Sports & Leisure Studies: Individual Sports

  • Routledge Handbook of Global Sport book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Global Sport

    1st Edition

    Edited by John Nauright, Sarah Zipp

    The story of global sport is the story of expansion from local development to globalized industry, from recreational to marketised activity. Alongside that, each sport has its own distinctive history, sub-cultures, practices and structures. This ambitious new volume offers state-of-the-art…

    Hardback – 2020-01-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Basketball Data Science: With Applications in R book cover

    Basketball Data Science

    With Applications in R, 1st Edition

    By Paola Zuccolotto, Marica Manisera

    Using data from one season of NBA games, Basketball Data Science: With Applications in R is the perfect book for anyone interested in learning and applying data analytics in basketball. Whether assessing the spatial performance of an MBA player’s shots or doing an analysis of the impact of…

    Paperback – 2020-01-21 
    Chapman and Hall/CRC
    Chapman & Hall/CRC Data Science Series

  • The Theory of Gymnastics book cover

    The Theory of Gymnastics

    1st Edition

    By J. Lindhard

    First published in 1939, this volume translated into English the Danish work ‘Den Specielle Gymnastrikteon’. Its author, Professor Lindhard, noted the still-young field of theoretical gymnastics in comparison to its physical counterpart, with the only prior major work being that of Ling from 1800.…

    Paperback – 2020-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Elite Soccer Players: Maximizing Performance and Safety book cover

    Elite Soccer Players

    Maximizing Performance and Safety, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ryan Curtis, Courteney Benjamin, Robert Huggins, Douglas J. Casa

    The sport of soccer has evolved immensely since its beginning around 2000 years ago and is now considered the most popular sport in the world. The research related to the physical, psychological, and tactical aspects of the game has risen in conjunction with its fame. Maximizing Performance and…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Football as Medicine: Prescribing Football for Global Health Promotion book cover

    Football as Medicine

    Prescribing Football for Global Health Promotion, 1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Krustrup, Daniel Parnell

    It is beyond dispute that physical activity is good for us, but what are the benefits, challenges and impacts of sport on health? This is the first book to focus on football in the context of health, from individual, public and population-level perspectives. Football as Medicine examines the…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge
    Critical Research in Football

  • The Use of Video Technologies in Refereeing Football and Other Sports book cover

    The Use of Video Technologies in Refereeing Football and Other Sports

    1st Edition

    Edited by Manuel Armenteros, Anto J. Benitez, Miguel Ángel Betancor

    The IFAB took a historic step in the approval of experiments on the use of video in order to provide support to football refereeing. For a long time, various different lobbying sectors had claimed this technology as an effective aid in decision making. The Use of Video Technologies in Refereeing…

    Hardback – 2019-12-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sports Technology and Engineering

  • Professional Wrestling and the Commercial Stage book cover

    Professional Wrestling and the Commercial Stage

    1st Edition

    By Eero Laine

    Professional Wrestling and the Commercial Stage examines professional wrestling as a century-old, theatrical form that spans from its local places of performance to circulate as a popular, global product. Professional wrestling has all the trappings of sport, but is, at its core, a theatrical…

    Hardback – 2019-12-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Surfing and Sustainability book cover

    Surfing and Sustainability

    1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-11-29 
    Routledge

  • Corruption, Mafia Power and Italian Soccer book cover

    Corruption, Mafia Power and Italian Soccer

    1st Edition

    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,…

    Paperback – 2019-11-29 
    Routledge

  • The Aesthetics, Poetics, and Rhetoric of Soccer book cover

    The Aesthetics, Poetics, and Rhetoric of Soccer

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ridvan Askin, Catherine Diederich, Aline Bieri

    Soccer has long been known as 'the beautiful game'. This multi-disciplinary volume explores soccer, soccer culture, and the representation of soccer in art, film, and literature, using the critical tools of aesthetics, poetics, and rhetoric. Including international contributions from scholars of…

    Paperback – 2019-11-29 
    Routledge

  • Surfing, Sex, Genders and Sexualities book cover

    Surfing, Sex, Genders and Sexualities

    1st Edition

    Edited by lisahunter

    Sex, gender and sexuality have played an important role in shaping the culture of surfing and are central themes in the study of sport and movement cultures. Rooted in a rich precolonial history, surfing has undergone a modern transformation shaped by visual culture, commodification, sportization,…

    Paperback – 2019-11-29 
    Routledge

  • Africa’s Elite Football: Structure, Politics, and Everyday Challenges book cover

    Africa’s Elite Football

    Structure, Politics, and Everyday Challenges, 1st Edition

    Edited by Chuka Onwumechili

    This book explores various aspects of intra-national elite football in Africa, drawing upon the expertise of notable scholars from across the world. Africa’s Elite Football focuses on an area largely ignored by current scholarship on African football where interest has focused on international…

    Hardback – 2019-11-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Africa

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