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Understanding Sport

Horne, John; Tomlinson, Alan; Whannel, Garry and Woodward, Kath (2012). Understanding Sport. Culture Economy and the Social. London: Routledge.

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Understanding Sport engages with some of the transformations which sport has undergone through historical and sociological analysies of the complex and diverse elements of socio-cultural and economic transformations, which make sport the motor for change as well as a site which reflects inequalities in social relations. The second edition of Understanding Sport demonstrates continuities and transformations through the growth of modern sports, social divisions as manifest in sport and the processes of representation and cultural reproduction, for example as evidenced by sporting mega spectacles.The second edition incorporates critiques of embodiment, of the bodies that enagage in sport and the bodies of governance. Sport offers useful illustrations of change as well as the restablisment of inequalities in the labour market and in processes of globalization and commodification which are critiqued in this book.

Item Type: Book
Copyright Holders: 2012 John Horne, Alan Tomlinson, Garry Whannel, Kath Woodward
ISBN: 0-415-59141-4, 978-0-415-59141-6
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Sociology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 33269
Depositing User: Kath Woodward
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2012 08:15
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2019 16:12
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