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Bodies, Sports and Social Problems - Joseph Maguire

Bodies, Sports and Social Problems

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Sport is increasingly becoming an area of ethical ambiguity in which wider social problems are played out in a concentrated form. This book provides a theoretical framework for exploring sport and deviance through an examination of the three main areas in which these issues arise. These are: the role of violence and aggression in young people's experience of sport as spectators and participants the ambiguous nature of the control exercised by government, corporations and the media over sporting events and the ways in which players respond to these controlling factors the increasing drive to improve sporting performance through a variety of techniques ranging from psychological coaching to performance enhancing drugs. Throughout, the emphasis is on the social pressures involved in sport and the ways in which individual athletes and the sporting community negotiate them.

Introduction: Bodies, Sport and Social Problems
Bodies and Problems of Regulation
Sport, Health and Corporeal Control
Fitness, Exercise and Regulated Bodies
Bodies and Problems of Risk
Pain, Emotional Bodies and Risk
Sport and Experiencing the Injured Body
Bodies and Problems of Medicalization
Marginalization and Aging Bodies
Representation and Disabled Bodies
Bodies and Problems of Performance
Sport, Drugs and the Enhanced Body
Cyborgs, Genetics and Body Alterations
Bodies and Problems of Control
Sport, Bodies and Legitimizing Violence
Sport, Spectator Violence and Public Order
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ISBN: 9780415244305
ISBN-10: 0415244307
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Available: 1st January 2021
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9
Edition Number: 1