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Sociology: sport & leisure books

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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: 21/09/2017

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: 15/09/2017

Sport and Peace Building in Divided Societies Playing with the Enemy by John Sugden Sport and Peace Building in Divided Societies Playing with the Enemy

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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2017

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: Paperback - Released: 08/09/2017

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: 08/09/2017

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: 01/09/2017

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

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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: 06/10/2017

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: 08/10/2017

The Palgrave Handbook of Paralympic Studies by Ian Brittain The Palgrave Handbook of Paralympic Studies

This handbook provides a critical assessment of contemporary issues that define the contours of the Paralympic Movement generally and the Paralympic Games more specifically. It addresses conceptualisations of disability sport, explores the structure of the Paralympic Movement and considers key...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/10/2017

The Palgrave Handbook of Feminism and Sport, Leisure and Physical Education by Louise 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: 17/10/2017

The Palgrave Handbook of Dark Tourism Studies by Philip R. Stone The Palgrave Handbook of Dark Tourism Studies

The handbook adopts a progressive and thematic approach, including critical accounts of dark tourism history, dark tourism philosophy and theory, dark tourism in society and culture, dark tourism and heritage landscapes, the `dark tourist' experience, and the business of dark...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/10/2017

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: 17/10/2017

The Sociology of Sports-Talk Radio by Robert L. Kerr The Sociology of Sports-Talk Radio

The Sociology of Sports-Talk Radio is the latest sports-media scholarship from the author of How Postmodernism Explains Football and Football Explains Postmodernism, winner of the 2017 Outstanding Book Award from the National Communication Association 's Communication and Sport Division. The...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/10/2017

Play Matters by Miguel Sicart Play Matters

What do we think about when we think about play? A pastime? Games? Childish activities? The opposite of work? Think again: If we are happy and well rested, we may approach even our daily tasks in a playful way, taking...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/10/2017

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

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: 31/10/2017

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. The authors challenge simplistic explanations of Indigenous success...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

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

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

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

Other books in this genre

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: 23/08/2017

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. Asking whether sport is the final frontier...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2017

Perspectives on the U.S.-Mexico Soccer Rivalry Passion and Politics in Red, White, Blue, and Green by Jeffrey W. Kassing Perspectives on the U.S.-Mexico Soccer Rivalry Passion and Politics in Red, White, Blue, and Green

This edited volume considers the U.S.-Mexico soccer rivalry, which occurs against a complex geo-political, social, and economic backdrop. Multidisciplinary contributions explore how a long and complicated history between these countries has produced a unique rivalry-one in which loyalties split friends...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2017

Amateur Musical Societies and Sports Clubs in Provincial France, 1848-1914 Harmony and Hostility by Alan R. H. Baker Amateur Musical Societies and Sports Clubs in Provincial France, 1848-1914 Harmony and Hostility

This book explores leisure-related voluntary associations in France during the nineteenth century as practical expressions of the Revolutionary concept of fraternite. Using a mass of unpublished and hitherto unused sources in provincial and national archives, it analyses the history, geography...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/08/2017

Leisure's Legacy Challenging the Common Sense View of Free Time by Robert A. Stebbins Leisure's Legacy Challenging the Common Sense View of Free Time

This book illustrates how leisure, as with other complex ideas that hold currency in today's world, suffers at the level of common sense, due to a combination of oversimplification, moral depreciation, and even lack of recognition.Leisure's modern legacy is both...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/07/2017

The Politics and Culture of Modern Sports by Sheldon Anderson The Politics and Culture of Modern Sports


Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2017

Surfing Spaces by Jon Anderson Surfing Spaces

This book offers a critical examination of the construction of surfing spaces, examining the 'where' of surfing to explore how surfers order and border the places of the beach, as well as the 'place' of the surfed wave itself. It...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/07/2017

The I in Team Sports Fandom and the Reproduction of Identity by Erin C. Tarver The I in Team Sports Fandom and the Reproduction of Identity

There is one sound that will always be loudest in sports. It isn't the squeak of sneakers or the crunch of helmets; it isn't the grunts or even the stadium music. It's the deafening roar of sports fans. For those...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/06/2017

The I in Team Sports Fandom and the Reproduction of Identity by Erin C. Tarver The I in Team Sports Fandom and the Reproduction of Identity

There is one sound that will always be loudest in sports. It isn't the squeak of sneakers or the crunch of helmets; it isn't the grunts or even the stadium music. It's the deafening roar of sports fans. For those...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/06/2017

Skill Transmission, Sport and Tacit Knowledge A Sociological Perspective by Honorata Jakubowska Skill Transmission, Sport and Tacit Knowledge A Sociological Perspective

Teaching the skills necessary to play sport depends partly on transmitting knowledge verbally, yet non-verbal or tacit knowledge also has an important role. A coach may tell a young athlete to 'move more dynamically', but it is undoubtedly easier to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/06/2017

Urban Politics of a Sporting Mega Event Legitimacy and Legacy of Euro 2012 in Anthropological Perspective by Malgorzata Zofia Kowalska Urban Politics of a Sporting Mega Event Legitimacy and Legacy of Euro 2012 in Anthropological Perspective

This book looks at the UEFA European Championship (Euro 2012) as both a crowning achievement of, and a way to sustain, the urban entrepreneurial strategy of Poznan, Poland.
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/06/2017

Football, Community and Social Inclusion by Daniel Parnell Football, Community and Social Inclusion

This special issue addresses the complex reality of English community football organisations, including Football in the Community (FitC) schemes, which have been attending to social agendas, such as social inclusion and health promotion. The positioning of football as a key...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/06/2017

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