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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 16 new and published books in the subject of Track and Field Athletics — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. 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 1st 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Four-Minute Mile

    Historical and Cultural Interpretations of a Sporting Barrier

    Edited by John Bale, David Howe

    Breaking records and challenging the limits of human ability are central to much of our understanding of athletic track and field sports, with a world record title arguably as valued as an Olympic gold medal. Some particular limits and records take on greater significance, however, as in the case...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  3. A Global History of Doping in Sport

    Drugs, Policy, and Politics

    Edited by John Gleaves, Thomas Hunt

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    From turn-of-the-century horseracing to the monolithic anti-doping attitudes now supported by sporting organizations, the development of anti-doping ideology has spread throughout modern sport. Yet heretofore few historians have explored the many ways that international sport has responded to...

    Published December 8th 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. The Global Impact of Olympic Media at London 2012

    Edited by Andrew C. Billings, Marie Hardin

    This book explores the biggest sporting event in the world through the lens in which most people witness it: the media. Traversing nations and media formats, contributors offer insights into the manner in which the Olympics is conveyed to the masses and the impact arising from the mass consumption...

    Published July 28th 2014 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 February 14th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Athletics and Philosophy in the Ancient World

    Contests of Virtue

    By Heather L. Reid

    Series: Ethics and Sport

    This book examines the relationship between athletics and philosophy in ancient Greece and Rome focused on the connection between athleticism and virtue. It begins by observing that the link between athleticism and virtue is older than sport, reaching back to the athletic feats of kings and...

    Published November 13th 2012 by Routledge

  8. The World of Physical Culture in Sport and Exercise

    Visual Methods for Qualitative Research

    Edited by Cassandra Phoenix, Brett Smith

    Within qualitative research in the social sciences, the last decade has witnessed a growing interest in the use of visual methods. Visual Methods in Physical Culture is the first book in the field of sport and exercise sciences dedicated to harnessing the potential of using visual methods within...

    Published October 28th 2012 by Routledge

  9. The Social Impact of Sport

    Cross-Cultural Perspectives

    Edited by Ramón Spaaij

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    This book critically examines the ways in which sports contribute to, or inhibit, social well-being, the directions these changes take and the conditions necessary for sport to have beneficial outcomes. The themes addressed in the book demonstrate the diversity and versatility of the social impacts...

    Published September 6th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Women in Sports History

    Edited by Carol A. Osborne, Fiona Skillen

    Women are, and have been for many years, actively involved as players, supporters and co-ordinators in a range of sports and yet they are often missing from, or sidelined in, accounts of the history of these sports. Commenting first on the lack of inclusion of women in British sports history, the...

    Published September 6th 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Coaching Cultures
    Edited by Neil Carter
    To Be Published April 29th 2015
  2. Gender, Sport and Ethics: The Case of Caster Semenya
    Edited by Sandy Montanola, Aurelie Olivesi
    To Be Published October 1st 2015
  3. Endurance Running: A Socio-Cultural Examination
    Edited by William Bridel, Pirkko Markula, Jim Denison
    To Be Published October 15th 2015
  4. Strength and Conditioning for Sports Performance
    Edited by Ian Jeffreys, Jeremy Moody
    To Be Published December 15th 2015

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