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  1. The Fantasy Sport Industry

    Games within Games

    By Andrew C. Billings, Brody J. Ruihley

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Fantasy sport has become big business. Recent estimates suggest that there as many as 27 million fantasy sport participants in the US alone, spending $1.5bn annually, with many millions more around the world. This is the first in-depth study of fantasy sport as a cultural and social phenomenon and...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Reframing Disability?

    Media, (Dis)Empowerment, and Voice in the 2012 Paralympics

    Edited by Daniel Jackson, Caroline E.M. Hodges, Mike Molesworth, Richard Scullion

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    The London 2012 Paralympic Games - the biggest, most accessible and best-attended games in the Paralympics' 64-year history - came with an explicit aim to "transform the perception of disabled people in society," and use sport to contribute to "a better world for all people with a disability." This...

    Published December 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Pierre Bourdieu and Physical Culture

    Edited by lisahunter, Wayne Smith, elke emerald

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    The work of French sociologist, anthropologist and philosopher Pierre Bourdieu has been influential across a set of cognate disciplines that can be classified as physical culture studies. Concepts such as field, capital, habitus and symbolic violence have been used as theoretical tools by scholars...

    Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Asian American Athletes in Sport and Society

    Edited by C. Richard King

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    For more than a century, sporting spectacles, media coverage, and popular audiences have staged athletics in black and white. Commercial, media, and academic accounts have routinely erased, excluded, ignored, and otherwise made absent the Asian American presence in sport. This book seeks to redress...

    Published November 13th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Health and Elite Sport

    Is High Performance Sport a Healthy Pursuit?

    Edited by Joe Baker, Parissa Safai, Jessica Fraser-Thomas

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Health and Elite Sport is the first book to critically examine the relationship between participation in high performance sport and health outcomes. Drawing on theory and empirical data from a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, developmental psychology, epidemiology, and physical...

    Published October 21st 2014 by Routledge

  6. Football and Migration

    Perspectives, Places, Players

    Edited by Richard Elliott, John Harris

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Football is an incredibly powerful case study of globalization and an extremely useful lens through which to study and understand contemporary processes of international migration. This is the first book to focus on the increasingly complex series of migratory processes that contour the...

    Published September 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Youth Sport, Physical Activity and Play

    Policy, Interventions and Participation

    Edited by Andrew Parker, Don Vinson

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Sport, physical activity and play are key constituents of social life, impacting such diverse fields as healthcare, education and criminal justice. Over the past decade, governments around the world have begun to place physical activity at the heart of social policy, providing increased...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Sport Development in the United States

    High Performance and Mass Participation

    By Peter Smolianov, Dwight Zakus, Joseph Gallo

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    The development of both elite, high performance sport and mass participation, grassroots-level sport are central concerns for governments and sports governing bodies. This important new study is the first to closely examine the challenges and opportunities for sports development in the United...

    Published September 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Sport, Racism and Social Media

    By Neil Farrington, Lee Hall, Daniel Kilvington, John Price, Amir Saeed

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Racist abuse may at one time have been hurled across the sports stadium or scrawled on a wall. But in today’s social media world it can be published to millions, from almost anywhere, in an instant. Sport, Racism and Social Media provides the first significant, academic account of how social media...

    Published September 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Touch in Sports Coaching and Physical Education

    Fear, Risk and Moral Panic

    Edited by Heather Piper

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    In our increasingly risk-averse society, touch and touching behaviours between professionals and children have become a fraught issue. In sports coaching and physical education, touching young sports performers and participants has, in some contexts, come to be redefined as dubious and dangerous....

    Published August 26th 2014 by Routledge