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    Sport and Modernity

    By Richard Gruneau

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    Paperback £17.75

    This important new book from one of the world's leading sociologists of sport weaves together social theory, history and political economy to provide a highly original analysis of the complex relationship between sport and modernity.

    When the Girls Come Out to Play

    By Katharine Milcoy

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    Paperback £17.45

    Filling a long-standing gap both in women's history and in the material history of class culture, this book is a unique and necessary reassessment of the social and cultural scene during the inter-war period in England. By combing over the everyday practices of working-class girls in 1920s and 30s England,...

    Event Bidding

    By David McGillivray

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    Paperback £29.62

    Bidding contests for sporting and cultural events are attracting increasing media and public attention. Yet, despite the cost, size and scale of these bidding contests, relatively little academic attention has been paid to the strategies and tactics used to develop successful bids. Event Bidding: Politics, Persuasion and Resistance develops a...

    The I in Team: Sports Fandom and the Reproduction of Identity

    By Erin C. Tarver

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    Paperback Save £2.04 = £20.46

    There is one sound that will always be loudest in sports. It isn't the squeak of sneakers or the crunch of helmets; it isn't the grunts or even the stadium music. It's the deafening roar of sports fans. For those few among us on the outside, sports fandom with its...

    Athlete's Dilemma

    By John Weston Parry

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    Hardback Save £1.28 = £23.67

    This book examines the health-related controversies and scandals that plague America's top spectator sports. It covers such issues as the use of performance-enhancing substances, playing through pain, the abuse of pain medicine, playing with concussions, and why athletes take these unhealthy risks in the pursuit of profit and fame.

    Walk in the Park

    By Travis Elborough

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    Paperback Save £1.94 = £9.05

    'A fascinating, informative, revelatory book' William Boyd, GuardianParks are such a familiar part of everyday life, you might be forgiven for thinking they have always been there.

    Mega-Events and Social Change

    By Maurice Roche

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    Hardback Save £6.04 = £78.96

    Contemporary mega-events like Olympics and Expos, together with the organisations which control them, can be risky and controversial projects. This book interprets how they reflect, mark and influence, deeper social changes in the media, cities and global geopolitics. -- .

    Football and the Boundaries of History

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    Hardback Save £1.44 = £28.56

    The essays in this volume use football to create a dialogue between history and other disciplines, including art criticism, philosophy, and political science. The study of football provides fertile ground for interdisciplinary initiatives and this volume explores the disciplinary boundaries that are shifting "beneath our feet." Traditional disciplines in the...

    Sport 2.0

    By Andy Miah

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    Hardback Save £7.52 = £17.43

    Ramifications of the convergence of sports and digital technology, from athlete and spectator experience to the role of media innovation at the Olympics. Digital technology is changing everything about modern sports. Athletes and coaches rely on digital data to monitor and enhance performance. Officials use tracking systems to augment their...

    Female Olympians: A Mediated Socio-Cultural and Political-Economic Timeline

    By Linda K. Fuller

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    Hardback Save £5.73 = £57.27

    This book examines women's participation in the Olympic Games since they were allowed to be included in that global arena. Using a holistic, social scientific approach, and emphasizing the rhetoric of sport mediatization, Female Olympians reviews the literature relative to sexism, racism, and ageism before providing historical, political, economic, and...

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