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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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  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 24th 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 5th 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 27th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Other Sport Mega-Event: Rugby World Cup 2011

    Edited by Steven J. 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 23rd 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 30th 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 29th 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 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  8. 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 31st 2013 by Routledge

  9. 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 10th 2013 by Routledge

  10. The Politics of Sport

    Community, Mobility, Identity

    Edited by Paul Gilchrist, Russell Holden

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    Sport is an essential part of community structure, membership and identity. Whether on the field of play, in stadia, or on the streets, sport has consistently brought together disparate individuals to share culture, values and memories. Nowadays these relationships are being rewritten through the...

    Published May 10th 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. The Social Science of Sport: A Critical Analysis
    Edited by Bo Carlsson, Susanna Hedenborg
    To Be Published May 20th 2015
  2. Football, Community and Social Inclusion
    Edited by Daniel Parnell, David Richardson
    To Be Published June 5th 2015
  3. Cricket, Migration and Diasporic Communities
    Edited by Thomas Fletcher
    To Be Published July 27th 2015
  4. Legacies of Great Men in World Soccer: Heroes, Icons, Legends
    Edited by Kausik Bandyopadhyay
    To Be Published August 21st 2015
  5. Gender, Media, Sport
    Edited by Susanna Hedenborg, Gertrud Pfister
    To Be Published September 22nd 2015
  6. Twenty20 and the Future of Cricket
    Edited by Chris Rumford
    To Be Published November 14th 2015
  7. Australia's Asian Sporting Context, 1920s – 30s
    Edited by Sean Brawley, Nick Guoth
    To Be Published November 25th 2015
  8. Mediated Football: Representations and Audience Receptions of Race/Ethnicity, Nation and Gender
    Edited by Jacco van Sterkenburg, Ramón Spaaij
    To Be Published April 1st 2016

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