Sport A Critical Sociology
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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 research, about a wide variety of sports, helps to make his account especially accessible to undergraduate readers. lsquo;Sport: a critical sociologyrsquo; will therefore have strong appeal to upper-level undergraduates on courses such as sport and leisure studies, cultural studies, and modern social theory.
List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 10/22/2004
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
|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|