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  • Sport, Health and Drugsby Ivan Waddington; Andy Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    Why do many athletes risk their careers by taking performance enhancing drugs? Do the highly competitive pressures elite sports teach athletes to win at any cost? In order to understand the complex relationships between sport and other aspects of society, it is necessary to strip away our preconceptions of what sport is, and to examine, in as detached... more...

  • An Introduction to Drugs in Sportby Ivan Waddington; Andy Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 61.95

    Why do many athletes risk their careers by taking performance-enhancing drugs? Do the highly competitive pressures of elite sports teach athletes to win at any cost? An Introduction to Drugs in Sport provides a detailed and systematic examination of drug use in sport and attempts to explain why athletes have, over the last four decades, increasingly... more...

  • Doing Real World Research in Sport Studiesby Andy Smith; Ivan Waddington

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.95

    Traditional research methods textbooks tend to present an idealized and simplistic picture of the research process. This ground-breaking text however, features leading international sport researchers explaining how they actually carried out their real life research projects, highlighting the practical day-to-day problems, false starts and setbacks... more...

  • Matters of Sportby Dominic Malcolm; Ivan Waddington

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    Matters of Sport is a tribute to Eric Dunning, the leading sports sociologist in the English-speaking world. This book addresses Dunning's contributions to the sociological and historical study of sport, covering key topics such as hooliganism, celebrity and gender relations. A broad range of leading academics from Europe and North America reflect... more...

  • Sport Historiesby Eric Dunning; Dominic Malcolm; Ivan Waddington

    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...

  • Pain and Injury in Sportby Sigmund Loland; Berit Skirstad; Ivan Waddington

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 62.95

    For elite athletes, pain and injury are normal. In a challenge to the orthodox medical model, this book makes it clear that pain and injury cannot be understood in terms of physiology alone, and examines the influence of social and cultural processes on how athletes experience pain and injury. It raises a series of key social and ethical questions... more...

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