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Routledge Focus on Sport, Culture and Society


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Routledge Focus on Sport, Culture and Society showcases the latest cutting-edge research in the sociology of sport and exercise. Concise in form (20,000-50,000 words) and published quickly (within three months), the books in this series represents an important channel through which authors can disseminate their research swiftly and make an impact on current debates. We welcome submissions on any topic within the socio-cultural study of sport and exercise, including but not limited to subjects such as gender, race, sexuality, disability, politics, the media, social theory, Olympic Studies, and the ethics and philosophy of sport. The series aims to be theoretically-informed, empirically-grounded and international in reach, and will include a diversity of methodological approaches.

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Rugby in Global Perspective: Playing on the Periphery

Rugby in Global Perspective: Playing on the Periphery

1st Edition

John Harris, Nicholas Wise
August 13, 2019

This book critically examines how rugby union has developed in recent years, in nations on the periphery of the sport. Focusing on people and places on the fringes, it examines contemporary issues and challenges within the global game. Such a collection is timely, as the sport’s governing body...

Christianity and the Transformation of Physical Education and Sport in China

Christianity and the Transformation of Physical Education and Sport in China

1st Edition

Huijie Zhang, Fan Hong, Fuhua Huang
May 20, 2019

Despite the popularity of sport in contemporary China, the practice of physical education is not indigenous to its culture. Strenuous physical activity was traditionally linked to low class and status in the pre-modern Chinese society. The concept of modern PE was introduced to China by Western...

Who Owns Sport?

Who Owns Sport?

1st Edition

Andrew Adams, Leigh Robinson
April 30, 2019

This fascinating collection of essays explores the complex economic, political, cultural and social claims over sport, from multi-disciplinary perspectives including philosophy, history, political science and management. The book seeks to uncover some of the tensions and dilemmas wrapped up within...

Sport, Education and Corporatisation: Spaces of Connection, Contestation and Creativity

Sport, Education and Corporatisation: Spaces of Connection, Contestation and Creativity

1st Edition

Geoffery Z. Kohe, Holly Collison
March 19, 2019

Using an interdisciplinary approach, Sport, Education and Corporatisation offers an important critique of the intersection between sport organisations, commercial agendas and educational development. It reveals a discomforting interplay between sector stakeholders that has been normalised via...

Rethinking Sports and Integration: Developing a Transnational Perspective on Migrants and Descendants in Sports

Rethinking Sports and Integration: Developing a Transnational Perspective on Migrants and Descendants in Sports

1st Edition

Sine Agergaard
April 17, 2018

Rethinking Sports and Integration offers a critical cultural analysis of the idea that sport can promote the integration of migrants and their descendants. It examines the origins of this idea and the concept of integration, and analyzes the problems in focus, the methods applied and the results of...

Skill Transmission, Sport and Tacit Knowledge: A Sociological Perspective

Skill Transmission, Sport and Tacit Knowledge: A Sociological Perspective

1st Edition

Honorata Jakubowska
June 21, 2017

Teaching the skills necessary to play sport depends partly on transmitting knowledge verbally, yet non-verbal or tacit knowledge also has an important role. A coach may tell a young athlete to 'move more dynamically', but it is undoubtedly easier to demonstrate with the body itself how this should...

The National Games and National Identity in China: A History

The National Games and National Identity in China: A History

1st Edition

Liu Li, Fan Hong
June 13, 2017

The history of China’s National Games reflects both the transformation of elite sport in China and wider Chinese society. This is the first book to describe the origins and development of the National Games through their dynamic relationship with Chinese politics, nationalism and identity in the...

Sport in Iceland: How Small Nations Achieve International Success

Sport in Iceland: How Small Nations Achieve International Success

1st Edition

Vidar Halldorsson
April 11, 2017

Iceland is a tiny Nordic nation with a population of just 330,000 and no professional sports leagues, and yet its soccer, basketball and handball teams have all qualified for major international tournaments in recent years. This fascinating study argues that team sport success is culturally...

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