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  1. Gambling, Work and Leisure (Routledge Revivals)

    A Study Across Three Areas

    By David Downes, D. M. Davies, M. E. David, P. Stone

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Since the legalisation of off-course cash betting in 1960, and the rise of varying forms of gambling, the British have come to be known as a nation of gamblers. Until this study was published in 1976, barely any evidence existed against which to assess the claim that gambling has become a major...

    To Be Published January 8th 2015 by Routledge

  2. 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

  3. 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

  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

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