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Sport : a critical sociology

Author: Richard Giulianotti
Publisher: Oxford : Malden, MA : Polity, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presenting a critical sociological interpretation of modern sport, this work gives a cogent examination of a range of widely taught sociological theories and issues, including functionalism, Weberian sociology, Marxism, postmodernism and globalization.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Giulianotti
ISBN: 0745625452 9780745625454 0745625460 9780745625461
OCLC Number: 56659449
Description: xvii, 267 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Durkheimian elements : religion, integration and social order in sport --
Weberian trends : meaning and rationalization in sport --
Marx and neo-Marxists : sport, work, alienation and ideology --
Cultural studies : hegemony theory beyond resistance --
'Race', ethnicity and intolerance in sport --
Gender identities and sexuality in sport --
The body : discipline, conduct and the pleasures of sport --
Sporting spaces : valuing topophilia --
Elias on sport : the interplay of figurations --
Bourdieu on sport : distinction, symbolic violence and struggle --
The postmodern : premonitions of virtual, post-industrial sport --
Globalization : the politics of 'glocal' sport --
Epilogue : the critical sociology of sport : some recommendations.
Responsibility: Richard Giulianotti.

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* Vivid account of the sociology of modern sport. * Chapter--by--chapter critically and concisely examines a range of widely taught sociological. theories and substantive issues regarding sport,  Read more...

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"This book raises key questions about the meaning and future of sport. It deserves to be, and will be, widely read as a consequence." John Williams, Leicester University

 
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