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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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11-20 of 33 results in Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives
  1. Sport in the City

    Cultural Connections

    Edited by Michael P. Sam, John Hughson

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    Sport is seen as an increasingly important aspect of urban and regional planning. Related programmes have moved to the forefront of agendas for cities of the present and future. This has occurred as the barriers between so-called ‘high’ and ‘popular’ culture continue to disintegrate. Sport is now a...

    Published March 17th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Forty Years of Sport and Social Change, 1968-2008

    "To Remember is to Resist"

    Edited by Russell Field, Bruce Kidd

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    1968 was a year of protest in civil society (Prague, Paris, Chicago) and a year of protest in sport. After a world-wide campaign, the anti-apartheid movement succeeded in barring South Africa from the Olympic Games, while US athletes from the Olympic Project for Human Rights used the ...

    Published February 28th 2013 by Routledge

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

    Edited by John J. Macaloon

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    In recent decades, five to ten times as many persons have turned out for the Olympic flame relay as have watched Olympic sports contests live. Flame Relays and the Struggle for the Olympic Movement: Bearing Light, the first anthropological analysis of the contemporary torch relay, exposes and...

    Published February 12th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Australia's Asian Sporting Context, 1920s – 30s

    Edited by Sean Brawley, Nick Guoth

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    This book examines Australia’s sporting relationships with the Asian region during the interwar period. Until now, Australia’s sporting relationships with the Asian region have been neglected by scholars of Australian and Asian sports history, and the broader field of Australia’s Asian context....

    Published December 13th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Twenty20 and the Future of Cricket

    Edited by Chris Rumford

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    Cricket is a sport which is currently undergoing a rapid and dramatic transformation. Traditionally thought of as an English summer game, limited in appeal to Britain and its Commonwealth, cricket has, in the past a few years, achieved a global profile. This is largely due to the development of a...

    Published December 5th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Global Sport Business

    Community Impacts of Commercial Sport

    Edited by Hans Westerbeek

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    Global Sport Business: The Community Impact of Commercial Sport involves a range of pressing issues that come with the arrival of sport as a commodity in the world economy. It can be argued that, throughout the past two centuries, sport has always been recognized as both a frivolous pursuit of...

    Published November 29th 2012 by Routledge

  7. 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 November 4th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Football Supporters and the Commercialisation of Football

    Comparative Responses across Europe

    Edited by Peter Kennedy, David Kennedy

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    As football clubs have become luxury investments, their decisions increasingly mirror those of any other business organisation. Football supporters have been encouraged to express their club loyalty by ‘thinking business’ - acting as consumers and generating money deemed necessary for their clubs...

    Published October 25th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Who Owns Football?

    Models of Football Governance and Management in International Sport

    Edited by David Hassan, Sean Hamil

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    The commercialization of sport since the 1990s has had a number of consequences. The market forces that have defined commercialization, notably pay-per-view television, whilst initially welcomed as important new sources of revenue, have also had the unanticipated consequences of de-stabilizing many...

    Published October 21st 2012 by Routledge

  10. Reflections on Process Sociology and Sport

    'Walking the Line'

    By Joseph Maguire

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    The book focuses on the distinctive contribution that Joseph Maguire has made to process sociology and the study of sport. Maguire’s work over the past three decades highlights how process sociology has a unique perspective on the relationship between sport, culture and society, and to the body,...

    Published September 30th 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Football in Southeastern Europe: From Ethnic Homogenization to Reconciliation
    Edited by John Hughson, Fiona Skillen
    To Be Published May 1st 2014
  2. Sport and Communities
    Edited by David Hassan, Sean Brown
    To Be Published May 8th 2014
  3. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Sport and Leisure
    Edited by Thomas Fletcher, Katherine Dashper
    To Be Published May 22nd 2014
  4. Sport, Music, Identities
    Edited by Anthony Bateman
    To Be Published July 9th 2014
  5. Women’s Sport in Africa
    Edited by Michelle Sikes, John Bale
    To Be Published August 10th 2014
  6. Disability in the Global Sport Arena: A Sporting Chance
    Edited by Jill M. Le Clair
    To Be Published August 14th 2014
  7. Soccer in the Middle East
    Edited by Alon K. Raab, Issam Khalidi
    To Be Published August 24th 2014
  8. The Consumption and Representation of Lifestyle Sports
    Edited by Belinda Wheaton
    To Be Published August 31st 2014
  9. Soccer in Brazil
    Edited by Martin Curi
    To Be Published September 7th 2014
  10. The Olympic Games: Meeting New Global Challenges
    Edited by David Hassan, Shakya Mitra
    To Be Published September 23rd 2014

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