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  1. Fastest, Highest, Strongest

    A Critique of High-Performance Sport

    By Rob Beamish, Ian Ritchie

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Sport

    Fastest, Highest, Strongest presents a comprehensive challenge to the dominant orthodoxy concerning the use of performance-enhancing drugs in sport. Examining the political and economic transformation of the Olympic Movement during the twentieth century, the authors argue that the realities of...

    Published June 28th 2006 by Routledge

  2. Sport, Culture and Society

    An Introduction

    By Grant Jarvie

    This exciting, accessible introduction to the field of Sports Studies is the most comprehensive guide yet to the relationships between sport, culture and society. Taking an international perspective, Sport, Culture and Society provides students with the insight they need to think critically about...

    Published January 27th 2006 by Routledge

  3. Outdoor Recreation Management

    2nd Edition

    By John Jenkins, John Pigram

    Series: Routledge Advances in Tourism

    It is now widely recognized that recreation is as important as work. This revealing book analyzes leisure and outdoor recreation in terms of both their management and their wider importance to society. Specifically, it: clarifies the link between leisure, recreation, tourism and resource...

    Published December 15th 2005 by Routledge

  4. The Field

    Truth and Fiction in Sport History

    By Douglas Booth

    2006 North American Society for Sports History Book of the Year The literature on sport history is now well established, taking in a wide range of themes and covering every activity from aerobics to zorbing. However, in comparison to most mainstream histories, sport history has rarely been called...

    Published December 13th 2005 by Routledge

  5. Sport and the English, 1918-1939

    Between the Wars

    By Mike Huggins, Jack Williams

    A thorough, innovative yet entertaining and readable analysis of sport as an expression of the values and social relations of a nation. Covering the years between the two World Wars, the central place of sport in English life is brought into sharp focus, providing insight into issues of gender,...

    Published November 24th 2005 by Routledge

  6. Encyclopedia of International Sports Studies

    Edited by Professor Roger Bartlett, Chris Gratton, Christer G. Rolf

    The 3 volume Encyclopedia of International Sports Studies provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the science, social science and medicine of sport. The Encyclopedia is alphabetically organised and consists of: principal entries of 3000 words covering disciplinary areas, e.g. sports...

    Published November 24th 2005 by Routledge

  7. Roger Bannister and the Four-Minute Mile

    Sports Myth and Sports History

    By John Bale

    Roger Bannister was the first person to run the mile in under four minutes. Fifty years on, his status, not just as a champion athlete but also as a true British hero, a gentleman and an amateur from a 'golden era' in sport, retains its unblemished appeal. Until now there has been little criticism...

    Published October 28th 2005 by Routledge

  8. Power and Global Sport

    Zones of Prestige, Emulation and Resistance

    By Joseph Maguire

    Sport has changed. Traditions and territorial distinctions are dissolving as a result of new global, political, economic and cultural conditions. The team of authors examine these changes, investigating the power relations that govern the new global sport and assessing the consequences for the...

    Published May 26th 2005 by Routledge

  9. Understanding Lifestyle Sport

    Consumption, Identity and Difference

    Edited by Belinda Wheaton

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Sport

    The past decade has seen a tremendous growth in the popularity of activities like skateboarding and snowboarding; sports that have been labelled as 'extreme' or 'lifestyle' and which embody 'alternative' sporting values such as anti-competitiveness, anti-regulation, high risk and personal freedom....

    Published August 26th 2004 by Routledge

  10. Consuming Sport

    Fans, Sport and Culture

    By Garry Crawford

    Consuming Sport offers a detailed consideration of how sport is experienced and engaged with in the everyday lives, social networks and consumer patterns of its followers. It examines the processes of becoming a sport fan, and the social and moral career that supporters follow as their involvement...

    Published June 3rd 2004 by Routledge