Sports & Leisure Studies: Individual Sports

  • Philosophy and Nature Sports book cover

    Philosophy and Nature Sports

    By Kevin Krein

    Nature sports, such as skiing, climbing, and surfing have had a significant influence on Western popular culture since the mid-twentieth century and the number of participants continues to grow. Written in a clear and accessible style, this important book provides a comprehensive philosophical…

    Hardback – 2018-10-03 
    Routledge
    Ethics and Sport

  • Sport Development in Action: Plan, Programme and Practice book cover

    Sport Development in Action

    Plan, Programme and Practice

    By Alec Astle, Sarah Leberman, Geoff Watson

    This practical textbook explains the sport development process from a practitioner’s viewpoint, showing what actually works, how and why. Focusing on the development of sport, the book considers the efforts of sport organisations to revitalise their sports at a community level to ensure their…

    Paperback – 2018-09-10 
    Routledge

  • Digital Football Cultures: Fandom, Identities and Resistance book cover

    Digital Football Cultures

    Fandom, Identities and Resistance

    Edited by Stefan Lawrence, Garry Crawford

    As the digital revolution continues apace, emergent technologies and means of communication present new challenges and opportunities for the football industry. This is the first book to bring together key contemporary debates at the intersection of football studies, leisure studies and digital…

    Hardback – 2018-09-06 
    Routledge
    Advances in Leisure Studies

  • How Football Began: A Global History of How the World's Football Codes Were Born book cover

    How Football Began

    A Global History of How the World's Football Codes Were Born

    By Tony Collins

    This ambitious and fascinating history considers why, in the space of sixty years between 1850 and 1910, football grew from a marginal and un-organised activity to become the dominant winter entertainment for millions of people around the world. The book compares the development of each of the…

    Paperback – 2018-08-16 
    Routledge

  • The Science of Basketball book cover

    The Science of Basketball

    Edited by Alexandru Radu

    The Science of Basketball is the only book to examine the scientific principles underpinning preparation and performance in basketball, applied to both individual and team contexts. Drawing on the very latest scientific evidence, and including contributions from leading international coaches and…

    Paperback – 2018-08-10 
    Routledge

  • Elite Youth Cycling book cover

    Elite Youth Cycling

    Edited by Alfred Nimmerichter

    Elite Youth Cycling showcases the latest cutting-edge research in youth cycling performance. Covering both endurance and sprint cycling events, the book explores the effect of cycling on the maturation of the body from childhood to adolescence, suggests long-term training and nutritional strategies…

    Hardback – 2018-07-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Paediatric Sport and Exercise Science

  • Fan Activism, Protest and Politics: Ultras in Post-Socialist Croatia book cover

    Fan Activism, Protest and Politics

    Ultras in Post-Socialist Croatia

    By Andrew Hodges

    In what sense can organised football fans be understood as political actors or participants in social movements? How do fan struggles link to wider social and political transformations? And what methodological dilemmas arise when researching fan activism? Fan Activism, Protest and Politics seeks…

    Hardback – 2018-07-27 
    Routledge
    Critical Research in Football

  • Football and Literature in South America book cover

    Football and Literature in South America

    By David Wood

    South America is a region that enjoys an unusually high profile as the origin of some of the world’s greatest writers and most celebrated footballers. This is the first book to undertake a systematic study of the relationship between football and literature across South America. Beginning with the…

    Paperback – 2018-07-26 
    Routledge

  • Seeking the Senses in Physical Culture: Sensuous scholarship in action book cover

    Seeking the Senses in Physical Culture

    Sensuous scholarship in action

    Edited by Andrew C. Sparkes

    The sensory revolution in the social sciences is transforming the ways in which the senses and the sensorium are studied and understood in relation to bodies in action. This is the first book to investigate the impact, and challenges, of this revolution for those interested in physical culture.…

    Paperback – 2018-07-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Corruption, Mafia Power and Italian Soccer book cover

    Corruption, Mafia Power and Italian Soccer

    By Alberto Testa, Anna Sergi

    Whilst corruption and organized crime have been widely researched, they have not yet been specifically linked to sport. Corruption, Mafia Power and Italian Soccer offers an original insight into this new research area. Adopting a psycho-social approach based mainly on Pierre Bourdieu's praxeology,…

    Hardback – 2018-07-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Surfing and Sustainability book cover

    Surfing and Sustainability

    By Gregory Borne

    Surfing and Sustainability presents a new way of understanding the impact of surfing on the environment, society and the economy, providing important insights into the field of sustainability and arguing that the activity of surfing offers a unique opportunity to explore the ambiguity of…

    Hardback – 2018-06-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Sport and Protest: Global Perspectives book cover

    Sport and Protest

    Global Perspectives

    Edited by Cathal Kilcline

    Sporting mega-events habitually spawn protests from local groups discommoded by the building of new infrastructure, environmental lobbies contesting the long-term legacies of such events, and expressions of outrage at the expenditure of public funds on events often restricted to an elite selection…

    Hardback – 2018-06-19 
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

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