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Forthcoming Sports History Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. 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...

    To Be Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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...

    To Be Published June 27th 2014 by Routledge

  3. A Sociology of Football in a Global Context

    By Jamie Cleland

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    This book examines the historical, social and cultural complexities of the game of football (also known as soccer) across Europe, Africa, Asia and North and South America, and charts how these can be studied in greater detail by placing the world’s most popular sport in a global context. This...

    To Be Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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...

    To Be 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...

    To Be Published August 31st 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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...

    To Be Published September 7th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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...

    To Be Published September 25th 2014 by Routledge

  9. From Beijing to London - Delivering Olympic and Elite Sport in a Cross Cultural Context

    Edited by Fan Hong, Lu Zhouxiang

    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...

    To Be Published September 30th 2014 by Routledge

  10. A Social History of Tennis in Britain

    By Robert Lake

    Series: Routledge Research in Sports History

    From the palace courts of Henry VIII to the perennial glorious failures of British players on Wimbledon’s Centre Court, the history of tennis in Britain reflects important themes in Britain’s social history. In the first comprehensive and critical account of the history of tennis in Britain, Robert...

    To Be Published October 29th 2014 by Routledge