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Players all : performances in contemporary sport

Author: Robert E Rinehart
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1998.
Series: Drama and performance studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Introduces sports tourism and the highly commercialized world of global sport. This book explores the world of contemporary sport performances, from the Olympic Games to The eXtreme Games, the Super  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rinehart, Robert E., 1951-
Players all.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1998
(DLC) 98019008
(OCoLC)39101896
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert E Rinehart
ISBN: 0585023263 9780585023267
OCLC Number: 42854227
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 188 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Sport as performance : setting the stage --
Dropping hierarchies : toward the study of a contemporary sporting avant-garde --
Sport as kitsch : a case study of The American gladiators --
Sport as avant-garde : a case study of the World Wrestling Foundation --
Sport as epiphanic marker : a case study of Super Bowl XXVI --
Sport as postmodern construction : a case study of paintball --
Sport as constructed audience : a case study of ESPN's The eXtreme games --
Sport as postmodern tourism : warp speed in Barcelona (olympism, ideology, and experience).
Series Title: Drama and performance studies.
Responsibility: Robert E. Rinehart.

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Written for an advanced, knowledgeable, sociologist audience, this critique of sport and games may be a difficult read for many people. Using the language of postmodernism, with its attitude of Read more...

 
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