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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 172 new and published books in the subject of Sports History — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Delivering Olympic and Elite Sport in a Cross Cultural Context

    From Beijing to London

    Edited by Fan Hong, Lu Zhouxiang

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    This book examines the impact of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Olympic Games and highlights the latest findings in the areas of sport policy, elite sports system, sport media, sport facility management and sport social development in the two host countries - China and Britain. It...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. A Social History of Tennis in Britain

    By Robert J. Lake

    Series: Routledge Research in Sports History

    From its advent in the mid-late nineteenth century as a garden-party pastime to its development into a highly commercialised and professionalised high-performance sport, the history of tennis in Britain reflects important themes in Britain’s social history. In the first comprehensive and critical...

    Published October 7th 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 2nd 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 21st 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Four-Minute Mile

    Historical and Cultural Interpretations of a Sporting Barrier

    Edited by John Bale, David Howe

    Breaking records and challenging the limits of human ability are central to much of our understanding of athletic track and field sports, with a world record title arguably as valued as an Olympic gold medal. Some particular limits and records take on greater significance, however, as in the case...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Visual in Sport

    Edited by Mike Huggins, Mike O'Mahony

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    This comprehensive, novel and exciting interdisciplinary collection brings together leading international authorities from the history of sport, social history, art history, film history, design history, cultural studies and related fields to explore the ways in which visual culture has shaped, and...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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

  8. Making Sport History

    Disciplines, identities and the historiography of sport

    Edited by Pascal Delheye

    Series: Routledge Research in Sports History

    The field of sport history is a relatively new research domain, situated at the intersection of a number of disciplines and sub-disciplines. This interdisciplinarity has created interesting avenues for growth and fresh thinking but also inherent problems of coherence and identity. Making Sport...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Women, Sport, Society

    Further Reflections, Reaffirming Mary Wollstonecraft

    Edited by Roberta J Park, Patricia Vertinsky

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    During the last four decades women’s and gender history have become vibrant fields including studies of attitudes regarding the limited physical and other abilities of females as well as studies of the accomplishments of notable female athletes. We have become increasingly aware that women have...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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