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  1. Asia and the Future of Football

    The Role of the Asian Football Confederation

    By Ben Weinberg

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Football is the most popular sport in the world. Globalisation and commercialisation of the game, however, have created new conflicts and challenges. This book explores the role of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) within the rising significance of football in Asia, drawing on three key...

    Published May 25th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Fantasy Sport Industry

    Games within Games

    By Andrew C. Billings, Brody J. Ruihley

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Fantasy sport has become big business. Recent estimates suggest that there as many as 27 million fantasy sport participants in the US alone, spending $1.5bn annually, with many millions more around the world. This is the first in-depth study of fantasy sport as a cultural and social phenomenon and...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Sports and Christianity

    Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

    Edited by Nick J. Watson, Andrew Parker

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    This interdisciplinary text examines the sports-Christianity interface from Protestant and Catholic perspectives. In addition to a "systematic review of literature," field-pioneering contributors such as Michael Novak, Shirl Hoffman, Joseph Price and Robert Higgs address a wide range of topics from...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  4. Sport Policy in Britain

    By Barrie Houlihan, Iain Lindsey

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Since 1990, Britain has seen a period of unprecedented public investment in, and political commitment to, sport. In this book, Iain Lindsey and Barrie Houlihan examine and analyze sport policy since the appointment of John Major as leader of the Conservative Party in 1990. John Major’s period as...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  5. Sports Coaching Research

    Context, Consequences, and Consciousness

    By Anthony Bush, Michael Silk, David Andrews, Hugh Lauder

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    This book raises critical questions about the explanatory framework guiding sports coaching research and presents a new conceptualization for research in the field. Through mapping and contextualizing sports coaching research within a corporatized higher education, the dominant or legitimate forms...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  6. Sport Across Asia

    Politics, Cultures, and Identities

    Edited by Katrin Bromber, Birgit Krawietz, Joseph Maguire

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    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 May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  7. Inclusion and Exclusion in Competitive Sport

    Socio-Legal and Regulatory Perspectives

    By Seema Patel

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Society is obsessed with categorising and treating individuals and groups according to their physical and non-physical differences, such as sex, gender, disability and race. This treatment can lead to the inclusion or exclusion of an individual from the tangible and intangible benefits of society....

    Published May 8th 2015 by Routledge

  8. A Sociology of Football in a Global Context

    By Jamie Cleland

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Association football is now the global sport, consumed in various ways by millions of people across the world. Throughout its history, football has been a catalyst as much for social cohesion, unity, excitement and integration as it can be for division, exclusion and discrimination. A Sociology of...

    Published April 1st 2015 by Routledge

  9. Gambling with the Myth of the American Dream

    By Aaron M. Duncan

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    This book explores the rise and increased acceptance of gambling in America, particularly the growth of the game of poker, as a means for examining changes to the American Dream and the risk society. Poker both critiques and reinterprets the myth of the American Dream, putting greater emphasis...

    Published March 11th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Reframing Disability?

    Media, (Dis)Empowerment, and Voice in the 2012 Paralympics

    Edited by Daniel Jackson, Caroline E.M. Hodges, Mike Molesworth, Richard Scullion

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    The London 2012 Paralympic Games - the biggest, most accessible and best-attended games in the Paralympics' 64-year history - came with an explicit aim to "transform the perception of disabled people in society," and use sport to contribute to "a better world for all people with a disability." This...

    Published December 23rd 2014 by Routledge