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Sport and society : history, power and culture

Author: Graham Scambler
Publisher: Maidenhead, England ; New York : Open University Press, 2005.
Series: Issues in society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text presents a comprehensive account of the contemporary sociology of sport. It examines the changing role of sport in society and analyses topics such as representations of sport in the media and violence in sport.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Scambler, Graham.
Sport and society.
Maidenhead, England ; New York : Open University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)608479877
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Graham Scambler
ISBN: 0335210716 9780335210718 0335210708 9780335210701
OCLC Number: 58554471
Description: ix, 211 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The ancient games --
The genesis of modern sport --
The modern Olympiads --
Exercise, sport, and health --
Sport and violence : a "de-civilizing spurt"? --
The colonization and mediation of sport --
Sociological perspectives on sport --
Towards a critical sociology of sport.
Series Title: Issues in society.
Responsibility: Graham Scambler.

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Presents an account of the contemporary sociology of sport. This title traces the key 'moments' in the transition from pre-modern to modern sport, giving detailed accounts of the athletic competition  Read more...

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