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The story of global sport is the story of expansion from local development to globalized industry, from recreational to marketised activity. Alongside that, each sport has its own distinctive history, sub-cultures, practices and structures. This ambitious new volume offers state-of-the-art overviews of the development of every major sport or classification of sport, examining their history, socio-cultural significance, political economy and international reach, and suggesting directions for future research. Expert authors from around the world provide varied perspectives on the globalization of sport, highlighting diverse and often underrepresented voices. By putting sport itself in the foreground, this book represents the perfect companion to any social scientific course in sport studies, and the perfect jumping-off point for further study or research. The Routledge Handbook of Global Sport is an essential reference for students and scholars of sport history, sport and society, the sociology of sport, sport development, sport and globalisation, sports geography, international sports organisations, sports cultures, the governance of sport, sport studies, sport coaching or sport management.
|Publication date:||23rd January 2020|
|Publisher:||Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd|
|Categories:||Sports & outdoor recreation, Social & cultural history, Sociology: sport & leisure,|
John Nauright is Dean of the Stephen Poorman College of Business, Information Systems, and Human Services at Lock Haven University, USA. He is also Visiting Professor at Lomonosov Moscow State University in Russia; University of the West Indies in Barbados; and the University of Ghana. He edits an annual special issue of Sport in Society entitled SportsWorld: Global Sports Business and Cultures. Sarah Zipp is Lecturer in sport studies and management at the University of Stirling, UK. Her work explores socio-cultural aspects of sport, including sport for development, gender equality, globalization, health and issues of social justice. Her research and ...More About John Nauright