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  1. Sport, Culture and Society

    An Introduction, second edition, 2nd Edition

    By Grant Jarvie

    It is impossible to fully understand contemporary society and culture without acknowledging the place of sport. Sport is part of our social and cultural fabric, possessing a social and commercial power that makes it a potent force in the world, for good and for bad. Sport has helped to start wars...

    Published March 19th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Making Sense of Sports

    5th Edition

    By Ellis Cashmore, Ellis Cashmore

    Updated, revised and enhanced with new features, the fifth edition of Making Sense of Sports is the biggest and strongest yet. Ellis Cashmore's unique multidisciplinary approach to the study of sports remains the only introduction to combine anthropology, biology, economics, history, philosophy,...

    Published September 9th 2010 by Routledge

  3. The Sport and Society Reader

    Edited by David Karen, Robert E. Washington

    Although everyone loves to watch a fair, evenly matched sports contest, there is no such thing as "pure sport". The Sport and Society Reader is a collection of key scholarly and journalistic articles that demonstrate the ways that the sports we love to watch and the teams we love to root for are...

    Published August 26th 2009 by Routledge