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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 31 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. 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. 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

  3. Sport and Revolutionaries

    Reclaiming the Historical Role of Sport in Social and Political Activism

    Edited by John Nauright, David K Wiggins

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    This collection examines the role of sport in the lives of key revolutionary thinkers and leftist activists. In contrast to those who take a more romantic view of sport and believe in its apolitical nature, the chapters in this book help make clear how sport has served as a site for political...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  4. Sport, Race and Ethnicity

    The Scope of Belonging?

    Edited by Katie Liston, Paddy Dolan

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    Analyses of racialisation processes within and beyond sport would be incomplete without a consideration of ethnicity and ethnic identities. Why? Because ethnicity, as a concept and as a focus for research, captures better the diverse experiences of social groups and the scope of belonging. Ethnic...

    Published February 8th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Gambling, Work and Leisure (Routledge Revivals)

    A Study Across Three Areas

    By David Downes, D. M. Davies, M. E. David, P. Stone

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Since the legalisation of off-course cash betting in 1960, and the rise of varying forms of gambling, the British have come to be known as a nation of gamblers. Until this study was published in 1976, barely any evidence existed against which to assess the claim that gambling has become a major...

    Published January 18th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Pierre Bourdieu and Physical Culture

    Edited by lisahunter, Wayne Smith, elke emerald

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    The work of French sociologist, anthropologist and philosopher Pierre Bourdieu has been influential across a set of cognate disciplines that can be classified as physical culture studies. Concepts such as field, capital, habitus and symbolic violence have been used as theoretical tools by scholars...

    Published November 17th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Exploring the cultural, ideological and economic legacies of Euro 2012

    Edited by Peter Kennedy, Christos Kassimeris

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    European National football came together in the summer of 2012 for the 14th occasion. This book sets out to examine the enduring social tensions between supporters and authorities, as well as those between local, national and European identities, which formed the backdrop to the 14th staging of the...

    Published October 28th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Philosophy of Play

    Edited by Emily Ryall, Wendy Russell, Malcolm MacLean

    Play is a vital component of the social life and well-being of both children and adults. This book examines the concept of play and considers a variety of the related philosophical issues. It also includes meta-analyses from a range of philosophers and theorists, as well as an exploration of some...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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

  10. 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