Capital and Spectacle in a Changing World Order
Since the turn of the twenty first century, there has been a trend for urban "mega events" to be awarded to cities and nations in the East and Global South. Such events have been viewed as economic stimulant as well as opportunities to promote national identity, gain greater international...
To Be Published October 20th 2015 by Routledge
When this book was first published the study of sport had been largely neglected by sociologists. The contributions to this volume bring the sports field, the leisure centre and everyday leisure activities to a more central position within the sociological enterprise. Whether amateur or...
Published April 3rd 2014 by Routledge
This edited collection contains six refreshing critical assessments of the leisure-sport relationship from societies that have staged the Olympic and Paralympic Games and contains valuable information for those who live in societies that aspire to host the Games. The collection begins and ends with...
Published May 31st 2013 by Routledge
A socio-cultural analysis
In the decade or more since publication of the first edition of Understanding Sport, both sport and wider global society have undergone profound change. In this fully updated, revised and expanded edition of their classic textbook, John Horne, Alan Tomlinson, Garry Whannel and Kath Woodward offer a...
Published July 16th 2012 by Routledge
A Socio-Cultural Analysis
What is the significance of sport in contemporary society? To what extent can sport be seen as an agent of socio-cultural change? In the decade or more since publication of the first edition of Understanding Sport, both sport and wider global society have experienced profound change. In this...
Published August 1st 2011 by Routledge
The Olympic Games is unquestionably the greatest sporting event on earth, with television audiences measured in billions of viewers. By what process did the Olympics evolve into this multi-national phenomenon? How can an understanding of the Olympic Games help us to better understand international...
Published July 5th 2011 by Routledge
Business, Culture and the People's Game in East Asia
Global popular culture and big business have revolutionised the East in a generation. Football, Sport of the masses and now commercial super power, has travelled with this tide of change in the East in its own right. The development of football as a major participatory sport in Japan, Korea and...
Published September 23rd 2004 by Routledge
The football World Cup is unquestionably the biggest sporting event in the world. This fascinating collection of papers examines the background to the 2002 World Cup Finals, held in Korea and Japan, and explores the event's profound social, cultural, political and economic significance. The book...
Published April 25th 2002 by Routledge