Sport and the Social Significance of Pleasure
Routledge – 2015 – 240 pages
The multiple pleasures derived from sport are important in constituting subjectivities, social belongings, nationalistic fervors and for some, even reasons for living. This volume examines the role of sporting pleasure in identity formation, social relations, and social transformation. It aims to provide a greater understanding of sport, and the contemporary cultural and social issues connected to it.
Richard Pringle is Lecturer in the School of Critical Studies in Education at the University of Auckland.
Bob Rinehart is Associate Professor of Sport and Leisure Studies at the University of Waikato.
Jayne Caudwell is Senior Lecturer at the Chelsea School, University of Brighton.