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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

“An eccentric, fascinating exposé of a world most of us know nothing about.”

The New York Times Book Review

"An insightful, entertaining, brainiac sports road trip."

The Wall Street Journal

"Foer’s...


Research Methods for Sports Studies: Third Edition

by Ian Jones

Research Methods for Sports Studies is a comprehensive, engaging and practical textbook that provides a complete grounding in both qualitative and quantitative research methods for the sports studies student....


Sport, Gender and Power: The Rise of Roller Derby

by Adele Pavlidis & Simone Fullagar

As a new breed of lifestyle sport enthusiasts ‘derby grrrls’ are pushing the boundaries of gender as they negotiate the nexus of pleasure, pain and power relations. Offering a socio-cultural analysis of...


Sport and Political Ideology

by John M. Hoberman

Across the modern political spectrum, left-wing and right-wing political theorists have invested sport with ideological significance. That significance, however, varies distinctively and characteristically with...


Podium

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...


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...


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,...


Moral Encounters in Tourism

by Mary Mostafanezhad & Kevin Hannam

This first full length treatment of the role of morality in tourism examines how the tourism encounter is also fundamentally a moral encounter. Drawing upon interdisciplinary perspectives, leading and new authors...


On South Bank: The Production of Public Space

by Alasdair J.H. Jones

Tensions over the production of urban public space came to the fore in summer 2013 with mass protests in Turkey sparked by a plan to redevelop Taksim Gezi Park, Istanbul. In London, concomitant proposals to...


The Serious Leisure Perspective: 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...


Sport and Social Exclusion in 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...


Sport and Social Exclusion: Second edition

by Mike Collins

Tackling social exclusion should be a central aim of any civilised social policy. In this meticulously revised and updated new edition of his groundbreaking study, Sport and Social Exclusion, Mike Collins has...


English National Identity and Football Fan Culture: Who Are Ya?

by Tom Gibbons

In recent years, scholars have understood the increasing use of the St George’s Cross by football fans to be evidence of a rise in a specifically ‘English’ identity. This has emerged as part of a wider...


Sport, Medicine, Ethics

by Mike McNamee

The ethics of sports medicine is an important emerging area within biomedical ethics. The professionalization of medical support services in sport and continuing debates around issues such as performance-enhancing...


Brazil's Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, The Olympics, and the Struggle for Democracy

by Dave Zirin

The leading US commentator on the politics of sports explores the coming World Cup and beyond.


Sports in America

by James A. Michener

Originally published in 1976, James A. Michener’s explosive, spectacular Sports in America is a prescient examination of the crisis in American sports that is still unfolding to this day. Pro basketball players...


Research Methods in Sports Coaching

by Lee Nelson, Ryan Groom & Paul Potrac

Research Methods in Sports Coaching is a key resource for any student, researcher or practitioner wishing to undertake research into sports coaching. It takes the reader through each phase of the research process,...


Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality

by Jennifer Hargreaves & Eric Anderson

The Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality brings together important new work from 68 leading international scholars that, collectively, demonstrates the intrinsic interconnectedness of sport, gender...


Olympic Housing: A Critical Review of London 2012's Legacy

by Penny Bernstock

One of the distinguishing characteristics of London's bid to host the games was its commitment to legacy where it was argued that ‘the legacy would lead to the regeneration of an entire community for the direct...