Sport, Culture and Society: An Introduction

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Psychology Press, 2006 - 414 pages
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This exciting, accessible introduction to the field of Sports Studies is the most comprehensive guide yet to the relationships between sport, culture and society. Taking an international perspective, Sport, Culture and Societyprovides students with the insight they need to think critically about the nature of sport, and includes:

  • a clear and comprehensive structure
  • unrivalled coverage of the history, culture, media, sociology, politics and anthropology of sport
  • coverage of core topics and emerging areas
  • extensive original research and new case study material.

The book offers a full range of features to help guide students and lecturers, including essay topics, seminar questions, key definitions, extracts from primary sources, extensive case studies, and guides to further reading. Sport, Culture and Society represents both an important course resource for students of sport and also sets a new agenda for the social scientific study of sport.

 

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Table des matières

The broader context
15
Sport theory and the problem of values
17
Sport history and social change
43
Sport politics and culture
65
Sport globalisation and other communities
87
Sport and globalisation
91
Internationalism reconciliation and sport in the making of nations
109
Sport media and television
131
Sport and the environment
237
Sport and religion
253
Sport lifestyles and alternative cultures
267
Sport identities and recognition
283
Sport social division and change
295
Sport and social divisions
299
Sport community and social capital
325
Sport and social change
341

Sport law and governance
151
Other sporting communities
175
Sport identities and alternative lifestyles
195
Sport violence and crime
199
Sport body and society
217
Sport human rights and poverty
363
Conclusions
381
Bibliography
386
Index
403
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Professor Grant Jarvie is Deputy Principal and Chair of Sports Studies at the University of Stirling. He is past President of the British Society of Sports History and Honorary Professor with the Academy of Physical Education and Sport, Warsaw. Dr. Dong-Jhy Hwang is Associate Professor with The National College of Physical Education and Sports in Taiwan. Mel Brennan is a lecturer, Towson University (USA). Mel is the former Head of Special Projects for CONCACAF, a confederation of FIFA.

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