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  1. Host Cities and the Olympics

    An Interactionist Approach

    By Harry Hiller

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Rather than interpreting the Olympics as primarily a sporting event of international or national significance, this book understands the Games as a civic project for the host city that serves as a catalyst for a variety of urban interests over a period of many years from the bidding phase through...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Global Horseracing Industry

    Social, Economic, Environmental and Ethical Perspectives

    By Phil McManus, Glenn Albrecht, Raewyn Graham

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Horseracing, thoroughbred breeding and gambling on racing are global industries worth several hundred billion dollars. They are also industries facing serious challenges, from the rise of alternative forms of leisure gambling to concerns about the ethical treatment of animals in all equestrian...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Routledge Handbook of Sport Management

    Edited by Leigh Robinson, Packianathan Chelladurai, Guillaume Bodet, Paul Downward

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    The Routledge Handbook of Sport Management is the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to theory and practice in sport management ever published. It provides students and scholars with a broad ranging survey of current thinking in contemporary sport management, exploring best practice in core...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Women, Sport, Society

    Further Reflections, Reaffirming Mary Wollstonecraft

    Edited by Roberta J Park, Patricia Vertinsky

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    During the last four decades women’s and gender history have become vibrant fields including studies of attitudes regarding the limited physical and other abilities of females as well as studies of the accomplishments of notable female athletes. We have become increasingly aware that women have...

    Published January 27th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Leisure and Power in Urban China

    Everyday life in a Chinese city

    By Unn Målfrid Rolandsen

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    Leisure and Power in Urban China is the first comprehensive study of leisure activities in a medium size Chinese city. Hitherto, studies of Chinese leisure have focused on holidays, festivals and tourism. This, however, is a study of the kinds of leisure that take place on regular workdays in a...

    Published January 9th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Politics of Sport in South Asia

    Edited by Subhas Ranjan Chakraborty, Shantanu Chakrabarti, Kingshuk Chatterjee

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    Behind the spectacle of entertainment, sport is a subject with political issues at every level. These issues range from the social, with divisions created along gender and class lines, to the use of sport to pursue diplomatic and statecraft goals. In addition, some sports are positioned and...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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 October 24th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Sports Media

    Transformation, Integration, Consumption

    Edited by Andrew C. Billings

    Series: Electronic Media Research Series

    Looking toward a future with increasingly hybridized media offerings, Sports Media: Transformation, Integration, Consumption examines sports media scholarship and its role in facilitating understanding of the increasingly complex world of sports media. Acknowledging that consumer demand for sports...

    Published September 19th 2013 by Routledge

  9. 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 19th 2013 by Routledge

  10. 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 19th 2013 by Routledge