Sports & Leisure Studies: Sport and Leisure Studies

  • Sport Participation and Olympic Legacies: A Comparative Study book cover

    Sport Participation and Olympic Legacies

    A Comparative Study, 1st Edition

    Edited by Spencer Harris

    Provision of, and participation in, community-level sport has risen up the policy agenda in many countries, as a tool for tackling social exclusion and improving well-being. This book offers a comparative analysis of community sport policy in three countries: England, the US and Russia. It examines…

    Hardback – 2019-04-15 
    Routledge Research in Sport Politics and Policy

  • Olympic Stadia: Past, Present and Future book cover

    Olympic Stadia

    Past, Present and Future, 1st Edition

    By Geraint John, Dave Parker

    Olympic Stadia provides a comprehensive account of the development of stadia including but not limited to: developments in running tracks, the introduction of lighting, improvements in spectator viewing standards and the introduction of roofs. Written by a world-renowned expert on sports…

    Hardback – 2019-04-01 

  • Sports in African History, Politics, and Identity Formation book cover

    Sports in African History, Politics, and Identity Formation

    1st Edition

    Edited by Michael John Gennaro, Saheed Aderinto

    Sport holds significant value and has an intricate relationship with many components of African societies throughout history. For many Africans, sports are a way of life, a site of cultural heroes, a way out of poverty and social mobility, and a site for leisurely play. This volume explores…

    Paperback – 2019-04-01 

  • Exploring Sport and Leisure Disasters: A Socio-Legal Perspective book cover

    Exploring Sport and Leisure Disasters

    A Socio-Legal Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Hazel J. Hartley

    First published in 2001. This book provides a socio-legal analysis of disasters by setting out two sport and leisure disasters (the 1989 Hillsborough and Marchioness disasters) and considering them in their broader legal/political/economic and policy contexts. It bases the analysis on in-depth…

    Hardback – 2019-04-01 
    Routledge Library Editions: Leisure Studies

  • Understanding Leisure book cover

    Understanding Leisure

    1st Edition

    By Les Haywood, Francis Kew, Peter Bramham, John Spink, John Capenerhurst, Ian Henry

    First published in 1989. Understanding Leisure is a readable introductory analysis of the key elements in the study of leisure. This includes leisure concepts and dimensions of leisure, its activity forms, participants, provision, and leisure futures, leisure and social theory. A collaborative work…

    Hardback – 2019-04-01 

  • Freedom and Constraint: The Paradoxes of Leisure book cover

    Freedom and Constraint

    The Paradoxes of Leisure, 1st Edition

    Edited by Fred Coalter

    First published in 1989. In the climate of long-term unemployment, early retirement, and technology that is seen to threaten jobs, 'leisure’ has been presented as the solution to a multitude of social problems. The essays in this collection represent the most important arguments on the problems,…

    Hardback – 2019-04-01 

  • The Global Sport Economy: Contemporary Issues book cover

    The Global Sport Economy

    Contemporary Issues, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michel Desbordes, Pascal Aymar, Christopher Hautbois

    The global sports economy is undergoing rapid evolution. This book examines the global sports ecosystem through three of its central pillars: sport marketing, sports equipment manufacture and sales, and sport governance and organisation. By focusing on these three themes the book presents a nuanced…

    Hardback – 2019-03-15 
    Routledge Research in Sport Business and Management

  • Sport Policy and Politics in an Era of Austerity book cover

    Sport Policy and Politics in an Era of Austerity

    1st Edition

    Edited by Dan Parnell, Peter Millward, Paul A. Widdop, Neil King, Anthony May

    Austerity is perhaps the major challenge of our times, given the speed at which it arrived and the consequences of its impact upon society. The global financial crash and economic downturn was the catalyst for change and, against a backdrop of advice from experts adverse to Keynesian economics, the…

    Hardback – 2019-03-01 

  • Convergent Wrestling: Participatory Culture, Transmedia Storytelling, and Intertextuality in the Squared Circle book cover

    Convergent Wrestling

    Participatory Culture, Transmedia Storytelling, and Intertextuality in the Squared Circle, 1st Edition

    Edited by CarrieLynn D. Reinhard, Christopher John Olson

    This book examines how the current era of "convergence" has affected the world of professional wrestling, which combines several different genres, including drama, action, comedy, horror, science fiction, and even romance. Professional wrestling’s business practices exist at the intersection of…

    Hardback – 2019-02-28 
    The Cultural Politics of Media and Popular Culture

  • ‘Race’, Youth Sport, Physical Activity and Health: Global Perspectives book cover

    ‘Race’, Youth Sport, Physical Activity and Health

    Global Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Symeon Dagkas, Laura Azzarito, Kevin Hylton

    This is the first book to focus on issues of ‘race’ and racism in youth sport, physical activity and health. Drawing on critical race theory, intersectionality and critical pedagogy, and presenting a range of international empirical case studies, it explores racialization processes in pedagogical…

    Hardback – 2019-02-28 
    Routledge Critical Perspectives on Equality and Social Justice in Sport and Leisure

  • Routledge Handbook of Tennis: History, Culture and Politics book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Tennis

    History, Culture and Politics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Robert J. Lake

    Tennis is one of the world’s most popular sports, as levels of participation and spectatorship demonstrate.  Moreover, tennis has always been one of the world’s most significant sports, expressing crucial fractures of social class, gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity - both on and off court.…

    Hardback – 2019-02-22 
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Athlete Learning in Elite Sport: A Cultural Framework book cover

    Athlete Learning in Elite Sport

    A Cultural Framework, 1st Edition

    Edited by Natalie Barker-Ruchti

    Elite athletes lead a particular way of life, which creates significant learning and shapes their selves. This is the first sociological-pedagogical text to conceptualise athlete learning in elite sport and across athletic careers. It outlines theories of learning and argues for a cultural…

    Hardback – 2019-02-18 
    Routledge Research in Sports Coaching

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