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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 304 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. 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 24th 2015 by Routledge

  2. 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 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  3. 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 18th 2015 by Routledge

  4. 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 15th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Gambling with the Myth of the American Dream

    By Aaron M. Duncan

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    This book explores the rise and increased acceptance of gambling in America, particularly the growth of the game of poker, as a means for examining changes to the American Dream and the risk society. Poker both critiques and reinterprets the myth of the American Dream, putting greater emphasis...

    Published March 10th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Understanding Primary Physical Education

    By Gerald Griggs

    In order to become a more effective practitioner every teacher needs to have a sound understanding of the theoretical, social and historical context in which their work takes place. Understanding Primary Physical Education goes further than any other textbook in exploring the development of...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Routledge Handbook of Sports Coaching

    Edited by Paul Potrac, Wade Gilbert, Jim Denison

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    Over the last three decades sports coaching has evolved from a set of customary practices based largely on tradition and routine into a sophisticated, reflective and multi-disciplinary profession. In parallel with this, coach education and coaching studies within higher education have developed...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  8. Phenomenological Approaches to Sport

    Edited by Irena Martínková, Jim Parry

    Series: Ethics and Sport

    The study of sport is often thought of simply in terms of the sport sciences. This book explains how a phenomenological approach is capable of revealing the nature and meanings of sport in ways that are beyond the reach of the sciences and how the very concepts required by sport science stand in...

    Published March 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  9. Routledge Handbook of Sport and Legacy

    Meeting the Challenge of Major Sports Events

    Edited by Richard Holt, Dino Ruta

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    What remains of a great sporting spectacle after the last race is run or the final match is played? How can the vast expense of mounting such events be justified? What if there is nothing left behind or what if the legacy is negative, a costly infrastructure which is unused or a debt-ridden host...

    Published February 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  10. Soccer, Culture and Society in Spain

    An Ethnography of Basque Fandom

    By Mariann Vaczi

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Sport

    Spanish soccer is on top of the world, at international and club level, with the best teams and a seemingly endless supply of exciting and stylish players. While the Spanish economy struggles, its soccer flourishes, deeply embedded throughout Spanish social and cultural life. But the relationship...

    Published February 10th 2015 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. A Sociology of Football in a Global Context
    By Jamie Cleland
    To Be Published April 7th 2015
  2. Australian Sport: Antipodean Waves of Change
    Edited by Kristine Toohey, Tracy Taylor
    To Be Published April 14th 2015
  3. Coaching Cultures
    Edited by Neil Carter
    To Be Published April 14th 2015
  4. Cricket in Colonial India 1780 – 1947
    By Boria Majumdar
    To Be Published April 14th 2015
  5. The Changing Face of Cricket: From Imperial to Global Game
    Edited by Dominic Malcolm, Jon Gemmell
    To Be Published April 14th 2015

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