A Companion to Sport

A Companion to Sport

by David L. Andrews
     
 

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A Companion to Sport brings together writing by leading sports theorists and social and cultural thinkers, to explore sport as a central element of contemporary culture.

  • Positions sport as a crucial subject for critical analysis, as one of the most significant forms of popular culture
  • Includes both well-known social and cultural theorists

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A Companion to Sport brings together writing by leading sports theorists and social and cultural thinkers, to explore sport as a central element of contemporary culture.

  • Positions sport as a crucial subject for critical analysis, as one of the most significant forms of popular culture
  • Includes both well-known social and cultural theorists whose work lends itself to an interrogation of sport, and leading theorists of sport itself
  • Offers a comprehensive examination of sport as a social and cultural practice and institution
  • Explores sport in relation to modernity, postcolonial theory, gender, violence, race, disability and politics

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“No doubt, many students will be inspired by it to undertake further research and create yet new and deeper thoughts on the role sport can play in our society.” (Reference Reviews, 1 December 2014

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405191609
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/10/2013
Series:
Blackwell Companions in Cultural Studies Series, #37
Pages:
628
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.40(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
“Combining accessible overviews of established fields of research in sport studies with lively discussions of emergent ideas, this landmark text is invaluable.”
Samantha King, Queen's University

“An outstanding cast of authors has provided a veritable tour de force of critical inquiry and analysis into the roles of sport in contemporary society. Cutting edge scholarship.”
Daryl Adair, University of Technology, Sydney

“This collection offers an important resource documenting the ways in which sport matters culturally as a site of popular pleasure and identifications fraught with ideological and political significance.”
Mary McDonald, Miami University

Meet the Author

David L. Andrews is Professor of Physical Cultural Studies at the University of Maryland. He previously held an associate professorship in the Department of Human Movement Sciences and Education at the University of Memphis. He is the author of Sport-Commerce-Culture: Essays on Sport in Late Capitalist America (2006), and the co-editor of Sport, culture and advertising: Identities, commodities and the politics of representation (2004), Sport and Corporate Nationalisms (2004), and Qualitative methods in sport studies (2005).

Ben Carrington teaches sociology at the University of Texas at Austin and is a Carnegie Visiting Research Fellow at Leeds Beckett University in England. His most recent book is Race, Sport and Politics: The Sporting Black Diaspora (2010).

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