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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 68 new and published books in the subject of Sociology of Sport — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Black Sportsmen (Routledge Revivals)

    By E. Cashmore

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1982, Black Sportsmen examines the affect that race has had on sportspeople. The book is based on interviews with a wide range of sportspeople from Olympic athletes to schoolchildren and novices. Written at a time when many black youths were turning to, and succeeding in sports...

    Published August 19th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Celebration Capitalism and the Olympic Games

    By Jules Boykoff

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Sport

    The Olympic Games have become the world’s greatest media and marketing event—a global celebration of exceptional athletics gilded with corporate cash. Huge corporations vie for association with the "Olympic Image" in the hope of gaining a worldwide marketing audience of billions. In this...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Sport, Difference and Belonging

    Conceptions of Human Variation in British Sport

    By James Rosbrook-Thompson

    Series: Routledge Advances in Ethnography

    This book combines historical and ethnographic components in examining the ideas about human variation subscribed to by coaches, commentators and sportspeople themselves. The book begins by interrogating the idea of the ‘impulsive’ black sportsman (and the ‘impulsive’ black male more generally),...

    Published June 17th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Sport and Social Exclusion

    Second edition, 2nd Edition

    By Mike Collins

    Tackling social exclusion should be a central aim of any civilised social policy. In this meticulously revised and updated new edition of his groundbreaking study, Sport and Social Exclusion, Mike Collins has assembled a vast array of new evidence from a range of global sources to demonstrate how...

    Published June 15th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Sport and Social Exclusion in Global Society

    By Ramón Spaaij, Jonathan Magee, Ruth Jeanes

    Social exclusion is one of the most pressing challenges in post-industrial societies, encompassing economic, social, cultural and political dimensions. This important new book critically examines the relationship between sport and social exclusion, from global and cross-cultural perspectives. The...

    Published June 9th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Women, Sport, Society

    Further Reflections, Reaffirming Mary Wollstonecraft

    Edited by Roberta J Park, Patricia Vertinsky

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    During the last four decades women’s and gender history have become vibrant fields including studies of attitudes regarding the limited physical and other abilities of females as well as studies of the accomplishments of notable female athletes. We have become increasingly aware that women have...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Sport Management Cultures

    Edited by Vassil Girginov

    This is the first book to address the link between culture and sport management. The aim is to demonstrate that culture profoundly affects how we research, teach and practice sport management. The book engages with the concept of culture both as an abstract analytical category and specific beliefs...

    Published April 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Global Horseracing Industry

    Social, Economic, Environmental and Ethical Perspectives

    By Phil McManus, Glenn Albrecht, Raewyn Graham

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Horseracing, thoroughbred breeding and gambling on racing are global industries worth several hundred billion dollars. They are also industries facing serious challenges, from the rise of alternative forms of leisure gambling to concerns about the ethical treatment of animals in all equestrian...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality

    Edited by Jennifer Hargreaves, Eric Anderson

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    The Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality brings together important new work from 68 leading international scholars that, collectively, demonstrates the intrinsic interconnectedness of sport, gender and sexuality. It introduces what is, in essence, a sophisticated sub-area of sport...

    Published February 17th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Sports and Identity

    New Agendas in Communication

    Edited by Barry Brummett, Andrew Ishak

    Series: New Agendas in Communication Series

    This volume of essays examines the ways in which sports have become a means for the communication of social identity in the United States. The essays included here explore the question, How is identity engaged in the performance and spectatorship of sports? Defining sports as the whole range of...

    Published December 8th 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. The Olympic Games: Meeting New Global Challenges
    Edited by David Hassan, Shakya Mitra
    To Be Published September 28th 2014
  2. Soccer in the Middle East
    Edited by Alon Raab, Issam Khalidi
    To Be Published September 29th 2014
  3. The Body: Social and Cultural Dissections
    By Lisa Jean Moore, Monica J. Casper
    To Be Published November 4th 2014
  4. Pierre Bourdieu and Physical Culture
    Edited by lisahunter, Wayne Smith, elke emerald
    To Be Published November 19th 2014
  5. Global Perspectives on Football in Africa: Visualising the Game
    Edited by Susann Baller, Giorgio Miescher, Ciraj Rassool
    To Be Published January 26th 2015

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