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Sporting Modernity
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Joann M. Skrypzak
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-10 - Publisher: VDM Publishing

During the turbulent years of the Weimar Republic (1918-1933) sports emerged as a popular phenomenon that critics often derided as a degenerate fad. But sports and art institutions as well as avant-garde artists looked more closely at sports' potential to rejuvenate a populace demoralized by World War I and cultivate
Sport and Modernity
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Richard Gruneau
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-03-16 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

This important new book from one of the world's leading sociologists of sport weaves together social theory, history and political economy to provide a highly original analysis of the complex relationship between sport and modernity. Incorporating a powerful set of theoretical insights from traditions and thinkers ranging from classical Marxism
Handbook of Sports Studies
Language: en
Pages: 570
Authors: Jay J. Coakley Eric Dunning
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-08-29 - Publisher: SAGE

Now available in paperback, this vital handbook marks the development of sports studies as a major new discipline within the social sciences. Edited by the leading sociologist of sport, Eric Dunning, and Jay Coakley, author of the best selling textbook on sport in the USA, it both reflects and richly
Race, Sport and Politics
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Ben Carrington
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-08-01 - Publisher: SAGE

Written by one of the leading international authorities on the sociology of race and sport, this is the first book to address sport's role in 'the making of race', the place of sport within black diasporic struggles for freedom and equality, and the contested location of sport in relation to
The Global Sports Arena
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: John Bale, Joseph Maguire
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-05 - Publisher: Routledge

Athletes are on the move. In some sports this involves labour, movement from one country to another within or between continents. In other sports, athletes assume an almost nomadic migratory lifestyle, constantly on the move from one sport festival to another. In addition, it appears that sport migration is gaining