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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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21-30 of 33 results in Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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 May 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. 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 February 12th 2012 by Routledge

  6. South Africa and the Global Game

    Football, Apartheid and Beyond

    Edited by Peter Alegi, Chris Bolsmann

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    Firmly situating South African teams, players, and associations in the international framework in which they have to compete, South Africa and the Global Game: Football, Apartheid, and Beyond presents an interdisciplinary analysis of how and why South Africa underwent a remarkable transformation...

    Published January 8th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Why Minorities Play or Don't Play Soccer

    A Global Exploration

    Edited by Kausik Bandyopadhyay

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    Soccer, the most popular mass spectator sport in the world, has always remained a marker of identities of various sorts. Behind the façade of its obvious entertainment aspect, it has proved to be a perpetuating reflector of nationalism, ethnicity, community or communal identity, and cultural...

    Published December 20th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Women's Football in the UK

    Continuing with Gender Analyses

    Edited by Jayne Caudwell

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    This book examines the complex ways in which girls and women experience football cultures in Britain. It extends current debate surrounding women and football (namely, how gender has functioned to shape women’s experiences of playing the game), by focusing on organisational, administrative and...

    Published September 28th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Documenting the Beijing Olympics

    Edited by D.P. Martinez, Kevin Latham

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    This book focuses on the processes of documenting the Beijing Olympics – ranging from the visual (television and film) to radio and the written word – and the meanings generated by such representations. What were the ‘key’ stories and how were they chosen? What was dramatised? Who were the heroes?...

    Published December 13th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Australian Sport

    Antipodean Waves of Change

    Edited by Kristine Toohey, Tracy Taylor

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    Australia is only a small player in the world’s political and economic landscapes, yet, for many decades, it has been considered to be a global powerhouse in terms of its sporting successes. In conjunction with this notion, the nation has long been portrayed as having a preoccupation with sport....

    Published November 16th 2010 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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