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On these pages you will find information on the Routledge Sport and Leisure list, including details of our publications across a broad range of sub-disciplines: Individual Sports, Physical Education, Research Methods, Sport and Exercise Science, Sport and Leisure Management, Sport and Leisure Studies, Sports Medicine and Therapy .

You will also find further information on our book series, textbooks for students, links to companion websites for key textbooks, access to our full on-line catalog, and contact information for editorial and marketing matters.

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  1. Research Methods for Sport Management

    By James Skinner, Allan Edwards and Ben Corbett

    This is the first introductory research methods textbook to focus exclusively on sport management. Click here to read more.

  2. Rethinking Sports Sponsor Misidentifications

    T. Bettina Cornwell author of Sponsorship in Marketing: Effective Communication through Sports, Arts and Events has an interesting article published in September 2014 issue of Marketing News (from the American Marketing Association).

    The article entitled “Rethinking Sports Sponsor Misidentifications” explores the phenomena of brands gaining false recognition as the sponsors of major sporting events. Read more below.

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New Titles

  1. Advances in Rugby Coaching

    An Holistic Approach
    By Richard Light, John R. Evans, Stephen Harvey and Remy Hassanin

    Drawing on work with elite-level rugby coaches, this book encourages critically thinking about coaching practice, essential for developing better programmes in coach education. Click here to read more.

  2. The Social Organization of Sports Medicine


    The Social Organization of Sports Medicine
    Critical Socio-Cultural Perspectives

    By Dominic Malcolm and Parissa Safai

    The first book-length overview of the social scientific study of sports medicine is now available as a paperback. Click here to read more.

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  1. BASES – British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences

    BASES is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK. It was formerly known as BASS – the British Association of Sports Sciences and was founded in September 1984. Routledge has been a supporter of BASES for a number of years by providing book prizes for their conferences and offering discounts on all our sport titles to their members. For more information, please visit their website:

  2. European College of Sport Science

    Founded in 1995 in Nice, France, the European College of Sport Science (ECSS) is a sport scientific society dedicated to the collection, generation and dissemination of scientific knowledge at the European level. Routledge works closely with ECSS to provide their members with reviews of new books, discounts on book purchases and promote the ECSS Annual Congress.

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Research & Reference

  1. Out this month - Philosophy of Sport

    This new four-volume Major Work collection from Routledge includes a new introduction by the editors and fully indexed, this ‘mini-library’ of the very best and most influential writings on the philosophy of sport is destined to be valued by researchers and students as an essential work of reference. Read more ....

    Why not recommend to your Librarian today!

    To view all the Major Work collection in the Critical Concepts of Sports Studies Series click here.

  2. What’s New in the Routledge Research in Sport Culture and Society Series?

    There are three new books publishing in the Routledge Research in Sport Culture and Society Series in September.

    For a full list of books available in the series click here.

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General Interest

  1. A Tribute to Mike Collins

    With the passing of Mike Collins in July this year the field of sport and leisure studies has lost one of its founding members and one of its most prolific contributors. Click here to read more

  2. 2014 Sport Bestsellers

    We are proud to present our Top 10 Bestselling titles for 2014 from Routledge Sports & Leisure Studies.

    Learn more about any of these bestsellers by just clicking on the titles below, where you can read the full blurb, view the table of contents, read reviews, and in most cases view inside with FREE ACCESS to the first 30 pages!!

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Companion Websites

Many of our key textbooks and course books have companion websites that provide additional resources to educators and students such as; information, downloads, tools and supplemental materials for the books they accompany.
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