Research in the Sociology of Sport (RSS) reflects the current themes in the sociology of sport and also captures innovative trends as they emerge in the work of scholars across the globe. The series brings together research from experts on established topics whilst also directing attention to themes that are at the 'cutting-edge' of this sub-discipline.
This exciting series examines the relationships between sport, culture and society. The function, meaning and significance of sport in contemporary societies are critically appraised. Attention is given to both small-scale micro levels of interaction in sport subcultures and also to how these sport subcultures exist within the macro processes reflected in the historical and structural features of societies.
Each volume of Research in the Sociology of Sport features specially commissioned experts examining a common theme.
We're celebrating the publication of the 10th volume in the Research in the Sociology of Sport series. We're offering a special 30% discount on all volumes in the series until 31 December 2017. Quote code SPORT when you check out.
Series editor Kevin Young has selected one chapter from each of the series ten volumes to be made free-to-access during October 2017. The first 5 free chapters are now available. Read, download and share!
Pierre Bourdieu's Sociocultural Theory and Sport Practice
Suzanne Laberge and Joanne Kay - Vol 1, 2002
Sports-Related Pain and Injury: Sociological Notes
Kevin Young - Vol 2, 2004
The Commercialisation of the Olympics: Cities, Corporations, and the Olympic Commodity
Alan Tomlinson - Vol 3, 2005
The Social Construction of 'Steroid Subcultures'
Rob Beamish - Vol 4, 2008
More chapters available when volume 10 publishes later in October!
University of Calgary, Canada