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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.

New and Published Books

1-10 of 51 results in Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives
  1. Football, Community and Social Inclusion

    Edited by Daniel Parnell, David Richardson

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    This special issue addresses the complex reality of English community football organisations, including Football in the Community (FitC) schemes, which have been attending to social agendas, such as social inclusion and health promotion. The positioning of football as a key agent of change for this...

    Published June 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Social Science of Sport

    A Critical Analysis

    Edited by Bo Carlsson, Susanna Hedenborg

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    In this book questions about definitions and demarcations of sport science are discussed. Not the least the many normative ideas of sport as good or as bad are problematized in relation to the academic field. These ideas permeate sport science in ways that are not seen in other academic fields like...

    Published May 13th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Sport and Citizenship

    Edited by Matthew Guschwan

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    Citizenship has become a widely significant and hotly contested academic concept. Though the term may seem obvious, citizenship carries a range of subtle social and political meanings. This volume explores citizenship as it relates to sport, on the micro and macro level of analysis and in a variety...

    Published May 1st 2015 by Routledge

  4. Global Perspectives on Football in Africa

    Visualising the Game

    Edited by Susann Baller, Giorgio Miescher, Ciraj Rassool

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    Football, in many ways, is a visual endeavour. From the visual experience within the stadium itself to worldwide media representations, from advertisements to football art and artefacts: football is much about seeing and being seen, about watching, making visual and being visualised. The FIFA World...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Olympic Movement and the Sport of Peacemaking

    Edited by Ramón Spaaij, Cindy Burleson

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    Sport and peacemaking have evolved. It is no longer the case that the Olympic Games and war games exist in isolation from each other. Increasingly, policymakers, peacekeepers, athletes, development workers, presidents of nations and others combine forces in an "integrated" approach towards peace....

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Sport: Race, Ethnicity and Identity

    Building Global Understanding

    Edited by Daryl Adair

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    Sport has long been a paradoxical environment with respect to issues of 'race', ethnicity, and identity. For much of the twentieth century, sports around the world were enclaves of difference. Whites and non-whites, for example, were separated on the sports field as they were in many ways off the...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Olympic Reform Ten Years Later

    Edited by Heather Dichter, Bruce Kidd

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    In 1999, the International Olympic Committee approved far-reaching reforms to the appointment and terms of its members, the selection of host cities for the Olympic and Winter Olympic Games, the events on the Olympic Program, and the reporting of decisions and financial information. The reforms...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Moral Panic in Physical Education and Coaching

    Edited by Heather Piper, Dean Garratt, Bill Taylor

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    This book focuses on sports coaching and sports teaching and how touching young sports participants has been redefined as dubious and dangerous. Coaches are constrained by a framework of regulations and guidelines which create anxiety, and many coaches now question the risks and benefits of their...

    Published April 20th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Sport, Race and Ethnicity

    The Scope of Belonging?

    Edited by Katie Liston, Paddy Dolan

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    Analyses of racialisation processes within and beyond sport would be incomplete without a consideration of ethnicity and ethnic identities. Why? Because ethnicity, as a concept and as a focus for research, captures better the diverse experiences of social groups and the scope of belonging. Ethnic...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Football in Asia

    History, Culture and Business

    Edited by Younghan Cho

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    This book is the first comprehensive study on history, culture, and business of football in Asia. Football has been a symbol of the modern invention, a catalyst of local, national and regional identities, all time favourite among kids and youths, and even a harbinger for cultural globalization and...

    Published November 28th 2014 by Routledge