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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  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 October 18th 2012 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. India and the Olympics

    By Boria Majumdar, Nalin Mehta

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    In most accounts of Olympic history across the world, India's Olympic journey is a mere footnote. This book is a corrective. Drawing on newly available and hitherto unused archival sources, it demonstrates that India was an important strategic outpost in the Olympic movement that started as a...

    Published September 24th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Social Capital and Sport Governance in Europe

    Edited by Margaret Groeneveld, Barrie Houlihan, Fabien Ohl

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Although there is significant interest in the social role of sport in fostering civil society from both policymakers and academics, there is a lack of evidence of the specific role of sport federations in this system. This book critically presents the mechanisms and structures in a selection of...

    Published September 4th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Women and Exercise

    The Body, Health and Consumerism

    Edited by Eileen Kennedy, Pirkko Markula

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Exercise for women is a heavily-laden social and embodied experience. While exercise promotion has become an increasingly visible part of health campaigns, obesity among women is rising, and studies indicate that women are generally less physically active than men. Women’s (lack of) exercise,...

    Published September 4th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Sport and Its Female Fans

    Edited by Kim Toffoletti, Peter Mewett

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Why do women follow sports? How do they participate from the sidelines and what is the significance of this contribution? What can female fandom tell us about gender relations in sport? This book explores these and related questions by bringing together the varied strands of research being...

    Published July 25th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Sports Governance, Development and Corporate Responsibility

    Edited by Barbara Segaert, Marc Theeboom, Christiane Timmerman, Bart Vanreusel

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    The call for sport organizations and organizers to take up social responsibilities is reflected in a wide variety of sport-related practices. This book critically examines sport-related social interventions in different cultural settings, such as promoting local community-building by sport. Social...

    Published June 5th 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Safeguarding, Child Protection and Abuse in Sport: International Perspectives in Research, Policy and Practice
    Edited by Melanie Lang, Mike Hartill
    To Be Published July 22nd 2014
  2. Sport Development in the United States: High Performance and Mass Participation
    By Peter Smolianov, Dwight Zakus, Joseph Gallo
    To Be Published August 19th 2014
  3. Touch in Sports Coaching and Physical Education: Fear, Risk and Moral Panic
    Edited by Heather Piper
    To Be Published August 27th 2014
  4. Sport, Racism and Social Media
    By Neil Farrington, Lee Hall, Daniel Kilvington, John Price, Amir Saeed
    To Be Published September 2nd 2014
  5. Football and Migration: Perspectives, Places, Players
    Edited by Richard Elliott, John Harris
    To Be Published September 24th 2014
  6. Youth Sport, Physical Activity and Play: Policy, Interventions and Participation
    Edited by Andrew Parker, Don Vinson
    To Be Published October 3rd 2014
  7. Health and Elite Sport: Is High Performance Sport a Healthy Pursuit?
    Edited by Joe Baker, Parissa Safai, Jessica Fraser-Thomas
    To Be Published October 21st 2014
  8. Asian American Athletes in Sport and Society
    Edited by C. Richard King
    To Be Published October 23rd 2014
  9. Pierre Bourdieu and Physical Culture
    Edited by lisahunter, Wayne Smith, elke emerald
    To Be Published November 19th 2014
  10. Reframing Disability?: Media, (Dis)Empowerment, and Voice in the 2012 Paralympics
    Edited by Daniel Jackson, Caroline E.M. Hodges, Mike Molesworth, Richard Scullion
    To Be Published December 14th 2014

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