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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 81 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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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 15th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Football in Asia

    History, Culture and Business

    Edited by Younghan Cho

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    This book is the first comprehensive study on history, culture, and business of football in Asia. Football has been a symbol of the modern invention, a catalyst of local, national and regional identities, all time favourite among kids and youths, and even a harbinger for cultural globalization and...

    Published November 28th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Youth Development in Football

    Lessons from the world’s best academies

    By Mark Nesti, Chris Sulley

    The identification and development of talented young players has become a central concern of football clubs at all levels of the professional game, as well as for national and international governing bodies. This is the first book to offer a comprehensive survey and assessment of youth development...

    Published November 13th 2014 by Routledge