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  1. 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 23rd 2005 by Routledge

  2. 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 27th 2005 by Routledge

  3. 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 25th 2005 by Routledge

  4. 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 25th 2004 by Routledge

  5. 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 2nd 2004 by Routledge

  6. Body Knowledge and Control

    Studies in the Sociology of Physical Education and Health

    Edited by John Evans, Brian Davies, Jan Wright

    Today's society is obsessed with the body, its size, shape and healthiness. Governments, business and the popular media, spend and earn fortunes encouraging populations to get healthy, eat properly, exercise daily and get thin. But how are current social trends and attitudes...

    Published October 22nd 2003 by Routledge

  7. Sport

    Critical Concepts in Sociology

    Edited by Eric Dunning, Dominic Malcolm

    Series: Critical Concepts in Sociology

    Recent years have seen a rapid growth in the field of sports studies. This collection provides an invaluable resource for this burgeoning field, offering a selection of classic works and more recent, groundbreaking journal articles on the sociology of sport.Key features of this collection are:*...

    Published June 25th 2003 by Routledge

  8. Sports Culture

    An A-Z Guide

    By Ellis Cashmore

    We live in a culture in which sports play an important role. The growth in broadcasting, merchandising, iconography and the commercialization of sports has led to an increasing interest in the emerging field of sports culture.This book examines individual issues, people, artefacts, events and...

    Published December 18th 2002 by Routledge

  9. Power Games

    A Critical Sociology of Sport

    Edited by John Sugden, Alan Tomlinson

    Critical and radical perspectives have been central to the emergence of the sociology of sport as a discipline in its own right. This ground-breaking new book is the first to offer a comprehensive theory and method for a critical sociology of sport. It argues that class, political economy, hegemony...

    Published July 17th 2002 by Routledge

  10. With God on their Side

    Sport in the Service of Religion

    Edited by Timothy Chandler, Tara Magdalinski

    'Sport' and 'religion' are cultural institutions with a global reach. Each is characterised by ritualised performance and by the ecstatic devotion of its followers, whether in the sports arena or the cathedral of worship. This fascinating collection is the first to examine, in detail, the...

    Published July 17th 2002 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. The Olympic Games: Meeting New Global Challenges
    Edited by David Hassan, Shakya Mitra
    To Be Published September 29th 2014
  2. Soccer in the Middle East
    Edited by Alon Raab, Issam Khalidi
    To Be Published September 30th 2014
  3. The Body: Social and Cultural Dissections
    By Lisa Jean Moore, Monica J. Casper
    To Be Published November 5th 2014
  4. Pierre Bourdieu and Physical Culture
    Edited by lisahunter, Wayne Smith, elke emerald
    To Be Published November 20th 2014
  5. Global Perspectives on Football in Africa: Visualising the Game
    Edited by Susann Baller, Giorgio Miescher, Ciraj Rassool
    To Be Published January 27th 2015

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