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  1. The American Surfer

    Radical Culture and Capitalism

    By Kristin Lawler

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The image of surfing is everywhere in American popular culture – films, novels, television shows, magazines, newspaper articles, music, and especially advertisements. In this book, Kristin Lawler examines the surfer, one of the most significant and enduring archetypes in American popular culture,...

    Published September 4th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Women and Exercise

    The Body, Health and Consumerism

    Edited by Eileen Kennedy, Pirkko Markula

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Exercise for women is a heavily-laden social and embodied experience. While exercise promotion has become an increasingly visible part of health campaigns, obesity among women is rising, and studies indicate that women are generally less physically active than men. Women’s (lack of) exercise,...

    Published September 4th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Sport in the Cultures of the Ancient World

    New Perspectives

    Edited by Zinon Papakonstantinou

    Sport has been practised in the Greco-Roman world at least since the second millennium BC. It was socially integrated and was practised in the context of ceremonial performances, physical education and established local and international competitions including, most famously, the...

    Published May 29th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Young People, Physical Activity and the Everyday

    Edited by Jan Wright, Doune Macdonald

    Series: Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

    Despite society’s current preoccupation with interrelated issues such as obesity, increasingly sedentary lifestyles and children’s health, there has until now been little published research that directly addresses the place and meaning of physical activity in young people’s lives. In this important...

    Published May 21st 2012 by Routledge

  5. The Gay Games

    A History

    By Caroline Symons

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Sport

    The Gay Games is an important piece of new social history, examining one of the largest sporting, cultural and human rights events in the world. Since their inception in 1980, the Gay Games have developed into a multi-million dollar mega-event, engaging people from all continents, while the...

    Published April 30th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Terrorism and the Olympics

    Major Event Security and Lessons for the Future

    Edited by Anthony Richards, Peter Fussey, Andrew Silke

    Series: Political Violence

    The book aims to outline the progress, problems and challenges of delivering a safe and secure Olympics in the context of the contemporary serious and enduring terrorist threat. The enormous media profile and symbolic significance of the Olympic Games, the history of terrorists aiming to use such...

    Published March 21st 2012 by Routledge

  7. Sport, Masculinities and the Body

    By Ian Wellard

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    This groundbreaking work explores masculinity and the body within sports. Sports continue to retain expectations for presentations of specific forms of masculinity. The body is central to these presentations. These everyday bodily performances are rehearsed and performed either successfully or...

    Published February 20th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Muslim Women and Sport

    Edited by Tansin Benn, Gertrud Pfister, Haifaa Jawad

    Series: Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

    Examining the global experiences, challenges and achievements of Muslim women participating in physical activities and sport, this important new study makes a profound contribution to our understanding of both contemporary Islam and the complexity and diversity of women’s lives in the modern world....

    Published February 12th 2012 by Routledge

  9. The Making of Sporting Cultures

    By John Hughson

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    The Making of Sporting Cultures presents an analysis of western sport by examining how the collective passions and feelings of people have contributed to the making of sport as a ‘way of life’. The popularity of sport is so pronounced in some cases that we speak of certain sports as ‘national...

    Published January 14th 2012 by Routledge

  10. The Ethics of Sports Medicine

    Edited by Claudio Tamburrini, Torbjörn Tännsjö

    Series: Ethics and Sport

    The book aims to establish a critical dialogue between sports ethicists and bioethicists across the range of sporting disciplines at elite level. It will address questions such as: are the increasingly intrusive testing methods of elite sports compatible with the right to autonomy and privacy...

    Published January 14th 2012 by Routledge