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  • Discourses of Olympism

    Discourses of Olympism
    av D. Chatziefstathiou

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780230289574

    This book evaluates the moral project of Olympism, analzying the changing value positions adopted in relation to the ideology of Olympism across the period from the 1890s to the present day. The book also analyzes discourses of Olympism concerned wi…

  • Sport, Politics and Society in the Arab World

    Sport, Politics and Society in the Arab World
    av M. Amara

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780230307926

    This book explores the significance of sport in the understanding of past and current societal dynamics in the Arab world. It examines sport in relation to cultural, political and economic changes in the Arab World, including nation-state building,…

  • Rugby Union and Globalization

    Rugby Union and Globalization
    av J. Harris

    Inbunden - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780230229310

    In 1995 rugby union finally became a professional sport following more than a century as an amateur game. This book offers a critical analysis of the sport in the professional era and assesses the relationship between the local and the global in con…

  • Cricket's Changing Ethos

    Cricket's Changing Ethos
    av Jon Gemmell

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783319763385

    This book examines historically how cricket was codified out of its variant folk-forms and then marketed with certain lessons sought to reinforce the values of a declining landed interest. It goes on to show how such values were then adapted as part…

  • The Global Football League

    The Global Football League
    av P. Millward

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780230274440

    This book tackles issues of globalization in the English Premier League and unpicks what this means to fan groups around the world, drawing upon a range of sociological theories to tell the story of the local and global repertoires of action emanati…

  • Global Sport-for-Development

    Global Sport-for-Development

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781349450213

    This book provides a critical approach to sport-for-development, acknowledging the potential of this growing field but emphasising challenges, problems and limitations - particularly if programs are not adequately planned, delivered or monitored.

  • Women in Action Sport Cultures

    Women in Action Sport Cultures

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781137457967

    Young, white men have dominated action sports for many years, yet women have refused to accept positions on the margins of these unique sporting cultures. Developing in a different context to many traditional sports, girls and women have adopted hig…

  • Olympic Games, Mega-Events and Civil Societies

    Olympic Games, Mega-Events and Civil Societies

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780230244177

    This volume explores sporting mega-events, their social, political, and cultural characters, the value systems that they inscribe and draw on, the claims they make on us and the claims the organisers make for them, the spatial and ethical relationsh…

  • Olympic Women and the Media

    Olympic Women and the Media

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781349308453

    This book examines how women athletes were represented in international media coverage during the 2004 Olympic Games. Through feminist theorizing and qualitative textual analysis, the contributors discuss sexualization, nationalism, success, failure…

  • Sport and Challenges to Racism

    Sport and Challenges to Racism

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781349314270

    With an international line-up of contributors, this book examines challenges to racism in and through sport. It addresses the different agents of change in the context of wider socio-political shifts and explores issues of policy formation, practice…

  • Forbidden Football in Ceausescu's Romania

    Forbidden Football in Ceausescu's Romania
    av Laszlo Peter

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783319707082

    This book presents an ethnographic description and sociological interpretation of the 'football gatherings' that evolved out of central Romania in the late twentieth century. In the 1980's, Romanian public television did not broadcast football mega-…

  • Sport, Politics and Society in the Arab World

    Sport, Politics and Society in the Arab World
    av M. Amara

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781349338849

    This book explores the significance of sport in the understanding of past and current societal dynamics in the Arab world. It examines sport in relation to cultural, political and economic changes in the Arab World, including nation-state building,…

  • The Global Gym

    The Global Gym
    av J. Andreasson

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781349467044

    By participating in the everyday life of fitness professionals, gym-goers and bodybuilders, The Global Gym explores fitness centres as sites of learning. The authors consider how physical, psychological and cultural knowledge about health and the bo…

  • Identity and Nation in African Football

    Identity and Nation in African Football

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781349470273

    The 2010 South African World Cup launched African football onto the global stage. This volume brings together top scholars on African football to explore a range of issues such as gender, identity, nationalism, history, cyber-fandom, the media and f…

  • Rugby Union and Globalization

    Rugby Union and Globalization
    av J. Harris

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781349310722

    In 1995 rugby union finally became a professional sport following more than a century as an amateur game. This book offers a critical analysis of the sport in the professional era and assesses the relationship between the local and the global in con…

  • The London Olympics of 2012

    The London Olympics of 2012
    av Stephen Wagg

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781137326331

    Analysing the politics of the 2012 London Olympics, Stephen Wagg examines the framing of London's bid to host the Games, arguments about the Games' likely impact and the establishment of 'Fortress London' to protect the Games. The book asks who won,…

  • International Diplomacy and the Olympic Movement

    International Diplomacy and the Olympic Movement
    av Aaron Beacom

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780230241060

    This book explores the relationship between diplomatic discourse and the Olympic Movement, charting its continuity and change from an historical perspective. Using the recent body of literature on diplomacy it explores the evolution of diplomatic di…

  • Olympic Women and the Media

    Olympic Women and the Media

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780230222847

    This book examines how women athletes were represented in international media coverage during the 2004 Olympic Games. Through feminist theorizing and qualitative textual analysis, the contributors discuss sexualization, nationalism, success, failure…

  • Sport under Communism

    Sport under Communism
    av M. Dennis

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781349309801

    Based on original Stasi and Communist Party archival sources, this book uncovers why East Germany was for two decades running one of the most successful nations in the Summer and Winter Olympics, exploring how the central elite sports system was bes…

  • Football and National Identities in Spain

    Football and National Identities in Spain
    av A. Quiroga

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780230355408

    This book investigates the use of football to create, shape and promote Spanish, Catalan and Basque national identities and explores the utilization of soccer to foster patriotic feelings, exposing the often dark vested interests behind the propagat…

  • Sport, Protest and Globalisation

    Sport, Protest and Globalisation

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781137464910

    This volume is built around three assumptions - first, that for huge numbers people around the world, including many sport lovers, there are more important things in life than sport; second, that the governance of sport is in many ways problematic a…

  • The Olympic Games and the Environment

    The Olympic Games and the Environment
    av J. Karamichas

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780230228610

    This book examines the environmental credentials of Olympic Host cities and the opportunities afforded by hosting the Games towards the ecological modernization of the host nation by using perspectives offered by environmental sociology. It also set…

  • The Global Football League

    The Global Football League
    av P. Millward

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781349324422

    This book tackles issues of globalization in the English Premier League and unpicks what this means to fan groups around the world, drawing upon a range of sociological theories to tell the story of the local and global repertoires of action emanati…

  • Snowboarding Bodies in Theory and Practice

    Snowboarding Bodies in Theory and Practice
    av H. Thorpe

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780230579446

    This book provides the first in-depth analysis of the global phenomenon of snowboarding culture. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, it offers key insights into the sport, lifestyle, industry, media, gender relations, travel, and physical experi…

  • Perspectives on the U.S.-Mexico Soccer Rivalry

    Perspectives on the U.S.-Mexico Soccer Rivalry

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783319558301

    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…

  • Sports and The Global South

    Sports and The Global South
    av S. Janaka Biyanwila

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783319685014

    This book reimagines the pleasures of sports and provides a critical perspective from the Global South. Analysing the spread of sports markets in Sri Lanka along with a range of struggles, the book highlights how the celebration of 'sportive nationa…

  • The Olympic Games and the Environment

    The Olympic Games and the Environment
    av J. Karamichas

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781349310180

    This book examines the environmental credentials of Olympic Host cities and the opportunities afforded by hosting the Games towards the ecological modernization of the host nation by using perspectives offered by environmental sociology. It also set…

  • Olympic Games, Mega-Events and Civil Societies

    Olympic Games, Mega-Events and Civil Societies

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781349318810

    This volume explores sporting mega-events, their social, political, and cultural characters, the value systems that they inscribe and draw on, the claims they make on us and the claims the organisers make for them, the spatial and ethical relationsh…

  • International Diplomacy and the Olympic Movement

    International Diplomacy and the Olympic Movement
    av Aaron Beacom

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781349316793

    This book explores the relationship between diplomatic discourse and the Olympic Movement, charting its continuity and change from an historical perspective. Using the recent body of literature on diplomacy it explores the evolution of diplomatic di…

  • Football and National Identities in Spain

    Football and National Identities in Spain
    av A. Quiroga

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781349347070

    This book investigates the use of football to create, shape and promote Spanish, Catalan and Basque national identities and explores the utilization of soccer to foster patriotic feelings, exposing the often dark vested interests behind the propagat…

  • Identity and Nation in African Football

    Identity and Nation in African Football

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781137355805

    The 2010 South African World Cup launched African football onto the global stage. This volume brings together top scholars on African football to explore a range of issues such as gender, identity, nationalism, history, cyber-fandom, the media and f…

  • Leisure Cultures and the Making of Modern Ski Resorts

    Leisure Cultures and the Making of Modern Ski Resorts

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783319920245

    This edited volume offers an historical perspective on the creation of a global mass industry around skiing. By focusing on the ski resort as loci par excellence for global exchange, the contributors consider the development of skiing around the wor…

  • Sport, Promotional Culture and the Crisis of Masculinity

    Sport, Promotional Culture and the Crisis of Masculinity
    av Sarah Gee

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781137556721

    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 fr…

  • Sport and International Development

    Sport and International Development
    av Roger Levermore

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781349360109

    Investigating the capacity of sport to act both as a conduit for traditional development assistance activities and as an agent for change in its own right, this book argues that sport can contribute to the development process, particularly where tra…

  • Sport and Challenges to Racism

    Sport and Challenges to Racism

    Inbunden - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780230236158

    With an international line-up of contributors, this book examines challenges to racism in and through sport. It addresses the different agents of change in the context of wider socio-political shifts and explores issues of policy formation, practice…

  • Physical Activity and Sport in Later Life

    Physical Activity and Sport in Later Life

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781137429315

    This volume addresses key issues such as the cultural and discursive context in which physical activity is discussed; the process of becoming physically active; the role of care settings in enabling physical activity; pleasure; gender; and place and…

  • Global Perspectives on Women in Combat Sports

    Global Perspectives on Women in Combat Sports

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781137439352

    This volume offers a wide-reaching overview of current academic research on women's participation in combat sports within a range of different national and trans-national contexts, detailing many of the struggles and opportunities experienced by wom…

  • The History and Politics of Sport-for-Development

    The History and Politics of Sport-for-Development
    av Simon C. Darnell

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781137439437

    This book focuses on the major social and political forces that have shaped the ways in which sport has been understood, organized, and contested in an effort to engender social change.Integrating the history of international development with the hi…

  • African Football, Identity Politics and Global Media Narratives

    African Football, Identity Politics and Global Media Narratives
    av Tendai Chari

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781349483235

    This edited volume addresses key debates around African football, identity construction, fan cultures, and both African and global media narratives. Using the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa as a lens, it explores how football in Africa is intim…

  • Sport and International Development

    Sport and International Development
    av Roger Levermore

    Inbunden - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780230542563

    Investigating the capacity of sport to act both as a conduit for traditional development assistance activities and as an agent for change in its own right, this book argues that sport can contribute to the development process, particularly where tra…

  • Snowboarding Bodies in Theory and Practice

    Snowboarding Bodies in Theory and Practice
    av H. Thorpe

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781349368129

    This book provides the first in-depth analysis of the global phenomenon of snowboarding culture. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, it offers key insights into the sport, lifestyle, industry, media, gender relations, travel, and physical experi…

  • Discourses of Olympism

    Discourses of Olympism
    av D. Chatziefstathiou

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781349331048

    This book evaluates the moral project of Olympism, analzying the changing value positions adopted in relation to the ideology of Olympism across the period from the 1890s to the present day. The book also analyzes discourses of Olympism concerned wi…

  • Sport under Communism

    Sport under Communism
    av M. Dennis

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780230227842

    Based on original Stasi and Communist Party archival sources, this book uncovers why East Germany was for two decades running one of the most successful nations in the Summer and Winter Olympics, exploring how the central elite sports system was bes…