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Sport and modern social theorists

Author: Richard Giulianotti
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a collection of essays written by leading social analysts that examines the contributions of major social theorists towards an understanding of modern sport in society.
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Sport and modern social theorists.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Giulianotti
ISBN: 0333800788 9780333800782 0333800796 9780333800799
OCLC Number: 55095622
Description: xi, 252 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction. Sport and social theorists : a plurality of perspectives / Richard Giulianotti --
The sportification process : a biographical analysis framed by the work of Marx, Weber, Durkheim and Freud / Alan G. Ingham --
Social structure and social theory : the intellectual insights of Robert K. Merton / John Loy and Douglas Booth --
Reclaiming Goffman : Erving Goffman's influence on the sociology of sport / Susan Birrell and Peter Donnelly --
Consciousness, craft, commitment : the sociological imagination of C. Wright Mills / John Loy and Douglas Booth --
Theodor Adorno on sport : the jeu d'esprit of despair / David Inglis --
Antonio Gramsci : sport, hegemony and the national-popular / David Rowe --
Sport, colonialism and struggle : C.L.R. James and cricket / Brian Stoddart --
Anthony Giddens : structuration theory, and sport and leisure / John Horne and David Jary --
Civilizing games : Norbert Elias and the sociology of sport / Richard Giulianotti --
Pierre Bourdieu and the sociological study of sport : habitus, capital and field / Alan Tomlinson --
Habermas on sports : social theory from a moral perspective / William J. Morgan --
Querying sport feminism : personal or political? / Jennifer Hargreaves --
Michel Foucault : studies of power and sport / C.L. Cole, Michael D. Giardina and David L. Andrews --
The fate of hyperreality : Jean Baudrillard and the sociology of sport / Richard Giulianotti.
Responsibility: edited by Richard Giulianotti.
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