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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 43 results in Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives
  1. 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

  2. '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

  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

    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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Fan Culture in European Football and the Influence of Left Wing Ideology

    Edited by Peter Kennedy, David Kennedy

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    This book explores the tradition of left wing political thinking in the culture of fans of professional football in Europe. It sets out to chronicle and celebrate the fraternal, communal and radical tradition of football - seen to best effect in demands for democratic fan ownership and control of...

    Published October 28th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Indigenous People, Race Relations and Australian Sport

    Edited by Christopher J. Hallinan, Barry Judd

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    The Indigenous peoples of Australia have a proud history of participation and the achievement of excellence in Australian sports. Historically, Australian sports have provided a rare and important social context in which Indigenous Australians could engage with and participate in non-Indigenous...

    Published July 21st 2013 by Routledge

  8. 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 May 30th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Governance, Citizenship and the New European Football Championships

    The European Spectacle

    Edited by Wolfram Manzenreiter, Georg Spitaler

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    Over the past decade, European football has seen tremendous changes impacting upon its international framework as well as local traditions and national institutions. Processes of Europeanization in the fields of economy and politics provided the background for transformations of the production and...

    Published May 30th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Towards a Social Science of Drugs in Sport

    Edited by Jason Mazanov

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    The debate around the role of drugs in sport is vibrant. There is a wealth of evidence from the hard end of science, telling us how drugs work, how drug testing works, and how many athletes have fallen foul of the system. The evidence from social science is still building momentum. For example,...

    Published May 9th 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Security and Sport Mega Events: A complex relation
    Edited by Diamantis Mastrogiannakis, Christian Dorville
    To Be Published November 27th 2014
  2. Football in Asia: History, Culture and Business
    Edited by Younghan Cho
    To Be Published November 28th 2014
  3. Modern Sports in Asia: Cultural Perspectives
    Edited by Younghan Cho, Charles Leary
    To Be Published December 8th 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. Sport and Citizenship
    Edited by Matthew Guschwan
    To Be Published April 27th 2015
  10. The Social Science of Sport: A Critical Analysis
    Edited by Bo Carlsson, Susanna Hedenborg
    To Be Published May 1st 2015

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