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 15th 2015 by Routledge
Representations and Audience Receptions of Race/Ethnicity, Nation and Gender
Football has become one of the most mediated cultural practices in modern Western societies, providing players, officials and spectators with implicit and often hidden discourses about race/ethnicity, national identity and gender. This book provides new and critical insights into how mediated...
To Be Published August 30th 2015 by Routledge
Sport and peacemaking have evolved. It is no longer the case that the Olympic Games and war games exist in isolation from each other. Increasingly, policymakers, peacekeepers, athletes, development workers, presidents of nations and others combine forces in an "integrated" approach towards peace....
Published January 27th 2015 by Routledge
Social exclusion is one of the most pressing challenges in post-industrial societies, encompassing economic, social, cultural and political dimensions. This important new book critically examines the relationship between sport and social exclusion, from global and cross-cultural perspectives. The...
Published June 10th 2014 by Routledge
Can sport serve as a vehicle for social mobility of disadvantaged social groups? How and to what extent are different forms of social capital created through sport participation? Sport and Social Mobility: Crossing Boundaries takes up these questions through a critical examination of the ways in...
Published May 23rd 2013 by Routledge
This book critically examines the ways in which sports contribute to, or inhibit, social well-being, the directions these changes take and the conditions necessary for sport to have beneficial outcomes. The themes addressed in the book demonstrate the diversity and versatility of the social impacts...
Published September 6th 2012 by Routledge