Sporting Dystopias Book

Sporting Dystopias

  • Author : Ralph C. Wilcox
  • Publisher : State University of New York Press
  • File Size : 18,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2012-02-01
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 299
  • ISBN 10 : 9780791487099


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Challenges the unexamined belief that sports stadiums, events, and teams in cities are always beneficial to the comunities.

Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport Book

Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport

  • Author : Richard Giulianotti
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • File Size : 19,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2015-07-24
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 492
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134116690


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The sociology of sport is a core discipline within the academic study of sport. It helps us to understand what sport is and why it matters. Sociological knowledge, implicit or explicit, therefore underpins scholarly enquiry into sport in every aspect. The Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport is a landmark publication that brings together the most important themes, theories and issues within the sociology of sport, tracing the contours of the discipline and surveying the state-of-the-art. Part One explores the main theories and analytical approaches that define contemporary sport sociology and introduces the most important methodological issues confronting researchers working in the social scientific study of sport. Part Two examines the connections and divisions between sociology and cognate disciplines within sport studies, including history, anthropology, economics, leisure and tourism studies, philosophy, politics and psychology. Part Three investigates how the most important social divisions within sport, and in wider society, are addressed in sport sociology, including ‘race‘, gender, class, sexuality and disability. Part Four explores a wide range of pressing contemporary issues associated with sport, including sport and the body, social problems associated with sport, sport places and settings, and the global aspects of sport. Written by a team of leading international sport scholars, including many of the most well-known, respected and innovative thinkers working in the discipline, the Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport is an essential reference for any student, researcher or professional with an interest in sport.

Management of Sports Development Book

Management of Sports Development

  • Author : Vassil Girginov
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • File Size : 12,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : 9780750685627


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Management of Sports Development is the first book to offer a holistic approach to a field which has been growing in importance for some years. Although many books exist on various aspects of development never before has there been a text which addresses the process of development in such a comprehensive manner. This is a 'one-stop-shop' to understanding the process of sports development, offering the reader: - comprehensive coverage of the major themes in the process of sports development - contributions from an internationally renowned author team - a concisely edited text with a logical and well-developed structure - a dedicated accompanying website with updates and new material This accessible book is essential reading for students or lecturers in the field of sports development and is set to be a vital contribution to the literature in this area. * A unique book that covers all the key issues in the growing field of sports development * Written by an internationally renowned author team and concisely edited into a logical and comprehensively structured volume * Accompanied by a dedicated website with updates, further articles and features

Sport in the City Book

Sport in the City

  • Author : Michael P. Sam
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • File Size : 19,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2013-09-13
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317990789


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Sport is seen as an increasingly important aspect of urban and regional planning. Related programmes have moved to the forefront of agendas for cities of the present and future. This has occurred as the barriers between so-called ‘high’ and ‘popular’ culture continue to disintegrate. Sport is now a key component within strategies for the cultural regeneration of cities and regions, a tendency with mixed outcomes - at times fostering genuinely democratic arrangements, at others pseudo-democratic arrangements, whereby political, business and cultural elites manipulate a sense of sameness and unity among their fellow citizens to smooth the path for the pursuit of what are actually vested interests. Almost any active enactment of a ‘sports city of culture’ risks divisiveness. Recognizing controversies, with both potentially positive and negative outcomes, this book examines sport within contexts of urban and regional regeneration, via a number of rather different case studies. Within these studies, the role of sport stadium development, franchise expansion and sports-fan (and anti-sport) activism is addressed and articulated with issues concerning, inter alia, public funding, environmental impact, urban infrastructure and citizen identity. The ‘sport in the city’ project commenced as a research symposium held at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand and number of the essays originate from this occasion. This book was previously published as a special issue of Sport in Society.

Sport Tourism Book

Sport Tourism

  • Author : Heather J. Gibson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • File Size : 18,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2013-09-13
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 263
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136875670


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The study of sport tourism is on the cusp of moving from a descriptive phase of research into an analytical phase. Consequently, many academics and graduate students are searching for theories upon which to ground their work. This book draws upon theories and concepts from sociology and anthropology (the socio-cultural perspective), sport and tourism studies, and business studies. One of the dangers of a new area of study is that the body of knowledge is built on a range of seemingly unrelated studies. By grounding work in a theoretical perspective, future work can be linked to, and contribute to building a cohesive understanding of various aspects of sport tourism. This book is an edited collection written by some of the top scholars working in a particular domain throughout the world, providing a compendium of theories and concepts that can be used to frame research on various aspects of sport tourism. This volume was previously published as a special issue of the journal Sport in Society.

Sport and Society Book

Sport and Society

  • Author : Barrie Houlihan
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • File Size : 6,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2015-11-16
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473943247


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'This third edition of Sport and Society, with contributions from some of the field’s most highly respected scholars, covers the myriad of complex, pervasive and global issues confronting sport in the 21st century. It continues to be a foundation text for students across most sport disciplines' - Russel Hoye, La Trobe University, Australia ‘The third edition of Sport and Society reinforces its place as one of the most valuable texts for students and others engaging in social scientific study of sport. Overall, the book continues to achieve an unrivalled balance between different social science disciplines that have been applied to sport; between local, national and international issues; and between broad overviews and specific detail on every topic. The end result is a book that is "a must" on many academic reading lists!' - Iain Lindsey, Durham University, UK Fully updated and revised, the Third Edition of Barrie Houlihan and Dominic Malcolm's ground-breaking Sport and Society provides students and instructors with a one-stop text that is comprehensive, accessible, international, and engaging. This popular book: Approaches the study of sport from a multi-disciplinary perspective Presents the importance of social structure, power, and inequality in analysing the nature and significance of sport in society Addresses the rapid commercialization and regulation of sport Engages in comparative analysis to understand problems clearly and produce sound solutions Expands students' knowledge through chapter summaries, guides to further reading, and extensive bibliographies Offers five new chapters addressing the key contemporary issues of: lifestyle sport; sport for development and peace; the governance of international sport organisations; sports fandom; and sport in East Asia. A superb teaching text, this new edition will be relished by instructors seeking an authoritative introduction to sport and society and students who want a relevant, enriching text for their lear

Race and Sport in Canada Book

Race and Sport in Canada

  • Author : Janelle Joseph
  • Publisher : Canadian Scholars’ Press
  • File Size : 6,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Africa
  • Pages : 317
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551304144


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Race and Sport in Canada: Intersecting Inequalities is the first anthology to explore intersections of race with the constructions of gender, sexuality, class, and ability within the context of Canadian sport settings. Written by a collection of emerging and established scholars, this book is broadly organized around three interrelated areas: historical approaches to the study of race and sport in Canada; Canadian immigration and the study of race and sport; and the study of race and sport beyond Canada's borders. Within these themes, a variety of relevant topics are discussed, including black football players in twentieth-century Canada, the structural barriers to sports participation faced by immigrants arriving to Atlantic Canada, and NCAA scholarships and Canadian athletes. Race and Sport in Canada will be of interest to the general reader as well as to instructors and students in the fields of sport studies, sociology, critical race studies, cultural studies, and education.

Sport and Urban Space in Europe Book

Sport and Urban Space in Europe

  • Author : Thierry Terret
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • File Size : 20,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2017-10-02
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317435723


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Filling a gap in the literature on the history of sport in Europe, the book brings together complementary studies on diverse aspects of the interrelation between sport and urban space. Going from geography to political science, from sports history to urban and transport history, it suggests a three-fold approach. A first thematic group of researches ranges around "Sport Development and Urban Spaces", exploring the impact of the city on the rise of sport. A second focal point is related to "Sport Policies and Local Identities" with a special attention given to the making of sport venues and competitions in the making of urban identity. A third thematic group includes studies on "Sport Facilities, Engineers and Workers". The articulation of the three parts builds a unique contribution to the process of identity making at a European level. This book was published a sa special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.

Sport and Tourism Book

Sport and Tourism

  • Author : James Higham
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • File Size : 13,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2010-05-04
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136435881


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Sport and Tourism: Globalization, Mobility and Identity marks a new era in sport tourism texts. Written by global experts whose previous collaborations have been integral to the development of the field, the book applies key social science concepts and issues relevant to the academic study of sport and tourism. This is a ground-breaking text, which: Critically explores the wider manifestations of sport-related tourism and mobility Addresses key themes such as globalization, mobility and identity Explores the unique interrelationship that exists in a sport tourism context between activity, people and place Includes case studies written by a range of leading scholars from around the world Set to be the an essential text for any student or academic in the field, this book cements and advances previous studies by building upon existing literature, while extending the field by exploring avenues of study that are yet to be comprehensively addressed. The latest collaboration by internationally renowned authors applies new theoretical perspectives for the advancement of sport tourism.

Feminist Sport Studies Book

Feminist Sport Studies

  • Author : Pirkko Markula
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • File Size : 7,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2005-08-18
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 0791465306


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Uses personal narratives to highlight the development of feminist sport studies.

Sports Tourism Book

Sports Tourism

  • Author : Mike Weed
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • File Size : 17,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2012-06-14
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136435393


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Sports Tourism: Participants, Policy and Providers is an unparalleled text that explains sports tourism as a social, economic and cultural phenomenon that stems from the unique interaction of activity, people and place. Unlike other texts, it establishes sports tourism as a unique area that produces its own unique issues, concerns and controversies. Extensively revised with cutting edge new material based on the latest research in the field, this edition uses recent international case studies to illustrate how theory is used in practice. The text tackles the complex and distinctive issues this sector faces from three viewpoints: participants: examining the profiles, motivations and behaviour patterns of sports tourists to create a participation model policy: analyzes the response by policy makers to this phenomenon and the problems of achieving integration between two sectors with historically different cultures providers: their motivations, aims, objectives and strategies. Now in its second edition, this book is an essential resource for those studying, teaching or working in sports tourism.

Sport Across Asia Book

Sport Across Asia

  • Author : Katrin Bromber
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • File Size : 7,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2013-02-15
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135114312


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This book is designed to reflect both our current knowledge regarding sport, globalisation and ‘"encounters" with several important "post-colonial" or non-western societies and to draw together scholars from a range of different disciplines. Case studies of cultural encounters in Central, South-East Asia, Asia Minor and the Arabian peninsula capture the paradoxical processes of emulation, resistance and transformation that are at work in the diffusion and development of "sport" and body cultures. These case studies bring together insights from anthropology, cultural studies, geography, history, law, sociology, various area and post-colonial studies.

Routledge Handbook of Sports Event Management Book

Routledge Handbook of Sports Event Management

  • Author : Milena M. Parent
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • File Size : 20,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2017-07-14
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 462
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135104306


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From the Olympic Games to community-level competitions, sports events can be complex and pose a particular set of managerial challenges. The Routledge Handbook of Sports Event Management surveys the management of sports events around the world of every size and scale, from small to mega-events, including one-off and recurring events, and single-sport and multi-sport events. The book adopts a unique stakeholder perspective, structured around the groups and individuals who have an interest in and co-create sports events, including organising committees, promoters, sport organisations, spectators, community groups, sponsors, host governments, the media and NGOs. Each chapter addresses a specific stakeholder, defines that stakeholder and its relationships with sports events, describes the managerial requirements for a successful event, assesses current research and directions for future research, and outlines the normative dimensions of stakeholder engagement (such as sustainability and legacy). No other book takes such a broad view of sports event management, surveying key theory, current research, best practice, and moral and ethical considerations in one volume. With contributions from leading sport and event scholars from around the world, the Routledge Handbook of Sports Event Management is essential reading for any advanced student, researcher or professional with an interest in sport management, sport development, sport policy or events.

Communication and Sport Book

Communication and Sport

  • Author : Andrew C. Billings
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • File Size : 20,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2014-03-24
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483324012


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The Second Edition of Communication and Sport: Surveying the Field offers the most comprehensive and diverse approach to the study of communication and sport available at the undergraduate level. Newly expanded to incorporate the latest topics and perspectives in the field, the New Edition examines a wide array of topics to help readers understand important issues such as sports media, rhetoric, culture, and organizations from both micro- and macro- perspectives. Everything from youth to amateur to professional sports is addressed in terms of mythology, community, and identity; issues such as fan cultures, racial identity and gender in sports media, politics and nationality in sports, and sports and religion are explored in depth, and provide useful, applied insight for readers. Practical and relevant, epistemologically diverse, and theoretically grounded, the Second Edition of Billings, Butterworth, and Turman’s text keeps readers on the cutting-edge.

Sport  Physical Culture  and the Moving Body Book

Sport Physical Culture and the Moving Body

  • Author : Joshua I. Newman
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • File Size : 15,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2020-01-17
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 371
  • ISBN 10 : 9780813591810


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Sport, Physical Culture, and the Moving Body explores the extent to which the body, when moving about active body spaces (the gymnasium, the ball field, the lab, the running track, the beach, or the stadium) and those places less often connected to physical activity (the home, the street, the classroom, the automobile), is bounded to technologies of life and living, as well as to the political arrangements that seek to capitalize upon such frames of biological vitality. To do so, the authors problematize the rise of active body science (kinesiology, sport and exercise sciences, performance biotechnology) and the effects these scientific interventions have on embodied, lived experience. Sport, Physical Culture, and the Moving Body offers a groundbreaking departure from representationalist tendencies and orthodoxies brought about by the cultural turn in sport and physical cultural studies. It brings the moving body and its physics back into focus: re-centering moving flesh as the locus of social order, environmental change, and the global political economy.