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  1. 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 16th 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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 4th 2013 by Routledge

  3. 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 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  4. Sport and Social Mobility

    Crossing Boundaries

    By Ramón Spaaij

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    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 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  5. Youth Sport, Physical Activity and Play

    Policy, Intervention and Participation

    Edited by Andrew Parker, Don Vinson

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Sport, physical activity and play are key constituents of social life, impacting such diverse fields as healthcare, education and criminal justice. Over the past decade, governments around the world have begun to place physical activity at the heart of social policy, providing increased...

    Published April 4th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Critical Readings in Bodybuilding

    Edited by Adam Locks, Niall Richardson

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    In recent years the ‘body’ has become one of the most popular areas of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Bodybuilding, in particular, continues to be of interest to scholars of gender, media, film, cultural studies and sociology. However, there is surprisingly little scholarship...

    Published March 10th 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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 December 18th 2012 by Routledge

  8. 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 November 18th 2012 by Routledge

  9. 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 October 18th 2012 by Routledge

  10. 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 October 15th 2012 by Routledge