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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 44 new and published books in the subject of The Body — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Pierre Bourdieu and Physical Culture

    Edited by lisahunter, Wayne Smith, elke emerald

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    The work of French sociologist, anthropologist and philosopher Pierre Bourdieu has been influential across a set of cognate disciplines that can be classified as physical culture studies. Concepts such as field, capital, habitus and symbolic violence have been used as theoretical tools by scholars...

    Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Sports, Religion and Disability

    Edited by Nick J. Watson, Andrew Parker

    This ground-breaking book provides a fascinating insight into the relationship between sports (and leisure), religion and disability. In the shadow of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, at which athletes that were both able-bodied and disabled, provided an extravaganza of sporting...

    Published November 17th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Philosophy and the Martial Arts

    Engagement

    Edited by Graham Priest, Damon Young

    Series: Ethics and Sport

    This is the first substantial academic book to lay out the philosophical terrain within the study of the martial arts and to explore the significance of this fascinating subject for contemporary philosophy. The book is divided into three sections. The first section concerns what philosophical...

    Published September 26th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 'Cultural Life', Disability, Inclusion and Citizenship

    Moving Beyond Leisure in Isolation

    Edited by Simon Darcy, Jerome F. Singleton

    Disability is a complex multidimensional social construct where the type of disability and the level of support of individuals needs to be considered within leisure provision. In a leisure context, people with a disability often face a multitude of constraints to participation. However, when...

    Published September 26th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Touch in Sports Coaching and Physical Education

    Fear, Risk and Moral Panic

    Edited by Heather Piper

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    In our increasingly risk-averse society, touch and touching behaviours between professionals and children have become a fraught issue. In sports coaching and physical education, touching young sports performers and participants has, in some contexts, come to be redefined as dubious and dangerous....

    Published August 26th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Body Studies: The Basics

    By Niall Richardson, Adam Locks

    Series: The Basics

    Consideration of the body as a subject for study has increased in recent years with new technologies, forms of modification, debates about obesity and issues of age being brought into focus by the media. Drawing on contemporary culture, Body Studies: The Basics introduces readers to the key...

    Published July 15th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Sport, Coaching and Intellectual Disability

    Edited by David Hassan, Sandra Dowling, Roy McConkey

    There are more opportunities than ever before for young people with disabilities to participate in sport and adapted physical education. For example, there are more than 3.7 million athletes worldwide aligned to the Special Olympics organisation, with national associations active in more than 200...

    Published July 8th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Urban Geography of Boxing

    Race, Class, and Gender in the Ring

    By Benita Heiskanen

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    This book is an interdisciplinary cultural examination of twenty-first century boxing as a professional sport, a bodily labor, a lucrative business, a popular entertainment, and an instrument of ideology. Based on ethnographic fieldwork and interviews conducted with Latino boxers, women boxers, and...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality

    Edited by Jennifer Hargreaves, Eric Anderson

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    The Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality brings together important new work from 68 leading international scholars that, collectively, demonstrates the intrinsic interconnectedness of sport, gender and sexuality. It introduces what is, in essence, a sophisticated sub-area of sport...

    Published February 18th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Ultimate Fighting and Embodiment

    Violence, Gender and Mixed Martial Arts

    By Dale C. Spencer

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Mixed martial arts (MMA) is an emergent sport where competitors in a ring or cage utilize strikes (punches, kicks, elbows and knees) as well as submission techniques to defeat opponents. This book explores the carnal experience of fighting through a sensory ethnography of MMA, and how it...

    Published September 20th 2013 by Routledge