Sport and Society: History, Power and Culture

Heftet / 2005 / Engelsk

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9780335210701
Publisert
2005
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Open University Press
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01, G
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Engelsk
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Heftet
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224
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230 mm
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153 mm
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15 mm
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Sport and Society: History, Power and Culture

Heftet / 2005 / Engelsk
This is a succinct and comprehensive account of the contemporary sociology of sport. It starts by tracing the key 'moments' in the transition from pre-modern to modern sport, giving detailed accounts of the athletic competition in the ancient games at Olympia; the genesis of modern track-and-field athletics in nineteenth-century England; and the reconstruction by de Coubertin and unfolding of the Olympic movement through the twentieth century. The second section analyses features of sport in detail:The links between exercise, sport and health, including a look at growing rates of obesity and of the role of drug use in society and sportThe hyper-commodification of football in the 1990sRepresentations of sport in the mediaSports iconography, with sociological portraits of Muhammad Ali and David BeckhamThe re-emergence of violence in sportThe third section critically analyses the various theoretical approaches adopted by sociologists, and presents a distinctive new theoretical framework for understanding the changing role of sport in society in the era of global disorganized capitalism. This is key reading for students and researchers in sociology of sport and leisure, sport science and health.
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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 in the ancient games at Olympia; the genesis of modern track-and-field athletics in 19th-century England; and, the reconstruction by de Coubertin.
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Series Editor's Preface Acknowledgements Introduction Part One: History and Sport Chapter 1: The Ancient Games Chapter 2: The Genesis of Modern Sport Chapter 3: The Modern Olympiads Part Two: Features of Contemporary Sport Chapter 4: Exercise, Sport and Health Chapter 5: Sport and Violence: A "De-Civilizing Spurt"? Chapter 6: The Colonialization and Mediation of Sport Part Three: Social Theory and Sport Chapter 7: Sociological Perspectives on Sport Chapter 8: Towards a Critical Sociology of Sport References Index
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Graham Scambler is a professor of sociology in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences at University College, London.
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ISBN13
9780335210701
Publisert
2005
Utgiver
Vendor
Open University Press
Aldersnivå
01, G
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
224
Høyde
230 mm
Bredde
153 mm
Tykkelse
15 mm
Se alle
Forfatter