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New and Published Books

  1. Sport and South Asian Diasporas

    Playing through Time and Space

    Edited by Stanley Thangaraj, Daniel Burdsey, Rajinder Dudrah

    This original collection demonstrates the importance of sporting practices, spaces and leisure affiliations to understanding issues around identity, (post-) migration, diaspora and transnationalism for global South Asian populations. The chapters provide a critical (re-) examination of the roles...

    Published April 13th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Sport, Medicine, Ethics

    Edited by Mike McNamee

    The ethics of sports medicine is an important emerging area within biomedical ethics. The professionalization of medical support services in sport and continuing debates around issues such as performance-enhancing technologies or the health and welfare of athletes mean that all practitioners in...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Sport in the Pacific

    Colonial and Postcolonial Consequences

    Edited by C Richard King

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    Sport in the Pacific is a comparative consideration of the modern movement of Pacific peoples and their physical pursuits across national and cultural boundaries. It covers Australia, Japan and the United States. Its contributors ensure a deeper understanding of the indigenous peoples of the...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The New Geopolitics of Sport in East Asia

    Edited by William Kelly, J.A. Mangan

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    The global geopolitics of sport is being transformed in and by East Asia. Sport in recent decades has been avidly embraced by East Asian nations, with implications both for their image on the international stage and their domestic national identities. The three post-war East Asian Olympic Games,...

    Published April 6th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Routledge Library Editions: Sports Studies

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions Sports Studies

    This set examines sport and leisure from a social science viewpoint. The volumes included, originally published between 1984 and 1991 take a cross-disciplinary approach to explore the social, political and cultural roles of sport in today's society. They cover issues as diverse as inequality,...

    Published April 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Sport, Time and Society (RLE Sports Studies)

    The British at Play

    By Dennis Brailsford

    Series: Routledge Library Editions Sports Studies

    This volume traces the rise and transformation of organized sport and its impact on social patterns and gender roles. Stressing the essential continuity of the sporting experience, the author shows the changing tempo of sport through the ages and explores the broader effects of the time...

    Published April 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Sport, Culture and Ideology (RLE Sports Studies)

    Edited by Jennifer Hargreaves

    Series: Routledge Library Editions Sports Studies

    Sport celebrates basic human values of freedom, justice and courage. This collection of essays probes beneath those assumptions in order to illuminate how sport is intimately related to power and domination. Topics include the media treatment of sport, drug-taking in sport and the controversial and...

    Published April 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Government and Politics of Sport (RLE Sports Studies)

    By Barrie Houlihan

    Series: Routledge Library Editions Sports Studies

    When originally published in 1991 this was the first book to tackle the UK policy process of sport and to provide a political science analysis of some of the key issues facing sports administrators today. The volume identifies the parties involved: central government, local government, the Sports...

    Published April 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Fair Game (RLE Sports Studies)

    Myth and Reality in Sport

    By Eric Midwinter

    Series: Routledge Library Editions Sports Studies

    This volume examines modern sport in its social context and concludes that it is beset with over-commercialised motives, damaged by dangerous political alignments and marred by wrongheaded social values. The book provides a thought-provoking analysis and offers new insights into why and how modern...

    Published April 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Cricket and Empire (RLE Sports Studies)

    The 1932-33 Bodyline Tour of Australia

    By Ric Sissons, Brian Stoddart

    Series: Routledge Library Editions Sports Studies

    A great depression, worsening Anglo-Australian relations, the declining British Empire and the challenge from an Australia striving to find a national identity are the context which explain bodyline and its repercussions. Bodyline was a watershed in the history of cricket and politics were publicly...

    Published April 2nd 2014 by Routledge