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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...


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...


One Mountain Thousand Summits: The Untold Story of Tragedy and True Heroism on K2

by Freddie Wilkinson

The account of one of the deadliest and most mysterious tragedies in mountaineering history-the 2008 K2 disaster.

One Mountain Thousand Summits reveals the true story of the K2 tragedy that claimed the lives...


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

by Mark Cofman & Tony Massaroti

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


At the Hang-Up: Seeking Your Purpose, Running the Race, Finishing Strong

by Ted Owens, Jim Krause & Jesse Tuel

This is the inspirational story of Ted Owens-still the coach with the most wins in the history of Allen Fieldhouse-from growing up as a boy on a cotton farm in Southwestern Oklahoma during the Great Depression...


Hiking the White Mountains: A Guide to New Hampshire's Best Hiking Adventures

by Lisa Densmore

State Hiking Series

 

Each guide includes:

- Hikes suited to every ability

- Accurate directions to popular as well as less-traveled trails

- Up-to-date trail descriptions with mile-by-mile directional cues

- Detailed...


Slices

by I.J. Schecter

To the low- and high-handicapper alike, golf represents an ongoing quest and an exhilarating challenge. In this brilliant collection, award-winning author I.J. Schecter embarks on a dogged pursuit of golf's...


Fighting the Good Fight

by Adam Proteau

Whether it's on-ice fist fights or head shots into the glass, hockey has become a nightly news spectacle with players pummeling and bashing each other across the ice like drunken gladiators. And while the NHL...


The Art of Scouting

by Shane Malloy & Brian Burke

The Art of Scouting delves into the secretive world of hockey prospecting, a world more akin to Cold War-era spying than a casual day in the stands. These are the people who decide whether someone has the talent...


Sports in the Aftermath of Tragedy: From Kennedy to Katrina

by Michael Gavin

In Sports in the Aftermath of Tragedy: From Kennedy to Katrina, Michael Gavin explores how columnists have written about sports’ role in the national recovery from specific tragedies. Beginning with John F....


Fantasyland: A Sportswriter's Obsessive Bid to Win the World's Most Ruthless Fantasy Baseball

by Sam Walker

Every spring, millions of Americans prepare to take part in one of the oddest, most obsessive, and most engrossing rituals in the sports pantheon: Rotisserie baseball, a fantasy game where armchair fans match...