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You are currently browsing 41–50 of 168 new and published books in the subject of Sports History — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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  1. India and the Olympics

    By Boria Majumdar, Nalin Mehta

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    In most accounts of Olympic history across the world, India's Olympic journey is a mere footnote. This book is a corrective. Drawing on newly available and hitherto unused archival sources, it demonstrates that India was an important strategic outpost in the Olympic movement that started as a...

    Published September 24th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Women in Sports History

    Edited by Carol A. Osborne, Fiona Skillen

    Women are, and have been for many years, actively involved as players, supporters and co-ordinators in a range of sports and yet they are often missing from, or sidelined in, accounts of the history of these sports. Commenting first on the lack of inclusion of women in British sports history, the...

    Published September 5th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Physical Culture and Sport in Soviet Society

    Propaganda, Acculturation, and Transformation in the 1920s and 1930s

    By Susan Grant

    Series: Routledge Research in Sports History

    From its very inception the Soviet state valued the merits and benefits of physical culture, which included not only sport but also health, hygiene, education, labour and defence. Physical culture propaganda was directed at the Soviet population, and even more particularly at young people, women...

    Published August 9th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Sport, Memory and Nationhood in Japan

    Remembering the Glory Days

    Edited by Andreas Niehaus, Christian Tagsold

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    This book clarifies and verifies the role sport has as an alternative marker in understanding and mapping memory in Japan, by applying the concept of lieux de mémoire (realms of memory) to sport in Japan. Japanese history and national construction have not been short of sports landmarks since the...

    Published July 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  5. Understanding Sport

    A socio-cultural analysis

    By John Horne, Alan Tomlinson, Garry Whannel, Kath Woodward

    Series: CRESC

    In the decade or more since publication of the first edition of Understanding Sport, both sport and wider global society have undergone profound change. In this fully updated, revised and expanded edition of their classic textbook, John Horne, Alan Tomlinson, Garry Whannel and Kath Woodward offer a...

    Published July 15th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Sport in the Cultures of the Ancient World

    New Perspectives

    Edited by Zinon Papakonstantinou

    Sport has been practised in the Greco-Roman world at least since the second millennium BC. It was socially integrated and was practised in the context of ceremonial performances, physical education and established local and international competitions including, most famously, the...

    Published May 29th 2012 by Routledge

  7. The Gay Games

    A History

    By Caroline Symons

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Sport

    The Gay Games is an important piece of new social history, examining one of the largest sporting, cultural and human rights events in the world. Since their inception in 1980, the Gay Games have developed into a multi-million dollar mega-event, engaging people from all continents, while the...

    Published April 30th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Sport, Militarism and the Great War

    Martial Manliness and Armageddon

    Edited by Thierry Terret, J. A. Mangan

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    The Great War has been largely ignored by historians of sport. However sport was an integral part of cultural conditioning into both physiological and psychological military efficiency in the decades leading up to it. It is time to acknowledge that the Great War also had an influence on sport in...

    Published April 11th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Sport, Culture and Society

    An Introduction, second edition, 2nd Edition

    By Grant Jarvie

    It is impossible to fully understand contemporary society and culture without acknowledging the place of sport. Sport is part of our social and cultural fabric, possessing a social and commercial power that makes it a potent force in the world, for good and for bad. Sport has helped to start wars...

    Published March 19th 2012 by Routledge

  10. The Making of Sporting Cultures

    By John Hughson

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    The Making of Sporting Cultures presents an analysis of western sport by examining how the collective passions and feelings of people have contributed to the making of sport as a ‘way of life’. The popularity of sport is so pronounced in some cases that we speak of certain sports as ‘national...

    Published January 14th 2012 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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