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Brazil's Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy
Brazil's Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy
by Dave Zirin
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"You have to read David Zirin to believe him, and if you read him, you will believe him."—Jack McCallum, senior writer, Sports Illustrated "I once said Dave Zirin was the best young sportswriter in the US. I was wrong. He's simply the best."—... (read more)

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Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down
Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down
by Dave Zirin
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Sportscaster Howard Cosell dubbed it “rule number one of the jockocracy”: sports and politics just don't mix. But as the celebrated alt-sportswriter Dave Zirin shows, politics has entered the modern sports arena with a vengeance. From Jeremy... (read more)

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Second Wind: The Rise of the Ageless Athlete
Second Wind: The Rise of the Ageless Athlete
by Lee Bergquist
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Meet and learn why older men and women are passionate about fitness and athletics: -Don McNelly has completed more than 150 marathons after the age of 80. -Philippa Raschker has dedicated her life to track and was edged out for the Sullivan Award by... (read more)

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Sport and Social Exclusion: Second Edition
Sport and Social Exclusion: Second Edition
by Mike Collins
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Tackling social exclusion should be a central aim of social policy. In this fully revised and updated new edition of his groundbreaking study, Sport and Social Exclusion, Mike Collins has assembled a vast array of evidence from a range of global sources... (read more)

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Fair and Foul: Beyond the Myths and Paradoxes of Sport
Fair and Foul: Beyond the Myths and Paradoxes of Sport
by D. Stanley Eitzen
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The fifth edition of Fair and Foul explores America s love of sport, just as it reveals sport s darker side the influence of big business, corruption, price gouging, political maneuvering, gender bias, media grandstanding, and more. The new edition... (read more)

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Souled Out? (07 Edition)
Souled Out? (07 Edition)
by Shaun Powell
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Souled Out? That's the question author Shaun Powell poses and ultimately answers with regard to the nature of blacks' participation in American sports. Neither blacks nor whites--athletes, coaches, administrators, owners, media, parents, and yes, even... (read more)

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Heroes Afar: How Eighty Athletes and Leaders Inspired the World
Heroes Afar: How Eighty Athletes and Leaders Inspired the World
by John Durbin Husher
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Like every youngster, John Durbin Husher had many heroes growing up, and they continued to inspire him into adulthood. If he saw Muhammad Ali knock out an opponent, he was thrilled. When he learned about Winston Churchill and how he stood up to the Nazis,... (read more)

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Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society #3: Social Capital and Sport Governance in Europe
Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society #3: Social Capital and Sport Governance in Europe
by Margaret Groeneveld
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Although there is significant interest in the social role of sport in fostering civil society from both policymakers and academics, there is a lack of evidence of the specific role of sport federations in this system. This book critically presents the... (read more)

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Sport, Power, and Society : Institutions and Practices (10 Edition)
Sport, Power, and Society : Institutions and Practices (10 Edition)
by Robert E. Washington
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This comprehensive collection examines the culture of sport and its relationship with various social institutions. The editors first provide a broad overview of the field and describe the ways in which the concept of sport as a meritocratic contest is... (read more)

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Japanese Women and Sport: Beyond Baseball and Sumo
Japanese Women and Sport: Beyond Baseball and Sumo
by Robin Kietlinski
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In 'Japanese Women and Sport', Robin Kietlinski sets out to problematize the hegemonic image of the delicate Japanese woman, highlighting an overlooked area in the history of modern Japan. Previous studies of gender in the Japanese context do not explore... (read more)

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Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society #14: The Social Organization of Sports Medicine: Critical Socio-Cultural Perspectives
Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society #14: The Social Organization of Sports Medicine: Critical Socio-Cultural Perspectives
by Dominic (edt) Malcolm
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During the twentieth century the relationship between sport and medicine has developed in the context of broader social, cultural and politico-economic processes. This includes increasing scientific understanding of the human body, growing attention to... (read more)

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Sports Development
Sports Development
by Hylton P. Kevin
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Sports development is an important emerging field of academic study with a distinctive contribution to make to wider social, cultural, economic and educational policies and practices. Sports Development: Policy, Process and Practice offers a detailed... (read more)

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Globalization and Sport
Globalization and Sport
by Richard Giulianotti
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Globalization and Sportis a unique collection which places sport at the heart of debates on global processes. Features major critical interventions by some of the world’s leading sociologists and anthropologists on the subject of sport Contributors... (read more)

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Sport and Spirituality: An Introduction
Sport and Spirituality: An Introduction
by Jim Parry
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Sport science can quantify many aspects of human performance but the spiritual dimensions of sports experience cannot be fully understood through measurement. However, the spiritual experience of sport be it described as flow, transcendence or the... (read more)

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Journal of Qualitative Research in Sports Studies Vol 4 Issue 1
Journal of Qualitative Research in Sports Studies Vol 4 Issue 1
by Clive Palmer
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Volume 4 demonstrates a qualitative research interest towards the sport of rugby and therefore may be all the more distinctive for adopting a themed approach to this sport. In recognition of this specialisation the foreword is written by Matthew Thombs... (read more)

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Four Years of Rants and Raves: Taking a Look at a Part of the Military Most People Rarely Think Of, and One Man's Ups and Downs in the Service.
Four Years of Rants and Raves: Taking a Look at a Part of the Military Most People Rarely Think Of, and One Man's Ups and Downs in the Service.
by Ryan K. Spear
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For many sports fans, sporting events set milestones in a person's life. Ryan Spear used these as a basis for his work as a radio broadcaster while stationed in the Air Force at Lajes Field in the Azores, located on a Portuguese-owned island in the... (read more)

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Sport in a Changing World (08 Edition)
Sport in a Changing World (08 Edition)
by Howard L. Nixon
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In a stressful, turbulent world, sport can be an escape from reality. In fact, sport mirrors the issues and problems of our world today, bearing the imprint of powerful forces of social change. This book offers a sociological perspective for seeing and... (read more)

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Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society #17: Sport and Its Female Fans
Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society #17: Sport and Its Female Fans
by Kim Toffoletti
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Why do women follow sports? How do they participate from the sidelines and what is the significance of this contribution? What can female fandom tell us about gender relations in sport? This book explores these and related questions by bringing together... (read more)

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Sport and Society in the Global Age
Sport and Society in the Global Age
by Timothy Marjoribanks
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Modern professional sport is a key site of social action. This book focuses on the interactions of sport and society, and engages with the political, policy and organisational aspects of such interactions. With a clever structure that takes in turn... (read more)

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Heroes Afar: How Eighty Athletes and Leaders Inspired the World
Heroes Afar: How Eighty Athletes and Leaders Inspired the World
by John Durbin Husher
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Like every youngster, John Durbin Husher had many heroes growing up, and they continued to inspire him into adulthood. If he saw Muhammad Ali knock out an opponent, he was thrilled. When he learned about Winston Churchill and how he stood up to the Nazis,... (read more)

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