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Forthcoming Sports History Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Association Football

    A Study in Figurational Sociology

    By Graham Curry, Eric Dunning

    Series: Routledge Research in Sports History

    This book presents a synthesis of the work on early football undertaken by the authors over the past two decades. It explores aspects of a figurational approach to sociology to examine the early development of football rules in the middle part of the nineteenth century. The book tests Dunning’s...

    To Be Published March 10th 2015 by Routledge

  2. A Sociology of Football in a Global Context

    By Jamie Cleland

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Association football is now the global sport, consumed in various ways by millions of people across the world. Throughout its history, football has been a catalyst as much for social cohesion, unity, excitement and integration as it can be for division, exclusion and discrimination. A Sociology of...

    To Be Published March 19th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Taekwondo

    From a Martial Art to a Martial Sport

    By Udo Moenig

    Series: Routledge Research in Sports History

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of the historical, political, and technical evolution of taekwondo. Many of the supposedly ‘traditional’ and ‘ancient’ Korean cultural elements attached to taekwondo are, in fact, remnants of East Asia’s modernization drive, and largely inherited from the...

    To Be Published April 14th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Sport and International Politics

    Impact of Facism and Communism on Sport

    Edited by Pierre Arnaud, James (Jim) Riordan

    Sociology and history of sport is a fast rising subject. There is a growing interest in issues associated with globalization and sport culture across European and North American boundaries. This book fills an important gap. At the forefront of new areas of research in sport studies, it deals with a...

    To Be Published April 14th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Gymnastics, a Transatlantic Movement

    From Europe to America

    Edited by Gertrud Pfister

    This book explores, analyses, and explains divergent ideologies and practices of gymnastics in selected European nations. It reconstructs the ex- and import processes from Europe to America and determines the processes, interrelationships and transformations of these "transatlantic movements" in...

    To Be Published April 14th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Coaching Cultures

    Edited by Neil Carter

    Coaches are amongst the most visible figures in sport today but little is known about the history of their profession. This book examines the history of coaching from the early nineteenth to the late twentieth century. It uses a number of sports as case studies that includes: cricket,...

    To Be Published April 14th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Cricket in Colonial India 1780 – 1947

    By Boria Majumdar

    This is an exacting social history of Indian cricket between 1780 and 1947. It considers cricket as a derivative sport, creatively adapted to suit modern Indian socio-cultural needs, fulfil political imperatives and satisfy economic aspirations. Majumdar argues that cricket was a means to...

    To Be Published April 14th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Gender, Sport, Science

    Selected writings of Roberta J. Park

    Edited by J. A. Mangan, Patricia Vertinsky

    Roberta J. Park has been throughout her distinguished career a scholar with a mission - to win academic recognition of the significance of the body in culture and cultures. Her scholarship has earned her global esteem in the disciplines of Physical Education and Sports Studies for its penetrating...

    To Be Published April 14th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Soccer's Missing Men

    Schoolteachers and the Spread of Association Football

    By J.A. Mangan, Colm Hickey

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    Now unknown or forgotten, influential schoolmasters took the game of association football to many parts of England. They had several roles: they brought the game to individual schools, they established regional and national leagues and associations, and they founded professional football...

    To Be Published May 28th 2015 by Routledge

  10. 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...

    To Be Published May 28th 2015 by Routledge