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Forthcoming Books

  1. 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...

    To Be Published October 20th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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...

    To Be Published October 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Asian American Athletes in Sport and Society

    Edited by C. Richard King

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    For more than a century, sporting spectacles, media coverage, and popular audiences have staged athletics in black and white. Commercial, media, and academic accounts have routinely erased, excluded, ignored, and otherwise made absent the Asian American presence in sport. This book seeks to redress...

    To Be Published October 24th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 November 1st 2014 by Routledge

  5. American National Pastimes - A History

    Edited by Mark Dyreson, Jaime Schultz

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    When the colonies that became the USA were still dominions of the British Empire they began to imagine their sporting pastimes as finer recreations than even those enjoyed in the motherland. From the war of independence and the creation of the republic to the twenty-first century, sporting pastimes...

    To Be Published November 24th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Modern Sports in Asia

    Cultural Perspectives

    Edited by Younghan Cho, Charles Leary

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    "Modern sports" were introduced to Asia in the late nineteenth century as an innovation from the West, concurrently with the development of modern society in Asia. This book traces the historical developments of sporting cultures in Asia in specific local contexts – including Singapore, China,...

    To Be Published December 11th 2014 by Routledge

  7. A Global History of Doping in Sport

    Drugs, Policy, and Politics

    Edited by John Gleaves, Thomas Hunt

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    From turn-of-the-century horseracing to the monolithic anti-doping attitudes now supported by sporting organizations, the development of anti-doping ideology has spread throughout modern sport. Yet heretofore few historians have explored the many ways that international sport has responded to...

    To Be Published January 7th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Sport Heritage

    Edited by Gregory Ramshaw

    Gregory Ramshaw is based at the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at Clemson University, USA. He explores the social construction and cultural production of heritage, with a particular interest in sport-based heritage. He is also the co-editor of Heritage Sport Heritage:...

    To Be Published February 6th 2015 by Routledge

  9. What is the Future of Sport History in Academia?

    Edited by Duncan Stone, John Hughson, Rob Ellis

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    Emerging from the ‘history from below’ movement, sport history was marginalised for decades by those working within more traditional historical fields (and institutions). Although a degree of ignorance still exists, sport history has now acquired a level of credibility through the dedicated work of...

    To Be Published February 20th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Sport and Revolutionaries

    Reclaiming the Historical Role of Sport in Social and Political Activism

    Edited by John Nauright, David K Wiggins

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    This collection examines the role of sport in the lives of key revolutionary thinkers and leftist activists. In contrast to those who take a more romantic view of sport and believe in its apolitical nature, the chapters in this book help make clear how sport has served as a site for political...

    To Be Published March 1st 2015 by Routledge

Recently Published Books

  1. Soccer in Brazil
    Edited by Martin Curi
    Published September 29th 2014
  2. Football and Migration: Perspectives, Places, Players
    Edited by Richard Elliott, John Harris
    Published September 22nd 2014
  3. The Four-Minute Mile: Historical and Cultural Interpretations of a Sporting Barrier
    Edited by John Bale, David Howe
    Published August 14th 2014
  4. The Visual in Sport
    Edited by Mike Huggins, Mike O'Mahony
    Published June 22nd 2014
  5. Celebration Capitalism and the Olympic Games
    By Jules Boykoff
    Published June 22nd 2014

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