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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. 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

  2. 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

  3. Global Perspectives on Football in Africa

    Visualising the Game

    Edited by Susann Baller, Giorgio Miescher, Ciraj Rassool

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    Football, in many ways, is a visual endeavour. From the visual experience within the stadium itself to worldwide media representations, from advertisements to football art and artefacts: football is much about seeing and being seen, about watching, making visual and being visualised. The FIFA World...

    Published April 12th 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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 18th 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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 March 1st 2013 by Routledge

  6. 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 13th 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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 14th 2012 by Routledge

  8. 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 6th 2012 by Routledge

  9. 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 30th 2012 by Routledge

  10. 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 26th 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Football in Asia: History, Culture and Business
    Edited by Younghan Cho
    To Be Published November 27th 2014
  2. Modern Sports in Asia: Cultural Perspectives
    Edited by Younghan Cho, Charles Leary
    To Be Published December 7th 2014
  3. Global Perspectives on Football in Africa: Visualising the Game
    Edited by Susann Baller, Giorgio Miescher, Ciraj Rassool
    To Be Published January 26th 2015
  4. The Olympic Movement and the Sport of Peacemaking
    Edited by Ramón Spaaij, Cindy Burleson
    To Be Published January 26th 2015
  5. Sport: Race, Ethnicity and Identity: Building Global Understanding
    Edited by Daryl Adair
    To Be Published January 31st 2015
  6. Sport, Race and Ethnicity: The Scope of Belonging?
    Edited by Katie Liston, Paddy Dolan
    To Be Published February 18th 2015
  7. Moral Panic in Physical Education and Coaching
    Edited by Heather Piper, Dean Garratt, Bill Taylor
    To Be Published April 14th 2015
  8. Sport and Citizenship
    Edited by Matthew Guschwan
    To Be Published April 26th 2015
  9. The Social Science of Sport: A Critical Analysis
    Edited by Bo Carlsson, Susanna Hedenborg
    To Be Published April 30th 2015
  10. Olympic Reform Ten Years Later
    Edited by Heather Dichter, Bruce Kidd
    To Be Published May 4th 2015

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