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  1. 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 15th 2008 by Routledge

  2. Gender, Sport, Science

    Selected writings of Roberta J. Park

    Edited by J. A. Mangan, Patricia Vertinsky

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    Roberta J. Park has been throughout her distinguished career a scholar with a mission - to win academic recognition of the significance of the body in culture and cultures. Her scholarship has earned her global esteem in the disciplines of Physical Education and Sports Studies for its penetrating...

    Published October 9th 2008 by Routledge

  3. Body and Mind

    Sport in Europe from the Roman Empire to the Renaissance

    By John McClelland

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    This is the first book to address the gap in the literature linking the physical culture of the ancient world with the beginnings of modern sport, this original book traces the history of the evolution of a variety of sport, games and physical education from 450-1650AD across Western Europe....

    Published September 15th 2008 by Routledge

  4. Playing on the Periphery

    Sport, Identity and Memory

    By Tara Brabazon

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    Part of the Sport in the Global Society series, this innovative and creative text explores collective history, memory, and sport culture, tracking the passage of sports away from England. The author investigates why ‘elite’ English sports – such as rugby and cricket – became national sports in New...

    Published September 15th 2008 by Routledge

  5. Leisure and Recreation in a Victorian Mining Community

    The Social Economy of Leisure in North-East England, 1820-1914

    By Alan Metcalfe

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    'Amusements they must have, or life would hardly be worth living...' Newcastle Weekly Chronicle, 1895 This text explores life in the mining villages of the north-east of England in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries - a time of massive social and industrial change. The sporting lives of...

    Published September 1st 2008 by Routledge

  6. Crafting Patriotism for Global Dominance

    America at the Olympics

    By Mark Dyreson

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    In 2008 China plans to use the Olympic Games to remake its national identity in the global marketplace. In so doing China treads the path blazed by the United States. For more than a century the U.S. has used the Olympic Games to construct national identity, create communal memory, and...

    Published August 15th 2008 by Routledge

  7. Football and Community in the Global Context

    Studies in Theory and Practice

    Edited by Adam Brown, Tim Crabbe, Gavin Mellor

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    Football clubs across the world continue to embody many of the collective symbols, identifications and processes of connectivity which have long been associated with the notion of ‘community’. In recent years, however, the very term ‘community’ has become the focus of renewed interest within...

    Published August 5th 2008 by Routledge

  8. Emigrant Players

    Sport and the Irish Diaspora

    Edited by Paul Darby, David Hassan

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    Ireland and its inhabitants have often been described as being ‘sports mad’. As a relatively small geographical entity, Ireland, north and south, has produced a disproportionately high number of world class sports men and women who have excelled at the highest levels of their chosen sport. The...

    Published June 25th 2008 by Routledge

  9. Cricket in Colonial India 1780 – 1947

    By Boria Majumdar

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    This is an exacting social history of Indian cricket between 1780 and 1947. It considers cricket as a derivative sport, creatively adapted to suit modern Indian socio-cultural needs, fulfil political imperatives and satisfy economic aspirations. Majumdar argues that cricket was a means to...

    Published May 2nd 2008 by Routledge

  10. The 1904 St. Louis Olympic Games and Anthropology Days

    Sport Before the Laughter Left

    Edited by Susan Brownell

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    The 1904 Olympic Games and Anthropology Days were a pivotal point in the history of American anthropology and of the Olympic Games. This is because they were anchored within larger transformations in global culture – namely, the decline of empire, the rise of the nation-state, and the ensuing...

    Published April 15th 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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