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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 62.95
1999 North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Annual Book Award Sport Matters offers a comprehensive introduction to the study of modern sport from a sociological perspective. It covers such topics as the history of sport, the development of ideas of 'fair play', sport and the emotions, the professionalization of sport, race-relations... more...
- University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 1972; Not Available
This collection of essays provides an international comparative and developmental orientation to the sociology of sport, thereby clarifying the nature of modern sports and their central structural and functional characteristics. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 67.95
First published in 1979, this classic study of the development of rugby from folk game to its modern Union and League forms has become a seminal text in sport history. In a new epilogue the authors provide sociological analysis of the major developments in international ruby that have taken place since 1979, with particular attention to the professionalism... more...
- SAGE Publications 2000; US$ 61.00
`It is not only about sport, but the contexts [and] cultures that encircle it. The authors[...] review every known theory, topic and problem relevant to the scholarly analysis of sport.... a champion without challengers' - Ellis Cashmore, Staffordshire University, and author of Making Sense of Sports more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 53.95
This book presents a synthesis of the work on early football undertaken by the authors over the past two decades. It explores aspects of a figurational approach to sociology to examine the early development of football rules in the middle part of the nineteenth century. The book tests Dunning?s status rivalry hypothesis to contest Harvey?s view of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 62.95
Sports Histories draws on figurational sociology to provide a fresh approach to analysing the development of modern sport. The book brings together ten case studies from a wide range of sports, including mainstream sports such as soccer, rugby, baseball, boxing and cricket, to other sports that until now have been largely neglected by sports historians,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95
This systematic historical and sociological study of the phenomenon of football hooliganism examines the history of crowd disorderliness at association football matches in Britain and assesses both popular and academic explanations of the problem. The authors? study starts in the 1880s, when professional football first emerged in its modern form,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95
This book traces international developments in the hooligan phenomenon since the Heysel tragedy of 1985. The authors make special reference to the troubled European championships in West Germany in 1988 and look critically at political responses to the problem. The authors used ?participant observation? in their research on British fans at the World... more...