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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 47 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. 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 June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Sport and the Social Significance of Pleasure

    By Richard Pringle, Robert E. Rinehart, Jayne Caudwell

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    This innovative text's critical examination foregrounds the prime reason why so many people participate in or watch sport – pleasure. Although there has been a "turn" to emotions and affect within academia over the last two decades, it has been somewhat remiss that pleasure, as an integral aspect...

    Published June 16th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Politics of the Male Body in Global Sport

    The Danish Involvement

    By Hans Bonde

    Danish sport has been associated with Europe and the World; not least through I.P. Muller and Niels Bukh and the Danish Gymnastics revolution with its emphasis on male aesthetics and hygiene in the first half of the twentieth century. At the same time, Denmark has stood apart from Europe in the...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Sport, Fun and Enjoyment

    An Embodied Approach

    By Ian Wellard

    Series: Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

    Sport, Fun and Enjoyment explores the pleasurable aspects of sport within the context of everyday recreational and competitive physical activities. While much recent work has focused on the relationships between physical activity, health and wellbeing, much less attention has been paid to pleasure...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  5. Anti-doping: Policy and Governance

    Edited by Barrie Houlihan, Mike McNamee

    The book addresses a series of key aspects of contemporary anti-doping policy. At the broader philosophical level, questions are asked about whether the scale of anti-doping activity and the intrusiveness of anti-doping policy in the lives of athletes is proportionate to the problem of doping....

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Phenomenological Approaches to Sport

    Edited by Irena Martínková, Jim Parry

    Series: Ethics and Sport

    The study of sport is often thought of simply in terms of the sport sciences. This book explains how a phenomenological approach is capable of revealing the nature and meanings of sport in ways that are beyond the reach of the sciences and how the very concepts required by sport science stand in...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Gymnastics, a Transatlantic Movement

    From Europe to America

    Edited by Gertrud Pfister

    This book explores, analyses, and explains divergent ideologies and practices of gymnastics in selected European nations. It reconstructs the ex- and import processes from Europe to America and determines the processes, interrelationships and transformations of these "transatlantic movements" in...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Learning Technologies and the Body

    Integration and Implementation In Formal and Informal Learning Environments

    Edited by Victor Lee

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    This volume explores how technology-supported learning environments can incorporate physical activity and interactive experiences in formal education. It presents cutting-edge research and design work on a new generation of "body-centric" technologies such as wearable body sensors, GPS tracking...

    Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge

  9. A Global History of Doping in Sport

    Drugs, Policy, and Politics

    Edited by John Gleaves, Thomas Hunt

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    From turn-of-the-century horseracing to the monolithic anti-doping attitudes now supported by sporting organizations, the development of anti-doping ideology has spread throughout modern sport. Yet heretofore few historians have explored the many ways that international sport has responded to...

    Published December 8th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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

Forthcoming Books

  1. Kit: Fashioning the Sporting Body
    Edited by Jean Williams
    To Be Published July 8th 2015
  2. Researching Embodied Sport: Exploring movement cultures
    Edited by Ian Wellard
    To Be Published September 8th 2015
  3. Sport and Body Politics in Japan
    By Wolfram Manzenreiter
    To Be Published September 15th 2015
  4. Endurance Running: A Socio-Cultural Examination
    Edited by William Bridel, Pirkko Markula, Jim Denison
    To Be Published October 12th 2015
  5. Femininity, Feminism and Recreational Pole Dancing
    By Kerry Griffiths
    To Be Published December 4th 2015

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