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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.