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Sport, Culture and Society

An Introduction

By Grant Jarvie

Contributors: James Thornton

Routledge – 2006 – 432 pages

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Description

This exciting, accessible introduction to the field of Sports Studies is the most comprehensive guide yet to the relationships between sport, culture and society. Taking an international perspective, Sport, Culture and Society provides students with the insight they need to think critically about the nature of sport, and includes:

  • a clear and comprehensive structure
  • unrivalled coverage of the history, culture, media, sociology, politics and anthropology of sport
  • coverage of core topics and emerging areas
  • extensive original research and new case study material.

The book offers a full range of features to help guide students and lecturers, including essay topics, seminar questions, key definitions, extracts from primary sources, extensive case studies, and guides to further reading. Sport, Culture and Society represents both an important course resource for students of sport and also sets a new agenda for the social scientific study of sport.

Contents

Introduction Part 1: The Broader Context 1. Sport, Theory and the Problem of Values 2. Sport, History and Social Change 3. Sport, Politics and Culture Part 2: Sport, Globalization and Other Communities 4. Sport and Globalization 5. Internationalism, Reconciliation and Sport in the Making of Nations 6. Sport, Media and Television 7. Sport, Law and Governance – is Sport above the Law? 8. Other Sporting Communities Part 3: Sport, Identities and Alternative Lifestyles 9. Sport, Violence and Crime 10. Sport, Body and Society 11. Sport and the Environment 12. Sport and Religion 13. Sport, Lifestyles and Alternative Cultures 14. Sport, Identities and Recognition Part 4: Sport, Social Division and Change 15. Sport and Social Divisions 16. Sport, Community and Social Capital 17. Sport and Social Change 18. Sport, Human Rights and Poverty. Conclusion

Name: Sport, Culture and Society: An Introduction (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Grant JarvieContributors: James Thornton. This exciting, accessible introduction to the field of Sports Studies is the most comprehensive guide yet to the relationships between sport, culture and society. Taking an international perspective, Sport, Culture and Society provides students with the...
Categories: Sport and Leisure Studies, Sociology of Sport, Popular Culture