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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 82 new and published books in the subject of Football — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Coaching Cultures

    Edited by Neil Carter

    Coaches are amongst the most visible figures in sport today but little is known about the history of their profession. This book examines the history of coaching from the early nineteenth to the late twentieth century. It uses a number of sports as case studies that includes: cricket,...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Containment of Soccer in Australia

    Fencing Off the World Game

    Edited by Christopher Hallinan, John Hughson

    According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, outdoor soccer was the second most popular organized sport for Australian children after swimming. It far outstripped the popularity of the three other football codes that are played in Australia – rugby league, rugby union and Australian Rules...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  3. A Sociology of Football in a Global Context

    By Jamie Cleland

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Association football is now the global sport, consumed in various ways by millions of people across the world. Throughout its history, football has been a catalyst as much for social cohesion, unity, excitement and integration as it can be for division, exclusion and discrimination. A Sociology of...

    Published April 1st 2015 by Routledge

  4. Association Football

    A Study in Figurational Sociology

    By Graham Curry, Eric Dunning

    Series: Routledge Research in Sports History

    This book presents a synthesis of the work on early football undertaken by the authors over the past two decades. It explores aspects of a figurational approach to sociology to examine the early development of football rules in the middle part of the nineteenth century. The book tests Dunning’s...

    Published March 16th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Sport and Revolutionaries

    Reclaiming the Historical Role of Sport in Social and Political Activism

    Edited by John Nauright, David K Wiggins

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    This collection examines the role of sport in the lives of key revolutionary thinkers and leftist activists. In contrast to those who take a more romantic view of sport and believe in its apolitical nature, the chapters in this book help make clear how sport has served as a site for political...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Routledge Handbook of Sports Performance Analysis

    Edited by Tim McGarry, Peter O'Donoghue, Jaime Sampaio

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    Sport performance analysis techniques help coaches, athletes and sport scientists develop an objective understanding of actual sport performance, as opposed to self-report, fitness tests or laboratory based experiments. For example, contemporary performance analysis enables elite sports people and...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Soccer, Culture and Society in Spain

    An Ethnography of Basque Fandom

    By Mariann Vaczi

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Sport

    Spanish soccer is on top of the world, at international and club level, with the best teams and a seemingly endless supply of exciting and stylish players. While the Spanish economy struggles, its soccer flourishes, deeply embedded throughout Spanish social and cultural life. But the relationship...

    Published February 11th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Global Perspectives on Football in Africa

    Visualising the Game

    Edited by Susann Baller, Giorgio Miescher, Ciraj Rassool

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    Football, in many ways, is a visual endeavour. From the visual experience within the stadium itself to worldwide media representations, from advertisements to football art and artefacts: football is much about seeing and being seen, about watching, making visual and being visualised. The FIFA World...

    Published January 27th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Science and Football IV

    Edited by Aron Murphy, Thomas Reilly, Warwick Spinks

    This edited collection brings together the latest research into the range of sports known as football.With contributions by a large number of the leading international researchers in the field, the book aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice in football, and to raise the awareness of...

    Published December 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Science and Football VII

    The Proceedings of the Seventh World Congress on Science and Football

    Edited by Hiroyuki Nunome, Barry Drust, Brian Dawson

    Science and Football VII showcases the very latest scientific research into the variety of sports known as ‘football’. These include soccer, the national codes (American football, Australian rules football and Gaelic football), and the rugby codes (union and league). Bridging the gap between theory...

    Published December 23rd 2014 by Routledge