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New and Published Books

  1. Socio-Cultural Mobility and Mega-Events

    Ethics and Aesthetics in Brazil’s 2014 World Cup

    By Rodanthi Tzanelli

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    In June 2014, Brazil opened the twentieth FIFA World Cup with a spectacular ceremony. Hosting the World Cup was a strategic developmental priority for Brazil: mega-events such as these allow the country to be ranked amongst the world’s political and economic leaders, and are supposed to propel the...

    Published April 21st 2015 by Routledge

  2. City Logistics: Modelling, planning and evaluation

    Edited by Eiichi Taniguchi

    This volume on city logistics presents recent advances of modelling urban freight transport as well as planning and evaluating city logistics policy measures in the academic research areas and practices. The contributions of eleven chapters have come from eight countries, including Japan, UK, The...

    Published April 15th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Taekwondo

    From a Martial Art to a Martial Sport

    By Udo Moenig

    Series: Routledge Research in Sports History

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of the historical, political, and technical evolution of taekwondo. Many of the supposedly ‘traditional’ and ‘ancient’ Korean cultural elements attached to taekwondo are, in fact, remnants of East Asia’s modernization drive, and largely inherited from the...

    Published April 14th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Capitalism and Leisure Theory (Routledge Revivals)

    By Chris Rojek

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1985, this title explores theories of leisure in a capitalist society. Basing his argument on a refutation of the conventional association of leisure with freedom and free time, Chris Rojek examines the four main structural characteristics of modern leisure practice:...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Sport and International Politics

    Impact of Facism and Communism on Sport

    Edited by Pierre Arnaud, James (Jim) Riordan

    Sociology and history of sport is a fast rising subject. There is a growing interest in issues associated with globalization and sport culture across European and North American boundaries. This book fills an important gap. At the forefront of new areas of research in sport studies, it deals with a...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Australian Sport

    Antipodean Waves of Change

    Edited by Kristine Toohey, Tracy Taylor

    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 April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Gymnastics, a Transatlantic Movement

    From Europe to America

    Edited by Gertrud Pfister

    This book explores, analyses, and explains divergent ideologies and practices of gymnastics in selected European nations. It reconstructs the ex- and import processes from Europe to America and determines the processes, interrelationships and transformations of these "transatlantic movements" in...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Crafting Patriotism for Global Dominance

    America at the Olympics

    By Mark Dyreson

    In 2008 China plans to use the Olympic Games to remake its national identity in the global marketplace. In so doing China treads the path blazed by the United States. For more than a century the U.S. has used the Olympic Games to construct national identity, create communal memory, and...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Coaching Cultures

    Edited by Neil Carter

    Coaches are amongst the most visible figures in sport today but little is known about the history of their profession. This book examines the history of coaching from the early nineteenth to the late twentieth century. It uses a number of sports as case studies that includes: cricket,...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  10. The Containment of Soccer in Australia

    Fencing Off the World Game

    Edited by Christopher Hallinan, John Hughson

    According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, outdoor soccer was the second most popular organized sport for Australian children after swimming. It far outstripped the popularity of the three other football codes that are played in Australia – rugby league, rugby union and Australian Rules...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge