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  • Tired of London, Tired of Life by Tom Jones
    Tired of London, Tired of Life (English, Hardback) Tom Jones

    As the late great Samuel Johnson sagely observed, 'When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.' When author Tom Jones found himself doing the same things week in, week out while living in England's treasured capital, he decided to heed Johnson's words and seek out a thing to do each day in London to make him fall back in love with the city.

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  • I Am Football by Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    I Am Football (English, Hardback) Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    FROM THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF I AM ZLATAN COMES......

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  • The Bottom Corner by Nige Tassell
    The Bottom Corner (English, Paperback) Nige Tassell

    A fascinating tale of a very different world of football from that of the overpaid stars of the television age' Barry DaviesIn these days of oligarch owners, superstar managers and players on sky-high wages, the tide is turning towards the lower reaches of the pyramid as fans search for football with a soul.

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  • Mind Games by Annie Vernon
    Mind Games (English, Hardback) Annie Vernon

    A fascinating insight into the psychology behind elite-level sports....

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  • Addiction by Design by Natasha Dow Schull
    Addiction by Design (English, Paperback) Natasha Dow Schull

    Takes readers into the intriguing world of machine gambling, an increasingly popular and absorbing form of play that blurs the line between human and machine, compulsion and control, risk and reward.

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  • On Video Games by Soraya Murray
    On Video Games (English, Hardback) Soraya Murray

    Video games are a defining part of mass visual culture.

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  • An Introduction to Game Studies by Frans Mayra
    An Introduction to Game Studies (English, Paperback) Frans Mayra

    Offers a conceptual overview of the cultural, social and economic significance of computer and video games and traces the history of game culture and the emergence of game studies as a field of research.

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  • Welcome to Hell? by John McManus
    Welcome to Hell? (English, Hardback) John McManus

    The first book to shine a light on modern-day Turkey through its passionate football culture

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  • Sport Sociology by Peter Craig
    Sport Sociology (English, Paperback) Peter Craig

    A long awaited new edition of this popular introduction to the sociology of sport. Fully updated throughout, it is an approachable, student-focused exploration of sport and society today.

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  • Critical Issues in Global Sport Management by Nico Schulenkorf
    Critical Issues in Global Sport Management (English, Paperback) Nico Schulenkorf

    The social, cultural and economic significance of sport has never been more evident than it is today. Adopting a critical management perspective, this book examines the most important themes and challenges in global sport management. From match-fixing, doping, bribery and corruption to corporate social responsibility, governance, and new media, it helps students, researchers and practitioners to...

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  • Fair and Foul by D. Stanley Eitzen
    Fair and Foul (English, Paperback) D. Stanley Eitzen

    The sixth edition of Fair and Foul features a new chapter on mass media and sport, a revised introduction, and a chapter on big-time college sport. The book explores our love of sport as well as its darker side, with new material throughout on topics such as injuries in youth sports, fantasy sports, homophobia, and more.

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  • Sport by Richard Giulianotti
    Sport (English, Paperback) Richard Giulianotti

    In this new edition of his acclaimed book, Richard Giulianotti provides a critical sociological interpretation of modern sport. As global festivals such as the Olympic Games and football's World Cup demonstrate, sport's social, political, economic and cultural significance is becoming ever more apparent across the world.

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  • Played at the Pub by Arthur Taylor
    Played at the Pub (English, Paperback) Arthur Taylor

    Definitive examination of the games played in Britain's pubs, both historic and contemporary, popular and obscure. Beautifully illustrated and overflowing with great stories, it also acts as a guide to finding the best pubs to play traditional pub games.

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  • Social Issues in Sport by Ron Woods
    Social Issues in Sport (English, Hardback) Ron Woods

    Social Issues in Sport explores the historical perspectives and relationships that have emerged between sport and modern society. It provides social theories through which students may examine real-world issues. Statistical information allows students to analyse trends in participation, popularity, gender, race and class as they relate to sport.

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  • Race, Sport and Politics by Ben Carrington
    Race, Sport and Politics (English, Paperback) Ben Carrington

    Engaging analysis of sport's role in the 'making of race', and the place of sport in relation to the politics of racial equality.

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  • The SAGE Dictionary of Leisure Studies by Tony Blackshaw
    The SAGE Dictionary of Leisure Studies (English, Paperback) Tony Blackshaw, Garry Crawford

    The first full length dictionary of leisure studies, offering a critical survey of this increasingly popular and interdisciplinary field and incisive overviews of the key figures whose work exercises the most powerful influence on leisure studies today.

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  • Sport and Social Exclusion by Mike Collins
    Sport and Social Exclusion (English, Paperback) Mike Collins, Michael F. Collins

    Tackling social exclusion should be a central aim of social policy. This book demonstrates how the effects of social exclusion are as evident in sport as they are in any area of society. It examines topics such as: what we mean by 'social exclusion', and how social exclusion affects citizenship and the chance to play sport.

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  • The Serious Leisure Perspective by Sam Elkington
    The Serious Leisure Perspective (English, Paperback) Sam Elkington, Robert A. Stebbins

    "The "Serious Leisure Perspective" (SLP) is a theoretical framework that can help us understand the complexities of modern leisure as both an activity and an experience. Bringing together the study of serious leisure, casual leisure and project-based leisure, it is an essential component of the Leisure Studies curriculum and an invaluable tool for exploring the significance of leisure in...

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  • Inclusion and Exclusion Through Youth Sport by Symeon Dagkas
    Inclusion and Exclusion Through Youth Sport (English, Paperback) Symeon Dagkas

    'We can reach far more people through sport than we can through political or educational programmes. In that way, sport is more powerful than politics. We have only just started to use its potential to build up this country. We must continue to do so.' ? Nelson Mandela ...

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  • Play Matters by Miguel Sicart
    Play Matters (English, Paperback) Miguel Sicart

    Why play is a productive, expressive way of being, a form of understanding, and a fundamental part of our well-being.

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