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Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

Series Editor: Boria Majumdar

The social, cultural (including media) and political study of sport is an expanding area of scholarship and related research. While this area has been well served by the Sport in the Global Society series, the surge in quality scholarship over the last few years has necessitated the creation of Sport in the Global Society: Contemporary Perspectives. The series will publish the work of leading scholars in fields as diverse as sociology, cultural studies, media studies, gender studies, cultural geography and history, political science and political economy. If the social and cultural study of sport is to receive the scholarly attention and readership it warrants, a cross-disciplinary series dedicated to taking sport beyond the narrow confines of physical education and sport science academic domains is necessary. Sport in the Global Society: Contemporary Perspectives will answer this need.

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1-10 of 38 results in Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives
  1. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Sport and Leisure

    Edited by Thomas Fletcher, Katherine Dashper

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    Despite the mythology of sport bringing people together and encouraging everyone to work collectively to success, modern sport remains a site of exclusionary practices that operate on a number of levels. Although sports participation is, in some cases at least, becoming more open and meritocratic,...

    Published June 29th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Sport and Communities

    Edited by David Hassan, Sean Brown

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    Over the past three decades there has been widespread commitment to an understanding that sport can play a key role in community development. The role of sport within communities has been promoted with a wide range of goals such as environmental considerations, encouragement of civic pride,...

    Published June 25th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Sport, Music, Identities

    Edited by Anthony Bateman

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    Despite the close and longstanding links between sport and music, the relationships between these two significant cultural forms have been relatively neglected. This book addresses the oversight with a series of highly original essays written by authors from a range of academic disciplines...

    Published June 25th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Consumption and Representation of Lifestyle Sports

    Edited by Belinda Wheaton

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    Since their emergence in the 1960s, lifestyle sports (also referred to as action sport, extreme sports, adventure sports) have experienced unprecedented growth both in terms of participation and in their increased visibility across public and private space. book seeks to explore the changing...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Football in Southeastern Europe

    From Ethnic Homogenization to Reconciliation

    Edited by John Hughson, Fiona Skillen

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    This volume draws together scholarship across a number of disciplines – history, sociology, media and cultural studies, political science, Slavonic studies – to examine the significance of the sport of football within Southeastern Europe, with an especial focus on countries of the former Yugoslavia...

    Published April 29th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Disability in the Global Sport Arena

    A Sporting Chance

    Edited by Jill M. Le Clair

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    Sport is often at the centre of battles for rights to inclusion linked to class, race and gender, and this book explores struggles centred on disability in different cultural settings in Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and Oceania. It challenges oversights and assumptions about the ‘normal’...

    Published April 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. 'Critical Support' for Sport

    By Bruce Kidd

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    During more than forty years, Bruce Kidd has combined careers as an internationally ranked athlete, coach, sports administrator, professor and dean with critical scholarly and popular writing about sport, often on the issues in which he has been directly involved. Frequently called ‘the conscience...

    Published March 4th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Bearing Light: Flame Relays and the Struggle for the Olympic Movement

    Edited by John J. Macaloon

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    The Flame Relay and the Olympic Movement is the first book-length scholarly study in English of the contemporary Olympic flame relay. Reporting for the first time on years of intensive ethnographic research and organizational intervention, MacAloon literally follows the Olympic flame through twenty...

    Published February 26th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Other Sport Mega-Event: Rugby World Cup 2011

    Edited by Steven Jackson

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    The mention of sport mega-events conjures up images and memories of London 2012 or anticipation of FIFA 2014, the 2016 Rio Olympics and beyond. Indeed, the expanding annual calendar of sport mega-events, both in terms of the bidding process and the actual hosting of the event means that there is...

    Published January 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Ethnicity and Race in Association Football

    Case Study analyses in Europe, Africa and the USA

    Edited by David Hassan

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    The relationship between association football, race and ethnicity has received increasing levels of attention from academics and commentators throughout the world over recent years. As their national professional leagues reflect the multicultural nature of most global developed societies so the...

    Published October 29th 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Women’s Sport in Africa
    Edited by Michelle Sikes, John Bale
    To Be Published August 10th 2014
  2. Soccer in Brazil
    Edited by Martin Curi
    To Be Published September 4th 2014
  3. The Olympic Games: Meeting New Global Challenges
    Edited by David Hassan, Shakya Mitra
    To Be Published September 23rd 2014
  4. Soccer in the Middle East
    Edited by Alon Raab, Issam Khalidi
    To Be Published September 24th 2014
  5. Exploring the cultural, ideological and economic legacies of Euro 2012
    Edited by Peter Kennedy, Christos Kassimeris
    To Be Published September 24th 2014
  6. Football in Asia: History, Culture and Business
    Edited by Younghan Cho
    To Be Published October 20th 2014
  7. Security and Sport Mega Events: A complex relation
    Edited by Diamantis Mastrogiannakis, Christian Dorville
    To Be Published November 12th 2014
  8. Modern Sports in Asia
    Edited by Younghan Cho, Charles Leary
    To Be Published December 10th 2014

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