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  1. 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

  2. Sport, Culture and History

    Region, nation and globe

    By Brian Stoddart

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    Published February 19th 2009 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Native Americans and Sport in North America

    Other People's Games

    Edited by C King

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    Taking examples from the United States and Canada, this comprehensive text offers compassionate and critical accounts of the Native American sporting experience. It challenges popular images of indigenous athletes and athletics; it explores Native American participation in and appropriation of...

    Published October 14th 2008 by Routledge

  10. 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 October 8th 2008 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Sport and Foreign Policy in a Globalizing World
    Edited by Steven J. Jackson, Steven Haigh
    To Be Published August 14th 2014
  2. Globalised Football: Nations and Migration, the City and the Dream
    Edited by Nina Clara Tiesler, Joao Nuno Coelho
    To Be Published August 14th 2014
  3. 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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