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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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FIFA World Cup and Beyond: Sport, Culture, Media and Governance

FIFA World Cup and Beyond: Sport, Culture, Media and Governance

Forthcoming

Kausik Bandyopadhyay, Souvik Naha, Shakya Mitra
May 08, 2018

Soccer, the most popular mass spectator sport in the world, has long been a site which articulates the complexities and diversities of the everyday life of the nation. The imaging and prioritization of the game as a ‘national’ or an ‘international’ event in public opinion and the media also play a...

Major Sporting Events: Beyond the Big Two

Major Sporting Events: Beyond the Big Two

Forthcoming

John Harris, Fiona Skillen, Matthew McDowell
March 27, 2018

Sport has long been used as a tool for political gain and many major sporting events are now often framed as a panacea to help combat issues such as rising obesity rates, decreasing physical activity levels and wider urban decline. In reality though, fostering a temporary ‘feel-good factor’ is the...

Global and Transnational Sport: Ambiguous Borders, Connected Domains

Global and Transnational Sport: Ambiguous Borders, Connected Domains

Forthcoming

Souvik Naha
March 16, 2018

The eight chapters in this book explore more than 150 years of the development of several modern sports – baseball, basketball, cricket, football, handball, ice hockey and lacrosse – across the two Americas, Asia, Australia and Europe, some analysing a century of events since the mid-nineteenth...

New Perspectives on Association Football in Irish History: Going beyond the “Garrison Game”

New Perspectives on Association Football in Irish History: Going beyond the “Garrison Game”

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Conor Curran, David Toms
March 14, 2018

This book assesses association football’s history and development in Ireland from the late 1870s until the early twenty-first century. It focuses on four key themes-soccer’s early development before and after partition; the post-Emergency years; coaching and developing the game and supporters and...

Extraordinary Sportswomen

Extraordinary Sportswomen

Forthcoming

Susanna Hedenborg, Gertrud Pfister
February 25, 2018

As in many other fields, in sports too, women were latecomers and considered as the ‘other sex’ – at least until the twenty-first century. When sport developed in its modern forms towards the second half of the nineteenth century, women were (and to a certain degree still are) considered as too...

Football Supporters and the Commercialisation of Football: Comparative Responses across Europe

Football Supporters and the Commercialisation of Football: Comparative Responses across Europe

Forthcoming

Peter Kennedy, David Kennedy
January 31, 2018

As football clubs have become luxury investments, their decisions increasingly mirror those of any other business organisation. Football supporters have been encouraged to express their club loyalty by ‘thinking business’ - acting as consumers and generating money deemed necessary for their clubs...

The State of the Field: Ideologies, Identities and Initiatives

The State of the Field: Ideologies, Identities and Initiatives

Forthcoming

David Kilpatrick
January 30, 2018

The study of association football has recently emerged as vibrant field of inquiry, attracting scholars worldwide from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. "Soccer As the Beautiful Game: Football’s Artistry, Identity and Politics," held at Hofstra University in April 2014, gathered together...

Mediated Football: Representations and Audience Receptions of Race/Ethnicity, Nation and Gender

Mediated Football: Representations and Audience Receptions of Race/Ethnicity, Nation and Gender

Forthcoming

Jacco van Sterkenburg, Ramón Spaaij
December 14, 2017

Football has become one of the most mediated cultural practices in modern Western societies, providing players, officials and spectators with implicit and often hidden discourses about race/ethnicity, national identity and gender. This book provides new and critical insights into how mediated...

Young People and Sport: From Participation to the Olympics

Young People and Sport: From Participation to the Olympics

Forthcoming

Berit Skirstad, Milena M. Parent, Barrie Houlihan
December 14, 2017

This book highlights the different roles of youth sport, from sport for all and community sport activities to elite sport and international competitions, to suggest significant new directions for youth sport research and practices. The collection addresses a range of prominent management and policy...

Reviewing the AFL’s Vilification Laws: Rule 35, Reconciliation and Racial Harmony in Australian Football

Reviewing the AFL’s Vilification Laws: Rule 35, Reconciliation and Racial Harmony in Australian Football

Sean Gorman, Dean Lusher, Keir Reeves
December 05, 2017

This book is the outcome of an Australian Research Council (ARC)-funded project titled Assessing the Australian Football League’s Racial and Religious Vilification Laws to Promote Community Harmony, Multiculturalism and Reconciliation, which investigated the impact of the Australian Football League...

Healthy Stadia: An Insight from Policy to Practice

Healthy Stadia: An Insight from Policy to Practice

Daniel Parnell, Kathryn Curran, Matthew Philpott
December 05, 2017

Public health is a key priority for developed and developing nations. Indeed, many countries have sought strategies to promote health and reduce health inequalities. A ‘settings approach’ to promoting health has been endorsed by the World Health Organization, which has seen settings such as...

From Olympic Administration to Olympic Governance

From Olympic Administration to Olympic Governance

Emmanuel Bayle, Jean-Loup Chappelet
August 08, 2017

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;...

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