Sport and Modern Social Theorists
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|Format:||Electronic Book Text, 264 pages|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 03 August 2004|
What did Marx have to say about sport? What contribution has or could Goffman's work make in our social understanding of sport and how can post-structuralists and postmodern positions be approached in this important sphere of social activity? In this innovative and exciting collection, the contributions of major social theorists towards our critical understanding of modern sport are brought together in a single volume. Contributions are provided by an international team of leading sports analysts and include: x Classical theorists - Marx, Weber, Durkheim and Freud x Marxist and critical theory strands - Adorno, Gramsci and Habermas x North American theorists - Merton, Mills, Goffman x Post-dualists approaches - Giddens, Elias, Bourdieu x Postmodern and post-structuralist - Foucault and Baudrillard Students and researchers in sport studies will find an invaluable chapter-per-theorist overview of critical approaches, while social theorists will find a lively and accessible venue for developing and testing conceptual claims.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Sport and Social Theorists: A Plurality of Perspectives; R.Giulianotti The Sportification Process: A Biographical Analysis Framed by the Work of Marx, Weber, Durkheim and Freud; A.G.Ingham Social Structure and Social Theory: Intellectual Insights of Robert K. Merton; J.Loy & D.Booth Reclaiming Goffman: Erving Goffman's Influence on the Sociology of Sport; S.Birrell & P.Donnelly Consciousness, Craft, Commitment: The Sociological Imagination of C. Wright Mills; J.Loy & D.Booth Theodor Adorno on Sport: The Jeu D'Esprit of Despair; D.Inglis Antonio Gramsci: Sport, Hegemony and the National-Popular; D.Rowe Sport, Colonialism and Struggle: CLR James and Cricket; B.Stoddart Anthony Giddens, Structuration Theory, and Sport and Leisure; J.Horne & D.Jary Civilizing Games: Norbert Elias and the Sociology of Sport; R.Giulianotti Pierre Bourdieu and the Sociological Study of Sport: Habitus, Capital and Field; A.Tomlinson Habermas on Sports: Social Theory from a Moral Perspective; W.J.Morgan Querying Sport Feminism: Personal or Political?; J.Hargreaves Michel Foucault: Studies of Power and Sport; C.L.Cole, M.D.Giardina & D.L.Andrews The Fate of Hyperreality: Jean Baudrillard and the Sociology of Sport; R.Giulianotti
About the Author
RICHARD GIULIANOTTI is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Aberdeen. He is the author of Football: A Sociology of the Global Game (1999), and Sport: A Critical Sociology (2004). He is co-editor of numerous books on sport, most recently (with G.Armstrong) Football in Africa (2004) and Fear and Loathing in World Football (2001).
DAVID L. ANDREWS is Associate Professor, Sport Commerce and Culture Project, Department of Kinesiology, University of Maryland - College Park, USA SUSAN BIRRELL is Professor and Chair of the Department of Health and Sport Studies, University of Iowa, USA DOUGLAS BOOTH is Professor of Sport and Leisure Studies, University of Waikato, New Zealand C.L.COLE is Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies, Kinesiology, Criticism and Interpretive Theory, Afro-American Studies, and Sociology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA PETER DONNELLY is Director of the Centre for Sport Policy Studies, and Professor, Faculty of Phyiscal Education and Health, University of Toronto, Canada MICHAEL D. GIARDINA is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Kinesiology and The Program for Cultural Studies and Interpretive Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA JENNIFER HARGREAVES is Professor of Sport Sociology, Department of Sport Sciences, Brunel University, London, UK JOHN HORNE Lectures in Sociology of Sport at the University of Edinburgh, UK ALAN G. INGHAM is Senior Professor of Sport Studies and Assistant Chair, Department of Physical Education, Health and Sport Studies, Miami University, USA DAVID INGLIS is Lecturer in Sociology, University of Aberdeen, UK DAVID JARY is Visiting Professor, Learning and Teaching Support Network Subject Centre for Sociology, Anthropology and Politics, University of Birmingham, UK JOHN LOY is Adjunct Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Rhode Island, USA WILLIAM J. MORGAN is Professor of Cultural and Sport Studies, Ohio State University, USA DAVID ROWE is Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences and Director of the Cultural Industries and Practices Research Centre, University of Newcastle, Australia BRIAN STODDART is Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia ALAN TOMLINSON is Professor of Sport and Leisure Studies, University of Brighton Chelsea School Research Centre, UK
|Publisher: ||Palgrave Macmillan|