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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 168 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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

Forthcoming Books

  1. Soccer in Brazil
    Edited by Martin Curi
    To Be Published September 28th 2014
  2. Football and Migration: Perspectives, Places, Players
    Edited by Richard Elliott, John Harris
    To Be Published September 28th 2014
  3. A Social History of Tennis in Britain
    By Robert J. Lake
    To Be Published October 12th 2014
  4. Delivering Olympic and Elite Sport in a Cross Cultural Context: From Beijing to London
    Edited by Fan Hong, Lu Zhouxiang
    To Be Published October 21st 2014
  5. Asian American Athletes in Sport and Society
    Edited by C. Richard King
    To Be Published October 23rd 2014

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