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Sport and Leisure in the Civilizing Process : Critique and Counter-Critique - Chris Rojek

Sport and Leisure in the Civilizing Process

Critique and Counter-Critique

By: Chris Rojek (Editor), Eric Dunning (Editor)

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How do figurational sociologists approach the subjects of sport and leisure? How does their approach differ from other approaches in the field?.;This collection offers an introduction to the figurational sociology of sport and leisure. The features of the approach are explained and contriburors show how figurational sociology is applied in the analysis of concrete problems. However, the collection also gives space to critics of the figurational approach. Included here are contributions which claim that the approach is inaccruate, blinkered and irrelevant. The book ends with a commentary by Eric Dunning on the strengths of figurational sociology in comparison with other approaches in the field.

Preface - Notes on the Contributors - Introduction: Sociological Approaches to the Study of Sport and Leisure - The Field of Play in Sport and Leisure Studies; C.Rojek - Drugs, Sport and Ideologies; I.Waddington - Cleaning up the Game: Perspectives on the Evolution of Professional Sports; J.Wilson - Towards a Sociological Theory of Sport and the Emotions: A Process-Sociological Perspective; J.Maguire - Sports and Civilization: Is Violence the Central Problems?; R.Stokvis - Chariot Races, Tournaments and the Civilizing Process; A.Guttmann - Sex, Gender and the Body in Sport and Leisure: Has there been a Civilizing Process?; J.Hargreaves - Sport, Power and Dependency in Southern Africa; G.Jarvie - Figuring a Better Future; A.Clarke - Figurational Sociology and the Sociology of Sport: Some Concluding Remarks; E.Dunning - Index

ISBN: 9780333512258
ISBN-10: 0333512251
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 289
Published: 21st April 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1