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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 84 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. Asia and the Future of Football

    The Role of the Asian Football Confederation

    By Ben Weinberg

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Football is the most popular sport in the world. Globalisation and commercialisation of the game, however, have created new conflicts and challenges. This book explores the role of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) within the rising significance of football in Asia, drawing on three key...

    Published May 25th 2015 by Routledge

  2. 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 April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Football and Community in the Global Context

    Studies in Theory and Practice

    Edited by Adam Brown, Tim Crabbe

    Football clubs across the world continue to embody many of the collective symbols, identifications and processes of connectivity which have long been associated with the notion of ‘community’. In recent years, however, the very term ‘community’ has become the focus of renewed interest within...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Socio-Cultural Mobility and Mega-Events

    Ethics and Aesthetics in Brazil’s 2014 World Cup

    By Rodanthi Tzanelli

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    In June 2014, Brazil opened the twentieth FIFA World Cup with a spectacular ceremony. Hosting the World Cup was a strategic developmental priority for Brazil: mega-events such as these allow the country to be ranked amongst the world’s political and economic leaders, and are supposed to propel the...

    Published April 20th 2015 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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