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  • Participatory Culture and the Social Value of an Architectural Icon: Sydney Opera House

    By Cristina Garduno Freeman

    This book develops new and innovative methods for understanding the cultural significance of places such as the World Heritage listed Sydney Opera House. By connecting participatory media, visual culture and social value, Cristina Garduño Freeman contributes to a fast-growing body of scholarship on…

    Hardback – 2017-09-29 
    Routledge

  • Sport and Health

    Exploring the Current State of Play

    Edited by Daniel Parnell, Peter Krustrup

    It is a common assumption that sport is good for us and that participation in sport embodies public health benefits. With sport being increasingly used to deliver public health interventions worldwide, this book critically examines the rationale and evidence for sport as a public health policy tool…

    Hardback – 2017-09-28 
    Routledge
    ICSSPE Perspectives

  • Fitness, Technology and Society

    Amusing Ourselves to Life

    By Brad Millington

    The fitness industry is experiencing a new boom characterized by the proliferation of interactive and customizable technology, from exercise-themed video games to smartphone apps to wearable fitness trackers. This new technology presents the possibility of boundless self-tracking, generating highly…

    Hardback – 2017-09-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Race, Gender and Sport

    The Politics of Ethnic 'Other' Girls and Women

    Edited by Aarti Ratna, Samaya F. Samie

    The experiences of ethnic ‘Other’ females have – until recently – been widely overlooked in the study of sport. There continues to be a need to produce critical scholarship about ethnic 'Other' girls and women in sport and physical culture, in order to represent their complex, multifarious and…

    Hardback – 2017-09-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Sport

  • Sport and National Identities

    Globalization and Conflict

    Edited by Paddy Dolan, John Connolly

    While globalisation has undoubtedly occurred in many social fields, in sport the importance of ‘the nation’ has remained. This book examines the continuing but contested relevance of national identities in sport within the context of globalising forces. Including case studies from around the world,…

    Hardback – 2017-09-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Sport and Peace-Building in Divided Societies

    Playing with Enemies

    By John Sugden, Alan Tomlinson

    Sport is a cultural institution that stands at the interface between political and civil society. In divided communities, sport has been an agent of separation, sectarian hatred and violence, but also a highly effective tool for conflict resolution, reconciliation and peace-building. In this…

    Hardback – 2017-09-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Sport, Politics and the Charity Industry

    Running for Water

    By Kyle Bunds

    Sport is commonly used by charities and philanthropic organisations as a way of acquiring donors and fundraisers. In this ground-breaking study, Kyle Bunds examines the nexus of sport, politics and the charity industry through an investigation of water development agencies that raise funds in the…

    Hardback – 2017-09-11 
    Routledge
    Qualitative Research in Sport and Physical Activity

  • Women, Horseracing and Gender

    Becoming 'One of the Lads'

    By Deborah Butler

    How do the class and gender inequalities found in horseracing 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 are prevalent within the world of racing, both historically…

    Hardback – 2017-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Gender and Society

  • Participatory Surveillance

    Sharing our Life Online

    By Anders Albrechtslund

    Pursuing current new trajectories in surveillance studies, this book explores, analyses and develops the concept of ’participatory surveillance’, challenging dominant approaches that emphasise organisations, power relations and notions of ’Big Brother’ in order to focus instead on the activities of…

    Hardback – 2017-08-31 
    Routledge

  • Sport and Contested Identities

    Contemporary Issues and Debates

    Edited by David Hassan, Ciaran Acton

    Identity is one of the most theorised and contested of all sociological concepts and sport is fertile ground for an examination of its complexities. This book offers a wide-ranging and up-to-date exploration of the sport-identity nexus, drawing examples from a variety of sporting contexts and…

    Hardback – 2017-08-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Olympic Television

    Broadcasting the Biggest Show on Earth

    By Andrew C. Billings, James R. Angelini, Paul J. MacArthur

    As the Olympic spectacle grows, broadcast coverage becomes bigger, more complex and more sophisticated. Part sporting event, part reality show, and part global festival, the Olympics can be seen as both intensely nationalistic and a celebration of a shared sense of international community. This…

    Paperback – 2017-08-22 
    Routledge

  • Physical Culture, Ethnography and the Body

    Theory, Method and Praxis

    Edited by Michael D. Giardina, Michele K. Donnelly

    The corporeal turn toward critical, empirically grounded studies of the body is transforming the way we research physical culture, most evidently in the study of sport. This book brings together original insights on contemporary physical culture from key figures working in a variety of disciplines,…

    Hardback – 2017-08-18 
    Routledge
    Qualitative Research in Sport and Physical Activity

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