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The System: The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football

by Jeff Benedict & Armen Keteyian

A Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year 

NCAA football is big business. Every Saturday millions of people file into massive stadiums or tune in on television as "athlete-students" give everything they've got...


How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization

by Franklin Foer

Soccer is much more than a game, or even a way of life. It is a perfect window into the cross–currents of today's world, with all its joys and its sorrows. In this remarkably insightful, wide–ranging work...


The Commonwealth Games

by Brian Oliver

How well do you know the Friendly Games?

Sports journalist Brian Oliver brings the Commonwealth Games to life with riveting stories of the athletes who have competed over the years. He delves into the best tales...


Health and Elite Sport: Is High Performance Sport a Healthy Pursuit?

by Joe Baker, Parissa Safai & Jessica Fraser-Thomas

Health and Elite Sport is the first book to critically examine the relationship between participation in high performance sport and health outcomes. Drawing on theory and empirical data from a wide range of...


Social Capital and Sport Governance in Europe

by Margaret Groeneveld & Barrie Houlihan

This book critically presents the mechanisms and structures in a selection of sport federations within a variety of European countries that illuminate the varied relationships between not-for-profit sport federations,...


Football and Migration: Perspectives, Places, Players

by Richard Elliott & John Harris

Football is an incredibly powerful case study of globalization and an extremely useful lens through which to study and understand contemporary processes of international migration. This is the first book to...


Tackling Rugby: What Every Parent Should Know

by Allyson Pollock

On 29 January 2011, Benjamin Robinson was playing rugby for his school. During the match he sustained a concussion but was not taken off, and was allowed to continue with the game, in which he endured a second...


Sport Development in the United States: High Performance and Mass Participation

by Peter Smolianov, Dwight Zakus & Joseph Gallo

The development of both elite, high performance sport and mass participation, grassroots-level sport are central concerns for governments and sports governing bodies. This important new study is the first to...


The Native American Mascot Controversy

by C. Richard King

Sports mascots have been a tradition for decades. Along with the usual lions and tigers, many schools are represented by Native American images. Once considered a benign practice, numerous studies have proved...


Sport, Racism and Social Media

by Neil Farrington, Lee Hall & Daniel Kilvington

Racist abuse may at one time have been hurled across the sports stadium or scrawled on a wall. But in today's social media world it can be published to millions, from almost anywhere, in an instant.

Sport,...


Touch in Sports Coaching and Physical Education: Fear, Risk and Moral Panic

by Heather Piper

In our increasingly risk-averse society, touch and touching behaviours between professionals and children have become a fraught issue. In sports coaching and physical education, touching young sports performers...


Moral Encounters in Tourism

by Mary Mostafanezhad & Kevin Hannam

Illustrating the role of power and power relations in tourism encounters within different political, economic, environmental and cultural contexts, the authors in this anthology analyse, theoretically and empirically,...


Sport and Crime Reduction: The Role of Sports in Tackling Youth Crime

by Geoff Nichols

The use of sports-based activity programmes as a means of tackling crime has been explored in a number of countries worldwide, particularly in relation to the prevention of re-offending in the ten to eighteen...


Travel and Transformation

by Garth Lean, Russell Staiff & Emma Waterton

Bringing together geographers, sociologists, cultural researchers, philosophers, anthropologists, visual researchers, literary scholars and heritage researchers, this volume explores what it means to transform...


Safeguarding, Child Protection and Abuse in Sport: International Perspectives in Research, Policy and Practice: International Perspectives in Research

by Melanie Lang & Mike Hartill

The safeguarding of children and young people participating in sport has become an increasingly prominent concern in policy-making and research communities around the world. Major organisations such as the IOC...


On South Bank: The Production of Public Space

by Alasdair J.H. Jones

Through an in-depth ethnographic examination of London's 'South Bank', this book explores the value widely presupposed on urban public space. Based on subjective accounts of the value of public space, as well...


Sport, Coaching and Intellectual Disability

by David Hassan, Sandra Dowling & Roy McConkey

There are more opportunities than ever before for young people with disabilities to participate in sport and adapted physical education. For example, there are more than 3.7 million athletes worldwide aligned...


The Serious Leisure Perspective: An Introduction: An Introduction

by Sam Elkington & Robert A. Stebbins

The "Serious Leisure Perspective" (SLP) is a theoretical framework that can help us understand the complexities of modern leisure as both an activity and an experience. Bringing together the study of serious...


Podium: What Shapes a Sporting Champion?

by Ben Oakley

What does it really take to make the podium? Which of the biological, environmental and psychological factors really shape a champion's route to the top?

To answer these questions, Ben Oakley has taken the original...


Sport, Social Exclusion and Global Society

by Ramón|Magee, Jonathan Spaaij & Ruth Jeanes

Social exclusion is one of the most pressing challenges in post-industrial societies, encompassing economic, social, cultural and political dimensions. This important new book critically examines the relationship...