View All Book Series

BOOK SERIES


Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society


119 Series Titles

Per Page
Sort

Display
The Nordic Model and Physical Culture

The Nordic Model and Physical Culture

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Mikkel Bjørset Tin, Frode Telseth, Jan Ove Tangen, Richard Giulianotti
December 20, 2019

This book examines the relationships between the Nordic social democratic welfare system (‘The Nordic Model’) and physical culture, across the domains of sport, education, and public space. Presenting important new empirical research, it helps us to understand how the paradoxical blend of social...

Sport and Mediatization

Sport and Mediatization

1st Edition

Kirsten Frandsen
November 11, 2019

Contemporary society is highly media-saturated, and no sector more so than sport. Drawing on case studies from the Tour de France to fitness apps, this book introduces the concept of ‘mediatization’ and examines how media - historically and currently – are significant drivers for social and...

Social Activism in Women’s Tennis: Generations of Politics and Cultural Change

Social Activism in Women’s Tennis: Generations of Politics and Cultural Change

1st Edition

Kristi Tredway
November 11, 2019

Analyzing the key players and political moments in women’s professional tennis since 1968, this book explores the historical lineage of social activism within women’s tennis and the issues, expressions, risks, and effects associated with each cohort of players. Drawing on original qualitative...

Capitalism, Sport Mega Events and the Global South

Capitalism, Sport Mega Events and the Global South

1st Edition

Billy Graeff
August 21, 2019

What are the social, political and economic consequences of staging sport mega events such as the Olympics and the World Cup? Capitalism, Sport Mega Events and the Global South presents a new approach to sport mega events and related issues, exploring elements that are not present or are not...

Sport and National Identities: Globalization and Conflict

Sport and National Identities: Globalization and Conflict

1st Edition

Paddy Dolan, John Connolly
June 10, 2019

While globalisation has undoubtedly occurred in many social fields, in sport the importance of ‘the nation’ has remained. This book examines the continuing but contested relevance of national identities in sport within the context of globalising forces. Including case studies from around the world,...

Sport and Contested Identities: Contemporary Issues and Debates

Sport and Contested Identities: Contemporary Issues and Debates

1st Edition

David Hassan, Ciaran Acton
June 10, 2019

Identity is one of the most theorised and contested of all sociological concepts and sport is fertile ground for an examination of its complexities. This book offers a wide-ranging and up-to-date exploration of the sport-identity nexus, drawing examples from a variety of sporting contexts and...

Deleuze and the Physically Active Body

Deleuze and the Physically Active Body

1st Edition

Pirkko Markula
June 04, 2019

This volume examines Gilles Deleuze’s philosophy as it relates to the study of the physically active body. It explores theoretical and practical examples of how the physically active body can be examined as a material, social, political, and cultural entity using a Deleuzian perspective. Examining...

Sport and Peace-Building in Divided Societies: Playing with Enemies

Sport and Peace-Building in Divided Societies: Playing with Enemies

1st Edition

John Sugden, Alan Tomlinson
May 14, 2019

Sport is a cultural institution that stands at the interface between political and civil society. In divided communities, sport has been an agent of separation, sectarian hatred and violence, but also a highly effective tool for conflict resolution, reconciliation and peace-building. In this...

The World Anti-Doping Code: Fit for Purpose?

The World Anti-Doping Code: Fit for Purpose?

1st Edition

Lovely Dasgupta
May 13, 2019

Following the recent doping scandals that have brought the highest echelons of international sport into disrepute, this book examines the elitism at the core of the World Anti-Doping Agency and considers how the current World Anti-Doping Code might be restructured. Analyzing the correlation between...

Sport, Psychology and Christianity: Welfare, Performance and Consultancy

Sport, Psychology and Christianity: Welfare, Performance and Consultancy

1st Edition

Brian Hemmings, Nick J. Watson, Andrew Parker
March 28, 2019

The majority of sport psychology research to date has been underpinned and driven by a secular perspective. There is an urgent need for sport psychologists to better understand the relevance of Christian faith in athletes’ sporting experiences and day-to-day lives in order to improve their...

Sport in Korea: History, development, management

Sport in Korea: History, development, management

1st Edition

Dae Hee Kwak, Yong Jae Ko, Inkyu Kang, Mark Rosentraub
February 05, 2019

Korea has become a powerful force in global sport, with South Korea finishing fifth in the medals table at London 2012 and hosting the Winter Olympics in 2018. This book brings together scholars from disciplines including sport history, sociology, journalism, economics, sport development, and sport...

Lifestyle Sports and Public Policy

Lifestyle Sports and Public Policy

1st Edition

Daniel Turner, Sandro Carnicelli
February 04, 2019

Lifestyle Sports and Public Policy is the first book to develop a comprehensive understanding of the interplay between lifestyle sports and the public policy environment which frames and regulates them. Drawing on a wide range of lifestyle sports from across the globe, including parkour,...

AJAX loader