Frontiers of Sport

Series Editor: Alan Bairner

Sport is ubiquitous in the modern era. As such, it is engaged with by exponents of other academic disciplines and professional groups. This innovative series explores the close relationships that exist between sport and other disciplines and professions, and traces the theoretical and professional boundaries that they share. Each book in the series introduces the key themes, topics and debates that define a particular discipline and its engagement with sport - such as sport and sociology, or sport and politics – offering an invaluable overview for all students and scholars working in sport and each mainstream discipline.

  • Sport and Politics

    By Alan Bairner

    Sport and politics have become inseparably entwined. From the volatile nationalism of international soccer to human rights controversies surrounding the Beijing Olympics, sport is both an important factor in political discourse and shaped by the wider political environment. In this ground-breaking…

    Paperback – 2016-03-14 
    Routledge
    Frontiers of Sport

  • Sport and Architecture

    By Benjamin S Flowers

    Sport and architecture are two of the social practices in contemporary life with the broadest impact on the world around us. The role architecture plays in shaping buildings and societies has occupied historians, critics, and urban theorists for centuries. Likewise the cultural, economic, and…

    Hardback – 2016-01-31 
    Routledge
    Frontiers of Sport

  • Sport and Film

    By Seán Crosson

    The sports film has become one of commercial cinema's most recognizable genres. From classic boxing films such as Raging Bull (1980) to soccer-themed box-office successes like Bend it Like Beckham (2002), the sports film stands at the interface of two of our most important cultural forms. This book…

    Paperback – 2013-04-08
    Routledge
    Frontiers of Sport

  • Sport and Sociology

    By Dominic Malcolm

    How has our understanding of sport been shaped by sociological ideas? How can the study of sport help sociologists to understand wider society? The sociology of sport is a sub-discipline approaching maturity. This is the first book to stand back and reflect upon the subject’s growth, to trace its…

    Paperback – 2011-12-06
    Routledge
    Frontiers of Sport