There is more to Japanese sport than sumo, karate and baseball. Without neglecting the significance of sport spectatorship, this study takes a particular angle by looking at sport as a field of practice, pain and pleasure. This study of social sport in Japan pursues a comprehensive approach towards...
To Be Published July 14th 2013 by Routledge
The European Spectacle
Over the past decade, European football has seen tremendous changes impacting upon its international framework as well as local traditions and national institutions. Processes of Europeanization in the fields of economy and politics provided the background for transformations of the production and...
Published May 30th 2013 by Routledge
Business, Culture and the People's Game in East Asia
Global popular culture and big business have revolutionised the East in a generation. Football, Sport of the masses and now commercial super power, has travelled with this tide of change in the East in its own right. The development of football as a major participatory sport in Japan, Korea and...
Published September 22nd 2004 by Routledge
The football World Cup is unquestionably the biggest sporting event in the world. This fascinating collection of papers examines the background to the 2002 World Cup Finals, held in Korea and Japan, and explores the event's profound social, cultural, political and economic significance. The book...
Published April 24th 2002 by Routledge