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Figurational research in sport, leisure and health

By: Malcolm, Dominic (Loughborough University, UK)(Edited by) Velija, Philippa (Southampton Solent University, UK)(Edited by)

Part of the Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society series
0367499274 / 9780367499273
Published 01/05/2020
24 cm 196 pages
Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly  Learn More Undergraduate

Figurational sociology offers an important set of conceptual and methodological tools for helping us to understand sport, leisure and health and their relationship to wider society. This book brings together an international team of scholars working within the figurational tradition to explain the significance of figurational sociology in the development of the sociology of sport and to provide empirical case studies of figurational sociology in action.

Covering core concepts such as the civilizing process, and key methods such as interviewing and ethnography, the book presents contemporary research in areas as diverse as sport-related health, mixed martial arts, sports policy, gender relations and cycling.

Figurational Research in Sport, Leisure and Health is an important resource for students of sport and social sciences, sociology, figurational sociology and sociology of sport and exercise.


GPS Research methods: general, JHBS Sociology: sport & leisure, WS Sports & outdoor recreation

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