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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sport - a Critical Sociology, 2E by Richard Giulianotti
    Sport - a Critical Sociology, 2E (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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  • Sport and Society by Barrie Houlihan
    Sport and Society (English, Paperback) Barrie Houlihan

    The long awaited new edition of this popular student text analyses contemporary issues in sport from a multi-disciplinary perspective.

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  • The Aesthetic of Play by Brian Upton
    The Aesthetic of Play (English, Hardback) Brian Upton

    A game designer considers the experience of play, why games have rules, and the relationship of play and narrative.

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  • Field Guide to Covering Sports by Joe Gisondi
    Field Guide to Covering Sports (English, Spiral bound) Joe Gisondi

    Transform students from sports fans to professional sports journalists. Field Guide to Covering Sports, Second Edition goes beyond general guidance about sports writing, offering students practical advice on covering 20 specific sports.

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  • Research Methods in Sport by Mark Smith
    Research Methods in Sport (English, Paperback) Mark Smith

    First edition published 2010 in series Active learning in sport.

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  • Screen Society by Ellis Cashmore
    Screen Society (English, Paperback) Ellis Cashmore, Jamie Cleland

    The researchers designed their own research platform and elicited the thoughts and opinions of nearly 2000 participants, to draw together insights of today's society as seen by users of smartphones, tablets and computers - what the authors call Screenagers.

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  • Key Concepts in Sport and Exercise Research Methods by Michael Atkinson
    Key Concepts in Sport and Exercise Research Methods (English, Paperback) Michael Atkinson

    Written by the leading name in the field, this is an engaging introduction to the main concepts in both quantitative and qualitative research methods in sport, exercise, kinesiology and health. Conversational in tone yet thoroughly comprehensive.

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  • Coffee Life in Japan by Merry I. White
    Coffee Life in Japan (English, Paperback) Merry I. White

    Traces Japan's coffee craze from the turn of the twentieth century, when Japan helped to launch the Brazilian coffee industry, to the present day. This title shows how coffee and coffee spaces have been central to the formation of Japanese notions about the uses of public space, social change, modernity, and pleasure.

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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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  • Football, Culture and Power by David J. Leonard
    Football, Culture and Power (English, Paperback) David J. Leonard

    What does it mean when a hit that knocks an American football player unconscious is cheered by spectators? What are the consequences of such violence for the participants of this sport and for the entertainment culture in which it exists? This book brings together scholars and sport commentators to examine the relationship between American football, violence and the larger relations of power...

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  • Reputational Challenges in Sport by Andrew C. Billings
    Reputational Challenges in Sport (English, Paperback) Andrew C. Billings

    Issues of reputation management are negotiated in a wide array of contexts, yet arguably one of the most visible of these areas involves how such stories unfold within the sporting arena. Whether involving individual athletes, teams, organizations, leagues, or global entities, the process of navigating issues of image repair and/or restoration and crisis-based communication has never been more...

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  • An Inquiry into the Philosophical Concept of Schole by Kostas Kalimtzis
    An Inquiry into the Philosophical Concept of Schole (English, Paperback) Kostas Kalimtzis

    Though the ancient Greek philosophical concept of scholê is usually translated as 'leisure', there is a vast difference between the two. Leisure, derived from Latin licere, has its roots in Roman otium and connotes the uses of free time in ways permitted by the status quo. Scholê is the actualization of mind and one's humanity within a republic that devotes its culture to making such a choice...

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  • Football, Corruption and Lies by John Sugden
    Football, Corruption and Lies (English, Paperback) John Sugden, Alan Tomlinson

    "The corruption scandal engulfing FIFA is arguably the biggest story in the history of modern sport and a watershed for sport governance. More than a decade ago, John Sugden and Alan Tomlinson laid the foundations for subsequent investigations with the publication of Badfellas, a ground-breaking work of critical sport sociology that exposed the systematic corruption at the heart of world football....

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  • Social Theory, Sport, Leisure by Ken Roberts
    Social Theory, Sport, Leisure (English, Paperback) Ken Roberts

    Ken Roberts' Social Theory, Sport and Leisure offers a clear, compact primer in social theory for students needing to engage with the application of sociological perspectives to the study of sport and leisure. Written in a straightforward style and assuming no prior knowledge, the book offers a fresh and easy to read overview of sociology's contribution to sport and leisure studies....

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  • The Tourist Gaze 3.0 by Jonas Larsen
    The Tourist Gaze 3.0 (English, Paperback) Jonas Larsen, Professor John Urry

    A fully revised edition of a seminal text from a world class authority in tourism. Each chapter has been significantly updated to include fresh data, examples and critical theory and three entirely new chapters have been added. A modern classic.

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  • Leisure by Tony Blackshaw
    Leisure (English, Paperback) Tony Blackshaw

    Captures the range of thought appropriate for scrutinizing the ambivalent idea of leisure. Analyzing key definitions, concepts and theories, this title offers the author's theory of liquid leisure, which asks some demanding questions about the present and the future of the idea in people's lives and its role in civil society.

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