Understanding Sports Culture
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Understanding Sports Culture

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ISBN-13:
9781412907385
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.10.2007
Seiten:
150
Autor:
Tony Schirato
Gewicht:
386 g
Format:
239x167x15 mm
Serie:
Understanding Contemporary Cul
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Introduction
Playing Sport
Theories of Play, Games and Sport
Intimations of Sport
The Field of Sport
Global Sport
Sport, the Media and Spectatorship
From Sport to Spectacle
Contemporary Sport
"A particular strength of Understanding Sports Culture is the author's ability to meet the claim for breadth of student readership. The book is clearly structured, flagging from the outset a journey from ancient sporting times and the assumed human need of play to the development of modern and ultimately global and highly commercialized sporting cultures."

- John Hughson, European Journal of Cultural Studies



?Understanding Sport Culture traces and analyzes the development of the modern field of sport from its ancient and medieval precursors (the festivals of Greece and Rome, and games such as folk football), through to its inception in the mid-nineteenth century as a set of activities designed to instill character and discipline in students in exclusive British public schools, up to its transformation into a global institution and popular spectacle.



The narrative also focuses on and provides a detailed account of the gradual coming together of sport and the media. It explains how this relationship has accentuated sport's status as one of the most important sites in contemporary culture, while simultaneously threatening its existence.