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Culture, politics and sport : blowing the whistle, revisited

Author: Garry Whannel
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2008.
Series: Routledge critical studies in sport.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Since the 1980s sport studies has matured both as an academic discipline and as a focus for mainstream political and public policy debate. In Culture, Politics and Sport: Blowing the Whistle, Revisited, Garry Whannel revisits the themes that led his first edition, assessing their 1980s context from our new millennium perspective, and exploring their continued relevance for contemporary sports academics." "This  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Garry Whannel
ISBN: 9780415417068 0415417066 9780415417075 0415417074 020393377X 9780203933770
OCLC Number: 123818237
Description: xv, 264 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The complete original text of Blowing the Whistle: the politics of sport --
Profiting by the presence of ideals: sponsorship and olympism --
Sport and popular culture: the temporary triumph of process over product --
Pleasures, commodities and spaces --
Nations, identities, celebrities and bodies --
Globalisation: the global and the local --
Back to politics.
Series Title: Routledge critical studies in sport.
Responsibility: Garry Whannel.
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Explores the sport studies' relevance for contemporary sports academics. This title is of interest to undergraduate students and researchers in sports and cultural studies.  Read more...

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