Football and Migration

Perspectives, Places, Players

Author: Richard Elliott,John Harris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317810465

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 206

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Football is an incredibly powerful case study of globalization and an extremely useful lens through which to study and understand contemporary processes of international migration. This is the first book to focus on the increasingly complex series of migratory processes that contour the contemporary game, drawing on multi-disciplinary approaches from sociology, history, geography and anthropology to explore migration in football in established, emerging and transitional contexts. The book examines shifting migration patterns over time and across space, and analyses the sociological dynamics that drive and influence those patterns. It presents in-depth case studies of migration in elite men’s football, exploring the role of established leagues in Europe and South America as well as important emerging leagues on football's frontier in North America and Asia. The final section of the book analyses the movement of groups who have rarely been the focus of migration research before, including female professional players, elite youth players, amateur players and players’ families, drawing on important new research in Ghana, England, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Few other sports have such a global reach and therefore few other sports are such an important location for cross-cultural research and insight across the social sciences. This book is engaging reading for any student or scholar with an interest in sport, sociology, human geography, migration, international labour flows, globalization, development or post-colonial studies.

The War on Drugs in Sport

Moral Panics and Organizational Legitimacy

Author: Vanessa McDermott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317607937

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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This book is an innovative and compelling work that develops a modified moral panic model illustrated by the drugs in sport debate. Drawing on Max Weber’s work on moral authority and legitimacy, McDermott argues that doping scandals create a crisis of legitimacy for sport governing bodies and other elite groups. This crisis leads to a moral panic, where the issue at stake for elite groups is perceptions of their organizational legitimacy. The book highlights the role of the media as a site where claims to legitimacy are made, and contested, contributing to the social construction of a moral panic. The book explores the way regulatory responses, in this case anti-doping policies in sport, reflect the interests of elite groups and the impact of those responses on individuals, or "folk devils." The War on Drugs in Sport makes a key contribution to moral panic theory by adapting Goode and Ben-Yehuda’s moral panic model to capture the diversity of interests and complex relationships between elite groups. The difference between this book and others in the field is its application of a new theoretical perspective, supported by well-researched empirical evidence.

Routledge Handbook of Football Studies

Author: John Hughson,Kevin Moore,Ramón Spaaij,Joseph Maguire

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1135074828

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 512

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Football is unquestionably the world’s most popular and influential sport. There is no corner of the globe in which the game is not played or followed. More countries are affiliated to FIFA, football’s governing body, than to the United Nations. The sport has therefore become an important component of our social, cultural, political and economic life. The Routledge Handbook of Football Studies is a landmark work of reference, going further than any other book in considering the historical and contemporary significance of football around the world. Written by a team of leading sport scholars, the book covers a broad range of disciplines from history, sociology, politics and business, to philosophy, law and media studies. The central section of the book examines key themes and issues in football studies, such as the World Cup and international competition, governance and ownership, fandom and celebrity. The concluding section offers in-depth surveys of the culture and organisation of football in each of the regional confederations, from UEFA to CONCACAF. This book will be fascinating reading for any serious football fan and an essential resource for advanced students or scholars undertaking research in football or sport studies, and any practitioner or policy-maker working in football.

The English Premier League

A Socio-Cultural Analysis

Author: Richard Elliott

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317265807

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

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The English Premier League (EPL) is one of the world’s most valuable and high-profile sports leagues, with millions of fans around the globe. The 2016/17 season marked the 25th anniversary of the EPL, providing a unique opportunity to reflect on how it has contributed, both positively and negatively, to key developments in football – and in sport and culture more broadly – at local, national and global levels. Drawing on central themes in the social scientific study of sport, such as globalisation, celebrity, fandom, commercialisation, gender, sexuality and race, this book is the first to assess the historical development and current significance of the EPL. With original contributions from several of the world’s leading football scholars, it provides in-depth case studies of the multifaceted role of the EPL in the contemporary world of sport, as well as offering thought-provoking predications for the future challenges that it will face. The English Premier League: A Socio-Cultural Analysis is a fascinating read for any sport studies student or scholar with a particular interest in football and the sociology of sport.

Sport, Exercise and Social Theory

An Introduction

Author: Gyozo Molnar,John Kelly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415670632

Category: Social Science

Page: 267

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Why are sport and exercise important? What can the study of sport and exercise tell us about wider society? Who holds the power in creating contemporary sport and exercise discourses? It is impossible to properly understand the role that sport and exercise play in contemporary society without knowing a little social theory. It is social theory that provides the vocabulary for our study of society, that helps us ask the right critical questions and that encourages us to look for the (real) story behind sport and exercise. Sport, Exercise and Social Theory is a concise and engaging introduction to the key theories that underpin the study of sport, exercise and society, including feminism, post-modernism, (Neo-)Marxism and the sociological imagination. Using vivid examples and descriptions of sport-related events and exercise practices, the book explains why social theories are important as well as how to use them, giving students the tools to navigate with confidence through any course in the sociology of sport and exercise. This book shows how theory can be used to debunk many of our traditional assumptions about sport and exercise and how they can be a useful window through which to observe wider society. Designed to be used by students who have never studied sociology before, and including a whole chapter on the practical application of social theory to their own study, it provides training in critical thinking and helps students to develop intellectual skills which will serve them throughout their professional and personal lives.

Sport in Latin America

Policy, Organization, Management

Author: Gonzalo Bravo,Rosa Lopez de D'Amico,Charles Parrish

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317754158

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 296

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The forthcoming Olympics in Rio in 2016, and the FIFA World Cup in Brazil in 2014, highlight the profound importance of sport in Latin America. This book is the first to offer a broad survey of the way that sport is managed, governed and organized across the Latin American region, drawing on cutting-edge contemporary scholarship in management, policy, sociology and history. The book explores key themes in Latin American sport, including the role of public institutions; the relationship between sport policy and political regimes; the structure and significance of national governing bodies and professional leagues; the impact of sporting mega-events (including the Olympics and World Cup), and the management and governance of football, the dominant sport in the region. Including contributions from Latin American scholars and practitioners, the book draws on important Spanish and Portuguese sources that are unknown to most English-speaking researchers, and therefore provides an unprecedented and authoritative insight into sport policy and management in the region. Including cases from sport in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and Peru and examples from Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador, this book is essential reading for all scholars, practitioners and policy-makers with an interest in Latin American sport, comparative sport policy, sport management, or Latin American history, culture and society.

Sports in Society : Issues and Controversies

Author: Coakley, Jay J,Donnelly, Peter

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Ryerson

ISBN: 9780070914766

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 576

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A new, Canadian edition of a market-leading text!Sports in Society: Issues and Controversies, First Canadian Editionis the definitive text for the sociology of sport course. The text’s global, issues-oriented approach to the study of sports in Canadian society promotes discussion of current sports-related controversies and helps students to develop critical thinking skills.

Sport and Social Exclusion in Global Society

Author: Ramón Spaaij,Jonathan Magee,Ruth Jeanes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135075557

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

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Social exclusion is one of the most pressing challenges in post-industrial societies, encompassing economic, social, cultural and political dimensions. This important new book critically examines the relationship between sport and social exclusion, from global and cross-cultural perspectives. The book analyses sport and social exclusion by focusing on three key questions: How does social exclusion affect participation in sport? How is social exclusion (re)produced, experienced, resisted, and managed in sport? How is sport used to combat social exclusion and promote social inclusion in other life domains? To answer these questions, the authors discuss and critically reflect on existing knowledge and in-depth case studies from Europe, Australasia, Africa and Latin America. The book illuminates the relationship between sport and social exclusion in Global North and Global South contexts, addressing key issues in contemporary social science such as social inequality, worklessness, gender, disability, forced migration, homelessness and mental health. Sport and Social Exclusion in Global Society is important reading for all students, researchers and policy-makers with an interest in sport sociology, sport development, sport management, or the relationship between sport and wider society.

Stadium Worlds

Football, Space and the Built Environment

Author: Sybille Frank,Silke Steets

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136949232

Category: Architecture

Page: 328

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Analyzing football as a cultural practice, this book investigates the connection between the sport and its built environment. Four thematic sections bring together an international multi-disciplinary range of perspectives with particular focus on the stadium. Examples from architectural design, media studies and archaeology are used while studying advertising, economics, migration, fandom, local identities, emotions, gender, and the sociology of space. Texts and case-studies build up this useful book for lecturers and researchers in sociology, cultural studies, geography, architecture, sport and environment.

A beautiful game

international perspectives on women's football

Author: Jean Williams

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: 9781845206758

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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FIFA, the world governing body of association football, declared 'The Future is Feminine' in a 1995 press release. Since then, football has been claimed as the fastest growing participation sport for women globally. An estimated twenty million women play the game around the world, and that figure is on the rise. However, the history of women's participation goes back to at least 1895 and in our enthusiasm for the present, the memory of that longer history can be overlooked or forgotten. A Beautiful Game, supported by a two-year FIFA/ CIES João Havelange Research Scholarship, examines contemporary women's football internationally, with case studies from England, the United States, China and Australia. In each case study, Jean Williams considers the evolution of the women's game against a backdrop of issues, such as media representation, access to facilities, lack of resources, coaching, sponsorship, talent identification, training and professionalisation. T he author examines contentious questions, such as why women are absent from the highest levels of professional football, combining source material from archives, oral history and artefacts. A Beautiful Game analyses the status and image of the women's game from the late nineteenth century to the shifting social values of the present.

Fussball und Region in Europa

Probleme regionaler Identität und die Bedeutung einer populären Sportart

Author: Siegfried Gehrmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Regionalism

Page: 302

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Thema dieses Buches ist die Bedeutung des modernen Fussballsports für die kulturelle Identität von Regionen. Es geht der Frage nach, inwieweit eine solche Identität von diesem Sport geprägt werden kann und wo die Grenzen eines solchen Bedeutungszusammenhangs verlaufen, welche Traditionen dabei eine Rolle spielen, wie tief diese in der Geschichte verwurzelt sind und auf welchen gesellschaftlichen und politischen Umständen und Voraussetzungen sie beruhen. Als Reaktion auf den europäischen Vereinigungsprozess und seine nivellierenden Tendenzen ist ein neues Interesse an der Region und ihrer Geschichte erwacht. Aus dem Grunde scheint es geboten, die angesprochene Problematik auch auf einer internationalen, d.h. europäischen, Ebene und in Verbindung mit einer populären Sportart zu erörtern.

On and Off the Field

Fußballkultur in England und Deutschland | Football Culture in England and Germany

Author: Anthony Waine,Kristian Naglo

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 365800133X

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

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Der vorliegende Band analysiert das sich wandelnde Fußballspiel in Deutschland und England vor dem Hintergrund der Frage: Lässt sich im Kontext des globalisierten, postmodernen Fußballspiels noch von nationalen Fußballkulturen sprechen, die sich deutlich voneinander unterscheiden? Die deutschen und englischen Beiträge betrachten dazu eine Reihe unter-schiedlicher Phänomene, wie etwa die soziale Herkunft der Fans, kommerzielle Einflüsse, Frauenfußball und vor allem die Rolle der Massenmedien. British and German authors analyse the changing face of football in England and Germany. The book addresses in particular the question of whether one can still speak, in the context of a globalised, postmodern game, of national football cultures that are clearly distinguishable from one another. Contributions in English and German examine a number of different phenomena such as the social background of fans, commercial influences, women’s football and above all the role of the mass media.

Sport: Race, Ethnicity and Identity

Building Global Understanding

Author: Daryl Adair

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135693684

Category: Social Science

Page: 118

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Sport has long been a paradoxical environment with respect to issues of 'race', ethnicity, and identity. For much of the twentieth century, sports around the world were enclaves of difference. Whites and non-whites, for example, were separated on the sports field as they were in many ways off the field. Today sport is much more inclusive, with athletic ability of greater importance than skin colour or ancestry. Yet enmity and antagonism still appear in sport via instances of racial vilification or hostility between some groups. Other problems include the relative absence of minorities from positions of power and influence in sport, as well as folkloric assumptions about athletic ability based upon stereotypes about 'race' or ethnic background. This book discusses issues of diversity, capacity and equity in the colourful world of global sport. A panoramic approach, covering 'race', ethnicity and identity is consistent with the contemporary global migration of professional athletes, as well as the multicultural contexts of sport in various regions. This collection of essays therefore addresses international dimensions of sport, commonality and difference, as well as the special circumstances of sport and social relations in particular places. This book was previously published as a special issue of Sport in Society.

Rhetorik und Stilistik / Rhetoric and Stylistics. Halbband 1

Author: Ulla Fix

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110211408

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1154

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The series Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science is designed to illuminate a field which not only includes general linguistics and the study of linguistics as applied to specific languages, but also covers those more recent areas which have developed from the increasing body of research into the manifold forms of communicative action and interaction.

Jugend, Migration und Sport

Kulturelle Unterschiede und die Sozialisation zum Vereinssport

Author: Ulrike Burrmann,Michael Mutz,Ursula Zender

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658063971

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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Migrantinnen und Migranten sind im organisierten Sport in Deutschland unterrepräsentiert. Welche Faktoren definieren den Zugang zum Sport im Allgemeinen und zum Sportverein im Besonderen mit: Werte, Sprache, Religion, Herkunftsfamilie? Welche Rolle spielen dabei die Sportvereine? Wie lassen sich die erheblichen Geschlechterunterschiede in den Sportengagements erklären? Dieses Buch verkleinert unter einer sozialisationstheoretischen Perspektive bestehende Forschungslücken, indem die Sportbeteiligung von jungen Migrantinnen und Migranten sowohl quantitativ als auch qualitativ beleuchtet und mit einzelnen „Facetten“ von Kultur in Zusammenhang gebracht wird.

Die Geburt der modernen Welt

Eine Globalgeschichte 1780-1914

Author: Christopher A. Bayly

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593404885

Category: History

Page: 650

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Christopher Baylys weltumspannender Blick auf das Agieren der Staaten, die vielfältigen Ausprägungen von Gesellschaftsordnungen, Religionen und Lebensweisen zeigt auf verblüffende Weise, wie eng schon im 19. Jahrhundert die Entwicklung Europas mit dem Geschehen in den anderen Erdteilen verknüpft war. »Ein mutiger Wurf, der geeignet ist, eingefahrene Sichtweisen aufzubrechen.« Johannes Willms, Süddeutsche Zeitung »Dieses Werk schafft ein neues Geschichtsbild; wie viele Bücher können das schon von sich behaupten?« Frankfurter Rundschau Ausgezeichnet als "Historisches Buch des Jahres" der Zeitschrift DAMALS Ausgezeichnet von H-Soz-u-Kult als "Das Historische Buch 2007" in der Kategorie "Entangled History"

America, history and life

Author: American Bibliographical Center,EBSCO Publishing (Firm)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.

Fußballwelten

Zum Verhältnis von Sport, Politik, Ökonomie und Gesellschaft

Author: Zentrum für Europa- und Nordamerika-Studien,Peter Lösche,Undine Ruge,Klaus Stolz

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3663101177

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

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