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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 595 new and published books in the subject of Sport and Leisure Studies — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Routledge Handbook of Sport and Legacy

    Meeting the Challenge of Major Sports Events

    Edited by Richard Holt, Dino Ruta

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    What remains of a great sporting spectacle after the last race is run or the final match is played? How can the vast expense of mounting such events be justified? What if there is nothing left behind or what if the legacy is negative, a costly infrastructure which is unused or a debt-ridden host...

    Published February 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Play, Performance, and Identity

    How Institutions Structure Ludic Spaces

    Edited by Matt Omasta, Drew Chappell

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    Play helps define who we are as human beings. However, many of the leisurely/ludic activities people participate in are created and governed by corporate entities with social, political, and business agendas. As such, it is critical that scholars understand and explicate the ideological...

    Published February 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Soccer, Culture and Society in Spain

    An Ethnography of Basque Fandom

    By Mariann Vaczi

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Sport

    Spanish soccer is on top of the world, at international and club level, with the best teams and a seemingly endless supply of exciting and stylish players. While the Spanish economy struggles, its soccer flourishes, deeply embedded throughout Spanish social and cultural life. But the relationship...

    Published February 10th 2015 by Routledge

  4. New Directions in Sport History

    Edited by Duncan Stone, John Hughson, Rob Ellis

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    Emerging from the ‘history from below’ movement, sport history was marginalised for decades by those working within more traditional historical fields (and institutions). Although a degree of ignorance still exists, sport history has now acquired a level of credibility through the dedicated work of...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Soccer's Missing Men

    Schoolteachers and the Spread of Association Football

    By J.A. Mangan, Colm Hickey

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    Now unknown or forgotten, influential schoolmasters took the game of association football to many parts of England. They had several roles: they brought the game to individual schools, they established regional and national leagues and associations, and they founded professional football...

    Published February 8th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Encyclopedia of Leisure and Outdoor Recreation

    Edited by John Jenkins, John Pigram

    This is a key reference guide for the exploration of leisure and outdoor recreation. It reflects the multidisciplinary nature of these fields and contextualizes the leading research and knowledge on key concepts, theories and practices. Edited by leading authorities in the field, this volume...

    Published February 8th 2015 by Routledge

  7. The Four-Minute Mile

    Historical and Cultural Interpretations of a Sporting Barrier

    Edited by John Bale, David Howe

    Breaking records and challenging the limits of human ability are central to much of our understanding of athletic track and field sports, with a world record title arguably as valued as an Olympic gold medal. Some particular limits and records take on greater significance, however, as in the case...

    Published February 8th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Sport, Race and Ethnicity

    The Scope of Belonging?

    Edited by Katie Liston, Paddy Dolan

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    Analyses of racialisation processes within and beyond sport would be incomplete without a consideration of ethnicity and ethnic identities. Why? Because ethnicity, as a concept and as a focus for research, captures better the diverse experiences of social groups and the scope of belonging. Ethnic...

    Published February 8th 2015 by Routledge

  9. The Fantasy Sport Industry

    Games within Games

    By Andrew C. Billings, Brody J. Ruihley

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Fantasy sport has become big business. Recent estimates suggest that there as many as 27 million fantasy sport participants in the US alone, spending $1.5bn annually, with many millions more around the world. This is the first in-depth study of fantasy sport as a cultural and social phenomenon and...

    Published February 8th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Sports Marketing

    A Practical Approach

    By Larry DeGaris

    Any sports marketing student or prospective sports marketer has to understand in detail genuine industry trends and be able to recognise solutions to real-world scenarios. Sports Marketing: A Practical Approach is the first textbook to offer a comprehensive, engaging and practice-focused bridge...

    Published February 5th 2015 by Routledge