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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 167 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. 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

  2. Sport, Time and Society (RLE Sports Studies)

    The British at Play

    By Dennis Brailsford

    Series: Routledge Library Editions Sports Studies

    This volume traces the rise and transformation of organized sport and its impact on social patterns and gender roles. Stressing the essential continuity of the sporting experience, the author shows the changing tempo of sport through the ages and explores the broader effects of the time...

    Published April 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Cricket and Empire (RLE Sports Studies)

    The 1932-33 Bodyline Tour of Australia

    By Ric Sissons, Brian Stoddart

    Series: Routledge Library Editions Sports Studies

    A great depression, worsening Anglo-Australian relations, the declining British Empire and the challenge from an Australia striving to find a national identity are the context which explain bodyline and its repercussions. Bodyline was a watershed in the history of cricket and politics were publicly...

    Published April 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Sport and the Physical Emancipation of English Women (RLE Sports Studies)

    1870-1914

    By Kathleen McCrone

    Series: Routledge Library Editions Sports Studies

    The nineteenth century was a golden age in British sports. Not only were sports immensely popular, but they began to assume the forms and qualities that still characterise them today. Moreover, the latter part of the century saw a significant participation in sports by women, and this book provides...

    Published April 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  5. A Contemporary History of Women's Sport, Part One

    Sporting Women, 1850-1960

    By Jean Williams

    Series: Routledge Research in Sports History

    This book is an historical survey of women’s sport from 1850-1960. It looks at some of the more recent methodological approaches to writing sports history and raises questions about how the history of women’s sport has so far been shaped by academic writers. Questions explored in this...

    Published April 1st 2014 by Routledge

  6. Sports History

    Edited by Wray Vamplew

    Series: Critical Concepts in Sports Studies

    Once winners started to be recorded Sports History began. Academic Sports History, however, was much longer in coming and there was no concerted productivity in the field till the 1970s. Two strands developed: one out of Physical Education whose practitioners mainly saw Sports History as facts and...

    Published April 1st 2014 by Routledge

  7. FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association)

    The Men, the Myths and the Money

    By Alan Tomlinson

    Founded in 1904 by representatives of the sporting organisations of six European nations then expanding into the Americas, Asia and Africa FIFA has developed to become one of the most high profile and lucrative businesses in the global consumer and cultural industry. Recent years however have...

    Published March 30th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Asian Games: Modern Metaphor for ‘The Middle Kingdom’ Reborn

    Political Statement, Cultural Assertion, Social Symbol

    Edited by J.A. Mangan, Marcus P. Chu, Dong Jinxia

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    The premise of The Asian Games: Modern Metaphor for ‘The Middle Kingdom’ Reborn - Political Statement, Cultural Assertion, Social Symbol is emphatic. The Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games was a metaphor for hegemony and renaissance. China crushed the other Asian nations with the massive weight of its Gold...

    Published February 25th 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 January 27th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Sport in the Middle East

    Power, Politics, Ideology and Religion

    Edited by Fan Hong

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    This collection provides interdisciplinary study of sport in the Middle East in the context of history, politics, policies, gender, religion, ideology and international relations. The chapters examine the role of the Pan-Arab Games in strengthening the bonds of Arab identity in Qatar, the...

    Published January 22nd 2014 by Routledge