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  1. Sport, Animals, and Society

    Edited by James Gillett, Michelle Gilbert

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    This book advances current literature on the role and place of animals in sport and society. It explores different forms of sporting spaces, examines how figures of animals have been used to racialize the human athlete, and encourages the reader to think critically about animal ethics, animals in...

    Published December 26th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Sport and Nationalism in China

    By Zhouxiang Lu, Fan Hong

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    This book examines the relationships between sport, nationalism and nation building in China. By exploring the last 150 years of Chinese history, it offers unparalleled depth and breadth of coverage and provides a clear grasp of Chinese sports nationalism from both macro and micro perspectives....

    Published November 13th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Sport in Prison

    Exploring the Role of Physical Activity in Correctional Settings

    By Rosie Meek

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Although prison can present a critical opportunity to engage with offenders through interventions and programming, reoffending rates among those released from prison remain stubbornly high. Sport can be a means through which to engage with even the most challenging and complex individuals caught up...

    Published November 5th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Ultimate Fighting and Embodiment

    Violence, Gender and Mixed Martial Arts

    By Dale C. Spencer

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Mixed martial arts (MMA) is an emergent sport where competitors in a ring or cage utilize strikes (punches, kicks, elbows and knees) as well as submission techniques to defeat opponents. This book explores the carnal experience of fighting through a sensory ethnography of MMA, and how it...

    Published September 20th 2013 by Routledge

  5. The Cultural Politics of Post-9/11 American Sport

    Power, Pedagogy and the Popular

    By Michael Silk

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Much of the writing on the post-9/11 period in the United States has focused on the role of "official" Government rhetoric about 9/11. Those who have focused on the news media have suggested that they played a key role in (re)defining the nation, allowing the citizenry to come to terms with 9/11,...

    Published September 20th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Sport and Body Politics in Japan

    By Wolfram Manzenreiter

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    There is more to Japanese sport than sumo, karate and baseball. This study of social sport in Japan pursues a comprehensive approach towards sport as a distinctive cultural sphere at the intersection of body culture, political economy, and cultural globalization. Bridging the gap between Bourdieu...

    Published September 17th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Sport, Public Broadcasting, and Cultural Citizenship

    Signal Lost?

    Edited by Jay Scherer, David Rowe

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    This book examines the political debates over the access to live telecasts of sport in the digital broadcasting era. It outlines the broad theoretical debates, political positions and policy calculations over the provision of live, free-to-air telecasts of sport as a right of cultural citizenship....

    Published August 15th 2013 by Routledge

  8. 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 33 million fantasy sport participants in the US alone, spending $3bn 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 a...

    Published July 17th 2013 by Routledge

  9. The Organisation and Governance of Top Football Across Europe

    An Institutional Perspective

    Edited by Hallgeir Gammelsæter, Benoit Senaux

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    This book aims to provide an extensive overview of how football is organized and managed on a European level and in individual European countries, and to account for the evolution of the national, international and transnational management of football over the last decades....

    Published June 5th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Race, Ethnicity and Football

    Persisting Debates and Emergent Issues

    Edited by Daniel Burdsey

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    As the first edited collection dedicated specifically to race, ethnicity and British football, this book brings together a range of academics, comprising both established commentators and up-and-coming voices. Combining theoretical and empirical contributions, the volume addresses a wide variety of...

    Published May 23rd 2013 by Routledge