There is expanding global interest in the relationship between the psychological and the social. The bringing together of affect, emotion and feeling with social, political and cultural forces offers a creative, innovative and rich set of ways of understanding what Charles Wright Mills called the...
To Be Published July 30th 2014 by Routledge
The Big Issues, 3rd Edition
The social sciences are about people and the relationships between individuals and the social and material world we live in. They are about the social structures which shape – and are shaped by – social forces such as ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality and age and the bodies we inhabit. How are...
To Be Published April 16th 2014 by Routledge
A Routledge Companion
There is broad acceptance across the Humanities and Social Sciences that our deliberations on the social need to take place through attention to practice, to object-mediated relations, to non-human agency and to the affective dimensions of human sociality. This Companion focuses on the objects and...
Published July 16th 2013 by Routledge
This book questions the political logic of foregrounding cultural collectives in a world shaped by globalization and neoliberalization. Throughout the world, it is no longer only individuals, but increasingly collective "cultures" who are made responsible for their own regulation, welfare and...
Published November 19th 2012 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 15th 2012 by Routledge
Sport generates some of the most intense feelings and levels of commitment. It is big business globally, but also the source of the most powerful personal identifications and individual and collective pleasures. Sporting events are routine and embodied, whether in the gym, on the field or at the...
Published June 26th 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 July 31st 2011 by Routledge
The Big Issues, 2nd Edition
Social Sciences: The Big Issues second edition offers an introduction to the big debates within the social sciences and to what the social sciences can provide as a means of explaining the changing world. The social sciences focus upon people as individuals and as members of wider communities...
Published July 28th 2009 by Routledge
The 'I' of the Tiger
Boxing is infused with ideas about masculinity, power, race and social class, and as such is an ideal lens through which social scientists can examine key modern themes. In addition, its inherent contradictions of extreme violence and beauty and of discipline and excess have long been a source of...
Published November 8th 2006 by Routledge
Uncertainty, Risk, Change, 2nd Edition
Series: Understanding Social Change
The age in which people in the West have treated society and nature as essentially separate matters is at an end. Environmental change and degradation impinge on all our lives, and even our genes are increasingly seen by employers and insurers as commodities.The Natural and the Social draws on...
Published March 31st 2004 by Routledge