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21-30 of 38 results in 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
Games within Games
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
An Institutional Perspective
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
Persisting Debates and Emergent Issues
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
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 23rd 2013 by Routledge
Policy, Intervention and Participation
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 5th 2013 by Routledge
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 11th 2013 by Routledge
Politics, Cultures, and Identities
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 19th 2012 by Routledge
Context, Consequences, and Consciousness
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 19th 2012 by Routledge
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 19th 2012 by Routledge
Asian American Athletes in Sport and Society
To Be Published November 18th 2014
Pierre Bourdieu and Physical Culture
To Be Published November 20th 2014
Reframing Disability?: Media, (Dis)Empowerment, and Voice in the 2012 Paralympics
To Be Published December 18th 2014
Female Fans of the NFL: Taking Their Place in the Stands
To Be Published January 15th 2015
Sport and the Social Significance of Pleasure
To Be Published February 20th 2015
A Sociology of Football in a Global Context
To Be Published March 20th 2015
Gambling with the Myth of the American Dream
To Be Published March 23rd 2015
Asia and the Future of Football: The Role of the Asian Football Confederation
To Be Published March 30th 2015
Inclusion and Exclusion in Competitive Sport: Socio-Legal and Regulatory Perspectives
To Be Published May 15th 2015
Local Government, Sport and Recreation: Politics, Policy and Practice in an Age of Austerity
To Be Published June 15th 2015