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Globalization and sport : playing the world

Author: Toby Miller; Geoffrey A Lawrence; Jim McKay; David Rowe
Publisher: London : SAGE, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book anatomizes the connections between sport and culture. It argues that although sport is obviously a source of pleasure, it is also part of the government of everyday life. The creation of a sporting calendar, movements of rational recreation and the development of physical education in the public sector are read as ways of disciplining and shaping urban-industrial populations." "Although the book utilizes  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Toby Miller; Geoffrey A Lawrence; Jim McKay; David Rowe
ISBN: 0761959688 9780761959687 0761959696 9780761959694
OCLC Number: 45488444
Description: 160 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Why This Book? --
1. The 'G-Word' Meets the 'S-Word' --
2. National Symbolism and the Global Exchange of Sporting Bodies --
3. Sports Media sans Frontieres --
4. Citizens of the World: The Governance of Sport --
Conclusion --
Global Sport and Cultural Labor.
Responsibility: Toby Miller [and others].
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