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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 31 new and published books in the subject of Women's Sport — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. The 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games

    Assessing the 30-Year Legacy

    Edited by Matthew Llewellyn, John Gleaves, Wayne Wilson

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    The 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games stand as the most profitable and arguably the most important event in the history of the modern Olympic movement. Fresh off the back of the financially disastrous Montreal Games of 1976 and the politically controversial Moscow Games of 1980, the Olympic movement...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Inclusion and Exclusion in Competitive Sport

    Socio-Legal and Regulatory Perspectives

    By Seema Patel

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Society is obsessed with categorising and treating individuals and groups according to their physical and non-physical differences, such as sex, gender, disability and race. This treatment can lead to the inclusion or exclusion of an individual from the tangible and intangible benefits of society....

    Published May 8th 2015 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. Women’s Sport in Africa

    Edited by Michelle Sikes, John Bale

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    In recent decades Africa has emerged as a sporting giant. The African sporting phenomenon has been addressed in the popular press and it has also attracted scholarly interest; however, this interest is almost entirely focussed on men. Yet women’s participation in recreational and elite sport is...

    Published September 4th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Women, Soccer and Transnational Migration

    Edited by Sine Agergaard, Nina Clara Tiesler

    Estimated participation figures of almost 30 million worldwide make soccer the most prominent team sport amongst girls and women. However, making a living as a female player is only deemed possible in approximately 20 out of around 150 FIFA-listed women’s soccer countries. This has led to a...

    Published July 24th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Women, Sport, Society

    Further Reflections, Reaffirming Mary Wollstonecraft

    Edited by Roberta J Park, Patricia Vertinsky

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    During the last four decades women’s and gender history have become vibrant fields including studies of attitudes regarding the limited physical and other abilities of females as well as studies of the accomplishments of notable female athletes. We have become increasingly aware that women have...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Sport Management Cultures

    Edited by Vassil Girginov

    This is the first book to address the link between culture and sport management. The aim is to demonstrate that culture profoundly affects how we research, teach and practice sport management. The book engages with the concept of culture both as an abstract analytical category and specific beliefs...

    Published April 24th 2014 by Routledge

  8. A Contemporary History of Women's Sport, Part One

    Sporting Women, 1850-1960

    By Jean Williams

    Series: Routledge Research in Sports History

    This book is an historical survey of women’s sport from 1850-1960. It looks at some of the more recent methodological approaches to writing sports history and raises questions about how the history of women’s sport has so far been shaped by academic writers. Questions explored in this...

    Published April 2nd 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. Sport and the Emancipation of European Women

    The Struggle for Self-fulfilment

    Edited by Gigliola Gori, J.A. Mangan

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    Sport and the Emancipation of European Women: the Struggle for Self-fulfilment explores the contributions of European women to the emancipation of women worldwide. It expands understanding of the need for their attitudes and actions and celebrates their achievements in freeing the female body from...

    Published August 2nd 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Gender, Media, Sport
    Edited by Susanna Hedenborg, Gertrud Pfister
    To Be Published September 17th 2015
  2. International Research in Science and Soccer II
    Edited by Terence Favero, Barry Drust, Brian Dawson
    To Be Published November 1st 2015
  3. The Olympic Legacy: Social Scientific Explorations
    Edited by Alan Tomlinson
    To Be Published November 9th 2015
  4. International Research in Science and Soccer II
    Edited by Terence Favero, Barry Drust, Brian Dawson
    To Be Published November 10th 2015
  5. Femininity, Feminism and Recreational Pole Dancing
    By Kerry Griffiths
    To Be Published December 4th 2015

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