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Sport: A Critical Sociology

By: Richard Giulianotti


Hardcover
Status
Forthcoming
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780745625454
ISBN10
0745625452
Publication Dates ROW:
Publication Dates US:
Oct 2004
Publication Dates Aus & NZ:


Format
237 x 158 mm
9.32 x 6.20 in
Pages
264 pages

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Reviews

"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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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

Glossary.

Prologue.

Chapter One: Durkheimian Elements: Religion, Integration and Social Order in Sport.

Chapter Two: Weberian Trends: Meaning and Rationalization in Sport.

Chapter Three: Marx and Neo-Marxists: Sport, Work, Alienation and Ideology.

Chapter Four: Cultural Studies: Hegemony Theory Beyond Resistance.

Chapter Five: 'Race', Ethnicity and Intolerance in Sport.

Chapter Six: Gender Identities and Sexuality in Sport.

Chapter Seven: The Body: Discipline, Conduct and the Pleasures of Sport.

Chapter Eight: Sporting Spaces: Valuing Topophilia.

Chapter Nine: Elias on Sport: The Interplay of Figurations.

Chapter Ten: Bourdieu on Sport: Distinction, Symbolic Violence and Struggle.

Chapter Eleven: The Postmodern: Premonitions of Virtual, Post-Industrial Sport.

Chapter Twelve: Globalization: The Politics of 'Glocal' Sport.

Epilogue: The Critical Sociology of Sport: Some Recommendations.

References

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Author Information

Richard Giulianotti is Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Aberdeen.

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