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  1. The Case for Non-Sovereignty

    Lessons from Sub-National Island Jurisdictions

    Edited by Godfrey Baldacchino, David Milne

    Territories like American Samoa, Anguilla, Aruba, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cook Islands and the Faroes are sub-national island jurisdictions (SNIJs). They all share some measure of autonomous government, and are easily construed as independent states-in-waiting. Yet, most of...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Complexity and Control in Team Sports

    Dialectics in contesting human systems

    By Felix Lebed, Michael Bar-Eli

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport and Exercise Science

    Complexity and Control in Team Sports is the first book to apply complex systems theory to ‘soccer-like’ team games (including basketball, handball and hockey) and to present a framework for understanding and managing the elite sports team as a multi-level complex system. Conventional...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Philosophy of Play

    Edited by Emily Ryall, Wendy Russell, Malcolm MacLean

    Play is a vital component of the social life and well-being of both children and adults. This book examines the concept of play and considers a variety of the related philosophical issues. It also includes meta-analyses from a range of philosophers and theorists, as well as an exploration of some...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Youth Sport, Physical Activity and Play

    Policy, Interventions and Participation

    Edited by Andrew Parker, Don Vinson

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Sport, physical activity and play are key constituents of social life, impacting such diverse fields as healthcare, education and criminal justice. Over the past decade, governments around the world have begun to place physical activity at the heart of social policy, providing increased...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Assessment in Physical Education

    A Sociocultural Perspective

    By Peter Hay, Dawn Penney

    Series: Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

    Assessment has widely been acknowledged as a central element of institutional education, shaping curriculum and pedagogy in powerful ways and representing a critical reference point in political, professional and public debates about educational achievement and policy directions. Within physical...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Psychoneuroendocrinology of Sport and Exercise

    Foundations, Markers, Trends

    Edited by Felix Ehrlenspiel, Katharina Strahler

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport and Exercise Science

    Psychoneuroendocrinology is the study of the interaction between hormones, the brain and human behaviour. This is the first book to examine psychoneuroendocrinology in the context of sport and exercise, offering a comprehensive review of current research and assessment techniques and highlighting...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Ethics in Youth Sport

    Policy and Pedagogical Applications

    Edited by Stephen Harvey, Richard L. Light

    Series: Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

    The influence of professional, adult sport on youth sport is now a global concern. Children are involved in high-stakes competitive sport at national and international levels at an increasingly young age. In addition, the use of sport as a medium for positive youth development by governments and...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Equity and Difference in Physical Education, Youth Sport and Health

    A Narrative Approach

    Edited by Fiona Dowling, Hayley Fitzgerald, Anne Flintoff

    Series: Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

    Issues of equity remain an essential theme throughout the study and practice of physical education (PE), youth sport and health. This important new book confronts and illuminates issues of equity and difference through the innovative use of narrative method, telling stories of difference that...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Global Sport Marketing

    Contemporary Issues and Practice

    Edited by Michel Desbordes, André Richelieu

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport Business and Management

    Globalization has had a profound impact on the sports industry, creating an international market in which sports teams, leagues and players have become internationally recognized brands. This important new study of contemporary sports marketing examines the opportunities and threats posed by a...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Urban Geography of Boxing

    Race, Class, and Gender in the Ring

    By Benita Heiskanen

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    This book is an interdisciplinary cultural examination of twenty-first century boxing as a professional sport, a bodily labor, a lucrative business, a popular entertainment, and an instrument of ideology. Based on ethnographic fieldwork and interviews conducted with Latino boxers, women boxers, and...

    Published July 2nd 2014 by Routledge