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Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives


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The social, cultural (including media) and political study of sport is an expanding area of scholarship and related research. While this area has been well served by the Sport in the Global Society series, the surge in quality scholarship over the last few years has necessitated the creation of Sport in the Global Society: Contemporary Perspectives. The series will publish the work of leading scholars in fields as diverse as sociology, cultural studies, media studies, gender studies, cultural geography and history, political science and political economy. If the social and cultural study of sport is to receive the scholarly attention and readership it warrants, a cross-disciplinary series dedicated to taking sport beyond the narrow confines of physical education and sport science academic domains is necessary. Sport in the Global Society: Contemporary Perspectives will answer this need.

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Sport, Outdoor Life and the Nordic World

Sport, Outdoor Life and the Nordic World

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Nils Asle Bergsgard, Solfrid Bratland-Sanda, Richard Giulianotti, Jan Ove Tangen
December 20, 2019

Sport, Outdoor Life and the Nordic World explores the Nordic model of sport and outdoor life with respect to such issues as sport facilities, mountain guiding, women and ethnic minorities, urban planning, anti-doping, health, elite sport coaching and leadership, and the globalization of sport. The...

Christianity and Social Scientific Perspectives on Sport

Christianity and Social Scientific Perspectives on Sport

1st Edition

Tom Gibbons, Stuart Braye
June 25, 2019

There has been a dramatic increase in academic research activity and practical initiatives on the topic of sports and Christianity, and its cultural significance during the past decade. The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at York St John University, York, UK, hosted the Inaugural Global...

Youth Sport and Social Capital: Bleachers and Boardrooms

Youth Sport and Social Capital: Bleachers and Boardrooms

1st Edition

Sean F. Brown
February 26, 2019

This book examines the youth sport parent experience through the lens of social capital, a cornerstone social science concept of the past 30 years. Social capital reflects the value of one’s social networks, and the actual and potential benefits – and costs – of relationships. Bringing together a...

Being Disabled, Becoming a Champion

Being Disabled, Becoming a Champion

1st Edition

Nicolas Bancel, Julie Cornaton, Anne Marcellini
February 26, 2019

Being Disabled, Becoming a Champion is an accessible presentation of current European research on the most recent evolutions in sports for people with disabilities, demonstrating knowledge developed from the field of sports practices of people with disabilities. It covers three interrelated themes...

From Olympic Administration to Olympic Governance

From Olympic Administration to Olympic Governance

1st Edition

Emmanuel Bayle, Jean-Loup Chappelet
February 14, 2019

Lausanne, the Swiss city IOC (International Olympic Committee) President Juan Antonio Samaranch honored with the title "Olympic capital" in 1994, is now the administrative capital of world sport. The past century has presented Olympism with many challenges and that continues to be the case today;...

Football, Community and Sustainability

Football, Community and Sustainability

1st Edition

Chris Porter, Anthony May, Annabel Kiernan
February 07, 2019

A lack of ‘sustainability thinking’ is evident at the heart of many of the problems that football faces today; from the huge amounts of money that clubs seem compelled to spend on what are often short-term gains – and the speculation, debt and market-centred ideology that goes with it –...

Junior and Youth Grassroots Football Culture: The Forgotten Game

Junior and Youth Grassroots Football Culture: The Forgotten Game

1st Edition

Jimmy O'Gorman
January 17, 2019

Football is ubiquitously acknowledged as ‘The Global Game’ and/or ‘The People’s Game’ – everyday all-encompassing terms familiar to anyone with an interest in football which illustrate, albeit nebulously, the game’s international reach and popularity. Yet much academic and popular attention has...

Football Fandom in Italy and Beyond: Community through Media and Performance

Football Fandom in Italy and Beyond: Community through Media and Performance

1st Edition

Matthew Guschwan
January 11, 2019

Football fans are passionate and devoted followers. They are also creators and dissenters, performers and producers. This volume analyses football fandom through the media that fans use to construct fandom itself. Media is the lifeblood of modern life; it is the canvas on which ideas are spread,...

Sex Integration in Sport and Physical Culture: Promises and Pitfalls

Sex Integration in Sport and Physical Culture: Promises and Pitfalls

1st Edition

Alex Channon, Katherine Dashper, Thomas Fletcher, Robert J. Lake
January 11, 2019

Scholars working in the academic field of sport studies have long debated the relationship between sport and gender. Modern sport forms, along with many related activities, have been shown to have historically supported ideals of male superiority, by largely excluding women and/or celebrating only...

A Social and Political History of Everton and Liverpool Football Clubs: The Split, 1878-1914

A Social and Political History of Everton and Liverpool Football Clubs: The Split, 1878-1914

1st Edition

David Kennedy
January 11, 2019

This book focuses on the advent of professional football in Liverpool and, in particular, the formation of Everton and Liverpool football clubs and their development prior to World War I. This book details the factors that led to the early dominance within Liverpool of Everton...

Football and Health Improvement: an Emergent Field

Football and Health Improvement: an Emergent Field

1st Edition

Daniel Parnell, Andy Pringle
January 10, 2019

There is developing interest in the use of sporting settings as a channel to connect people to health improvement services and an emerging body of research highlights football as being associated with positive motivational and social elements that support the maintenance of a physically active...

Numbers and Narratives: Sport, History and Economics

Numbers and Narratives: Sport, History and Economics

1st Edition

Wray Vamplew
December 19, 2018

This volume argues for a more quantitative, economic and theoretical approach to sports history. The author notes that sport can have peculiar economics as in no other industry do rival businesses have to cooperate to produce a sellable output. He also demonstrates, via a case study of early...

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