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Sociology: sport & leisure books

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Being and Dwelling through Tourism by Catherine (University of Brighton) Palmer Being and Dwelling through Tourism

Much of the existing literature seeks to make sense of tourism based on singular approaches such as visuality, identity, mobility, performance and globalised consumption. What is missing, however, is an overarching framework within which these valuable approaches can be located....
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/11/2017

Modern Vintage Homes & Leisure Lives Ghosts & Glamour by Samantha Holland Modern Vintage Homes & Leisure Lives Ghosts & Glamour

Modern Vintage Homes & Leisure Lives is based on original empirical international data about a group of people who wear vintage clothing all of the time and whose homes are styled entirely, or almost entirely, vintage.
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/11/2017

Global Perspectives on Sports and Christianity by Dr. Afe (Princeton Theological Seminary, USA) Adogame Global Perspectives on Sports and Christianity
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This book provides a major contribution to the religious and theological study of sport. It explores the dialectical relationship between sport and Christianity across diverse global cultures, extending beyond a Western perspective of Christianity. It contains contributions from leading experts...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/11/2017

Play Matters by Miguel (Associate Professor, IT University of Copenhagen) Sicart Play Matters
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Why play is a productive, expressive way of being, a form of understanding, and a fundamental part of our well-being.What do we think about when we think about play? A pastime? Games? Childish activities? The opposite of work? Think again:...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/11/2017

Digital Qualitative Research in Sport and Physical Activity by Andrea (University of British Columbia, Canada) Bundon Digital Qualitative Research in Sport and Physical Activity
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Twitter, Facebook, online forums, blogs and websites-scholars are increasingly turning to digital sources to study sport and exercise. These platforms have generated new digital content ripe for analysis and are making it possible to investigate communities that were previously inaccessible....
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/10/2017

Rethinking Sports and Integration Developing a transnational perspective on migrants and descendants in sports by Sine (Aarhus University, Denmark) Agergaard Rethinking Sports and Integration Developing a transnational perspective on migrants and descendants in sports
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Based on empirical research, this book offers a critical cultural analysis of the idea that sport can promote the integration of migrants and their descendants. It examines the origins of this idea, the concept of integration, perceptions about target groups,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/10/2017

Mapping Leisure Studies from Australia, Asia and Africa by Ishwar Modi Mapping Leisure Studies from Australia, Asia and Africa

This volume addresses the rich and varied thoughts, concepts, approaches and leisure practices in sixteen countries of three continents---Australia, Asia and Africa. The chapters showcase the diversity in the forms and ways in which the idea and practice of leisure...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/10/2017

Fitness, Technology and Society Amusing Ourselves to Life by Brad (University of Bath, UK) Millington Fitness, Technology and Society Amusing Ourselves to Life
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The fitness industry is experiencing a new boom characterized by the proliferation of interactive and customizable technology, from exercise-themed video games to smartphone apps to wearable fitness trackers. This new technology presents the possibility of boundless self-tracking, generating highly personalized...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2017

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International Sports Betting Integrity, Deviance, Governance and Policy by Jean-Patrick (University della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland) Villeneuve International Sports Betting Integrity, Deviance, Governance and Policy
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With the development of communication technologies, sport betting has become a truly global phenomenon. Far from the traditional small local betting operator, the current dynamic sees vast sums of money being bet by punters in one country to a betting...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/11/2017

Whatever Happened to the Leisure Society? by A. J. (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia) Veal Whatever Happened to the Leisure Society?
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The idea of a `leisure society' was in its heyday in the 1960s and 1970s, when it was predicted that the increases in prosperity and fall in working hours in Western societies in the 20th Century would continue. The fantasy...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/11/2017

Alternative Models of Sports Development in America Solutions to a Crisis in Education and Public Health by B. David Ridpath, Tom Farrey Alternative Models of Sports Development in America Solutions to a Crisis in Education and Public Health
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In the United States, the entanglement of sports and education has persisted for over a century.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/12/2017

Alternative Models of Sports Development in America Solutions to a Crisis in Education and Public Health by B. David Ridpath, Tom Farrey Alternative Models of Sports Development in America Solutions to a Crisis in Education and Public Health
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In the United States, the entanglement of sports and education has persisted for over a century.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/12/2017

Research Methods in Sport by Mark Smith Research Methods in Sport

Packed full of essential tools and tips, this second edition is your quick-start guide to undertaking research within real world of sport. Using clear, accessible language, Smith maps an easy-to-follow journey through the research process, drawing upon the most up-to-date...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/12/2017

Stories of Indigenous Success in Australian Sport Journeys to the AFL and NRL by Richard Light, John Evans Stories of Indigenous Success in Australian Sport Journeys to the AFL and NRL
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This book presents journeys of sixteen Indigenous Australian athletes from their first touch of a `footy' to the highest levels of Australian football and rugby league, conceptualized as a process of learning.
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/12/2017

Sport and Politics by Alan (Loughborough University, UK) Bairner Sport and Politics
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Sport and politics have become inseparably entwined. From the volatile nationalism of international soccer to human rights controversies surrounding the Beijing Olympics, sport is both an important factor in political discourse and shaped by the wider political environment. In this...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/12/2017

Sport and Politics by Alan (Loughborough University, UK) Bairner Sport and Politics
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Sport and politics have become inseparably entwined. From the volatile nationalism of international soccer to human rights controversies surrounding the Beijing Olympics, sport is both an important factor in political discourse and shaped by the wider political environment. In this...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/12/2017

Macau and the Casino Complex by Kah-Wee Lee, Natalia Echeverri Macau and the Casino Complex
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In only a decade, Macau has exploded from a sleepy backwater to the world's casino capital. Essays in this volume offer an insight on topics ranging from the myth of the Chinese gambler, the role of feng shui in casino...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/01/2018

Other books in this genre

Japanese Imperialism: Politics and Sport in East Asia Rejection, Resentment, Revanchism by J. A. Mangan Japanese Imperialism: Politics and Sport in East Asia Rejection, Resentment, Revanchism

Offering a unique contribution to East Asian Studies, Colonial and Postcolonial Studies and Sport Studies, this work represent key reading for students and scholars of East Asian studies, International Politics and Sports Diplomacy.
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2017

Reflections on Sociology of Sport Ten Questions, Ten Scholars, Ten Perspectives by Kevin Young Reflections on Sociology of Sport Ten Questions, Ten Scholars, Ten Perspectives

In this tenth celebratory volume, ten recognized and influential sport scholars from around the world reflect on their respective academic journeys within the subfield Sociology of Sport.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Sport and Modernity by Richard Gruneau Sport and Modernity

This important new book from one of the world's leading sociologists of sport weaves together social theory, history and political economy to provide a highly original analysis of the complex relationship between sport and modernity.
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/09/2017

Sport and Modernity by Richard Gruneau Sport and Modernity

This important new book from one of the world's leading sociologists of sport weaves together social theory, history and political economy to provide a highly original analysis of the complex relationship between sport and modernity.
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/09/2017

The Palgrave Handbook of Feminism and Sport, Leisure and Physical Education by Louise (Canterbury Christ Church University UK) Mansfield The Palgrave Handbook of Feminism and Sport, Leisure and Physical Education

It also critically engages with policy and practice issues for women and girls taking part in sport and leisure pursuits and in physical education provision.The Palgrave Handbook of Feminism and Sport, Leisure and Physical Education is international in scope and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2017

The Critical Surf Studies Reader by Dexter Zavalza Hough-Snee The Critical Surf Studies Reader

An innovative exploration of the history and culture of surfing that recasts wave-riding as a complex cultural practice and reclaims the forgotten roles that women, indigenous peoples, and peoples of color have played in the its evolution.
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2017

Race, Gender and Sport The Politics of Ethnic 'Other' Girls and Women by Aarti Ratna Race, Gender and Sport The Politics of Ethnic 'Other' Girls and Women

The experiences of ethnic 'Other' females have - until recently - been widely overlooked in the study of sport. There continues to be a need to produce critical scholarship about ethnic 'Other' girls and women in sport and physical culture,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2017

The Critical Surf Studies Reader by Dexter Zavalza Hough-Snee The Critical Surf Studies Reader

An innovative exploration of the history and culture of surfing that recasts wave-riding as a complex cultural practice and reclaims the forgotten roles that women, indigenous peoples, and peoples of color have played in the its evolution.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Physical Culture, Ethnography and the Body Theory, Method and Praxis by Michael D. Giardina Physical Culture, Ethnography and the Body Theory, Method and Praxis

The corporeal turn toward critical, empirically grounded studies of the body is transforming the way we research physical culture, most evidently in the study of sport. This book brings together original insights on contemporary physical culture from key figures working...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/08/2017

Understanding Society through Popular Music by Joseph A. (Texas State University, USA) Kotarba Understanding Society through Popular Music
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Written for Introductory Sociology and Sociology of Popular Culture courses, this book uses popular music to illustrate fundamental social institutions, theories, sociological concepts, and processes. The authors use music, a social phenomenon of great interest, to draw students in and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/08/2017

Understanding Society through Popular Music by Joseph A. (Texas State University, USA) Kotarba Understanding Society through Popular Music
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Written for Introductory Sociology and Sociology of Popular Culture courses, this book uses popular music to illustrate fundamental social institutions, theories, sociological concepts, and processes. The authors use music, a social phenomenon of great interest, to draw students in and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/08/2017

Sport, Promotional Culture and the Crisis of Masculinity by Sarah Gee, Steven Jackson Sport, Promotional Culture and the Crisis of Masculinity
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This book captures the contested terrain of contemporary masculinity and explores a range of conceptualisations, with a specific focus on the role of the media and promotional culture within the context of sport.
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2017

Women, Horseracing and Gender Becoming 'One of the Lads' by Deborah Butler Women, Horseracing and Gender Becoming 'One of the Lads'

How do the class and gender inequalities found in horse-racing affect the working practices of women within the industry? Drawing on the work of Bourdieu and his concepts of field, capital and habitus, this book shows the inequalities that fracture...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2017

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