As an international cultural activity for athleticism, spectatorship, and global cultural exchange, sport is unmatched by any other force on earth. And yet it remains a consistently understudied dimension of history and cultural studies. Sporting, edited by Amy Bass, aims to contribute to the study of sport by publishing works by people across a range of disciplines, by professional sportswriters, and by athletes to add substance to our still emerging notion of globalization.

Ball Don't Lie!

Myth, Genealogy, and Invention in the Cultures of Basketball

Yago Colás

Examining the nature, origin, and purpose of popular myths in basketball, past and present

228 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 color photo


The Boxing Scene

Thomas Hauser

From the bestselling author, an insider’s look into a year of “the sweet science”

256 pages | 6 x 9


Distant Corners

American Soccer's History of Missed Opportunities and Lost Causes

David Wangerin

From bestselling author David Wangerin, a history of America's on-again, off-again, and on-again love affair with the beautiful game

264 pages | 6 x 9 | 18 halftones


The Evolution of a Cricket Fan

My Shapeshifting Journey

Samir Chopra

An autobiographical account of a cricket lover’s journey across nations and identities

248 pages | 6 x 9


Long Distance Love

A Passion for Football

Grant Farred

A well-known scholar and lifelong soccer fan tells what the game has meant for him

224 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Mavericks, Money, and Men

The AFL, Black Players, and the Evolution of Modern Football

Charles K. Ross

Examining the black player experience in the American Football League

216 pages | 6 x 9 | 8 halftones


Muhammad Ali

The Making of an Icon

Michael Ezra

A look at the commercial intrigue that surrounds Muhammad Ali in and out of the ring

248 pages | 6 x 9



Critical and Cultural Perspectives

Edited by Thomas P Oates and Zachary Furness

Critical essays on the NFL as a cultural force in the United States

268 pages | 6 x 9


One Less Car

Bicycling and the Politics of Automobility

Zachary Furness

The power of the bicycle to impact mobility, technology, urban space and everyday life

360 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 figure, 9 halftones


Silent Gesture

The Autobiography of Tommie Smith

Tommie Smith and David Steele

The story of the most famous protest in sports history, written by one of the men who staged it

288 pages | 6 x 9 | 16 halftones


Sport and Neoliberalism

Politics, Consumption, and Culture

Edited by David L. Andrews and Michael L. Silk

How neoliberal politics appropriates sports for its own ends

322 pages | 6 x 9


Whose Game?

Gender and Power in Fantasy Sports

Rebecca Joyce Kissane and Sarah Winslow

How fantasy sport participants experience gendered power

242 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 tables