• Waterways and the Cultural Landscape book cover

    Waterways and the Cultural Landscape

    1st Edition

    Edited by Francesco Vallerani, Francesco Visentin

    Water control and management have been fundamental to the building of human civilisation. In Europe, the regulation of major rivers, the digging of canals and the wetland reclamation schemes from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries, generated new typologies of waterscapes with significant…

    Paperback – 2019-07-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Cultural Heritage and Tourism Series

  • Sport in Iceland: How Small Nations Achieve International Success book cover

    Sport in Iceland

    How Small Nations Achieve International Success, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-07-10 
    Routledge

  • The National Games and National Identity in China: A History book cover

    The National Games and National Identity in China

    A History, 1st Edition

    By Liu Li, Fan Hong

    The history of China’s National Games reflects both the transformation of elite sport in China and wider Chinese society. This is the first book to describe the origins and development of the National Games through their dynamic relationship with Chinese politics, nationalism and identity in the…

    Paperback – 2019-07-10 
    Routledge

  • Skill Transmission, Sport and Tacit Knowledge: A Sociological Perspective book cover

    Skill Transmission, Sport and Tacit Knowledge

    A Sociological Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Honorata Jakubowska

    Teaching the skills necessary to play sport depends partly on transmitting knowledge verbally, yet non-verbal or tacit knowledge also has an important role. A coach may tell a young athlete to 'move more dynamically', but it is undoubtedly easier to demonstrate with the body itself how this should…

    Paperback – 2019-07-10 
    Routledge

  • Sport and National Identities: Globalization and Conflict book cover

    Sport and National Identities

    Globalization and Conflict, 1st Edition

    Edited by Paddy Dolan, John Connolly

    While globalisation has undoubtedly occurred in many social fields, in sport the importance of ‘the nation’ has remained. This book examines the continuing but contested relevance of national identities in sport within the context of globalising forces. Including case studies from around the world,…

    Paperback – 2019-06-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Sport and Contested Identities: Contemporary Issues and Debates book cover

    Sport and Contested Identities

    Contemporary Issues and Debates, 1st Edition

    Edited by David Hassan, Ciaran Acton

    Identity is one of the most theorised and contested of all sociological concepts and sport is fertile ground for an examination of its complexities. This book offers a wide-ranging and up-to-date exploration of the sport-identity nexus, drawing examples from a variety of sporting contexts and…

    Paperback – 2019-06-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Physical Culture, Ethnography and the Body: Theory, Method and Praxis book cover

    Physical Culture, Ethnography and the Body

    Theory, Method and Praxis, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael D. Giardina, Michele K. Donnelly

    The corporeal turn toward critical, empirically grounded studies of the body is transforming the way we research physical culture, most evidently in the study of sport. This book brings together original insights on contemporary physical culture from key figures working in a variety of disciplines,…

    Paperback – 2019-06-10
    Routledge
    Qualitative Research in Sport and Physical Activity

  • Sport and Health: Exploring the Current State of Play book cover

    Sport and Health

    Exploring the Current State of Play, 1st Edition

    Edited by Daniel Parnell, Peter Krustrup

    It is a common assumption that sport is good for us and that participation in sport embodies public health benefits. With sport being increasingly used to deliver public health interventions worldwide, this book critically examines the rationale and evidence for sport as a public health policy tool…

    Paperback – 2019-06-10
    Routledge
    ICSSPE Perspectives

  • Race, Gender and Sport: The Politics of Ethnic 'Other' Girls and Women book cover

    Race, Gender and Sport

    The Politics of Ethnic 'Other' Girls and Women, 1st Edition

    Edited by Aarti Ratna, Samaya F. Samie

    The experiences of ethnic ‘Other’ females have – until recently – been widely overlooked in the study of sport. There continues to be a need to produce critical scholarship about ethnic 'Other' girls and women in sport and physical culture, in order to represent their complex, multifarious and…

    Paperback – 2019-06-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Sport

  • The Philosophy of Play as Life book cover

    The Philosophy of Play as Life

    1st Edition

    Edited by Wendy Russell, Emily Ryall, Malcolm MacLean

    It is now widely acknowledged that play is central to our lives. As a phenomenon, play poses important questions of reality, subjectivity, competition, inclusion and exclusion. This international collection is the third in a series of books (including The Philosophy of Play and Philosophical…

    Paperback – 2019-06-10
    Routledge

  • Boys, Bodies, and Physical Education: Problematizing Identity, Schooling, and Power Relations through a Pleasure Lens book cover

    Boys, Bodies, and Physical Education

    Problematizing Identity, Schooling, and Power Relations through a Pleasure Lens, 1st Edition

    By Göran Gerdin

    Using visual ethnography, this book explores the many forms of pleasures that boys derive in and through the spaces and their bodies in physical education. Employing the works of Michel Foucault and Judith Butler, Gerdin examines how pleasure is connected to identity, schooling, and power relations…

    Paperback – 2019-06-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Gender and Sexuality in Education

  • DIY Football: The cultural politics of community based football clubs book cover

    DIY Football

    The cultural politics of community based football clubs, 1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Kennedy, David Kennedy

    The intention of the book is to highlight the development of a type of football organisation that falls outside of the well documented elite professional game, the most recognizable face of the sport. Specifically, the focus here will fall upon community based football clubs which have grown out of…

    Paperback – 2019-05-23
    Routledge

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