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New and Published Books

  1. 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

  2. The Fantasy Sport Industry

    Games within Games

    By Andrew C. Billings, Brody J. Ruihley

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Fantasy sport has become big business. Recent estimates suggest that there as many as 27 million fantasy sport participants in the US alone, spending $1.5bn annually, with many millions more around the world. This is the first in-depth study of fantasy sport as a cultural and social phenomenon and...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Sports Coaching Research

    Context, Consequences, and Consciousness

    By Anthony Bush, Michael Silk, David Andrews, Hugh Lauder

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    This book raises critical questions about the explanatory framework guiding sports coaching research and presents a new conceptualization for research in the field. Through mapping and contextualizing sports coaching research within a corporatized higher education, the dominant or legitimate forms...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  4. Sport Across Asia

    Politics, Cultures, and Identities

    Edited by Katrin Bromber, Birgit Krawietz, Joseph Maguire

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    This book is designed to reflect both our current knowledge regarding sport, globalisation and ‘"encounters" with several important "post-colonial" or non-western societies and to draw together scholars from a range of different disciplines. Case studies of cultural encounters in Central,...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Social Science of Sport

    A Critical Analysis

    Edited by Bo Carlsson, Susanna Hedenborg

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    In this book questions about definitions and demarcations of sport science are discussed. Not the least the many normative ideas of sport as good or as bad are problematized in relation to the academic field. These ideas permeate sport science in ways that are not seen in other academic fields like...

    Published May 13th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Inclusion and Exclusion in Competitive Sport

    Socio-Legal and Regulatory Perspectives

    By Seema Patel

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Society is obsessed with categorising and treating individuals and groups according to their physical and non-physical differences, such as sex, gender, disability and race. This treatment can lead to the inclusion or exclusion of an individual from the tangible and intangible benefits of society....

    Published May 8th 2015 by Routledge

  7. The Changing Face of Cricket

    From Imperial to Global Game

    Edited by Dominic Malcolm, Jon Gemmell

    For cricket enthusiasts there is nothing to match the meaningful contests and excitement generated by the game’s subtle shifts in play. Conversely, huge swathes of the world’s population find cricket the most obscure and bafflingly impenetrable of sports. The Changing Face of Cricket attempts to...

    Published May 8th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Sport and Citizenship

    Edited by Matthew Guschwan

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    Citizenship has become a widely significant and hotly contested academic concept. Though the term may seem obvious, citizenship carries a range of subtle social and political meanings. This volume explores citizenship as it relates to sport, on the micro and macro level of analysis and in a variety...

    Published May 1st 2015 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 April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Global Perspectives on Football in Africa

    Visualising the Game

    Edited by Susann Baller, Giorgio Miescher, Ciraj Rassool

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    Football, in many ways, is a visual endeavour. From the visual experience within the stadium itself to worldwide media representations, from advertisements to football art and artefacts: football is much about seeing and being seen, about watching, making visual and being visualised. The FIFA World...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge