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Players all : performances in contemporary sport

Author: Robert E Rinehart
Publisher: Bloomington ; Indianapolis : Indiana University Press, ©1998.
Series: Drama and performance studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert E Rinehart
ISBN: 0253334268 9780253334268 0253212235 9780253212238
OCLC Number: 442219841
Description: XVI, 188 str. ; 24 cm.
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 Federation --
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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