New and Published Books
21-30 of 33 results in Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society
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
Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
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 16th 2012 by Routledge
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 25th 2012 by Routledge
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 5th 2012 by Routledge
The Body, Health and Consumerism
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 5th 2012 by Routledge
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 26th 2012 by Routledge
Touch in Sports Coaching and Physical Education: Fear, Risk and Moral Panic
To Be Published August 27th 2014
Sport Development in the United States: High Performance and Mass Participation
To Be Published September 2nd 2014
Sport, Racism and Social Media
To Be Published September 4th 2014
Football and Migration: Perspectives, Places, Players
To Be Published September 24th 2014
Health and Elite Sport: Is High Performance Sport a Healthy Pursuit?
To Be Published October 21st 2014
Asian American Athletes in Sport and Society
To Be Published October 23rd 2014
Pierre Bourdieu and Physical Culture
To Be Published November 19th 2014
Reframing Disability?: Media, (Dis)Empowerment, and Voice in the 2012 Paralympics
To Be Published December 14th 2014
Female Fans of the NFL: Taking Their Place in the Stands
To Be Published January 14th 2015
Asia and the Future of Football: The Role of the Asian Football Confederation
To Be Published March 29th 2015