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  1. Muscular Christianity and the Colonial and Post-Colonial World

    Edited by John J. Macaloon

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    This Volume explores the enormous impact the ethos of Muscular Christianity has had an on modern civil society in English-speaking nations and among the peoples they colonized. First codified by British Christian Socialists in the mid-nineteenth century, explicitly religious forms of the ideology...

    Published February 22nd 2009 by Routledge

  2. Sport and American Society

    Exceptionalism, Insularity, ‘Imperialism’

    Edited by Mark Dyreson, J. A. Mangan

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    A special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport, this collection of provocative essays explores the many faces of sport in America. Drawing upon insights from anthropology, history, philosophy and sociology and with reference throughout to politics and economics, the...

    Published February 22nd 2009 by Routledge

  3. Football Fans Around the World

    From Supporters to Fanatics

    Edited by Sean Brown, Boria Majumdar

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    This volume investigates the way in which football supporters around the world express themselves as followers of teams, whether they be professional, amateur or national. The diverse geographical and cultural array of contributions to this volume highlights not only the variety of how fans express...

    Published February 22nd 2009 by Routledge

  4. Sport, Culture and History

    Region, nation and globe

    By Brian Stoddart

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    Published February 19th 2009 by Routledge

  5. This Great Symbol

    Pierre de Coubertin and the Origins of the Modern Olympic Games

    By John J. Macaloon

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    This Great Symbol is the definitive study of the origins of the modern Olympic Games and of their founder, Pierre de Coubertin, whose ideological stamp the Olympics still bear. Behind this fascinating blend of biography and history lies an impressive framework of cultural, social, and psychological...

    Published February 19th 2009 by Routledge

  6. America's Game(s)

    A Critical Anthropology of Sport

    Edited by Benjamin Eastman, Sean Brown, Michael Ralph

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    This insightful volume considers how to locate America in the sporting world: in the traditions and rituals of a national pastime or in the baseball academies run by American professional teams in the Dominican Republic? With the athletes that carry a flag in Olympic ceremonies or among the...

    Published February 19th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Cricket, Race and the 2007 World Cup

    Edited by Boria Majumdar, Jon Gemmell

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    Cricket has been subject to a number of changes over the last twenty years. We can no longer talk of a sport particular to an out-dated English way of life. Cricket has become global and has to exist within the global environment. Primarily the world game has become commercialised. This collection...

    Published February 19th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Fringe Nations in World Soccer

    Edited by Kausik Bandyopadhyay, Sabyasachi Mallick

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    Soccer is the most popular mass spectator sport in the world, gaining huge media coverage and reaching all levels of society in countries all around the world. More than just entertainment, soccer has proved to be a reflection of national, cultural, community and ethnic identity as well as an...

    Published February 19th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Football: From England to the World

    Edited by Dolores Martinez, Projit B. Mukharji

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    This book is a fascinating journey through a series of scholarly articles. The journey begins by tracing one of the most significant stories in the popularization of Association Football. In the next leg of the journey it charts the diverse and changing face of the modern British game. It then...

    Published November 10th 2008 by Routledge

  10. The 1940 Tokyo Games: The Missing Olympics

    Japan, the Asian Olympics and the Olympic Movement

    By Sandra Collins

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    By representing their experience of modernity as different from the West in their respective Olympic Games, Asian nations reveal much about the ambitions and anxieties of being an Asian host in the continuing western Olympic hegemony. This original work explores the encounter between ‘the East and...

    Published October 20th 2008 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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