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  1. Olympic Media

    Inside the Biggest Show on Television

    By Andrew C Billings

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Sport

    Located in the United States, NBC (National Broadcasting Company) is the biggest and most powerful Olympic network in the world, having won the rights to televise both the Summer and the Winter Olympic Games. By way of attracting more viewers of both sexes and all ages and ethnicities than any...

    Published January 22nd 2008 by Routledge

  2. Culture, Politics and Sport

    Blowing the Whistle, Revisited

    By Garry Whannel

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Sport

    'Whannel is a foundational figure in the study of sports and the media. …For 20 years his writing has set a high standard …and it remains an inspiration to many' - Toby Miller, Professor of Cultural Studies, New York University, USA Garry Whannel’s text Blowing the Whistle: The Politics of Sport&...

    Published January 13th 2008 by Routledge

  3. Sport Tourism

    Edited by Heather J. Gibson

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    The study of sport tourism is on the cusp of moving from a descriptive phase of research into an analytical phase. Consequently, many academics and graduate students are searching for theories upon which to ground their work. This book draws upon theories and concepts from sociology and...

    Published December 23rd 2007 by Routledge

  4. Rethinking Gender and Youth Sport

    Edited by Ian Wellard

    Series: Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

    Much writing on gender and sport is focused upon the negative impact of girls’ exclusion from the arena, suggesting by inference that current practice in sport and physical education offers an uncomplicatedly positive sport experience for boys, and that gender, in and of itself, offers a simple...

    Published October 28th 2007 by Routledge

  5. Positive Youth Development Through Sport

    Edited by Nicholas L. Holt

    The first Positive Youth Development title to focus on the role of sport, this book brings together high profile contributors from diverse disciplines to critically examine the ways in which sport can be and has been used to promote youth development. Young people are too frequently looked upon as...

    Published August 20th 2007 by Routledge

  6. The Sport Studies Reader

    Edited by Alan Tomlinson

    "This anthology provides breadth, depth, and continuity in a thoughtfully presented selection of classic, current, and provocative readings. For instructors it is the "course pack" they’ve always wanted to prepare, and for students it is the readings they’ve spent untold hours seeking in libraries…...

    Published December 12th 2006 by Routledge

  7. Boxing, Masculinity and Identity

    The 'I' of the Tiger

    By Kath Woodward

    Boxing is infused with ideas about masculinity, power, race and social class, and as such is an ideal lens through which social scientists can examine key modern themes. In addition, its inherent contradictions of extreme violence and beauty and of discipline and excess have long been a source of...

    Published November 8th 2006 by Routledge

  8. Physical Culture, Power, and the Body

    Edited by Patricia Vertinsky, Jennifer Hargreaves

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Sport

    During the past decade, there has been an outpouring of books on 'the body' in society, but none has focused as specifically on physical culture - that is, cultural practices such as sport and dance within which the moving physical body is central. Questions are raised about the character of the...

    Published October 10th 2006 by Routledge

  9. Sport, Sexualities and Queer/Theory

    Edited by Jayne Caudwell

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Sport

    The first book focusing exclusively on this subject, Sport, Sexualities and Queer/Theory captures the newest and best writing on an emerging focus of study that brings in perspectives from a number of disciplines including sports studies, gender studies, sociology, cultural studies, lesbian and gay...

    Published October 9th 2006 by Routledge

  10. Sport Histories

    Figurational Studies of the Development of Modern Sports

    Edited by Eric Dunning, Dominic Malcolm, Ivan Waddington

    Sports Histories draws on figurational sociology to provide a fresh approach to analysing the development of modern sport. The book brings together ten case studies from a wide range of sports, including mainstream sports such as soccer, rugby, baseball, boxing and cricket, to other sports that...

    Published July 10th 2006 by Routledge