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Surfing today evokes many things: thundering waves, warm beaches, bikinis and lifeguards, and carefree pleasure. But is the story of surfing really as simple as popular culture suggests? In this first international political history of the sport, Scott Laderman shows that while wave riding is...

Author(s)
Laderman, S.
Publisher
University of California Press, Berkeley, USA
Citation
Empire in waves: a political history of surfing, 2014, pp 256 pp.
Abstract

This book critically examines the ways in which sports contribute to, or inhibit, social well-being, the directions these changes take and the conditions necessary for sport to have beneficial outcomes. The themes addressed in the book demonstrate the diversity and versatility of the social impacts ...

Author(s)
Spaaij, R.
Publisher
Routledge, Taylor & Francis, London, UK
Citation
The social impact of sport: cross-cultural perspectives, 2011, pp 160 pp.
Abstract

This book includes 17 chapters focusing on the historical, economic, social and political determinants of health under capitalism. It addresses the political and accumulation strategies of 'big pharma', the global food industry's production of hunger and obesity, capitalism and mental illness, and...

Author(s)
Panitch, L.; Leys, C.
Publisher
The Merlin Press, London, UK
Citation
Socialist Register 2010. Morbid symptoms: health under capitalism, 2009, pp 325 pp.
Abstract

The changes that have occurred in rugby union over the 20th century are explored to give context to the present situation. Specifically, it investigates what has happened to the sport of rugby union as it has moved progressively from the private realm of the playing field of the English public...

Publisher
Frank Cass & Co. Ltd, Ilford, UK
Citation
Making the rugby world: race, gender, commerce., 1999, pp xxvii + 224 pp.
Abstract

The hypothesis on which the book is based is that the medieval pilgrim industry was the start of modern tourism. Although triggered by religious motivation, it is argued that pilgrims were equally driven by a desire for adventure, discovery and cultural enrichment. It is argued that much can be...

Publisher
Donhead Publishing Ltd, Shaftesbury, UK
Citation
In search of heritage: as pilgrim or tourist?, 1998, pp xviii + 493 pp.
Abstract

This comprehensively rewritten and updated edition investigates the politics behind a hundred years of Olympic history, from Baron de Coubertin's revival of the games to Atlanta in 1996. It begins by explaining why politics have been central to the Olympic movement, and by investigating who holds...

Author(s)
Hill, C. R.
Publisher
Manchester University Press, Manchester, UK
Citation
Olympic politics., 1996, Ed. 2, pp xv + 283 pp.
Abstract

The annual movement of the world's population across borders into rural, agricultural and less developed parts of the world has not taken place without serious social, economic and ecological consequences. Against the background of an analysis of the history of travel, from ancient times through...

Publisher
Verlag C.H. Beck, Munich, Germany
Citation
Der neue Tourismus: Rücksicht auf Land und Leute., 1990, pp 172pp.

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