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  1. 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 19th 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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 19th 2013 by Routledge

  3. 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 16th 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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 14th 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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