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New and Published Books

  1. Sport and Urban Space in Europe

    Facilities, Industries, Identities

    Edited by Thierry Terret, Sandra Heck, Grace Khunou

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    Filling a gap in the literature on the history of sport in Europe, the book brings together complementary studies on diverse aspects of the interrelation between sport and urban space. Going from geography to political science, from sports history to urban and transport history, it suggests a...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Mountaineering Tourism

    Edited by Ghazali Musa, James Higham, Anna Thompson- Carr

    Series: Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility

    In May 1993 the British Mountaineering Council met to discuss the future of high altitude tourism. Of concern to attendees were reports of queues on Everest and reference was made to mountaineer Peter Boardman calling Everest an ‘amphitheater of the ego’. Issues raised included environmental and...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Football, Community and Social Inclusion

    Edited by Daniel Parnell, David Richardson

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    This special issue addresses the complex reality of English community football organisations, including Football in the Community (FitC) schemes, which have been attending to social agendas, such as social inclusion and health promotion. The positioning of football as a key agent of change for this...

    Published June 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  4. Sport, Fun and Enjoyment

    An Embodied Approach

    By Ian Wellard

    Series: Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

    Sport, Fun and Enjoyment explores the pleasurable aspects of sport within the context of everyday recreational and competitive physical activities. While much recent work has focused on the relationships between physical activity, health and wellbeing, much less attention has been paid to pleasure...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  5. Sport Policy in Britain

    By Barrie Houlihan, Iain Lindsey

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Since 1990, Britain has seen a period of unprecedented public investment in, and political commitment to, sport. In this book, Iain Lindsey and Barrie Houlihan examine and analyze sport policy since the appointment of John Major as leader of the Conservative Party in 1990. John Major’s period as...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  6. 'Alternative' cultures and leisure

    Creating pathways for sustainable livelihoods

    Edited by Alan Law, Stephen Wearing

    Contemporary discourse on sustainability points to the need for substantial, if not radical, shifts in relations between productivity, environment, consumption and identities, in ways which bring or restore balance to the intersecting domains. The catchphrase of ‘sustainability’ has made its way...

    Published May 13th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Leisure and Food

    Edited by Heather Mair, Jennifer Sumner

    Leisure and food seem to be a natural fit, but the recent, unprecedented focus on all aspects of food has not been reflected in the field of leisure studies. This book is the first to combine these vital aspects of human interest by exploring the interface between leisure and food in a number of...

    Published May 5th 2015 by Routledge

  8. The City in the Experience Economy

    Role and Transformation

    Edited by Anne Lorentzen, Carsten Jahn Hansen

    The book develops a new approach to urban development in which leisure, pleasure or experiences are seen as key drivers. History, authenticity, urban qualities, local culture and leisure offerings or a vibrant retail sector are thus assets in local development also outside of the big cities....

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  9. 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

  10. Gender, Age, and Digital Games in the Domestic Context

    By Alison Harvey

    Series: Routledge Advances in Game Studies

    Western digital game play has shifted in important ways over the last decade, with a plethora of personal devices affording a range of increasingly diverse play experiences. Despite the celebration of a more inclusive environment of digital game play, very little grounded research has been devoted...

    Published April 8th 2015 by Routledge