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  1. American Sports

    An Anthropological Approach

    Edited by Alan Klein

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    This collection illustrates the expansiveness of an interdisciplinary approach to the study of sport. While rooted in anthropology, these essays consider American sports in their social, economic, cultural and political aspects, charting their evolution. The book draws from history, sociology, and...

    Published December 13th 2009 by Routledge

  2. Sport in Films

    Edited by Emma Poulton, Martin Roderick

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    Sport offers everything a good story should have: heroes and villains, triumph and disaster, achievement and despair, tension and drama. Consequently, sport makes for a compelling film narrative and films, in turn, are a vivid medium for sport. Yet despite its regularity as a central theme in...

    Published November 24th 2009 by Routledge

  3. Sport, Nationalism and Orientalism

    The Asian Games

    Edited by Fan Hong

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    The first book to focus solely on the Asian Games, this is an analysis of the Oriental rival to the Olympics in terms of its geopolitical, economic, sociological, historical, racial and aesthetic context, looking at its birth, growth and maturation from 1913 up until 2006. Written by a team of...

    Published October 14th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Modern Sport – The Global Obsession

    Edited by Boria Majumdar, Fan Hong

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    Sport has become more than a simple physical expression or game – it now pervades all societies at all levels and has become bound up in nationalism, entertainment, patriotism and culture. Now a global obsession, sport has infiltrated into all areas of modern life and despite noble ideals that...

    Published October 14th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Sport in South Asian Society

    Past and Present

    Edited by Boria Majumdar, J A Mangan

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    A detailed study of sports' arrival, spread and advance in colonial and post-colonial South Asia. A selection of articles addresses critical issues of nationalism, communalism, commercialism and gender through the lens of sport. This book makes the point that the social histories of...

    Published October 12th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Drugs, Alcohol and Sport

    A Critical History

    Edited by Paul Dimeo

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    The use of alcohol and drugs seems contradictory to the popular ideal of sport as a healthy moral and physical pursuit, and yet it has been present in sports culture since clubs first became the focus for competitive games and social gatherings. Charting the changing patterns of the use of drugs...

    Published October 12th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Militarism, Hunting, Imperialism

    'Blooding' The Martial Male

    By J.A. Mangan, Callum McKenzie

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    The late Victorian and Edwardian officer class viewed hunting and big game hunting in particular, as a sound preparation for imperial warfare. For the imperial officer in the making, the ‘blooding’ hunting ritual was a visible ‘hallmark’ of stirling martial masculinity. Sir Henry Newbolt, the...

    Published June 29th 2009 by Routledge

  8. The Balkan Games and Balkan Politics in the Interwar Years 1929 – 1939

    Politicians in Pursuit of Peace

    By Penelope Kissoudi

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    The Balkan Games resulted on the one hand from the growth of modern European sport and the unsatisfactory performances of the Balkan athletes at national and international level, and on the other hand, from a desire to bring the Balkan peoples together in peace and concord. The Games were initiated...

    Published June 28th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Soccer's Missing Men

    Schoolteachers and the Spread of Association Football

    By J.A. Mangan, Colm Hickey

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    Now unknown or forgotten, influential schoolmasters took the game of association football to many parts of England. They had several roles: they brought the game to individual schools, they established regional and national leagues and associations, and they founded professional football...

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Olympism: The Global Vision

    From Nationalism to Internationalism

    Edited by Boria Majumdar, Sandra Collins

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    The collection starts from the premise that Olympism and the Olympic Games make sense only when they are placed within the broader national, colonial and post colonial contexts and argues that sport not only influences politics and vice-versa, but that the two are inseparable. Sport is not only...

    Published February 22nd 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 October 31st 2014

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