Doping has become one of the most important and high-profile issues in contemporary sport. No longer viewed in simplistic terms as the desperate act of a rogue athlete, doping can now be understood as the inevitable result of a multifaceted system of enablers and incentives built into the very...
To Be Published December 14th 2014 by Routledge
Traditional research methods textbooks tend to present an idealized and simplistic picture of the research process. This ground-breaking text however, features leading international sport researchers explaining how they actually carried out their real life research projects, highlighting the...
Published October 30th 2013 by Routledge
Addicted to Winning?, 2nd Edition
Why do many athletes risk their careers by taking performance-enhancing drugs? Do the highly competitive pressures of elite sports teach athletes to win at any cost? An Introduction to Drugs in Sport provides a detailed and systematic examination of drug use in sport and attempts to explain why...
Published December 1st 2008 by Routledge
Essays in Honour of Eric Dunning
Series: Sport in the Global Society
Matters of Sport is a tribute to Eric Dunning, the leading sports sociologist in the English-speaking world. This book addresses Dunning's contributions to the sociological and historical study of sport, covering key topics such as hooliganism, celebrity and gender relations. A broad...
Published December 20th 2007 by Routledge
Figurational Studies of the Development of Modern Sports
Sports Histories draws on figurational sociology to provide a fresh approach to analysing the development of modern sport. The book brings together ten case studies from a wide range of sports, including mainstream sports such as soccer, rugby, baseball, boxing and cricket, to other sports that...
Published July 10th 2006 by Routledge
Social and Ethical Analysis
Series: Ethics and Sport
For elite athletes, pain and injury are normal. In a challenge to the orthodox medical model, this book makes it clear that pain and injury cannot be understood in terms of physiology alone, and examines the influence of social and cultural processes on how athletes experience pain and injury. It...
Published December 15th 2005 by Routledge
A Critical Sociological Perspective
Why do many athletes risk their careers by taking performance enhancing drugs? Do the highly competitive pressures elite sports teach athletes to win at any cost? In order to understand the complex relationships between sport and other aspects of society, it is necessary to strip away our...
Published April 30th 2000 by Routledge