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  • Running Culturesby John Bale

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 64.95

    Bale brings running into the realm of the humanities by drawing on sources from literature, poetry, film and art as well as statistics and training manuals to highlight tensions, ambiguities and complexities lying beneath common notions of the sport. more...

  • Roger Bannister and the Four-Minute Mileby John Bale

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 57.95

    A refreshingly critical account of the life of sporting legend Roger Bannister, presenting a revisionist history of his life and his famous achievement and assessing his status as a 'hero' and 'champion'. more...

  • Anti-Sport Sentiments in Literatureby John Bale

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    This book draws on literature, specifically on the writings of selected novelists and poets, and it?s principle aim is to widen an existing anti-sport discourse to include hitherto excluded voices from the world of literature. more...

  • Geography in the Primary School (Routledge Revivals)by John Bale

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1987, this title provides primary school teachers with ideas by which geographical skills and ideas can be introduced in the primary school. John Bale shows how teachers can build on children?s ?private geographies? with practical learning strategies, examining approaches to the teaching of map skills, the ways in which the locality... more...

  • Body Culturesby John Bale; Chris Philo

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 250.00

    The first systematic 'reading' of Eichberg's work published in English, this book enables readers to access and interpret his innovative ideas on 'body-cultures' for the first time. more...

  • Sites of Sportby John Bale; Patricia Vertinsky

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 67.95

    This collection uses spatial concepts and examples to examine the nature and development of sporting practices. It shows how the study of built environments such as gymnasiums and football stadiums can provide unique information about the body. more...

  • Sporting Soundsby Anthony Bateman; John Bale

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 49.95

    Sporting Sounds presents an eclectic collection of essays, all of which are concerned with various relationships between sport and music. This unique book includes a range of international case studies, examines the use of music as a motivational aid for players, and the historical roots of music in sport. more...

  • The Book of Marvels and Travelsby John Mandeville; Anthony Bale

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 8.99

    Another island in the Great Ocean has many sinful and malevolent women, who have precious gems in their eyes.'In his Book of Marvels and Travels, Sir John Mandeville describes a journey from Europe to Jerusalem and on into Asia, and the many wonderful and monstrous peoples and practices in the East. He tells us about the Sultan in Cairo, the Great... more...

  • Kenyan Runningby John Bale; Joe Sang

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 62.95

    This book, the first to examine the evolution of a single sport in an African country, asks how significant Kenya is in the sports world, and traces the development of Kenyan running from its pre-colonial roots to today's international sport. more...

  • The Global Sports Arenaby John Bale; Joseph Maguire

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 65.95

    This work describes the sport migration that appears to be gaining momentum and that it is closely interwoven with the broader process of global sport development taking place in the late twentieth century. more...