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  • Routledge Handbook of Football Studies

    Edited by John Hughson, Kevin Moore, Ramón Spaaij, Joseph Maguire

    Football is unquestionably the world’s most popular and influential sport. There is no corner of the globe in which the game is not played or followed. More countries are affiliated to FIFA, football’s governing body, than to the United Nations. The sport has therefore become an important component…

    Hardback – 2016-08-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Sustainable Surfing

    Edited by Gregory Borne, Jess Ponting

    This book is the first to bring together the world’s foremost experts around the themes of sustainability and surfing. Drawing upon cutting edge research, this book offers multidisciplinary perspectives and methodological approaches on the social, environmental and economic components of…

    Hardback – 2016-08-01 
    Routledge

  • Detecting Doping in Sport

    By Stephen Moston, Terry Engelberg

    The book explores the changing landscape of anti-doping investigations, which now largely centre on the collection of intelligence about doping through processes such as surveillance, interviews with witnesses and interrogation of athletes. It examines why and how investigative processes, hitherto…

    Hardback – 2016-07-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport and Exercise Science

  • Policing the 2012 London Olympics

    Legacy and Social Exclusion

    By Gary Armstrong, Richard Giulianotti, Dick Hobbs

    The summer Olympic Games are renowned for producing the world’s biggest single-city cultural event. While the Olympics and other sport mega-events have received growing levels of academic investigation from a variety of disciplinary approaches, relatively little is known about how such occasions…

    Hardback – 2016-07-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Ethnography

  • Questioning Play

    What play can tell us about social life

    By Henning Eichberg

    What is play? Why do we play? What can play teach us about our life as social beings? In this critical investigation into the significance of play, Henning Eichberg argues that through play we can ask questions about the world, others and ourselves. Playing a game and asking a question are two…

    Hardback – 2016-07-19 
    Routledge

  • Brands and the City

    Entanglements and Implications for Urban Life, Identities and Culture

    By Sonia Bookman

    From commercial retail environments to branded urban villages, brands are now a salient feature of contemporary cityscapes and are deeply entwined in people’s everyday lives. Drawing on extensive empirical material and recent theoretical developments in the sociology of brands, this book explores…

    Hardback – 2016-06-28 
    Routledge
    Cities and Society

  • Olympic Exclusions

    Youth, Poverty and Social Legacies

    By Jacqueline Kennelly

    Olympic Games are sold to host city populations on the basis of legacy commitments that incorporate aid for the young and the poor. Yet little is known about the realities of marginalized young people living in host cities. Do they benefit from social housing and employment opportunities? Or do…

    Hardback – 2016-06-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Sport

  • Sports and Physical Exercise in Early Modern Culture

    New Perspectives on the History of Sports and Motion

    Edited 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 concerned…

    Hardback – 2016-06-10 
    Routledge

  • 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 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality

    Edited by Jennifer Hargreaves, Eric Anderson

    The Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality brings together important new work from 68 leading international scholars that, collectively, demonstrates the intrinsic interconnectedness of sport, gender and sexuality. It introduces what is, in essence, a sophisticated sub-area of sport…

    Paperback – 2016-05-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • 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 – 2016-05-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • 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
    Routledge

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