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  1. Ultimate Fighting and Embodiment

    Violence, Gender and Mixed Martial Arts

    By Dale C. Spencer

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Mixed martial arts (MMA) is an emergent sport where competitors in a ring or cage utilize strikes (punches, kicks, elbows and knees) as well as submission techniques to defeat opponents. This book explores the carnal experience of fighting through a sensory ethnography of MMA, and how it...

    Published September 20th 2013 by Routledge

  2. The Cultural Politics of Post-9/11 American Sport

    Power, Pedagogy and the Popular

    By Michael Silk

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Much of the writing on the post-9/11 period in the United States has focused on the role of "official" Government rhetoric about 9/11. Those who have focused on the news media have suggested that they played a key role in (re)defining the nation, allowing the citizenry to come to terms with 9/11,...

    Published September 20th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Representing the Sporting Past in Museums and Halls of Fame

    Edited by Murray G. Phillips

    Series: Routledge Research in Sports History

    We live in a "museum age," and sport museums are part of this phenomenon. In this book, leading international sport history scholars examine sport museums including renowned institutions like the Olympic Museum in the Swiss city of Lausanne, the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum in Baltimore, the...

    Published September 20th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Projectile Dynamics in Sport

    Principles and Applications

    By Colin White

    How can we predict the trajectory of a baseball from bat to outfield? How do the dimples in a golf ball influence its flight from tee to pin? What forces determine the path of a soccer ball steered over a defensive wall by an elite player? An understanding of the physical processes involved in...

    Published September 12th 2013 by Routledge

  5. The Beijing Olympics: Promoting China

    Soft and Hard Power in Global Politics

    Edited by Kevin Caffrey

    The Beijing 2008 Olympic ceremonies were spectacular performances and technological accomplishments by the People’s Republic of China. However, the audience in Beijing was only the most overt element of a global audience receiving the message of the Games. For this global audience, the Beijing...

    Published August 7th 2013 by Routledge

  6. The Rise of Stadiums in the Modern United States

    Cathedrals of Sport

    Edited by Mark Dyreson, Robert Trumpbour

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    Many Americans know more about the stadiums that loom over their cityscapes or college campuses than they do about any other aspect of the nation’s geography. Stadiums serve as iconic monuments of urban and university identities. Indeed, the power of sport in modern American culture has produced ‘...

    Published August 7th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Organisation and Governance of Top Football Across Europe

    An Institutional Perspective

    Edited by Hallgeir Gammelsæter, Benoit Senaux

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    This book aims to provide an extensive overview of how football is organized and managed on a European level and in individual European countries, and to account for the evolution of the national, international and transnational management of football over the last decades....

    Published June 5th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Governance, Citizenship and the New European Football Championships

    The European Spectacle

    Edited by Wolfram Manzenreiter, Georg Spitaler

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    Over the past decade, European football has seen tremendous changes impacting upon its international framework as well as local traditions and national institutions. Processes of Europeanization in the fields of economy and politics provided the background for transformations of the production and...

    Published May 31st 2013 by Routledge

  9. Sport as History

    Essays in Honour of Wray Vamplew

    Edited by Tony Collins

    Published to mark the career of one of sports history’s pioneers, this book traces the evolution of sport across three continents. It brings together some of sports history’s leading scholars to investigate not only the history of sport but also how that history is written. This Festschrift...

    Published May 31st 2013 by Routledge

  10. Lifelong Engagement in Sport and Physical Activity

    Participation and Performance across the Lifespan

    Edited by Nicholas L. Holt, Margaret Talbot

    Series: ICSSPE Perspectives

    Sport and physical activity should now be understood as lifelong activity, beginning in childhood, and accessible to participants of all levels of ability. This book offers an overview of some of the core concerns underlying lifelong engagement in sport and physical activity, encompassing...

    Published May 31st 2013 by Routledge