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New and Published Books

  1. Taekwondo

    From a Martial Art to a Martial Sport

    By Udo Moenig

    Series: Routledge Research in Sports History

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of the historical, political, and technical evolution of taekwondo. Many of the supposedly ‘traditional’ and ‘ancient’ Korean cultural elements attached to taekwondo are, in fact, remnants of East Asia’s modernization drive, and largely inherited from the...

    Published April 14th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Australian Sport

    Antipodean Waves of Change

    Edited by Kristine Toohey, Tracy Taylor

    Australia is only a small player in the world’s political and economic landscapes, yet, for many decades, it has been considered to be a global powerhouse in terms of its sporting successes. In conjunction with this notion, the nation has long been portrayed as having a preoccupation with sport....

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Coaching Cultures

    Edited by Neil Carter

    Coaches are amongst the most visible figures in sport today but little is known about the history of their profession. This book examines the history of coaching from the early nineteenth to the late twentieth century. It uses a number of sports as case studies that includes: cricket,...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Gender, Sport, Science

    Selected writings of Roberta J. Park

    Edited by J. A. Mangan, Patricia Vertinsky

    Roberta J. Park has been throughout her distinguished career a scholar with a mission - to win academic recognition of the significance of the body in culture and cultures. Her scholarship has earned her global esteem in the disciplines of Physical Education and Sports Studies for its penetrating...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Amateurism in British Sport

    It Matters Not Who Won or Lost?

    Edited by Dilwyn Porter, Stephen Wagg

    The ideal of the amateur competitor, playing the game for love and, unlike the professional, totally untainted by commerce, has become embedded in many accounts of the development of modern sport. It has proved influential not least because it has underpinned a pervasive impression of...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  6. A Sociology of Football in a Global Context

    By Jamie Cleland

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Association football is now the global sport, consumed in various ways by millions of people across the world. Throughout its history, football has been a catalyst as much for social cohesion, unity, excitement and integration as it can be for division, exclusion and discrimination. A Sociology of...

    Published April 1st 2015 by Routledge

  7. Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Sport

    Edited by Mike McNamee, William J. Morgan

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Sport is a landmark publication in sport studies. It goes further than any book has before in tracing the contours of the discipline of the philosophy of sport and in surveying the core themes, approaches and theories that form its disciplinary fabric....

    Published March 27th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Routledge Handbook of Sport Communication

    Edited by Paul M. Pedersen

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    The Routledge Handbook of Sport Communication is the only book to offer a fully comprehensive and in-depth survey of the contemporary discipline of sport communication. It explores communication within, through, and for sport in all its theoretical, conceptual, cultural, behavioral, practical and...

    Published March 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  9. New Perspectives on Sport Volunteerism

    Edited by Berit Skirstad, Alison Doherty, Vassil Girginov

    The book highlights ‘new perspectives’ on volunteerism in sport, covering frameworks, methods, context and variables on several levels from community sport clubs to international events. In analysing the processes of control within voluntary sport clubs, a new theoretical framework – critical...

    Published March 19th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Association Football

    A Study in Figurational Sociology

    By Graham Curry, Eric Dunning

    Series: Routledge Research in Sports History

    This book presents a synthesis of the work on early football undertaken by the authors over the past two decades. It explores aspects of a figurational approach to sociology to examine the early development of football rules in the middle part of the nineteenth century. The book tests Dunning’s...

    Published March 16th 2015 by Routledge