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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 48 new and published books in the subject of Sports Geography — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Football in Asia

    History, Culture and Business

    Edited by Younghan Cho

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    This book is the first comprehensive study on history, culture, and business of football in Asia. Football has been a symbol of the modern invention, a catalyst of local, national and regional identities, all time favourite among kids and youths, and even a harbinger for cultural globalization and...

    Published November 26th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Modern Sports in Asia

    Cultural Perspectives

    Edited by Younghan Cho, Charles Leary

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    "Modern sports" were introduced to Asia in the late nineteenth century as an innovation from the West, concurrently with the development of modern society in Asia. This book traces the historical developments of sporting cultures in Asia in specific local contexts – including Singapore, China,...

    Published November 26th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Soccer in Brazil

    Edited by Martin Curi

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    No other national stereotype in the world is so closely tied with a sport, as Brazil is with football. The five-time world champions have constructed their national identity around this sport. Perhaps for this reason it’s no wonder that there are many Brazilian social scientists doing research on...

    Published October 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Football and Migration

    Perspectives, Places, Players

    Edited by Richard Elliott, John Harris

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Football is an incredibly powerful case study of globalization and an extremely useful lens through which to study and understand contemporary processes of international migration. This is the first book to focus on the increasingly complex series of migratory processes that contour the...

    Published September 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Women’s Sport in Africa

    Edited by Michelle Sikes, John Bale

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    In recent decades Africa has emerged as a sporting giant. The African sporting phenomenon has been addressed in the popular press and it has also attracted scholarly interest; however, this interest is almost entirely focussed on men. Yet women’s participation in recreational and elite sport is...

    Published September 4th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Women, Soccer and Transnational Migration

    Edited by Sine Agergaard, Nina Clara Tiesler

    Estimated participation figures of almost 30 million worldwide make soccer the most prominent team sport amongst girls and women. However, making a living as a female player is only deemed possible in approximately 20 out of around 150 FIFA-listed women’s soccer countries. This has led to a...

    Published July 24th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 10th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Sport and Communities

    Edited by David Hassan, Sean Brown

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    Over the past three decades there has been widespread commitment to an understanding that sport can play a key role in community development. The role of sport within communities has been promoted with a wide range of goals such as environmental considerations, encouragement of civic pride,...

    Published June 26th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Sport, Music, Identities

    Edited by Anthony Bateman

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    Despite the close and longstanding links between sport and music, the relationships between these two significant cultural forms have been relatively neglected. This book addresses the oversight with a series of highly original essays written by authors from a range of academic disciplines...

    Published June 26th 2014 by Routledge