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  1. Host Cities and the Olympics

    An Interactionist Approach

    By Harry Hiller

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Rather than interpreting the Olympics as primarily a sporting event of international or national significance, this book understands the Games as a civic project for the host city that serves as a catalyst for a variety of urban interests over a period of many years from the bidding phase through...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Global Horseracing Industry

    Social, Economic, Environmental and Ethical Perspectives

    By Phil McManus, Glenn Albrecht, Raewyn Graham

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Horseracing, thoroughbred breeding and gambling on racing are global industries worth several hundred billion dollars. They are also industries facing serious challenges, from the rise of alternative forms of leisure gambling to concerns about the ethical treatment of animals in all equestrian...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Designing the Olympics

    (Post)national Identity in the Age of Globalization

    By Jilly Traganou

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    The Olympic Games are regarded as hallmark events capable of regenerating host cities and placing them on the global map. In this book, Jilly Traganou examines the relationship between design and national identity in the age of globalization. By merging studies of architecture (Olympic venues),...

    Published January 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Rethinking Drug Use in Sport

    Why the war will never be won

    By Bob Stewart, Aaron Smith

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Drug free sport is an unattainable aspiration. In this critical, paradigm-shifting reappraisal of contemporary drug policy in sport, Bob Stewart and Aaron Smith argue that drug use in sport is an inexorable consequence of the nature, structure and culture of sport itself. By de-mythologising and...

    Published January 5th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Sport, Animals, and Society

    Edited by James Gillett, Michelle Gilbert

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    This book advances current literature on the role and place of animals in sport and society. It explores different forms of sporting spaces, examines how figures of animals have been used to racialize the human athlete, and encourages the reader to think critically about animal ethics, animals in...

    Published December 25th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Sport and Nationalism in China

    By Zhouxiang Lu, Fan Hong

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    This book examines the relationships between sport, nationalism and nation building in China. By exploring the last 150 years of Chinese history, it offers unparalleled depth and breadth of coverage and provides a clear grasp of Chinese sports nationalism from both macro and micro perspectives....

    Published November 12th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Sport in Prison

    Exploring the Role of Physical Activity in Correctional Settings

    By Rosie Meek

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Although prison can present a critical opportunity to engage with offenders through interventions and programming, reoffending rates among those released from prison remain stubbornly high. Sport can be a means through which to engage with even the most challenging and complex individuals caught up...

    Published November 4th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Ultimate Fighting and Embodiment

    Violence, Gender and Mixed Martial Arts

    By Dale C. Spencer

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Mixed martial arts (MMA) is an emergent sport where competitors in a ring or cage utilize strikes (punches, kicks, elbows and knees) as well as submission techniques to defeat opponents. This book explores the carnal experience of fighting through a sensory ethnography of MMA, and how it...

    Published September 19th 2013 by Routledge

  9. The Cultural Politics of Post-9/11 American Sport

    Power, Pedagogy and the Popular

    By Michael Silk

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Much of the writing on the post-9/11 period in the United States has focused on the role of "official" Government rhetoric about 9/11. Those who have focused on the news media have suggested that they played a key role in (re)defining the nation, allowing the citizenry to come to terms with 9/11,...

    Published September 19th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Sport and Body Politics in Japan

    By Wolfram Manzenreiter

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    There is more to Japanese sport than sumo, karate and baseball. This study of social sport in Japan pursues a comprehensive approach towards sport as a distinctive cultural sphere at the intersection of body culture, political economy, and cultural globalization. Bridging the gap between Bourdieu...

    Published September 16th 2013 by Routledge