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  1. American National Pastimes - A History

    Edited by Mark Dyreson, Jaime Schultz

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    When the colonies that became the USA were still dominions of the British Empire they began to imagine their sporting pastimes as finer recreations than even those enjoyed in the motherland. From the war of independence and the creation of the republic to the twenty-first century, sporting pastimes...

    Published December 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Mapping an Empire of American Sport

    Expansion, Assimilation, Adaptation and Resistance

    Edited by Mark Dyreson, J.A. Mangan, Roberta J. Park

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    Since the mid-nineteenth century, the United States has used sport as a vehicle for spreading its influence and extending its power, especially in the Western Hemisphere and around the Pacific Rim, but also in every corner of the rest of the world. Through modern sport in general, and through...

    Published October 30th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Strength and Conditioning for Team Sports

    Sport-Specific Physical Preparation for High Performance, second edition

    By Paul Gamble

    Strength and Conditioning for Team Sports is designed to help trainers and coaches to devise more effective high-performance training programs for team sports. This remains the only evidence-based study of sport-specific practice to focus on team sports and features all-new chapters covering...

    Published October 18th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Reflections on Process Sociology and Sport

    'Walking the Line'

    By Joseph Maguire

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    The book focuses on the distinctive contribution that Joseph Maguire has made to process sociology and the study of sport. Maguire’s work over the past three decades highlights how process sociology has a unique perspective on the relationship between sport, culture and society, and to the body,...

    Published September 30th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Understanding American Sports

    By Gerald R. Gems, Gertrud Pfister

    Since the nineteenth century the USA has served as an international model for business, lifestyle and sporting success. Yet whilst the language of sport seems to be universal, American sports culture remains highly distinctive. Why is this so? How should we understand American sport? What can we...

    Published July 21st 2009 by Routledge

  6. American Sports

    An Anthropological Approach

    Edited by Alan Klein

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    This collection illustrates the expansiveness of an interdisciplinary approach to the study of sport. While rooted in anthropology, these essays consider American sports in their social, economic, cultural and political aspects, charting their evolution. The book draws from history, sociology, and...

    Published June 1st 2008 by Routledge

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