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Sports Culture

An A-Z Guide

By Ellis Cashmore

Routledge – 2002 – 496 pages

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    978-0-415-28555-1
    December 18th 2002
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    978-0-415-18169-3
    February 2nd 2000

Description

We live in a culture in which sports play an important role. The growth in broadcasting, merchandising, iconography and the commercialization of sports has led to an increasing interest in the emerging field of sports culture.

This book examines individual issues, people, artefacts, events and organizations in their historical, social and cultural contexts. Coverage is wide-ranging with more than 170 entries including:

aggression

Bosman Case

corruption

drugs

eating disorders

Fever Pitch

Field of Dreams

Michael Jordan

Don King

left-handedness

nationalism

paternity

racism

Raging Bull

rivalries

tobacco

The book also includes suggestions for further reading to help with further study, and a comprehensive index.

Reviews

'Entertaining, informative and stimulating of new ideas, just the sort of reference to have close at hand and dip into from time time, either for information or inspiration. It is more suited to the academic than the public library, but a must for all those supporting studies in sport.' - Reference Reviews

'As well as being a valuable introduction to the subject, the book has suggestions for further reading, and is enjoyable to dip into.' - Library Association Record

Author Bio

Ellis Cashmore is the author of Making Sense of Sport, The Black Culture Industry and other titles on the issues of culture, media and sports. He is professor of culture, media and sports at Staffordshire University.

Name: Sports Culture: An A-Z Guide (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Ellis Cashmore. We live in a culture in which sports play an important role. The growth in broadcasting, merchandising, iconography and the commercialization of sports has led to an increasing interest in the emerging field of sports culture.This book examines...
Categories: Encyclopedias, Sport and Leisure Studies, Sociology of Sport