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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Raising the Stakes by T. L. Taylor
    Raising the Stakes (English, Paperback) T. L. Taylor

    How a form of play becomes a sport: players, agents, referees, leagues, tournaments, sponsorships, and spectators, and the culture of professional computer game play.

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  • Positive Youth Development through Sport by Nicholas L. Holt
    Positive Youth Development through Sport (English, Paperback) Nicholas L. Holt

    Cutting through the political rhetoric about the power of sport as a tool for social change and personal improvement, this book offers insight into how and why participating in sport can be good for children and young people. As the first text to focus on the role of sport in positive youth development (PYD), it brings together high-profile contributors from diverse disciplines to examine...

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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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  • 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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  • The Well-Played Game by Bernie DeKoven
    The Well-Played Game (English, Hardback) Bernie DeKoven

    The return of a classic book about games and play that illuminates the relationship between the well-played game and the well-lived life.

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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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  • 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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  • Sport Inc. by Ed Warner
    Sport Inc. (English, Hardback) Ed Warner

    Through investigations into a wide range of sports, including how football agents really work, the betting industry and corruption, esports, the NFL's efforts to take over the world and the real cost of hosting events like the World Cup and the Olympics, the financial realities of our obsession with sport are exposed.

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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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  • 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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  • Birdscapes by Jeremy Mynott
    Birdscapes (English, Paperback) Jeremy Mynott

    What draws us to the beauty of a peacock, the flight of an eagle, or the song of a nightingale? Why are birds so significant in our lives and our sense of the world? And what do our ways of thinking about and experiencing birds tell us about ourselves? This title presents a meditation on the variety of human responses to birds.

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