The everyday makeup of contemporary sport is increasingly characterised by a perceived explosion of 'deviance' - violence, drug taking, racism, homophobia, misogyny, corruption and excess. Whereas once these behaviours may have been subject to the moral judgments of authority, in the face of dramatic socio-cultural change they become more a matter of populist consumer gaze.
In addressing these developments this book provides a new and insightful approach toward the study of 'deviance' in the realm of sport.
New Perspectives in Sport and 'Deviance' awakens the sociology of sport to the possibilities of re-imagining 'deviance' and offers an evocative approach which will appeal both to academics and students in the field of sociology of sport and sociology of deviance.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 13 mm
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