Football, or soccer, is unquestionably the world’s most popular and influential sport. There is no corner of the globe in which the game is not played or followed – indeed, more countries are affiliated to FIFA, football’s governing body, than to the United Nations – and it has therefore become a...
To Be Published December 14th 2014 by Routledge
Politics, Cultures, and Identities
This book is designed to reflect both our current knowledge regarding sport, globalisation and ‘"encounters" with several important "post-colonial" or non-western societies and to draw together scholars from a range of different disciplines. Case studies of cultural encounters in Central,...
Published December 18th 2012 by Routledge
'Walking the Line'
The book focuses on the distinctive contribution that Joseph Maguire has made to process sociology and the study of sport. Maguire’s work over the past three decades highlights how process sociology has a unique perspective on the relationship between sport, culture and society, and to the body,...
Published September 30th 2012 by Routledge
Borders, Boundaries and Crossings
From Major League Baseball to English soccer’s Premier League, all successful contemporary professional sports leagues include a wide diversity of nationalities and ethnicities within their playing and coaching rosters. The international migration of sporting talent and labor, encouraged and...
Published October 5th 2010 by Routledge
Tradition and Change in a Globalizing World
Series: Sport in the Global Society
Evolving for centuries in relative isolation, sport in Japan developed a unique character reflective of Japanese culture and society. In recent decades, Japan's drive towards cultural and economic modernization has consciously incorporated a modernization of its sports cultures. Japan, Sport and&...
Published December 14th 2005 by Routledge
Zones of Prestige, Emulation and Resistance
Sport has changed. Traditions and territorial distinctions are dissolving as a result of new global, political, economic and cultural conditions. The team of authors examine these changes, investigating the power relations that govern the new global sport and assessing the consequences for the...
Published May 25th 2005 by Routledge
Athletic Talent Migration in an Interpendent World
Athletes are on the move. In some sports this involves labour, movement from one country to another within or between continents. In other sports, athletes assume an almost nomadic migratory lifestyle, constantly on the move from one sport festival to another. In addition, it appears that sport...
Published January 31st 1994 by Routledge