Sports & Leisure Studies: Sport and Leisure Management

  • 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 

  • 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 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 
    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 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 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 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 
    Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

  • Applied Exercise Psychology

    The Challenging Journey from Motivation to Adherence

    Edited by Selen Razon, Michael Sachs

    This volume highlights the latest research for physical activity behavior change. It provides readers with theoretical bases for understanding and promoting physical activity behavior, interventions to use for promoting physical activity behavior, and the tools for measuring the effectiveness of…

    Paperback – 2017-03-30 

  • 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 Handbook of Football Marketing

    Edited by Nicolas Chanavat, Michel Desbordes, Nicolas Lorgnier

    Football is big business. The top teams and leagues in world football generate billions of dollars in revenue and serve an audience of billions of fans. This book focuses on the marketing of football as the apex of the contemporary football industry. Drawing upon key theories and concepts in sport…

    Hardback – 2017-03-29 
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • A Social and Political History of Everton and Liverpool Football Clubs

    The Split, 1878-1914

    By David Kennedy

    This book focuses on the advent of professional football in the City of Liverpool and, in particular, the formation of Everton and Liverpool football clubs and their development prior to the First World War. The book details the variety of factors which led to the early dominance within the City of…

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

  • Sport, Media and Mega-Events

    Edited by Lawrence A. Wenner, Andrew C. Billings

    Bringing together many of the most influential scholars in sport and media studies, this book examines the diverse ways that media influences our understanding of the world’s most important sport events, dubbed sports mega-events. It sheds new light on how these events have been changed by the…

    Paperback – 2017-03-23 

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