Sport and Society: History, Power and Culture (Paperback)Graham Scambler (author)
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The second section analyses features of sport in detail:The links between exercise, sport and health, including a look at growing rates of obesity and of the role of drug use in society and sportThe hyper-commodification of football in the 1990sRepresentations of sport in the mediaSports iconography, with sociological portraits of Muhammad Ali and David BeckhamThe re-emergence of violence in sportThe third section critically analyses the various theoretical approaches adopted by sociologists, and presents a distinctive new theoretical framework for understanding the changing role of sport in society in the era of global disorganized capitalism.
This is key reading for students and researchers in sociology of sport and leisure, sport science and health.
Publisher: Open University Press
Number of pages: 224
Dimensions: 230 x 153 x 15 mm
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