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Sport and Modern Social Theorists - Richard Giulianotti

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This innovative and exciting new collection examines the contributions of major social theorists towards our critical understanding of modern sport. Written by leading social analysts of sport from across the world, the chapters include critical examinations of Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Adorno, Gramsci, Habermas, Merton, C.Wright Mills, Goffman, Giddens, Elias, Bourdieu and Foucault. This book will appeal to students and scholars of sport studies, cultural studies, modern social theory, and to social scientists generally.

Sport and Social Theorists
A Plurality of Perspectives
The Sportification Process
A Biographical Analysis Framed by the Work
Social Structure and Social Theory
Intellectual Insights
Reclaiming Goffman
Erving Goffman's Influence on the Sociology of Sport
Consciousness, Craft, Commitment
The Sociological Imagination
Theodor Adorno on Sport
The Jeu D'Esprit of Despair
Sport, Hegemony and the National-Popular
Sport, Colonialism and Struggle
CLR James and Cricket
Anthony Giddens, Structuration Theory, and Sport and Leisure
Civilizing Games
Norbert Elias and the Sociology of Sport
Pierre Bourdieu and the Sociological Study of Sport
Habitus, Capital and Field
Habermas on Sports
Social Theory from a Moral Perspective
Querying Sport Feminism
Personal or Political?
Studies of Power and Sport
The Fate of Hyperreality
Jean Baudrillard and the Sociology of Sport
Douglas Booth
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ISBN: 9780333800782
ISBN-10: 0333800788
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 9+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 1st October 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1