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Figurational Research in Sport, Leisure and Health


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1. Introduction to Figurational Research in Sport, Leisure and Health, Part I: Key Concepts, 2. The Development of Modern Sport: Sportization and Civilizing Processes, 3. Game Models as a framework for understanding power in the Male Football Figuration, 4. 'Football Fitness': A quest for excitement or a leisure routinization?, 5. The Theory of Established-Outsider Relations: Understanding Gender Relations in the Cricket Figuration, 6. The Development of Mixed Martial Arts: Using the Quest for Excitement and Informalization to Understand Sportization, Part II: The Research Process, 7. Doing Developmental Research as a Figurational Sociologist: A Case Study on the Long-term Sportization of Swimming, 8. On (Not) Becoming: Involved-Detachment and Sports 'Violence', 9. Doing (Figurational) Research: Using Semi-Structured Interviews in the Field of Public Health, Part III: Synthesis and Development, 10. Figurational Research and Doping in Professional Cycling, 11. A figurational understanding of sport organizations: the case of the Gaelic Athletic Association in Ireland, 12. Sport Policy, Sports Development and Figurational Sociology, 13. Figurational Sociological Approaches to Sport, Exercise and Health

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Dominic Malcolm is Reader in the Sociology of Sport at Loughborough University, UK, and Editor of International Review for Sociology of Sport. His core research interests draw on and apply the theoretical ideas of Norbert Elias's figurational sociology to two substantive areas: the social development of cricket; and sport, health and medicine. Philippa Velija is Head of Sport Education and Development and Senior Lecturer in Sociology of Sport at Solent University, UK. Her research focuses on a sociological analysis of women's experiences in a range of male-dominated sports, for example cricket, flat and jump jockeys and the martial arts. She has also published on gender and sport policy and women and leadership in sport governance.

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