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  1. Sport and Foreign Policy in a Globalizing World

    Edited by Steven J. Jackson, Steven Haigh

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    Globalization is effecting a close convergence of sport and foreign policy. In order to respond to novel social, political, cultural and economic pressures, states are increasingly turning to sport as a foreign policy instrument; and they cannot ignore the corresponding influence that global sport...

    Published April 28th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Globalised Football

    Nations and Migration, the City and the Dream

    Edited by Nina Clara Tiesler, Joao Nuno Coelho

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    When studying the social phenomena in and around football, five major aspects of globalisation processes become evident: international migration, the global flow of capital, the syncretistic nature of tradition and modernity in contemporary culture, new experiences of time and space and the...

    Published April 28th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Politics of Sport in South Asia

    Edited by Subhas Ranjan Chakraborty, Shantanu Chakrabarti, Kingshuk Chatterjee

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    Behind the spectacle of entertainment, sport is a subject with political issues at every level. These issues range from the social, with divisions created along gender and class lines, to the use of sport to pursue diplomatic and statecraft goals. In addition, some sports are positioned and...

    Published December 12th 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Rise of Stadiums in the Modern United States

    Cathedrals of Sport

    Edited by Mark Dyreson, Robert Trumpbour

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    Many Americans know more about the stadiums that loom over their cityscapes or college campuses than they do about any other aspect of the nation’s geography. Stadiums serve as iconic monuments of urban and university identities. Indeed, the power of sport in modern American culture has produced ‘...

    Published August 7th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Olympic Legacies: Intended and Unintended

    Political, Cultural, Economic and Educational

    Edited by J A Mangan, Mark Dyreson

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    For more than a century, the Olympics have been the modern world's most significant sporting event. Indeed, they deserve much credit for globalizing sport beyond the boundaries of the Anglo-American universe, where it originated, into broader global realms. By the 1930s, the Olympics had become a...

    Published September 5th 2012 by Routledge

  6. The Making of Sporting Cultures

    By John Hughson

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    The Making of Sporting Cultures presents an analysis of western sport by examining how the collective passions and feelings of people have contributed to the making of sport as a ‘way of life’. The popularity of sport is so pronounced in some cases that we speak of certain sports as ‘national...

    Published January 15th 2012 by Routledge

  7. The Cultural Bond

    Sport, Empire, Society

    Edited by J.A. Mangan

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    The contributors to this volume examine the aspects of the cultural associations, symbolic interpretations and emotional significance of the idea of empire and, to some extent, with the post-imperial consequences. Collectively and cumulatively, their view is that sport was an important instrument...

    Published December 2nd 2011 by Routledge

  8. The Lady Footballers

    Struggling to Play in Victorian Britain

    By James Lee

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    This book tells the story of ‘the Lady Footballers’. It covers their 1895 and 1896 tours through the eyes of the largely unsympathetic British press. It explains gender issues of the time, and the financial problems that doomed this experiment. Despite increasing opportunities in sport for British...

    Published October 22nd 2010 by Routledge

  9. Beijing 2008: Preparing for Glory

    Chinese Challenge in the 'Chinese Century'

    Edited by J.A. Mangan, Dong Jinxia

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    Beijing 2008: Preparing for Glory - Chinese Challenge in the 'Chinese Century' brings together international scholars with an interest in sport and politics and sinologists with an interest in China - past, present and future - to explore global reaction to the Beijing Olympics - China's...

    Published July 15th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Sporting Cultures

    Hispanic Perspectives on Sport, Text and the Body

    Edited by David Wood, P Louise Johnson

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    The essays that comprise this book mark new territory in the study of sport in the Hispanic world, a key site of cultural experience for the populations of Latin America, the United States and the Iberian Peninsula. The scope of the volume is the exploration of the representation and interaction of...

    Published December 21st 2009 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Soccer's Missing Men: Schoolteachers and the Spread of Association Football
    By J.A. Mangan, Colm Hickey
    To Be Published August 21st 2015
  2. Tribal Identities: Nationalism, Europe, Sport
    Edited by J A Mangan
    To Be Published June 11th 2016
  3. Sport and Memory in North America
    Edited by Steven Wieting
    To Be Published June 11th 2016
  4. Sport in Films
    Edited by Emma Poulton, Martin Roderick
    To Be Published June 11th 2016

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