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Global Sport Identities, Societies, Civilizations

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ISBN-10: 0745615325

ISBN-13: 9780745615325

Edition: 1999

Authors: Joseph Maguire

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This study develops an account of sport in a global context, examining the changing nature of sport in relation to globalization. It draws on a range of international case studies to analyse the balance of power in the global sports process.
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Book details

Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 9/22/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Introduction: Sports, Local Cultures and Global Processes
Conceptual and Theoretical Issues
Theorizing Sport in the Global Process
Globalisation, Process Sociology and Cross-Cultural-Civilisation Analysis
Globalisation, Civilising Offensives and Sportization Processes
The Global Sports Formation: Meaning, Power and Control
The Globalisation of Sport and its Consequences
Global Trails, Migrant Labour and Elite Sport Cultures
The Sports Industry, Global Commodity Chains and Sustainable Sport
The Global Media-Sport Complex
Global Sport, Identity Politics and Patriot Games
Conclusion: Diminishing Contrasts, Increasing Varieties - Towards a Global Sports Culture or the Globalisation of Sports?