Global Sport: Identities, Societies, Civilizations

Global Sport: Identities, Societies, Civilizations

by Joseph Maguire, Joseph McGuire
     
 

In his major new work, Joseph Maguire develops a path-breaking account of sport in a global context, examining the changing nature of sport in relation to globalisation.  See more details below

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In his major new work, Joseph Maguire develops a path-breaking account of sport in a global context, examining the changing nature of sport in relation to globalisation.

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"Sport has become a central interest of people's lives in the modern world; Joe Maguire's lively book shows that it is now equally central to sociology, and that sociologists have something to say that will interest the general reading public." Stephen Mennell, University College, Dublin

"Basing his arguments and analyses largely on a judicious use of the theories of Elias, Joseph Maguire succeeds in Global Sport in shedding new and original light on this important but neglected aspect of globalization. Not least among the merits of his path-breaking text are the ways in which he shows, first, that globalization, including the globalization of sport, is far from being the recent development that many people take it to be, and second, that this process deserves far more attention than it has received up to now. Global Sport is an excellent book which deserves to sell very well." Eric Dunning, University of Leicester

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745615325
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/30/1999
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Maguire is Professor of Sociology of Sport at Loughborough University and President of the International Sociology of Sport Association.

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