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Capitalism, Sport Mega Events and the Global South

Capitalism, Sport Mega Events and the Global South

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Billy Graeff
August 23, 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...

Deleuze and the Physically Active Body

Deleuze and the Physically Active Body

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Pirkko Markula
June 11, 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 National Identities: Globalization and Conflict

Sport and National Identities: Globalization and Conflict

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Paddy Dolan, John Connolly
May 31, 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

Forthcoming

David Hassan, Ciaran Acton
May 31, 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...

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,...

The Feminization of Sports Fandom: A Sociological Study

The Feminization of Sports Fandom: A Sociological Study

1st Edition

Stacey Pope
February 04, 2019

Women fans have entered the traditionally male domain of the sports stadium in growing numbers in recent years. Watching professional sport is important for women for so many reasons, but their expectations and experiences have been largely ignored by academics. This book tackles these shortcomings...

Transgender Athletes in Competitive Sport

Transgender Athletes in Competitive Sport

1st Edition

Eric Anderson, Ann Travers
February 04, 2019

While efforts to include gay and lesbian athletes in competitive sport have received significant attention, it is only recently that we have begun examining the experiences of transgender athletes in competitive sport. This book represents the first comprehensive study of the challenges that...

International Sports Volunteering

International Sports Volunteering

1st Edition

Angela M. Benson, Nicholas Wise
January 31, 2019

Sport volunteering is becoming an increasingly popular motive for international travel. Many tourism organisations now advertise sport volunteering projects, with colleges and universities also offering students the opportunity to participate in similar projects abroad. This is the first book to...

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