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  1. Class, Race and Sport in South Africa’s Political Economy (RLE Sports Studies)

    By Grant Jarvie

    Series: Routledge Library Editions Sports Studies

    In recent years the interest in the patterns and policies of South African sport has grown. This book examines the increasingly complex issue of race, class and sport in the context of South African social relations. The author disputes evaluations made purely on the question of race, maintaining...

    Published April 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Routledge Library Editions: Sports Studies

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions Sports Studies

    This set examines sport and leisure from a social science viewpoint. The volumes included, originally published between 1984 and 1991 take a cross-disciplinary approach to explore the social, political and cultural roles of sport in today's society. They cover issues as diverse as inequality,...

    Published April 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Sport, Time and Society (RLE Sports Studies)

    The British at Play

    By Dennis Brailsford

    Series: Routledge Library Editions Sports Studies

    This volume traces the rise and transformation of organized sport and its impact on social patterns and gender roles. Stressing the essential continuity of the sporting experience, the author shows the changing tempo of sport through the ages and explores the broader effects of the time...

    Published April 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Sport, Culture and Ideology (RLE Sports Studies)

    Edited by Jennifer Hargreaves

    Series: Routledge Library Editions Sports Studies

    Sport celebrates basic human values of freedom, justice and courage. This collection of essays probes beneath those assumptions in order to illuminate how sport is intimately related to power and domination. Topics include the media treatment of sport, drug-taking in sport and the controversial and...

    Published April 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Government and Politics of Sport (RLE Sports Studies)

    By Barrie Houlihan

    Series: Routledge Library Editions Sports Studies

    When originally published in 1991 this was the first book to tackle the UK policy process of sport and to provide a political science analysis of some of the key issues facing sports administrators today. The volume identifies the parties involved: central government, local government, the Sports...

    Published April 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Fair Game (RLE Sports Studies)

    Myth and Reality in Sport

    By Eric Midwinter

    Series: Routledge Library Editions Sports Studies

    This volume examines modern sport in its social context and concludes that it is beset with over-commercialised motives, damaged by dangerous political alignments and marred by wrongheaded social values. The book provides a thought-provoking analysis and offers new insights into why and how modern...

    Published April 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Cricket and Empire (RLE Sports Studies)

    The 1932-33 Bodyline Tour of Australia

    By Ric Sissons, Brian Stoddart

    Series: Routledge Library Editions Sports Studies

    A great depression, worsening Anglo-Australian relations, the declining British Empire and the challenge from an Australia striving to find a national identity are the context which explain bodyline and its repercussions. Bodyline was a watershed in the history of cricket and politics were publicly...

    Published April 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Roots of Football Hooliganism (RLE Sports Studies)

    An Historical and Sociological Study

    By Eric Dunning, Patrick J. Murphy, John Williams

    Series: Routledge Library Editions Sports Studies

    This systematic historical and sociological study of the phenomenon of football hooliganism examines the history of crowd disorderliness at association football matches in Britain and assesses both popular and academic explanations of the problem. The authors’ study starts in the 1880s, when...

    Published April 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Hooligans Abroad (RLE Sports Studies)

    The Behaviour and Control of English Fans in Continental Europe

    By John M. Williams, Eric Dunning, Patrick J. Murphy

    Series: Routledge Library Editions Sports Studies

    This book traces international developments in the hooligan phenomenon since the Heysel tragedy of 1985. The authors make special reference to the troubled European championships in West Germany in 1988 and look critically at political responses to the problem. The authors used ‘participant...

    Published April 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Sport and the Physical Emancipation of English Women (RLE Sports Studies)

    1870-1914

    By Kathleen McCrone

    Series: Routledge Library Editions Sports Studies

    The nineteenth century was a golden age in British sports. Not only were sports immensely popular, but they began to assume the forms and qualities that still characterise them today. Moreover, the latter part of the century saw a significant participation in sports by women, and this book provides...

    Published April 3rd 2014 by Routledge

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