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Routledge Handbook of Sport and Politics

Edited by: Alan Bairner , John Kelly , Jung Woo Lee

Print publication date:  October  2016
Online publication date:  October  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138792548
eBook ISBN: 9781315761930
Adobe ISBN: 9781317646679

10.4324/9781315761930
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Book description

Sport is frequently considered to be an aspect of popular culture that is, or should be, untainted by the political. However, there is a broad consensus among academics that sport is often at the heart of the political and the political is often central to sport. From the 1936 Olympic Games in Nazi Germany to the civil unrest that preceded the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, sport and politics have remained symbiotic bedfellows.

The Routledge Handbook of Sport and Politics goes further than any other book in surveying the complex, embedded relationships between sport and politics. With sections addressing ideologies, nation and statehood, corporate politics, political activism, social justice, and the politics of sports events, it introduces the conceptual foundations that underpin our understanding of the sport-politics nexus and examines emergent issues in this field of study.

Including in-depth case studies from North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, this is an essential reference for anybody with an interest in the social scientific study of sport.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Governance and Governmentality of Sport Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Sport Policy-Making Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Sport as a Foreign Policy and Diplomatic Tool Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Sport and Political Ideology Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Sport and Fascism Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Sport and Communism Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Sport and Conservatism Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The Social Criticism of Sport Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Sport and the Swedish Welfare State Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Feminist Politics and Sport Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Sport and Politics in the Arab World Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Football and Identity Politics In Ghana Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Sport and Politics In The United States Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Sport and Language Politics In Canada Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Their Skin In The Game Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Sport in a Divided Northern Ireland Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Sport and Politics In Great Britain Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Sport, The 2014 Commonwealth Games and The Scottish Referendum Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Sport, Spectacle and The Politics of Late Capitalism Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The Contemporary Politics of Sports Mega-Events Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Fifa: “For The Game. For The World”? Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Political Issues In International Sport Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Western Militarism and The Political Utility Of Sport Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Sport for Development and Peace Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The Politics of Sexuality and Sport Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Gender Politics in Sport for Development and Peace Download PDF
Chapter  27:  “Race”, Sport and Politics Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The Implementation of Indigenous Knowledge and Cultural Practices Within Elite-Level Sport Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Sport and Sustainability Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Sport Activism and Protest Download PDF
Chapter  31:  ‘Countercultural’ Sport Download PDF
Chapter  32:  The Politics of Sport and Social Enterprise Download PDF
Chapter  33:  The Berlin Olympics, 1936 Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Latin America’s First Olympics Download PDF
Chapter  35:  The Rome and Munich Olympics, 1960, 1972 Download PDF
Chapter  36:  The Moscow Olympics, 1980 Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Politics and Sporting Events Download PDF
Chapter  38:  The Politics Of Sports Mega Events In South Korea Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Brazil, Politics, The Olympics and The Fifa World Cup Download PDF
Chapter  40:  How Does a Loser Win? Download PDF
Chapter  41:  The Politics of the Commonwealth Games Download PDF
Chapter  42:  The Politics of International Cricket Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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