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New and Published Books

  1. Football in Asia

    History, Culture and Business

    Edited by Younghan Cho

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    This book is the first comprehensive study on history, culture, and business of football in Asia. Football has been a symbol of the modern invention, a catalyst of local, national and regional identities, all time favourite among kids and youths, and even a harbinger for cultural globalization and...

    Published November 26th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Modern Sports in Asia

    Cultural Perspectives

    Edited by Younghan Cho, Charles Leary

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    "Modern sports" were introduced to Asia in the late nineteenth century as an innovation from the West, concurrently with the development of modern society in Asia. This book traces the historical developments of sporting cultures in Asia in specific local contexts – including Singapore, China,...

    Published November 26th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Pierre Bourdieu and Physical Culture

    Edited by lisahunter, Wayne Smith, elke emerald

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    The work of French sociologist, anthropologist and philosopher Pierre Bourdieu has been influential across a set of cognate disciplines that can be classified as physical culture studies. Concepts such as field, capital, habitus and symbolic violence have been used as theoretical tools by scholars...

    Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Sports, Religion and Disability

    Edited by Nick J. Watson, Andrew Parker

    This ground-breaking book provides a fascinating insight into the relationship between sports (and leisure), religion and disability. In the shadow of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, at which athletes that were both able-bodied and disabled, provided an extravaganza of sporting...

    Published November 17th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Asian American Athletes in Sport and Society

    Edited by C. Richard King

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    For more than a century, sporting spectacles, media coverage, and popular audiences have staged athletics in black and white. Commercial, media, and academic accounts have routinely erased, excluded, ignored, and otherwise made absent the Asian American presence in sport. This book seeks to redress...

    Published November 13th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Delivering Olympic and Elite Sport in a Cross Cultural Context

    From Beijing to London

    Edited by Fan Hong, Lu Zhouxiang

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    This book examines the impact of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Olympic Games and highlights the latest findings in the areas of sport policy, elite sports system, sport media, sport facility management and sport social development in the two host countries - China and Britain. It...

    Published October 30th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Soccer in the Middle East

    Edited by Alon Raab, Issam Khalidi

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    This collection explores the multifaceted connections between soccer and society in the Middle East. It examines the social significance of soccer and its importance to individuals and the collectivity. Shaped and influenced by such forces as religion, colonialism, nation-building and globalization...

    Published October 21st 2014 by Routledge

  8. Health and Elite Sport

    Is High Performance Sport a Healthy Pursuit?

    Edited by Joe Baker, Parissa Safai, Jessica Fraser-Thomas

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Health and Elite Sport is the first book to critically examine the relationship between participation in high performance sport and health outcomes. Drawing on theory and empirical data from a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, developmental psychology, epidemiology, and physical...

    Published October 21st 2014 by Routledge

  9. Olympic Ethics and Philosophy

    Edited by Mike McNamee, Jim Parry

    This book contains an international collection of essays by leading philosophers of sport on the ethics and philosophy of the Olympic Games. The essays consider a range of topics including critical reflections on nationalism and internationalism within the Olympic movement, sexism in...

    Published October 15th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Life Story Research in Sport

    Understanding the Experiences of Elite and Professional Athletes through Narrative

    By Kitrina Douglas, David Carless

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport and Exercise Science

    What is life really like for the elite athlete? How does the experience of being a professional sports person differ from the popular perceptions of fans, journalists or academics? Why might elite sports people experience mental health difficulties away from the public gaze? In the first...

    Published October 9th 2014 by Routledge