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Routledge Handbook of Global Sport

Edited by: John Nauright , Sarah Zipp

Print publication date:  January  2020
Online publication date:  January  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138887237
eBook ISBN: 9781315714264
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315714264
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Book description

The story of global sport is the story of expansion from local development to globalized industry, from recreational to marketized 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, examining their history, socio-cultural significance, political economy and international reach, and suggesting directions for future research. Expert authors from around the world provide varied perspectives on the globalization of sport, highlighting diverse and often underrepresented voices. 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 research.

The Routledge Handbook of Global Sport is an essential reference for students and scholars of sport history, sport and society, the sociology of sport, sport development, sport and globalization, sports geography, international sports organizations, sports cultures, the governance of sport, sport studies, sport coaching or sport management.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  American football Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Association football Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Australian football Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Basketball Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Field Hockey Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Ice hockey Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Lacrosse Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Netball Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Rugby league Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Rugby union Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Volleyball Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Boxing Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Mixed martial arts Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Wrestling Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Martial arts Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Badminton Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Baseball and softball Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Cricket Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Darts Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Golf Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Snooker and billiards Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Table tennis Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Tennis Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Athletics/track and field Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Cycling Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Equestrian Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Motor sports Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Sailing Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Skiing Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Sliding sports Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Swimming and diving Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Figure skating Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Gymnastics Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Weightlifting Download PDF
Chapter  35:  E-sports Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Fishing and Angling Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Climbing and mountaineering Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Snowboarding and skateboarding Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Surfing Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Gaelic games Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Highland games Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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