Sports & Leisure Studies: Sport and Leisure Studies

  • Shared Lives of Humans and Animals

    Animal Agency in the Global North

    Edited by Tuomas Räsänen, Taina Syrjämaa

    Animals are conscious beings that form their own perspective regarding the life-worlds in which they exist, and according to which they act in relation to their species and other animals. In recent decades a thorough transformation in societal research has taken place, as many groups that were…

    Hardback – 2017-05-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Human-Animal Studies Series

  • Title IX

    The Thirty-Seven Words that Changed America

    By Elizabeth Kaufer Busch, William Thro

    This book examines the passage and impact of Title IX up to the present day. The 1972 law requiring gender equity in educational programs receiving federal funding has had a transformative effect on American education. Elizabeth Kaufer Busch and William Thro evaluate the ways in which the…

    Paperback – 2017-05-01 
    Routledge
    Critical Moments in American History

  • Routledge Handbook of Walking Studies

    Leisure, Travel and Wellbeing

    Edited by C. Michael Hall, Yael Ram, Noam Shoval

    Walking is an essentially human activity. From a basic means of transport and opportunity for leisure through to being a religious act, walking has served as a significant philosophical, literary and historical subject. Thoreau’s 1851 lecture on Walking or the Romantic walks of the Wordsworths at…

    Hardback – 2017-05-01 
    Routledge

  • Sport in Iceland

    How small nations achieve international success

    By Vidar Halldorsson

    Iceland is a tiny Nordic nation with a population of just 330,000 and no professional sports leagues, and yet its soccer, basketball and handball teams have all qualified for major international tournaments in recent years. This fascinating study argues that team sport success is culturally…

    Hardback – 2017-04-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Media, Culture, and the Meanings of Hockey

    Constructing a Canadian Hockey World, 1896-1907

    By Stacy L. Lorenz

    This volume examines the cultural meanings of high-level amateur and professional hockey in Canada during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In particular, the author analyzes English Canadian media narratives of Stanley Cup "challenge" games and championship series between 1896 and…

    Hardback – 2017-04-25 
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

  • Elite Soccer Referees

    Officiating in the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A

    By Tom Webb

    Soccer is undeniably the most popular sport in the world. While we know much about its high-profile players and their increasing wealth and global influence, we know little about referees and the ways in which refereeing has changed throughout the history of the sport. This book provides an…

    Hardback – 2017-04-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Football

  • Lifestyle Sports and Public Policy

    Edited by Daniel Turner, Sandro Carnicelli

    Lifestyle Sports and Public Policy is the first book to develop a comprehensive understanding of the interplay between lifestyle sports and the public policy environment which frames and regulates them. Drawing on a wide range of lifestyle sports from across the globe, including parkour,…

    Hardback – 2017-04-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • International Sports Volunteering

    Edited by Angela M. Benson, Nicholas Wise

    Sport volunteering is becoming an increasingly popular motive for international travel. Many tourism organisations now advertise sport volunteering projects, with colleges and universities also offering students the opportunity to participate in similar projects abroad. This is the first book to…

    Hardback – 2017-04-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Numbers and Narratives

    Sport, History and Economics

    By Wray Vamplew

    This volume argues for a more quantitative, economic and theoretical approach to sports history. The author notes that sport can have peculiar economics as in no other industry do rival businesses have to cooperate to produce a sellable output. He also demonstrates, via a case study of early…

    Hardback – 2017-04-07 
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

  • Understanding International Sport Organisations

    Principles, power and possibilities

    By Lincoln Allison, Alan Tomlinson

    The governance of international sport is dominated by the SINGOs (sporting international non-governmental organisations). The IOC, FIFA, IAAF and the FIA wield global influence, but how exactly do such complex organisations operate? This important book examines the rise of the SINGOs, their…

    Paperback – 2017-03-29 
    Routledge

  • Representations of Sports Coaches in Film

    Looking to Win

    Edited by Katharina Bonzel, Nicholas Chare

    This ground-breaking interdisciplinary collection brings together leading international scholars working across the humanities and social sciences to examine ways in which representations of sports coaching in narrative and documentary cinema can shape and inform sporting instruction. The central…

    Hardback – 2017-03-28 
    Routledge

  • Football Fandom in Italy and Beyond

    Community through Media and Performance

    By Matthew Guschwan

    Football fans are passionate and devoted followers. They are also creators and dissenters, performers and producers. This volume analyses football fandom through the media that fans use to construct fandom itself. Media is the lifeblood of modern life; it is the canvas on which ideas are spread,…

    Hardback – 2017-03-27 
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

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