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  1. Sport in Capitalist Society

    A Short History

    By Tony Collins

    Why are the Olympic Games the driving force behind a clampdown on civil liberties? What makes sport an unwavering ally of nationalism and militarism? Is sport the new opiate of the masses? These and many other questions are answered in this new radical history of sport by leading historian of...

    Published April 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  2. Martial Arts and the Body Politic in Meiji Japan

    By Denis Gainty

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    In 1895, the newly formed Greater Japan Martial Virtue Association (Dainippon Butokukai) held its first annual Martial Virtue Festival (butokusai) in the ancient capital of Kyoto. The Festival marked the arrival of a new iteration of modern Japan, as the Butokukai’s efforts to define and popularise...

    Published March 21st 2013 by Routledge

  3. Bearing Light: Flame Relays and the Struggle for the Olympic Movement

    Edited by John J. Macaloon

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    In recent decades, five to ten times as many persons have turned out for the Olympic flame relay as have watched Olympic sports contests live. Flame Relays and the Struggle for the Olympic Movement: Bearing Light, the first anthropological analysis of the contemporary torch relay, exposes and...

    Published February 13th 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Politicisation of Sport in Modern China

    Communists and Champions

    By Fan Hong, Lu Zhouxiang

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    The Politicisation of Sport in Modern China: Communist and Champions is the first book in English which examines in chronological order key issues in sport in the People's Republic of China from 1949 to 2012 in the context of Chinese history, politics and society. It explores the complexity...

    Published February 8th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Australia's Asian Sporting Context, 1920s – 30s

    Edited by Sean Brawley, Nick Guoth

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    This book examines Australia’s sporting relationships with the Asian region during the interwar period. Until now, Australia’s sporting relationships with the Asian region have been neglected by scholars of Australian and Asian sports history, and the broader field of Australia’s Asian context....

    Published December 14th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Athletics and Philosophy in the Ancient World

    Contests of Virtue

    By Heather L. Reid

    Series: Ethics and Sport

    This book examines the relationship between athletics and philosophy in ancient Greece and Rome focused on the connection between athleticism and virtue. It begins by observing that the link between athleticism and virtue is older than sport, reaching back to the athletic feats of kings and...

    Published November 13th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Mapping an Empire of American Sport

    Expansion, Assimilation, Adaptation and Resistance

    Edited by Mark Dyreson, J.A. Mangan, Roberta J. Park

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    Since the mid-nineteenth century, the United States has used sport as a vehicle for spreading its influence and extending its power, especially in the Western Hemisphere and around the Pacific Rim, but also in every corner of the rest of the world. Through modern sport in general, and through...

    Published October 31st 2012 by Routledge

  8. Who Owns Football?

    Models of Football Governance and Management in International Sport

    Edited by David Hassan, Sean Hamil

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    The commercialization of sport since the 1990s has had a number of consequences. The market forces that have defined commercialization, notably pay-per-view television, whilst initially welcomed as important new sources of revenue, have also had the unanticipated consequences of de-stabilizing many...

    Published October 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  9. Sports and Christianity

    Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

    Edited by Nick J. Watson, Andrew Parker

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    This interdisciplinary text examines the sports-Christianity interface from Protestant and Catholic perspectives. In addition to a "systematic review of literature," field-pioneering contributors such as Michael Novak, Shirl Hoffman, Joseph Price and Robert Higgs address a wide range of topics from...

    Published October 16th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

    Volume One: Making the Games

    Edited by Vassil Girginov

    The Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is an authoritative and comprehensive account of the world’s greatest sporting and cultural event. It tells the complete story of the 2012 Games from inception, through the successful bidding process and the planning and preparation phase...

    Published October 3rd 2012 by Routledge