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Values in Sport : Elitism, Nationalism, Gender Equality and the Scientific Manufacturing of Winners - Claudio Tamburrini

Values in Sport

Elitism, Nationalism, Gender Equality and the Scientific Manufacturing of Winners

By: Claudio Tamburrini (Editor), Tannsjo Torbiorn (Editor), Torbjorn Tannsjo (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 17th February 2000
ISBN: 9780419253600
Number Of Pages: 246

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How will sport keep pace with current scientific and biological advances?
Is the possibility of the 'bionic athlete' that far away and is this notion as bad as it might first appear?
Is our fascination with sport winners fascistoid? Questions such as these and many others are posed and examined by the contributors to this volume. Some are sceptical of future developments in sport and demand radical reforms to halt progress, others are more optimistic and propose that sport should adapt to new advances just as other realms of the cultural sphere have to.
Some of the topics examined here, such as the genetic engineering of athletes, and the significance of the public's fascination with sport winners, are being discussed for the first time, whilst others such as sex segregation, nationalism and doping are being revisited and reintroduced onto the agenda after a period of suggestive silence.
This book provides the reader with a deep insight into the moral and ethical value we place on sport in today's society. Challenging and demanding, its contributors urge us to think again about current sports practices and the future of sport as a cultural phenomenon.

Industry Reviews

"This anthology of fifteen original articles examines the future of sports as a cultural phenomenon. It addresses five areas that shape sports now and for the future: elitism, nationalism, gender equality, the rules of the game, and the infusion of science in sports-drugs and genetic manipulation. What binds the articles in this collection is that sport as a cultural phenomenon has moral significance, and its future depends on understanding this. ...provocative, original, and thought-provoking articles, a must read for anyone interested in the ethics of sports." Ethics July 2003." ..."provacative, original, and thought-provoking articles, a must read for anyone interesed in the ethics of sports." -J.M.B.--"Ethics, 07/2003

Is Our Admiration or Sports Heroes Fascistoid?
Torbjorn Tannsjo
Sports, Fascism and the Market
The Logic of Progress and the Art of Moderation in Competitive Sports
Sports as the Moral Discourse of Nations
A Justification of Moderate Patriotism in Sport
Patriotism in Sports and in War
Gender Equality
Against Sexual Discrimination in Sports
Gender Verification in Competitive Sport: Turning from Research to Action
On the Definition of 'Woman' in the Sport Context - with an Appendix on Tannsjo's Radical Proposal
The Rules of the Game
Against Chance: A Casual Theory of Winning in Sports
Justice and Game Advantage in Sporting Games
Spoiling: An Indirect Reflection of Sport's Moral Imperative
The Scientific Manufacturing of Winners
A Philosophical Overview of the Arguments on Banning Doping in Sport
What is Wrong with Doping?
Selected Champions
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780419253600
ISBN-10: 0419253602
Series: Ethics and Sport Book Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 246
Published: 17th February 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1

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