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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 25 new and published books in the subject of Sport and Social Theory — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. The Consumption and Representation of Lifestyle Sports

    Edited by Belinda Wheaton

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    Since their emergence in the 1960s, lifestyle sports (also referred to as action sport, extreme sports, adventure sports) have experienced unprecedented growth both in terms of participation and in their increased visibility across public and private space. book seeks to explore the changing...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality

    Edited by Jennifer Hargreaves, Eric Anderson

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    The Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality brings together important new work from 68 leading international scholars that, collectively, demonstrates the intrinsic interconnectedness of sport, gender and sexuality. It introduces what is, in essence, a sophisticated sub-area of sport...

    Published February 17th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Sport, Animals, and Society

    Edited by James Gillett, Michelle Gilbert

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    This book advances current literature on the role and place of animals in sport and society. It explores different forms of sporting spaces, examines how figures of animals have been used to racialize the human athlete, and encourages the reader to think critically about animal ethics, animals in...

    Published December 25th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Fan Culture in European Football and the Influence of Left Wing Ideology

    Edited by Peter Kennedy, David Kennedy

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    This book explores the tradition of left wing political thinking in the culture of fans of professional football in Europe. It sets out to chronicle and celebrate the fraternal, communal and radical tradition of football - seen to best effect in demands for democratic fan ownership and control of...

    Published October 28th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Capitalism and Leisure Theory (Routledge Revivals)

    By Chris Rojek

    First published in 1985, this title explores theories of leisure in a capitalist society. Basing his argument on a refutation of the conventional association of leisure with freedom and free time, Chris Rojek examines the four main structural characteristics of modern leisure practice:...

    Published September 24th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Sport and Body Politics in Japan

    By Wolfram Manzenreiter

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    There is more to Japanese sport than sumo, karate and baseball. This study of social sport in Japan pursues a comprehensive approach towards sport as a distinctive cultural sphere at the intersection of body culture, political economy, and cultural globalization. Bridging the gap between Bourdieu...

    Published September 16th 2013 by Routledge

  9. 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 September 15th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Sport, Tourism and National Identities

    Edited by John Harris

    The role of both sport and tourism in the (re)creation and (re)presentation of national identities is well established, yet relatively little work has critically explored the inter-relationship between sport, tourism and the creation and maintenance of national identities. Despite the advances of...

    Published July 29th 2013 by Routledge