Routledge Handbook of Global Sport

Routledge Handbook of Global Sport

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The story of global sport is the story of expansion from local development to globalized industry, from recreational to marketised activity. Alongside that, each sport has its own distinctive history, sub-cultures, practices and structures. This ambitious new volume offers state-of-the-art overviews of the development of every major sport or classification of sport, introducing their history, socio-cultural significance, political economy, and suggesting directions for future research. By putting sport itself in the foreground, this book represents the perfect companion to any social scientific course in sport studies, and the perfect jumping-off point for further study or more

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  • Hardback | 528 pages
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138887234
  • 9781138887237

About John Nauright

John Nauright is Professor of Sport and Leisure Cultures and Director of the Centre of Sport, Tourism and Leisure Studies at the University of Brighton, UK. He was previously Founding Co-Director of The Center for Research on Sport and Leisure in Society and Founding Director of the Academy of International Sport at George Mason University in Virginia, USA. His four-volume co-edited work Sports Around the World: History, Culture and Practice (ABC-CLIO, 2012) was named by Library Journal as a Best Reference Work for 2012. His other recent works include: The Routledge Companion to Sports History (2010) and Long Run to Freedom: Sport Cultures and Identities in South Africa (2010) and Soccer Around the World (2014). In total he has authored or edited 15 books in sports studies with case studies from around the world, as well as authoring over 60 refereed journal articles. His current research projects include: Sport and the British world; Sussex bonfires in history and heritage practice; Representations of native peoples in sporting and popular cultural contexts. His co-edited collection Beyond CLR James: Race and Ethnicity in Sport appears in Autum 2014 with University of Arkansas more

Table of contents

1. Introduction: Sports and Humanity 2. American Football 3. Angling and Fishing 4. Association Football (Soccer) 5. Australian Rules Football 6. Baseball and Softball 7. Basketball 8. Boxing 9. Climbing and Mountaineering 10. Cricket 11. Cycling 12. Equestrian Sports 13. Field Athletics 14. Field Hockey 15. Gaelic Games 16. Golf 17. Gymnastics 18. Highland Games 19. Ice Hockey 20. Lacrosse 21. Martial Arts 22. Motor sports 23. Netball 24. Racquet Sports 25. Rowing 26. Rugby League 27. Rugby Union 28. Sailing 29. Shooting and Archery 30. Skateboarding and Snowboarding 31. Skiing 32. Sliding Sports 33. Snooker, Pool and Billiards 34. Surfing 35. Target Bowling and Throwing Sports 36. Team Handball 37. Track Athletics 38. Volleyball 39. Water Body Sports (Swimming, Diving and Water Polo) 40. Weightlifting and Bodybuilding 41. Wrestling 42. Emerging Sports and Sport Futuresshow more

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