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  1. Sports History

    Edited by Wray Vamplew

    Series: Critical Concepts in Sports Studies

    Once winners started to be recorded Sports History began. Academic Sports History, however, was much longer in coming and there was no concerted productivity in the field till the 1970s. Two strands developed: one out of Physical Education whose practitioners mainly saw Sports History as facts and...

    Published April 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association)

    The Men, the Myths and the Money

    By Alan Tomlinson

    Founded in 1904 by representatives of the sporting organisations of six European nations then expanding into the Americas, Asia and Africa FIFA has developed to become one of the most high profile and lucrative businesses in the global consumer and cultural industry. Recent years however have...

    Published March 31st 2014 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

    The Flame Relay and the Olympic Movement is the first book-length scholarly study in English of the contemporary Olympic flame relay. Reporting for the first time on years of intensive ethnographic research and organizational intervention, MacAloon literally follows the Olympic flame through twenty...

    Published February 27th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Asian Games: Modern Metaphor for ‘The Middle Kingdom’ Reborn

    Political Statement, Cultural Assertion, Social Symbol

    Edited by J.A. Mangan, Marcus P. Chu, Dong Jinxia

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    The premise of The Asian Games: Modern Metaphor for ‘The Middle Kingdom’ Reborn - Political Statement, Cultural Assertion, Social Symbol is emphatic. The Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games was a metaphor for hegemony and renaissance. China crushed the other Asian nations with the massive weight of its Gold...

    Published February 26th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Sport in the Middle East

    Power, Politics, Ideology and Religion

    Edited by Fan Hong

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    This collection provides interdisciplinary study of sport in the Middle East in the context of history, politics, policies, gender, religion, ideology and international relations. The chapters examine the role of the Pan-Arab Games in strengthening the bonds of Arab identity in Qatar, the...

    Published January 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

    Volume Two: Celebrating the Games

    Edited by Vassil Girginov

    The Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is the first 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...

    Published December 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  7. Sport and Nationalism in China

    By Zhouxiang Lu, Fan Hong

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    This book examines the relationships between sport, nationalism and nation building in China. By exploring the last 150 years of Chinese history, it offers unparalleled depth and breadth of coverage and provides a clear grasp of Chinese sports nationalism from both macro and micro perspectives....

    Published November 13th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Soft Power Politics - Football and Baseball on the Western Pacific Rim

    Edited by Rob Hess, Peter Horton, J.A. Mangan

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    Soft Power Politics- Past and Present: Football and Baseball on the Western Pacific Rim illustrates the momentous expanse and moment of sport in the Asia Pacific region and through these essays dealing with two of the most prodigious global team sports confronts various cultural clashes that Samuel...

    Published October 30th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Encyclopedia of Traditional British Rural Sports

    Edited by Tony Collins, John Martin, Wray Vamplew

    Series: Routledge Sports Reference Series

    Providing a social, economic and political study of field sports and those other activities and customs labelled as rural sports, from the earliest of times to the present day in all of the United Kingdom and Ireland.This book brings together several distinct types of traditional rural sports with...

    Published October 29th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Representing the Sporting Past in Museums and Halls of Fame

    Edited by Murray G. Phillips

    Series: Routledge Research in Sports History

    We live in a "museum age," and sport museums are part of this phenomenon. In this book, leading international sport history scholars examine sport museums including renowned institutions like the Olympic Museum in the Swiss city of Lausanne, the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum in Baltimore, the...

    Published September 20th 2013 by Routledge