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  1. Capitalism and Leisure Theory (Routledge Revivals)

    By Chris Rojek

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1985, this title explores theories of leisure in a capitalist society. Basing his argument on a refutation of the conventional association of leisure with freedom and free time, Chris Rojek examines the four main structural characteristics of modern leisure practice:...

    To Be Published April 21st 2015 by Routledge

  2. 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...

    To Be Published May 13th 2015 by Routledge

  3. 'Alternative' cultures and leisure

    Creating pathways for sustainable livelihoods

    Edited by Alan Law, Stephen Wearing

    Contemporary discourse on sustainability points to the need for substantial, if not radical, shifts in relations between productivity, environment, consumption and identities, in ways which bring or restore balance to the intersecting domains. The catchphrase of ‘sustainability’ has made its way...

    To Be Published June 1st 2015 by Routledge

  4. International Sports Betting

    Integrity, Deviance, Governance and Policy

    Edited by Jean-Patrick Villeneuve, Martial Pasquier

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport Business and Management

    With the development of communication technologies, sport betting has become a truly global phenomenon. Far from the traditional small local betting operator, the current dynamic sees vast sums of money being bet by punters in one country to a betting operator located in a second for a match...

    To Be Published July 15th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Skateboarding

    Subcultures, Sites and Shifts

    Edited by Kara-Jane Lombard

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    This book explores the cultural, social, spatial and political dynamics of skateboarding, drawing on contributions from leading international experts across a range of perspectives, such as sociology, history, cultural studies, anthropology, psychology and architecture. Section I critiques the...

    To Be Published November 1st 2015 by Routledge

  6. Unbecoming Things

    Mutable Objects and the Politics of Waste

    By Nicky Gregson, Mike Crang

    Series: CRESC

    This book responds to moves to rematerialize the social sciences, to attend to the stuff of daily life but challenges the social sciences to think beyond objects as stable things. It forwards the argument that objects need to be seen not as stabilising things, or immutable mobiles – as...

    To Be Published December 30th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Understanding Society through Popular Music

    3rd Edition

    By Joe Kotarba, Bryce Merrill, J Patrick Williams, Phillip Vannini

    To Be Published January 1st 2016 by Routledge

  8. Global Perspectives on Sports and Christianity

    Edited by Afe Adogame, Nick J. Watson, Andrew Parker

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    This book provides a major contribution to the religious studies and theological study and understanding of sport. It explores the dialectical relationship between sports and Christianity across diverse global cultures, extending beyond a western centric perspective of Christianity. The volume...

    To Be Published January 1st 2016 by Routledge

  9. Markets, Places, Cities

    By Kirsten Seale

    Series: Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City

    This book offers a comparative and transnational analytical framework to provide a comprehensive overview of formal and informal markets, place, and the urban. It examines how markets are situated within social, cultural and media discourses, and within material and symbolic urban economies. It...

    To Be Published January 1st 2016 by Routledge

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