andrew Hodges

    In what sense can organised football fans be understood as political actors or participants in social movements? How do fans’ struggles link to wider social and political transformations, and what methodological dilemmas arise when researching fan activism? This book seeks ethnographic answers to…

    Hardback – 2018-07-31 
    Critical Research in Football

  • Corruption, Mafia Power and Italian Soccer

    By Alberto Testa, Anna Sergi

    Whilst corruption and organized crime have been widely researched, they have not yet been specifically linked to sport, Corruption, Mafia Power and Italian Soccer offers an original insight into this new research area. Adopting a psycho-social approach based mainly on Pierre Bourdieu's praxeology,…

    Hardback – 2018-07-23 
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Ageing and Digital Games

    Uses and Perceptions of Game Play in Later Life

    By Sara Mosberg Iversen

    Digital games are often perceived as a leisure activity posed primarily at young boys, but as this volume highlights people of all ages and genders increasingly play digital games for a host of different reasons. Using new empirical data and first-hand material, Sara Mosberg Iversen examines the…

    Hardback – 2018-07-17 

  • Great Expectations

    The Sociology of Survival and Success in Organized Team Sports

    By Christopher B. Doob

    In Great Expectations, sociological analysis proves to be a powerful ally for grasping how the sports world unfolds for team players, providing a range of sociological ideas and concepts that extend throughout the book. The tables and class discussion sections help summarize key issues, linking…

    Paperback – 2018-07-17 

  • Philosophy and Nature Sports

    By Kevin Krein

    With adventure and lifestyle sports continuing to grow in popularity, this book provides a comprehensive philosophical analysis of issues relating to nature sports. It offers an inquiry into how nature sports differ from mainstream sports, how these differences are related to their value as human…

    Hardback – 2018-07-15 
    Ethics and Sport

  • Women, Sport and Exercise in the Asia-Pacific Region

    Domination, Resistance, Accommodation

    Edited by Gyozo Molnar, Sara N. Amin, Yoko Kanemasu

    Although socio-cultural issues in relation to women within the fields of sport and exercise have been extensively researched, this research has tended to concentrate on the Western world. Women, Sport and Exercise in the Asia-Pacific Region moves the conversation away entirely from Western contexts…

    Hardback – 2018-06-28 
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Performance and Image Enhancing Drugs and Substances

    Issues, Influences and Impacts

    By Aaron Smith, Bob Stewart, Kate Westberg, Constantino Stavros

    In the pursuit of more muscle, enhanced strength, sustained endurance, and idealised physiques, an increasing number of elite athletes, recreational sport enthusiasts, and body conscious gym-users are turning to performance and image-enhancing drugs and substances (PIEDS). In many instances, such…

    Paperback – 2018-06-13 

  • Norbert Elias, Social History and Sport

    By Joannes Van Gestel

    In times when the social sciences have become increasingly fragmented and more focused on ‘the pieces of the puzzle’; the puzzle, as a topic in its own right, has slowly been moved towards the background. Nonetheless, as humanity becomes ever more globalized, there is a greater need for in-depth…

    Hardback – 2018-05-31 
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

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