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Sport A Critical Sociology

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ISBN-10: 0745625460

ISBN-13: 9780745625461

Edition: 2004

Authors: Richard Giulianotti

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In this lively new book, Richard Giulianotti provides a critical sociological interpretation of modern sport. As global festivals such as the Olympic games and footballrsquo;s World Cup demonstrate, sportrsquo;s social, political, economic and cultural significance is becoming increasingly apparent across the world. Its popularity alone means that sociologists cannot ignore sport. Chapter-by-chapter, Giulianotti offers a cogent examination of a range of widely taught sociological theories and issues that relate to sport. These include functionalism, Weberian sociology, Marxism, postmodern sociology, and globalisation. The authorrsquo;s use of an international range of case studies and…    
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 10/22/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880

Durkheimian Elements: Religion, Integration and Social Order in Sport
Weberian Trends: Meaning and Rationalization in Sport
Marx and Neo-Marxists: Sport, Work, Alienation and Ideology
Cultural Studies: Hegemony Theory Beyond Resistance
'Race', Ethnicity and Intolerance in Sport
Gender Identities and Sexuality in Sport
The Body: Discipline, Conduct and the Pleasures of Sport
Sporting Spaces: Valuing Topophilia
Elias on Sport: The Interplay of Figurations
Bourdieu on Sport: Distinction, Symbolic Violence and Struggle
The Postmodern: Premonitions of Virtual, Post-Industrial Sport
Globalization: The Politics of `Glocal' Sportpilogue: The Critical Sociology of Sport: Some Recommendations