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Theory, Sport and Society

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ISBN-10: 0762307420

ISBN-13: 9780762307425

Edition: 2002

Authors: Joseph Maguire, Kevin Young

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This volume spans past, present and future approaches to the sociological study of sport. It includes a selection of the founding theorists whose work remains so pertinent to seeing sport sociologically.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
Publication date: 7/2/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 436
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.782

Introduction: 'Back to the Future': Thinking Sociologically about Sport
Classical Questions
Karl Marx's Enduring Legacy for the Sociology of Sport
Emile Durkheim, Structural Functionalism and the Sociology of Sport
Max Weber and the Sociology of Sport
George Herbert Mead and an Interpretive Sociology of Sport
Contemporary Concerns
Sport, Gender, Feminism
The Anthropology of Sport: Escaping the Past and Building a Future
Cultural and Sport Studies: An Interventionist Practice
Postmodernism and Sport Studies
Potential Syntheses
Figurational Contributions to the Sociological Study of Sport
Pierre Bourdieu's Sociocultural Theory and Sport Practice
Studying Sport from a Social Network Approach
Michel Foucault: Sport, Power, Technologies and Governmentality
Future Directions
Feminist and Figurational Sociology: Dialogue and Potential Synthesis
The Political Economy of Place: Urban and Sport Studies Perspectives
Symbolic Interactionism and Cultural Studies: Doing Critical Ethnography
Bodies, Subcultures and Sport
About the Editors and the Contributors
Author Index
Subject Index