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  1. Sport, Politics and Society in the Land of Israel

    Past and Present

    Edited by Yair Galily, Amir Ben-Porat

    The state of Israel is a home for a widely diverse population from many different ethnic, religious, cultural and social backgrounds; a new society with ancient roots, which is still coalescing and developing today. Israeli sport, maybe more than any other cultural phenomenon, has changed radically...

    Published December 22nd 2008 by Routledge

  2. Marxism, Cultural Studies and Sport

    Edited by Ben Carrington, Ian McDonald

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Sport

    The cultural ubiquity, political prominence and economic significance of contemporary sport present fertile terrain for its critical socio-cultural analysis. From corporate and media dominated mega-events like the Olympic Games, to state programmes for nation-building and health promotion, to the...

    Published December 5th 2008 by Routledge

  3. Sport, Technology and the Body

    The Nature of Performance

    By Tara Magdalinski

    What is the nature of athletic performance? This book offers an answer to this fascinating question by considering the relationship between sport, technology and the body. Specifically, it examines cultural resistance to the enhancement of athletes and explores the ways in which performance...

    Published October 28th 2008 by Routledge

  4. Hoop Dreams on Wheels

    Disability and the Competitive Wheelchair Athlete

    By Ronald Berger

    Series: Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

    Hoop Dreams on Wheels is a life-history study of wheelchair athletes associated with a premier collegiate wheelchair basketball program. The book, which grapples with the intersection of biography and history in society, situates the study in broader context with background on the history and...

    Published September 12th 2008 by Routledge

  5. 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 23rd 2008 by Routledge

  6. 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 14th 2008 by Routledge

  7. 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 24th 2007 by Routledge

  8. 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 29th 2007 by Routledge

  9. 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 21st 2007 by Routledge

  10. 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 13th 2006 by Routledge