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New and Published Books

  1. Women’s Sport in Africa

    Edited by Michelle Sikes, John Bale

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    In recent decades Africa has emerged as a sporting giant. The African sporting phenomenon has been addressed in the popular press and it has also attracted scholarly interest; however, this interest is almost entirely focussed on men. Yet women’s participation in recreational and elite sport is...

    Published September 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Sport, Racism and Social Media

    By Neil Farrington, Lee Hall, Daniel Kilvington, John Price, Amir Saeed

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Racist abuse may at one time have been hurled across the sports stadium or scrawled on a wall. But in today’s social media world it can be published to millions, from almost anywhere, in an instant. Sport, Racism and Social Media provides the first significant, academic account of how social media...

    Published September 1st 2014 by Routledge

  3. Olympic Studies

    Edited by Vassil Girginov

    Modern Olympism emerged at the end of the nineteenth century as a philosophy of social reform that sought to use sport for the betterment of the world. It drew on a number of intellectual and material sources, including the ancient Greek heritage, philosophical ideas of Enlightenment, the English...

    Published August 28th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Dispute Resolution in Sport

    Athletes, Law and Arbitration

    By David McArdle

    Series: Ethics and Sport

    An increasing number of sport disputes are being resolved by way of arbitration. This is the first book to critically examine the processes and benefits of sportspecific arbitration as compared to litigation. The book explores, in depth, the development of alternative dispute resolutions in sports,...

    Published August 26th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Touch in Sports Coaching and Physical Education

    Fear, Risk and Moral Panic

    Edited by Heather Piper

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    In our increasingly risk-averse society, touch and touching behaviours between professionals and children have become a fraught issue. In sports coaching and physical education, touching young sports performers and participants has, in some contexts, come to be redefined as dubious and dangerous....

    Published August 25th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Global Impact of Olympic Media at London 2012

    Edited by Andrew C. Billings, Marie Hardin

    This book explores the biggest sporting event in the world through the lens in which most people witness it: the media. Traversing nations and media formats, contributors offer insights into the manner in which the Olympics is conveyed to the masses and the impact arising from the mass consumption...

    Published July 27th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Women, Soccer and Transnational Migration

    Edited by Sine Agergaard, Nina Clara Tiesler

    Estimated participation figures of almost 30 million worldwide make soccer the most prominent team sport amongst girls and women. However, making a living as a female player is only deemed possible in approximately 20 out of around 150 FIFA-listed women’s soccer countries. This has led to a...

    Published July 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Total Sportscasting

    Performance, Production, and Career Development

    By Marc Zumoff, Max Negin

    Whether you want to be in front of the camera, on the microphone, or behind the scenes, Total Sportscasting gives you the skills you’ll need to become successful in this dynamic industry. This book covers everything from performance and production techniques to all aspects of sportscasting,...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Focal Press

  10. Ethics in Youth Sport

    Policy and Pedagogical Applications

    Edited by Stephen Harvey, Richard L. Light

    Series: Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

    The influence of professional, adult sport on youth sport is now a global concern. Children are involved in high-stakes competitive sport at national and international levels at an increasingly young age. In addition, the use of sport as a medium for positive youth development by governments and...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge