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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 80 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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  1. 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...

    Published June 22nd 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...

    Published June 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  3. 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...

    Published May 27th 2015 by Routledge

  4. 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...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  5. Global Perspectives on Football in Africa

    Visualising the Game

    Edited by Susann Baller, Giorgio Miescher, Ciraj Rassool

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    Football, in many ways, is a visual endeavour. From the visual experience within the stadium itself to worldwide media representations, from advertisements to football art and artefacts: football is much about seeing and being seen, about watching, making visual and being visualised. The FIFA World...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Olympic Aspirations

    Realised and Unrealised

    Edited by J. A. Mangan, Mark Dyreson

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    Olympic Aspirations: Realised and Unrealised surveys more than a century of the Olympic Movement’s promotion of Olympic ideals internationally. The idea for Olympic Aspirations emerged at the world-renowned annual Beijing Academic Forum just months after the city hosted the impressive 2008 Beijing...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  7. 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...

    Published April 20th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Sport

    Edited by Mike McNamee, William J. Morgan

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Sport is a landmark publication in sport studies. It goes further than any book has before in tracing the contours of the discipline of the philosophy of sport and in surveying the core themes, approaches and theories that form its disciplinary fabric....

    Published March 27th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Routledge Handbook of Sport and Legacy

    Meeting the Challenge of Major Sports Events

    Edited by Richard Holt, Dino Ruta

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    What remains of a great sporting spectacle after the last race is run or the final match is played? How can the vast expense of mounting such events be justified? What if there is nothing left behind or what if the legacy is negative, a costly infrastructure which is unused or a debt-ridden host...

    Published February 24th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Soccer, Culture and Society in Spain

    An Ethnography of Basque Fandom

    By Mariann Vaczi

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Sport

    Spanish soccer is on top of the world, at international and club level, with the best teams and a seemingly endless supply of exciting and stylish players. While the Spanish economy struggles, its soccer flourishes, deeply embedded throughout Spanish social and cultural life. But the relationship...

    Published February 11th 2015 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Football and Accelerated Culture: This Modern Sporting Life
    By Steve Redhead
    To Be Published July 7th 2015
  2. Kit: Fashioning the Sporting Body
    Edited by Jean Williams
    To Be Published July 8th 2015
  3. Ethnographies in Sport and Exercise Research
    Edited by Gyozo Molnar, Laura Purdy
    To Be Published August 4th 2015
  4. Sport in a Changing World, 2nd Edition
    By Howard L. Nixon II
    To Be Published August 5th 2015
  5. Australia's Asian Sporting Context, 1920s – 30s
    Edited by Sean Brawley, Nick Guoth
    To Be Published August 14th 2015

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