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  1. 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 33 million fantasy sport participants in the US alone, spending $3bn 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 a...

    Published July 16th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Sport as History

    Essays in Honour of Wray Vamplew

    Edited by Tony Collins

    Published to mark the career of one of sports history’s pioneers, this book traces the evolution of sport across three continents. It brings together some of sports history’s leading scholars to investigate not only the history of sport but also how that history is written. This Festschrift...

    Published May 30th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Sport and Social Mobility

    Crossing Boundaries

    By Ramón Spaaij

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Can sport serve as a vehicle for social mobility of disadvantaged social groups? How and to what extent are different forms of social capital created through sport participation? Sport and Social Mobility: Crossing Boundaries takes up these questions through a critical examination of the ways in...

    Published May 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Sport in Capitalist Society

    A Short History

    By Tony Collins

    Why are the Olympic Games the driving force behind a clampdown on civil liberties? What makes sport an unwavering ally of nationalism and militarism? Is sport the new opiate of the masses? These and many other questions are answered in this new radical history of sport by leading historian of...

    Published April 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  6. Critical Readings in Bodybuilding

    Edited by Adam Locks, Niall Richardson

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    In recent years the ‘body’ has become one of the most popular areas of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Bodybuilding, in particular, continues to be of interest to scholars of gender, media, film, cultural studies and sociology. However, there is surprisingly little scholarship...

    Published March 10th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Black Sportsmen (Routledge Revivals)

    By E. Cashmore

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1982, Black Sportsmen examines the effect 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 February 7th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Australia's Asian Sporting Context, 1920s – 30s

    Edited by Sean Brawley, Nick Guoth

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    This book examines Australia’s sporting relationships with the Asian region during the interwar period. Until now, Australia’s sporting relationships with the Asian region have been neglected by scholars of Australian and Asian sports history, and the broader field of Australia’s Asian context....

    Published December 13th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Sport, Exercise and Social Theory

    An Introduction

    By Gyozo Molnar, John Kelly

    Why are sport and exercise important? What can the study of sport and exercise tell us about wider society? Who holds the power in creating contemporary sport and exercise discourses? It is impossible to properly understand the role that sport and exercise play in contemporary society...

    Published October 21st 2012 by Routledge

  10. Understanding Sport

    A socio-cultural analysis

    By John Horne, Alan Tomlinson, Garry Whannel, Kath Woodward

    Series: CRESC

    In the decade or more since publication of the first edition of Understanding Sport, both sport and wider global society have undergone profound change. In this fully updated, revised and expanded edition of their classic textbook, John Horne, Alan Tomlinson, Garry Whannel and Kath Woodward offer a...

    Published July 15th 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Black Sportsmen (Routledge Revivals)
    By E. Cashmore
    To Be Published August 9th 2014
  2. The Olympic Games: Meeting New Global Challenges
    Edited by David Hassan, Shakya Mitra
    To Be Published September 23rd 2014
  3. Soccer in the Middle East
    Edited by Alon Raab, Issam Khalidi
    To Be Published September 24th 2014
  4. The Body: Social and Cultural Dissections
    By Lisa Jean Moore, Monica J. Casper
    To Be Published November 4th 2014
  5. Pierre Bourdieu and Physical Culture
    Edited by lisahunter, Wayne Smith, elke emerald
    To Be Published November 19th 2014

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