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Sport, culture and society : an introduction

Author: Grant Jarvie
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This exciting new undergraduate textbook introduces the reader to the broad and complex relationship between sport, culture and society, and critically examines the key assumptions that we hold with regard to the nature of sport.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Grant Jarvie
ISBN: 0415306469 9780415306461 0415306477 9780415306478 0203308980 9780203308981
OCLC Number: 60650865
Description: xv, 414 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Sport, theory and the problem of values --
Sport, history and social change --
Sport, politics and culture --
Sport and globalisation --
Internationalism, reconciliation and sport in the making of nations --
Sport, media and television --
Sport, law and governance --
Other sporting communities --
Sport, violence and crime --
Sport, body and society --
Sport and the environment --
Sport and religion --
Sport, lifestyles and alternative cultures --
Sport, identities and recognition --
Sport and social divisions --
Sport, community and social capital --
Sport and social change --
Sport, human rights and poverty.
Responsibility: Grant Jarvie.
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Presents an introduction to the field of Sports Studies. Taking an international perspective, this title provides students with the insight they need to think critically about the nature of sport. It  Read more...

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