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Sport Matters

Sociological Studies of Sport, Violence and Civilisation

By Eric Dunning

Routledge – 1999 – 296 pages

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    978-0-415-09378-1
    April 22nd 1999
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    April 21st 1999

Description

1999 North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Annual Book Award

Sport Matters offers a comprehensive introduction to the study of modern sport from a sociological perspective. It covers such topics as the history of sport, the development of ideas of 'fair play', sport and the emotions, the professionalization of sport, race-relations and sport and sport and gender.

Unique in its cross-cultural analysis, it uses examples from around the globe, including sports spectator violence in North America, the growth of international soccer and the role of sport in the European identity.

Name: Sport Matters: Sociological Studies of Sport, Violence and Civilisation (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Eric Dunning. 1999 North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Annual Book Award Sport Matters offers a comprehensive introduction to the study of modern sport from a sociological perspective. It covers such topics as the history of sport, the development of...
Categories: Sociology of Sport, Sports History, Social Theory, Sociology of Culture, Sociology of Sport, Sociology & Social Policy