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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 123 new and published books in the subject of Sport and Politics — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. The Global Impact of Olympic Media at London 2012

    Edited by Andrew C. Billings, Marie Hardin

    This book explores the biggest sporting event in the world through the lens in which most people witness it: the media. Traversing nations and media formats, contributors offer insights into the manner in which the Olympics is conveyed to the masses and the impact arising from the mass consumption...

    Published July 27th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Celebration Capitalism and the Olympic Games

    By Jules Boykoff

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Sport

    The Olympic Games have become the world’s greatest media and marketing event—a global celebration of exceptional athletics gilded with corporate cash. Huge corporations vie for association with the "Olympic Image" in the hope of gaining a worldwide marketing audience of billions. In this...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Sport and Social Exclusion

    Second edition, 2nd Edition

    By Mike Collins

    Tackling social exclusion should be a central aim of any civilised social policy. In this meticulously revised and updated new edition of his groundbreaking study, Sport and Social Exclusion, Mike Collins has assembled a vast array of new evidence from a range of global sources to demonstrate how...

    Published June 15th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Sport and Social Exclusion in Global Society

    By Ramón Spaaij, Jonathan Magee, Ruth Jeanes

    Social exclusion is one of the most pressing challenges in post-industrial societies, encompassing economic, social, cultural and political dimensions. This important new book critically examines the relationship between sport and social exclusion, from global and cross-cultural perspectives. The...

    Published June 9th 2014 by Routledge

  5. London, Europe and the Olympic Games

    Historical Perspectives

    Edited by Thierry Terret

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    London hosted the Olympic Games for the third time in 2012, a mega-event where the political, economic and social expectations could hardly be compared with the previous London Games of 1908 and 1948. In addition, the Olympic Games went back to Europe in 2012 after a long period where (...

    Published May 27th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Globalised Football

    Nations and Migration, the City and the Dream

    Edited by Nina Clara Tiesler, Joao Nuno Coelho

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    When studying the social phenomena in and around football, five major aspects of globalisation processes become evident: international migration, the global flow of capital, the syncretistic nature of tradition and modernity in contemporary culture, new experiences of time and space and the...

    Published April 27th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Encoding the Olympics

    The Beijing Olympic Games and the Communication Impact Worldwide

    Edited by Luo Qing, Giuseppe Richeri

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    Encoding the Olympics assembles a uniquely representative international team of media experts to provide a comprehensive review of the global impact of media and cultural communications associated with the Beijing 2008 Olympics. Commissioned by the IOC, this pioneering comparative study – the...

    Published April 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Class, Race and Sport in South Africa’s Political Economy (RLE Sports Studies)

    By Grant Jarvie

    Series: Routledge Library Editions Sports Studies

    In recent years the interest in the patterns and policies of South African sport has grown. This book examines the increasingly complex issue of race, class and sport in the context of South African social relations. The author disputes evaluations made purely on the question of race, maintaining...

    Published April 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  9. The New Geopolitics of Sport in East Asia

    Edited by William Kelly, J.A. Mangan

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    The global geopolitics of sport is being transformed in and by East Asia. Sport in recent decades has been avidly embraced by East Asian nations, with implications both for their image on the international stage and their domestic national identities. The three post-war East Asian Olympic Games,...

    Published April 6th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Routledge Library Editions: Sports Studies

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions Sports Studies

    This set examines sport and leisure from a social science viewpoint. The volumes included, originally published between 1984 and 1991 take a cross-disciplinary approach to explore the social, political and cultural roles of sport in today's society. They cover issues as diverse as inequality,...

    Published April 2nd 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Dispute Resolution in Sport: Athletes, Law and Arbitration
    By David McArdle
    To Be Published September 2nd 2014
  2. Soccer in Brazil
    Edited by Martin Curi
    To Be Published September 8th 2014
  3. The Olympic Games: Meeting New Global Challenges
    Edited by David Hassan, Shakya Mitra
    To Be Published September 24th 2014
  4. Exploring the cultural, ideological and economic legacies of Euro 2012
    Edited by Peter Kennedy, Christos Kassimeris
    To Be Published September 25th 2014
  5. The 'Olympic and Paralympic' Effect on Public Policy
    Edited by Daniel Bloyce, Andy Smith
    To Be Published October 13th 2014

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