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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

21-30 of 39 results in Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. The Social Impact of Sport

    Cross-Cultural Perspectives

    Edited by Ramón Spaaij

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    This book critically examines the ways in which sports contribute to, or inhibit, social well-being, the directions these changes take and the conditions necessary for sport to have beneficial outcomes. The themes addressed in the book demonstrate the diversity and versatility of the social impacts...

    Published September 5th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Sport, Memory and Nationhood in Japan

    Remembering the Glory Days

    Edited by Andreas Niehaus, Christian Tagsold

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    This book clarifies and verifies the role sport has as an alternative marker in understanding and mapping memory in Japan, by applying the concept of lieux de mémoire (realms of memory) to sport in Japan. Japanese history and national construction have not been short of sports landmarks since the...

    Published July 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  10. 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 1st 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Soccer in Brazil
    Edited by Martin Curi
    To Be Published September 7th 2014
  2. The Olympic Games: Meeting New Global Challenges
    Edited by David Hassan, Shakya Mitra
    To Be Published September 23rd 2014
  3. Soccer in the Middle East
    Edited by Alon Raab, Issam Khalidi
    To Be Published September 24th 2014
  4. Exploring the cultural, ideological and economic legacies of Euro 2012
    Edited by Peter Kennedy, Christos Kassimeris
    To Be Published September 24th 2014
  5. Football in Asia: History, Culture and Business
    Edited by Younghan Cho
    To Be Published October 20th 2014
  6. Security and Sport Mega Events: A complex relation
    Edited by Diamantis Mastrogiannakis, Christian Dorville
    To Be Published November 12th 2014
  7. Modern Sports in Asia
    Edited by Younghan Cho, Charles Leary
    To Be Published December 10th 2014
  8. Global Perspectives on Football in Africa: Visualising the Game
    Edited by Susann Baller, Giorgio Miescher, Ciraj Rassool
    To Be Published January 26th 2015
  9. The Olympic Movement and the Sport of Peacemaking
    Edited by Ramón Spaaij, Cindy Burleson
    To Be Published January 26th 2015
  10. Sport, Race and Ethnicity: The Scope of Belonging?
    Edited by Katie Liston, Paddy Dolan, Charbel José Chiappetta Jabbour
    To Be Published February 14th 2015

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