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Sport matters : sociological studies of sport, violence, and civilization

Author: Eric Dunning
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2001.
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Offering an introduction to the study of modern sport from a sociological perspective, this text covers areas such as sport and the emotions, the commercialization and professionalization of sport,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Cross-cultural studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dunning, Eric.
Sport matters.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2001
(DLC) 98047958
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Dunning
ISBN: 0203025296 9780203025291 0203025296 9780415064132 0415064139 9780415093781 0415093783
OCLC Number: 252800349
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 281 pages)
Contents: Contents Preface Introduction: Sport as a Field of Sociological Enquiry 1. On Problems of the Emotions in Sport and Leisure 2. Sport in the Western Civilizing Process 3. Sport in Space and Time: State-Formation and the Early Development of Modern Sport 4. The Dynamics of Sports Consumption 5. The Development of Soccer as a World Game 6. Football Hooliganism as a World Social Problem 7. Sports Crowd Violence in North America 8. Sport in the Process of Racial Stratification: the Case of the USA 9. Sport, Gender and Civilisation. Notes. Bibliography.
Responsibility: Eric Dunning.

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