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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 274 new and published books in the subject of Sociology of Sport — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Safeguarding, Child Protection and Abuse in Sport

    International Perspectives in Research, Policy and Practice

    Edited by Melanie Lang, Mike Hartill

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    The safeguarding of children and young people participating in sport has become an increasingly prominent concern in policy-making and research communities around the world. Major organisations such as the IOC and UNICEF now officially recognize that children in sport can be at risk of exploitation...

    Published July 13th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Community Based Research in Sport, Exercise and Health Science

    Edited by Robert J. Schinke, Kerry McGannon, Brett Smith

    Community-based research has recently gained attention within the sport and exercise sciences. When seeking to understand community based research methodologies, one finds a diversity of approaches spanning a breadth of ontological views and equally diverse methodological approaches. Though little...

    Published July 9th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Urban Geography of Boxing

    Race, Class, and Gender in the Ring

    By Benita Heiskanen

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    This book is an interdisciplinary cultural examination of twenty-first century boxing as a professional sport, a bodily labor, a lucrative business, a popular entertainment, and an instrument of ideology. Based on ethnographic fieldwork and interviews conducted with Latino boxers, women boxers, and...

    Published July 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Social Organization of Sports Medicine

    Critical Socio-Cultural Perspectives

    Edited by Dominic Malcolm, Parissa Safai

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    The Social Organization of Sports Medicine is the first book-length overview of the social scientific study of sports medicine, drawing together work from an international cadre of scholars who examine and provide interdisciplinary analysis of the dynamic and multi-faceted relationships between...

    Published July 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Sport and Leisure

    Edited by Thomas Fletcher, Katherine Dashper

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    Despite the mythology of sport bringing people together and encouraging everyone to work collectively to success, modern sport remains a site of exclusionary practices that operate on a number of levels. Although sports participation is, in some cases at least, becoming more open and meritocratic,...

    Published June 29th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Philosophy of Physical Education

    A New Perspective

    By Steven A. Stolz

    Series: Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

    The discipline area of physical education has historically struggled for legitimacy, sometimes being seen as a non-serious pursuit in educational terms compared to other subjects within the school curriculum. This book represents the first attempt in nearly 30 years to offer a coherent...

    Published June 26th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Sport and Communities

    Edited by David Hassan, Sean Brown

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    Over the past three decades there has been widespread commitment to an understanding that sport can play a key role in community development. The role of sport within communities has been promoted with a wide range of goals such as environmental considerations, encouragement of civic pride,...

    Published June 25th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Sport, Music, Identities

    Edited by Anthony Bateman

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    Despite the close and longstanding links between sport and music, the relationships between these two significant cultural forms have been relatively neglected. This book addresses the oversight with a series of highly original essays written by authors from a range of academic disciplines...

    Published June 25th 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Touch in Sports Coaching and Physical Education: Fear, Risk and Moral Panic
    Edited by Heather Piper
    To Be Published August 28th 2014
  2. Soccer in Brazil
    Edited by Martin Curi
    To Be Published September 8th 2014
  3. Sport, Racism and Social Media
    By Neil Farrington, Lee Hall, Daniel Kilvington, John Price, Amir Saeed
    To Be Published September 11th 2014
  4. Soccer in the Middle East
    Edited by Alon Raab, Issam Khalidi
    To Be Published September 25th 2014
  5. Football and Migration: Perspectives, Places, Players
    Edited by Richard Elliott, John Harris
    To Be Published September 25th 2014

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