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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 43 results in Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives
  1. Exploring the cultural, ideological and economic legacies of Euro 2012

    Edited by Peter Kennedy, Christos Kassimeris

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    European National football came together in the summer of 2012 for the 14th occasion. This book sets out to examine the enduring social tensions between supporters and authorities, as well as those between local, national and European identities, which formed the backdrop to the 14th staging of the...

    Published October 29th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Soccer in the Middle East

    Edited by Alon Raab, Issam Khalidi

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    This collection explores the multifaceted connections between soccer and society in the Middle East. It examines the social significance of soccer and its importance to individuals and the collectivity. Shaped and influenced by such forces as religion, colonialism, nation-building and globalization...

    Published October 21st 2014 by Routledge

  3. Soccer in Brazil

    Edited by Martin Curi

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    No other national stereotype in the world is so closely tied with a sport, as Brazil is with football. The five-time world champions have constructed their national identity around this sport. Perhaps for this reason it’s no wonder that there are many Brazilian social scientists doing research on...

    Published October 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Olympic Games: Meeting New Global Challenges

    Edited by David Hassan, Shakya Mitra

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    As the world’s greatest sporting event, the Olympic Games has always commanded intrigue, analysis and comment in equal measure. This book looks to celebrate the significance of the Olympics, their historical impact, controversies that presently surround them and their possible future direction. It...

    Published October 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Women’s Sport in Africa

    Edited by Michelle Sikes, John Bale

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    In recent decades Africa has emerged as a sporting giant. The African sporting phenomenon has been addressed in the popular press and it has also attracted scholarly interest; however, this interest is almost entirely focussed on men. Yet women’s participation in recreational and elite sport is...

    Published September 4th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 30th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 26th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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 26th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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 30th 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Security and Sport Mega Events: A complex relation
    Edited by Diamantis Mastrogiannakis, Christian Dorville
    To Be Published November 14th 2014
  2. Football in Asia: History, Culture and Business
    Edited by Younghan Cho
    To Be Published November 27th 2014
  3. Modern Sports in Asia: Cultural Perspectives
    Edited by Younghan Cho, Charles Leary
    To Be Published December 18th 2014
  4. Global Perspectives on Football in Africa: Visualising the Game
    Edited by Susann Baller, Giorgio Miescher, Ciraj Rassool
    To Be Published January 27th 2015
  5. The Olympic Movement and the Sport of Peacemaking
    Edited by Ramón Spaaij, Cindy Burleson
    To Be Published January 27th 2015
  6. Sport: Race, Ethnicity and Identity: Building Global Understanding
    Edited by Daryl Adair
    To Be Published February 1st 2015
  7. Sport, Race and Ethnicity: The Scope of Belonging?
    Edited by Katie Liston, Paddy Dolan
    To Be Published February 19th 2015
  8. Moral Panic in Physical Education and Coaching
    Edited by Heather Piper, Dean Garratt, Bill Taylor
    To Be Published April 15th 2015
  9. Olympic Reform Ten Years Later
    Edited by Heather Dichter, Bruce Kidd
    To Be Published May 5th 2015
  10. Football, Community and Social Inclusion
    Edited by Daniel Parnell, David Richardson
    To Be Published May 16th 2015

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