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    DescriptionLittle more than a decade since Sport, Space and the City was written in 1993, the sport-city nexus continues to be a focus of world attention. This global interest is reflected, in part, by the fact that while this book concentrates mainly on British football (soccer), it was well received in North America and translated into Japanese. Its widespread reception implies a degree of general interest and application of its contents. Almost all of it is fully relevant to the present day. A geographical perspective - the view taken in this book - continues to inform studies of sport and the city. Space and place are now widely recognized by sports sociologists and sports historians as being central to their studies and Sport, Space and the City is often cited as a source of ideas and concepts that inform such studies. This reprinting will enable those previously denied access to an out-of-print book to enhance a geographical approach to the exploration of sport in the late modern city. "John Bale's book is essential reading for those wishing to think seriously about sports stadia." Sports and Leisure 1993 "This splendid and path-breaking book might more accurately be entitled "Professional Football, Space and the British City. It will prove revolutionary in the field of sports geography and thoroughly stimulating to social and economic geographers, planners and football enthusiasts everywhere." Society and Space 11, 1993 "An offering from the preeminent British scholar on sports and geography. This was one of the first books I came across when I became interested in sports stadia. It presents a general overview of many issues related to stadium development including the evolution of the sports space, hooliganism and the performance boost to home teams. A very useful book indeed." From Tim Chapin's sports facility reference list Top Ten

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    Sport, Space and the City
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Bale
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 232
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 113 g
    ISBN 13: 9781930665385
    ISBN 10: 1930665385

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25850
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.9T
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: WS
    BISAC V2.8: ARC011000, SPO000000
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    BIC subject category V2: RPC
    B&T General Subject: 650
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: HT
    BISAC V2.8: POL002000
    Abridged Dewey: 307
    DC21: 725.8043
    LC classification: 2001093233
    Illustrations note
    illustrations facsim., maps, plans
    The Blackburn Press
    Imprint name
    The Blackburn Press
    Publication date
    30 December 2001
    Publication City/Country
    West Caldwell