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The Functionalist Perspective on Sport

Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport

Authored by
Tim Delaney

Print publication date: August 2015
Online publication date: July 2015

The defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings were trailing 3–2 late in the third period of their Game 2, 2013 second-round playoff series agai    Read more...
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The Organizing Committee’s Perspective

Routledge Handbook of Sports Event Management

Authored by
Milena M. Parent

Print publication date: March 2015
Online publication date: February 2015

The organizing committee is at the centre of the sport event’s planning. Taking mainly an organization theory perspective – through integrating organi    Read more...
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The subaltern, the postcolonial, and cultural sociology

Handbook of Cultural Sociology

Authored by
Raka Ray

Print publication date: July 2010
Online publication date: September 2010

Theirs is no history of ideas, no calm Olympian narrative of events, no disengaged objective recital of facts. It is rather sharply contestary, an att    Read more...
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Understanding Performance-Enhancing Substances and Sanctions Against their Use from the Perspective of History

Routledge Handbook of Drugs and Sport

Authored by
Ian Ritchie

Print publication date: June 2015
Online publication date: June 2015

According to Justice Charles Dubin, drug use is the ‘antithesis’ of what sport should be about. Writing in the report of the inquiry into the use of p    Read more...
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Aiming for Excellence

Routledge Handbook of Sport Expertise

Authored by
Mark R. Wilson

Print publication date: March 2015
Online publication date: March 2015

Talent hits a target no one else can hit; genius hits a target no one else can see.    Read more...
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A Strategic and Pluralistic Approach to Planning Legacy

Routledge Handbook Of Sport And Legacy

Authored by
Dino Ruta

Print publication date: February 2015
Online publication date: March 2015

Sport events generate wealth, work, and well-being, and improve the life of the host community, but in some cases they give rise to problems, debts, a    Read more...
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Gender in the Workplace

Routledge Handbook of Sport Communication

Authored by
Erin Whiteside

Print publication date: March 2013
Online publication date: March 2013

In its 2009 pre-Super Bowl coverage, the Washington Post published a somewhat provocative story about the advancements – or lack thereof – among women    Read more...
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Modeling and simulation of tissue load in the human spine

Routledge Handbook of Biomechanics and Human Movement Science

Authored by
N. Arjmand

Print publication date: May 2008
Online publication date: June 2008

Low back disorders (LBDs) are highly prevalent worldwide, affecting up to 85 per cent of adults at some time in their lives, causing suffering, disabi    Read more...
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Feminist Leisure Studies

Routledge Handbook of Leisure Studies

Authored by
Karla A. Henderson

Print publication date: April 2013
Online publication date: July 2013

When I was growing up in rural America, over 50 years ago, I was what most people would call a tomboy. I especially had a passion for baseball and I w    Read more...
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Sports development, nations and nationalism

Routledge Handbook of Sports Development

Authored by
Alan Bairner

Print publication date: December 2010
Online publication date: December 2010

Nation states and stateless nations alike contribute to the development of sport for many and varied reasons, amongst them domestic solidarity, intern    Read more...
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