Sport And Society: History, Power And Culture

History, Power and Culture

Author: Scambler, Graham

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335227783

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 226

View: 682

This text presents a comprehensive account of the contemporary sociology of sport. It examines the changing role of sport in society and analyses topics such as representations of sport in the media and violence in sport.

Sport, Culture and Society

An Introduction, Second Edition

Author: Grant Jarvie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134020554

Category: Social Science

Page: 520

View: 8175

It is impossible to fully understand contemporary society and culture without acknowledging the place of sport. Sport is part of our social and cultural fabric, possessing a social and commercial power that makes it a potent force in the world, for good and for bad. Sport has helped to start wars and promote international reconciliation, while every government around the world commits public resources to sport because of its perceived benefits. From the bleachers to the boardroom, sport matters. Now available in a fully revised and updated new edition, this exciting, comprehensive and accessible 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 globalization 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. Each chapter includes a wealth of useful features to assist the student, including chapter summaries, highlighted definitions of key terms, practical projects, revision questions, boxed case-studies and biographies, and guides to further reading, with additional teaching and learning resources available on a companion website. Sport, Culture and Society is the most broad-ranging and thoughtful introduction to the socio-cultural analysis of sport currently available and sets a new agenda for the discipline. It is essential reading for all students with an interest in sport. Visit the companion website at www.routledge.com/cw/jarvie.

Moving the Goalposts

A History of Sport and Society in Britain since 1945

Author: Martin Polley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134766882

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 9661

Martin Polley provides a survey of sport in Britain since 1945 and examines sport's place in British culture. He discusses issues of class, gender, race, commerce and politics, as well as analysing contemporary sport.

Sport and Society

A Student Introduction

Author: Barrie Houlihan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761970347

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 379

View: 4497

Organized around four themes key to the study of sport (perspectives, inclusion, commercialization and the international context), this text provides a student introduction to the field.

Physical Culture, Power, and the Body

Author: Patricia Vertinsky,Jennifer Hargreaves

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134227051

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

View: 9005

During the past decade, there has been an outpouring of books on 'the body' in society, but none has focused as specifically on physical culture - that is, cultural practices such as sport and dance within which the moving physical body is central. Questions are raised about the character of the body, specifically the relation between the ‘natural’ body, the ‘constructed’ body and the ‘alien’ or ‘virtual’ body. The themes of the book are wide in scope, including: physical culture and the fascist body sport and the racialised body sport medicine, health and the culture of risk the female Muslim sporting body, power, and politics experiencing the disabled sporting body embodied exhibitions of striptease and sport the social logic of sparring sport, girls and the neoliberal body. Physical Culture, Power, and the Body aims to break down disciplinary boundaries in its theoretical approaches and its readership. The author’s muli-disciplinary backgrounds, demonstrate the widespread topicality of physical culture and the body.

Asian American Athletes in Sport and Society

Author: C. Richard King

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317595319

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 194

View: 2002

For more than a century, sporting spectacles, media coverage, and popular audiences have staged athletics in black and white. Commercial, media, and academic accounts have routinely erased, excluded, ignored, and otherwise made absent the Asian American presence in sport. This book seeks to redress this pattern of neglect, presenting a comprehensive perspective on the history and significance of Asian American athletes, coaches, and teams in North America. The contributors interrogate the sociocultural contexts in which Asian Americans lived and played, detailing the articulations of power and possibility, difference and identity, representation and remembrance that have shaped the means and meanings of Asian Americans playing sport in North America. This volume will be of interest to students and scholars of the Asian American experience, ethnic relations, and the history of sport.

Culture, Sport, and Physical Activity

Author: Karin A. E. Volkwein-Caplan

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag

ISBN: 1841261475

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 2456

This book focuses on the influences of culture and society on human movement, such as sport, physical activity, and fitness.

Physical Culture and Sport in Soviet Society

Propaganda, Acculturation, and Transformation in the 1920s and 1930s

Author: Susan Grant

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 041580695X

Category: History

Page: 261

View: 5199

From its very inception the Soviet state valued the merits and benefits of physical culture, which included not only sport but also health, hygiene, education, labour and defence. Physical culture propaganda was directed at the Soviet population, and even more particularly at young people, women and peasants, with the aim of transforming them into ideal citizens. By using physical culture and sport to assess social, cultural and political developments within the Soviet Union, this book provides a new addition to the historiography of the 1920s and 1930s as well as to general sports history studies.

Fundamentals of Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity

Author: Jamieson, Kathy,Smith, Maureen

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450421024

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 8891

Fundamentals of Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity presents information on sociology of sport to prepare readers for advanced study or practice in the field. This text explores the impact of sport in society and examines careers in sport and physical activity.

Football, Culture and Power

Author: David J. Leonard,Kimberly B. George,Wade Davis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317410882

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 298

View: 6662

What does it mean when a hit that knocks an American football player unconscious is cheered by spectators? What are the consequences of such violence for the participants of this sport and for the entertainment culture in which it exists? This book brings together scholars and sport commentators to examine the relationship between American football, violence and the larger relations of power within contemporary society. From high school and college to the NFL, Football, Culture, and Power analyses the social, political and cultural imprint of America’s national pastime. The NFL’s participation in and production of hegemonic masculinity, alongside its practices of racism, sexism, heterosexism and ableism, provokes us to think deeply about the historical and contemporary systems of violence we are invested in and entertained by. This social scientific analysis of American football considers both the positive and negative power of the game, generating discussion and calling for accountability. It is fascinating reading for all students and scholars of sports studies with an interest in American football and the wider social impact of sport.

Power Games

A Critical Sociology of Sport

Author: John Peter Sugden,Alan Tomlinson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415251006

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 7782

Critical and radical perspectives have been central to the emergence of the sociology of sport as a discipline in its own right. This ground-breaking new book is the first to offer a comprehensive theory and method for a critical sociology of sport. It argues that class, political economy, hegemony and other concepts central to the radical tradition are essential for framing, understanding and changing social and political relations within sport and between sport and society. The book draws upon the disciplines of politics, sociology, history and philosophy to provide a critical analysis of power relations throughout the world of sport, while offering important new case studies from such diverse sporting contexts as the Olympics, world football, boxing, cricket, tennis and windsurfing. In the process, it addresses key topics such as: * nations and nationalism * globalisation * race * gender * political economy. Power Games can be used as a complete introduction to the study of sport and society. And will be essential reading for any serious student of sport. At the same time, it is a provocative book that by argument and example challenges those who research and write about sport to make their work relevant to social and political reform.

Power and Ideology in American Sport

A Critical Perspective

Author: George Harvey Sage

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

ISBN: 9780880116602

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 335

View: 8729

Power and Ideology in American Sport addresses a wide range of topics, including: how sport is embedded in the social, political, and economic structures of American society; how the sporting experience is shaped by powerful individuals as well as ordinary people; and as such how sport both unifies and segregates individuals, social classes, racial and ethnic groups, and competing political loyalties.

Sport and Women

Social Issues in International Perspective

Author: Gertrud Pfister,Ilse Hartmann-Tews

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134578237

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 5543

Although female athletes are successful in all types of sport, in many countries sport is still a male domain. This book examines and compares the sporting experiences of women from different countries around the world and offers the first systematic and cross-cultural analysis of the topic of women in sport. Sport and Women presents a wealth of new research data, including in-depth case-studies of 16 countries in North and South America, Asia, Eastern and Western Europe and Africa. In addition, the book offers comparative assessments of the extent to which women are represented in global sport and the opportunities that women have to participate in decision-making processes in sport. The book illuminates a wide range of key international issues in women's sport, such as cultural barriers to participation and the efficacy of political action. It is therefore essential reading for anybody with an interest in the sociology, culture and politics of sport.

Sport and Leisure Cultures

Author: Alan Tomlinson

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816633838

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 273

View: 4195

A sweeping analysis of sport culture's global, national, and local impact.

Sport and Social Movements

From the Local to the Global

Author: Jean Harvey,John Horne,Parissa Safai,Simon Darnell,Sebastien Courchesne-O'Neill

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1780935560

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 4208

From neighborhood coalitions organizing against the building of a sport facility for professional sports teams subsidized by public funds, to global campaigns for equity for women in sport, to worldwide bans of apartheid regimes, sites and levels of protest, resistance and activism have been present throughout the history of sport. Contentious forms of collective actions are now ever more present in various forms at the local, the national and the global levels. Sport and Social Movements: From the Local to the Global is the first book-length treatment of the way social movements have intersected and continue to intersect with sport. It traces the history of various social movements associated with labour, women, peace, the environment and rights (civil, racial, disability and sexual), and their relationship to sport and sports mega-events such as the Olympic Games. Based on research conducted by a multinational team of authors that draws on theories of social movements and new social movements, the book includes a valuable chronology of social movements, illustrations of key episodes in the development of the relationships between sport and different social movements and an agenda for future research and scholarship. Written in a clear and comprehensive style it is suitable for all levels of higher education, researchers and the general reader who want to know more about the role that sport has played in the development of social movements and campaigns for social justice.

Sport and Postmodern Times

Author: Geneviève Rail

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791439258

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 399

View: 7883

Using postmodern social theory, this book expands our understanding of sport, the body, and the broader physical culture.

Sexual Harassment in Sport

Impact, Issues, and Challenges

Author: Karin A. E. Volkwein-Caplan,Gopal Sankaran

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag

ISBN: 1841260592

Category: Psychology

Page: 126

View: 5320

An overview of all sorts of behaviour related to sexual harassment, itsmpact on the world of sport and specifically on the participants. Thisolume is written to answer questions raised by health and physical educationtudents and athletes (both amateur and professional), and sport personnelsuch as coaches, trainers and administrators). It offers guidelines inealing with social, psychological and legal issues. It also discussestrategies to prevent and control sexual harassment in the world of sport.;Alossary of terms and a guide to resources for sexual harassment are includedor the reader's reference. The resource section includes telephone numbersnd addresses of national organizations, national hotlines, and Web sites forome of the leading professional journals and organizations dealing withexual harassment. Readers are encouraged to consult them for additionalnformation.

Women, Sport and Society in Modern China

Holding Up More Than Half the Sky

Author: Dong Jinxia

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135763860

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 358

View: 2792

Drawing on Chinese sources hitherto unavailable in the West including official documents and interviews with top athletes, the author explores the rise of Chinese super sportswomen and their relationship with politics, culture and society before and during the Cultural Revolution and through China's transition to a market economy.

The Association Game

A History of British Football

Author: Matthew Taylor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317870077

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 1909

The story of British football's journey from public school diversion to mass media entertainment is a remarkable one. The Association Game traces British football from the establishment of the earliest clubs in the nineteenth century to its place as one of the prominent and commercialised leisure industries at the beginning of the twenty first century. It covers supporters and fandom, status and culture, big business, the press and electronic media and development in playing styles, tactics and rules. This is the only up to date book on the history of British football, covering the twentieth century shift from amateur to professional and whole of the British Isles, not just England.

Guns in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law, 2nd Edition [3 volumes]

An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law

Author: Gregg Lee Carter

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313386714

Category: History

Page: 1096

View: 2009

Thoroughly updated and greatly expanded from its original edition, this three-volume set is the go-to comprehensive resource on the legal, social, psychological, political, and public health aspects of guns in American life. • 450 alphabetically organized entries, including 100 new for this edition, covering key issues (suicide, video games and gun violence, firearm injury statistics) and events (workplace shootings, the Virginia Tech massacre) • 102 expert contributors from all academic fields involved in studying the causes and effects of gun violence • A chronology of pivotal moments and controversies in the history of firearm ownership and use in the United States • An exhaustive bibliography of print and online resources covering all aspects of the study of guns in the United States • Appendices on federal gun laws, state gun laws, and pro- and anti-gun-control organizations