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  1. Australian Beach Cultures

    The History of Sun, Sand and Surf

    By Douglas Booth

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    Australians are surrounded by beaches. But this enclosure is more than a geographical fact for the inhabitants of an island continent; the beach is an integral part of the cultural envelope. This work analyzes the history of the beach as an integral aspect of Australian culture....

    Published September 30th 2001 by Routledge

  2. Amateurism in Sport

    An Analysis and Defence

    By Lincoln Allison

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    We often decry "amateurism", yet one can do things "for the love of it" rather than for money. It can also show that an economic system which has more voluntary, unpaid activity is a more efficient system. This work examines amateurism's rationale, its history, ethics and economics....

    Published September 6th 2001 by Routledge

  3. Soccer in South Asia

    Empire, Nation, Diaspora

    Edited by Paul Dimeo, James Mills

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    The place of football in the colonial and post-colonial past is explored and both British and Portuguese influences on the development of the game are considered. Contemporary issues such as the impact of the professional league in India and the role of UK Asians in the organization of the Indian...

    Published August 31st 2001 by Routledge

  4. Europe, Sport, World

    Shaping Global Societies

    By J. A. Mangan

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    The sports of Europe and the United States were imitated and assimilated and became symbols of national and cosmopolitan identity. This work examines the national and international importance of sport and its role in shaping post-millennium global culture....

    Published April 30th 2001 by Routledge

  5. Freeing the Female Body

    Inspirational Icons

    Edited by Fan Hong

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    This collection records the bravery of these forgotten inspirational figures whose determination challenged and overcame convention, custom and prejudice to free women from the ranks of the sexualized, controlled and oppressed....

    Published December 29th 2000 by Routledge

  6. Law and Sport in Contemporary Society

    Edited by Steven Greenfield, Guy Osborn

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    As the commercialization of sport grows, the need for proper regulation increases. In legal terms, sport is part of the entertainment and media industries which are subject to rapid change. This work brings together experts in many fields to analyze these changes and to discuss the implications of...

    Published November 28th 2000 by Routledge

  7. The Changing Face of the Football Business

    Supporters Direct

    Edited by Sean Hamil, Jonathan Michie, Christine Oughton, Steven Warby

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    This examination of changes taking place in the world of football focuses on its growing commercialization. It covers such topics as fans becoming shareholders, with a say in the running of the clubs, and the setting-up of a government-sponsored scheme to support shareholder trusts....

    Published October 31st 2000 by Routledge

  8. Making European Masculinities

    Sport, Europe, Gender

    By J. A. Mangan

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    As sport has grown, progressively replacing religion, in its power to excite passion, provide emotional escape, offer fraternal (and increasingly sororital) bonding, it has come to loom larger and larger in the lives of Europeans and others. It has become an inescapable reality linking public...

    Published September 30th 2000 by Routledge

  9. Athleticism in the Victorian and Edwardian Public School

    The Emergence and Consolidation of an Educational Ideology

    By J. A. Mangan

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    Games obsessed the Victorian and Edwardian public schools. The obsession has become widely known as athleticism. When it appeared in 1981, this book was the first major study of the games ethos which dominated the lives of many Victorian and Edwardian public schoolboys. Written with Professor...

    Published September 28th 2000 by Routledge

  10. Amateurs and Professionals in Post-War British Sport

    Edited by Dilwyn Porter, Adrian Smith

    Series: British Politics and Society

    The pressures and demands of professionalism and commercialization have transformed Britain's sports. At the end of the 20th century sports have been packaged and marketed as mass entertainment for a national or even international audience. This volume explores different facets of this phenomenon....

    Published September 28th 2000 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Soccer in Brazil
    Edited by Martin Curi
    To Be Published September 7th 2014
  2. Football and Migration: Perspectives, Places, Players
    Edited by Richard Elliott, John Harris
    To Be Published September 24th 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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