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Fringe Nations in World Soccer

by Kausik Bandyopadhyay & Sabyasachi Mallick

Soccer is the most popular mass spectator sport in the world, gaining huge media coverage and reaching all levels of society in countries all around the world. More than just entertainment, soccer has proved...


Modern Sport the Global Obsession

by Boria Majumdar & Fan Hong

Sport has become more than a simple physical expression or game- it now pervades all societies at all levels and has become bound up in nationalism, entertainment, patriotism and culture. Now a global obsession,...


Muscular Christianity and the Colonial and Post-Colonial World

by John J. Macaloon

This Volume explores the enormous impact the ethos of Muscular Christianity has had an on modern civil society in English-speaking nations and among the peoples they colonized. First codified by British Christian...


Football Fans Around World - Brown: From Supporters to Fanatics

by Sean Brown

This volume investigates the way in which football supporters around the world express themselves as followers of teams, whether they be professional, amateur or national. The diverse geographical and cultural...


SPORT AND AMERICAN SOCIETY: Exceptionalism, Insularity, 'Imperialism'

by Mark Dyreson & J. A. Mangan

A special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport, this collection of provocative essays explores the many faces of sport in America. Drawing upon insights from anthropology, history, philosophy...


Drugs, Alcohol and Sport: A Critical History

by Paul Dimeo

The use of alcohol and drugs seems contradictory to the popular ideal of sport as a healthy moral and physical pursuit, and yet it has been present in sports culture since clubs first became the focus for competitive...


SPORT, NATIONALISM AND ORIENTALISM: The Asian Games

by Fan Hong

The first book to focus solely on the Asian Games, this is an analysis of the Oriental rival to the Olympics in terms of its geopolitical, economic, sociological, historical, racial and aesthetic context, looking...


Sport Culture & History - Stoddart: Region, Nation and Globe

by Brian Stoddart

In addition to being an internationally recognised pioneer of sports history, Brian Stoddart has also been a leading thinker and influence in the field. That influence has crossed several areas of history, sociology,...


Olympism Global Vision - Majumdar: From Nationalism to Internationalism

by Boria Majumdar & Sandra Collins

The collection starts from the premise that Olympism and the Olympic Games make sense only when they are placed within the broader national, colonial and post colonial contexts and argues that sport not only...


Lady Footballers - Lee: Struggling to Play in Victorian Britain

by James Lee

This book tells the story of 'the Lady Footballers'. It covers their 1895 and 1896 tours through the eyes of the largely unsympathetic British press. It explains gender issues of the time, and the financial...


Who Owns Football: Models of Football Governance and Management in International Sport

by David Hassan & Sean Hamil

The commercialization of sport since the 1990s has had a number of consequences. The market forces that have defined commercialization, notably pay-per-view television, whilst initially welcomed as important...


American Sports - Klein: An Anthropological Approach

by Alan Klein

This collection illustrates the expansiveness of an interdisciplinary approach to the study of sport. While rooted in anthropology, these essays consider American sports in their social, economic, cultural and...


Impact & Eval of Major Sport Events

by Holger Preuss

The aim of politicians is to attract new investment to their city or region in order to develop infrastructure such as telecommunications, transportation, housing or even sport and entertainment facilities....


SPORTING CULTURES: Hispanic Perspectives on Sport, Text and the Body

by David Wood & P. Louise Johnson

The essays that comprise this book mark new territory in the study of sport in the Hispanic world, a key site of cultural experience for the populations of Latin America, the United States and the Iberian Peninsula....


THE POLITICS OF SPORT - GILCHRIST: Community, Mobility, Identity

by Paul Gilchrist & Russell Holden

This book adds to the growing body of work on the global politics of sport. Leading and emerging experts explore 21st Century sport, politics and society through the conceptual lenses of community, mobility...


THE MAKING OF SPORTING CULTURES

by John Hughson

The Making of Sporting Cultures presents an analysis of western sport by examining how the collective passions and feelings of people have contributed to the making of sport as a 'way of life'. The popularity...


PUBLIC ART, MEMORIALS AND ATLANTIC

by Celeste-Marie Bernier & Judie Newman

In this collection distinguished American and European scholars, curators and artists discuss major issues concerning the representation and commemoration of slavery, as brought into sharp focus by the 2007...


162-0: Imagine a Twins Perfect Season: The Greatest Wins!

by Dave Wright

162-0: Imagine a Twins Perfect Season imagines that season by identifying the most memorable victory in Twins history on every single day of the baseball calendar season, from late March to late October. Ranging...


Woodworking in a Weekend

by Mark Griffiths

Finally, a nuts-and-bolts woodworking guide with achievable and beautiful projects that people actually want to use! Woodworking in a Weekend is the ultimate go-to basic woodworking handbook, featuring 20 simple...


Home Cooking for Your Dog: 75 Holistic Recipes for a Healthier Dog

by Christine Filardi & Jackie Bondanza

Home Cooking for Your Dog is the first holistic cookbook for dogs to include recipes for cooked meals, treats, and the raw food diet—a big trend in the pet industry. User-friendly, chop-licking recipes like...