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  1. Indigenous People, Race Relations and Australian Sport

    Edited by Christopher J. Hallinan, Barry Judd

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    The Indigenous peoples of Australia have a proud history of participation and the achievement of excellence in Australian sports. Historically, Australian sports have provided a rare and important social context in which Indigenous Australians could engage with and participate in non-Indigenous...

    Published July 21st 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  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. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Planet Sport

    By Kath Woodward

    Series: Shortcuts

    Sport generates some of the most intense feelings and levels of commitment. It is big business globally, but also the source of the most powerful personal identifications and individual and collective pleasures. Sporting events are routine and embodied, whether in the gym, on the field or at the...

    Published June 24th 2012 by Routledge