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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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 9th 2006 by Routledge

  6. 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 11th 2006 by Routledge

  7. 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 10th 2006 by Routledge

  8. 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 11th 2006 by Routledge

  9. 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

  10. 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