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Forthcoming Sociology of Sport Books

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Forthcoming 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...

    To Be Published May 25th 2015 by Routledge

  2. On Sport and the Philosophy of Sport

    A Wittgensteinian Approach

    By Graham McFee

    Series: Ethics and Sport

    What is the ‘philosophy of sport’? What does one do to count as a practitioner in the philosophy of sport? What conception of philosophy underpins the answer to those questions? In this important new book, leading sport philosopher Graham McFee draws on a lifetime’s philosophical inquiry to...

    To Be Published June 5th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Fantasy Sport Industry

    Games within Games

    By Andrew C. Billings, Brody J. Ruihley

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Fantasy sport has become big business. Recent estimates suggest that there as many as 27 million fantasy sport participants in the US alone, spending $1.5bn annually, with many millions more around the world. This is the first in-depth study of fantasy sport as a cultural and social phenomenon and...

    To Be Published June 12th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Sport and the Media

    Managing the Nexus, 2nd Edition

    By Matthew Nicholson, Anthony Kerr, Merryn Sherwood

    Series: Sport Management Series

    Successful media relations and a sound communication strategy are essential for all sport organizations. Any successful manager working in sport must have a clear understanding of how the media works, as well as the practical skills to manage the communication process. Now in a fully revised and...

    To Be Published June 30th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Kit: Fashioning the Sporting Body

    Edited by Jean Williams

    This is the first edited collection of its kind to analyse the distinct but overlapping topics of dress, costume, sport and leisure history. For researchers of bodily adornment and movement, sport and costume history are both primarily concerned with industrial practice and embodied experience. The...

    To Be Published July 16th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport

    Edited by Richard Giulianotti

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    The sociology of sport is a core discipline within the academic study of sport. It helps us to understand what sport is and why it matters. Sociological knowledge, implicit or explicit, therefore underpins scholarly enquiry into sport in every aspect. The Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of...

    To Be Published July 21st 2015 by Routledge

  7. Ethnographies in Sport and Exercise Research

    Edited by Gyozo Molnar, Laura Purdy

    Ethnography has become an important method for researching and interpreting the social world, not least in the field of sport and exercise studies. Ethnographies in Sport and Exercise Research is the first book to provide a contemporary overview of the current state of ethnographic research and its...

    To Be Published August 4th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Sport in a Changing World

    2nd Edition

    By Howard L. Nixon II

    This book shows how the dynamic interplay of a powerful "golden triangle" of sports, media, and business interests with social, cultural, economic, and political forces shapes sport in a changing world. This edition is a condensed and updated version of the first edition, with an emphasis on...

    To Be Published August 5th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Football and Accelerated Culture

    This Modern Sporting Life

    By Steve Redhead

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    In Football and Accelerated Culture, Steve Redhead offers a new and challenging theorisation of global football culture, exploring the relationship between sport and culture in a rapidly shifting world. Incorporating cutting-edge concepts, from accelerated culture and claustropolitanism to...

    To Be Published August 7th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Researching Embodied Sport

    Exploring movement cultures

    Edited by Ian Wellard

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Despite a growing interest in the sociology of the body, there has to date been a lack of scholarly work addressing the embodied aspects which form a central part of our understanding and experience of sport and movement cultures. Researching Embodied Sport explores the political, social and...

    To Be Published September 8th 2015 by Routledge