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  1. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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 14th 2012 by Routledge

  3. 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 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  4. 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 16th 2012 by Routledge

  5. 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 25th 2012 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 May 8th 2012 by Routledge

  7. The Gay Games

    A History

    By Caroline Symons

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Sport

    The Gay Games is an important piece of new social history, examining one of the largest sporting, cultural and human rights events in the world. Since their inception in 1980, the Gay Games have developed into a multi-million dollar mega-event, engaging people from all continents, while the...

    Published May 1st 2012 by Routledge

  8. Sport and Sociology

    By Dominic Malcolm

    Series: Frontiers of Sport

    How has our understanding of sport been shaped by sociological ideas? How can the study of sport help sociologists to understand wider society? The sociology of sport is a sub-discipline approaching maturity. This is the first book to stand back and reflect upon the subject’s growth, to trace its...

    Published December 7th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Sport, Bodily Culture and Classical Antiquity in Modern Greece

    Edited by Eleni Fournaraki, Zinon Papakonstantinou

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    Ancient Greece was the model that guided the emergence of many facets of the modern sports movement, including most notably the Olympics. Yet the process whereby aspects of the ancient world were appropriated and manipulated by sport authorities of nation-states, athletic organizations and their...

    Published May 12th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Theology, Ethics and Transcendence in Sports

    Edited by Jim Parry, Mark Nesti, Nick Watson

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    This book provides an inter-disciplinary examination of the relationship between sport, spirituality and religion. It covers a wide-range of topics, such as prayer and sport, religious and spiritual perspectives on athletic identity and ‘flow’ in sport, theological analysis of genetic performance...

    Published November 8th 2010 by Routledge