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Author Jarvie, Grant, 1955-

Title Sport, culture and society : an introduction / by Grant Jarvie
Edition Second edition
Published Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2012


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  306.483 Jar/Sca 2012  AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 501 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Introduction -- pt. 1 The broader context -- 1.Sport, theory and the problem of values -- 2.Sport, history and social change -- 3.Sport, economics and global finance -- 4.Sport, politics and culture -- pt. 2 Sport, globalisation and other communities -- 5.Global sport and globalisation -- 6.Internationalism, reconciliation and sport in the making of nations -- 7.Sport, community and others -- 8.Sport, law and governance -- 9.Sport, media and television -- 10.Sport, social capital and education -- pt. 3 Sport and contemporary social issues -- 11.Sport and the environment -- 12.Sport, body and health -- 13.Sport, violence and crime -- 14.Sport, religion and spirituality -- 15.Sport, the Olympics and major sporting events -- 16.Sport, lifestyles and alternative cultures -- pt. 4 Sport as a resource of hope -- 17.Sport, social inequality and social movement -- 18.Sport, poverty and international development -- 19.Sport and social change -- 20.Sport, the public intellectual and universities
Summary INow available in a fully revised and updated new edition, this comprehensive textbook introduces the study of sport, culture and society. International in scope, the book explores the key social theories that shape our understanding of sport as a social phenomenon and critically examines many of the assumptions that underpin that understanding. Placing sport at the very heart of the analysis, and including vibrant sporting examples throughout, the book introduces the student to every core topic and emerging area in the study of sport and society, including: the history and politics of sport sport and globalisation sport and the media sport, violence and crime sport, the body and health sport and the environment alternative sports and lifestyles sporting mega-events sport and development
Notes Errata slip attached to inside back cover
Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Sports -- Social aspects.
Author Thornton, James (Composer)
LC no. 2011036858
ISBN 9780203883808