Globalization and Sport / Edition 1

Globalization and Sport / Edition 1

by Richard Giulianotti
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405162694

ISBN-13: 9781405162692

Pub. Date: 10/23/2007

Publisher: Wiley

Globalization and Sport is a unique collection which places sport at the heart of debates on global processes.

  • Features major critical interventions by some of the world’s leading sociologists and anthropologists on the subject of sport
  • Contributors include George Ritzer, David Andrews, Frank Lechner, William

Overview

Globalization and Sport is a unique collection which places sport at the heart of debates on global processes.

  • Features major critical interventions by some of the world’s leading sociologists and anthropologists on the subject of sport
  • Contributors include George Ritzer, David Andrews, Frank Lechner, William Kelly, Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Barry Smart, Paul James, Chris Rumford and Gary Armstrong
  • Provides a mixture of original theories and fresh research material, examining sport in a diversity of settings, including Europe, the Americas, Australasia, Africa and Asia
  • Essential reading for anyone interested in globalization processes or sport

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405162692
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/23/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
154
Product dimensions:
9.61(w) x 6.69(h) x 0.33(d)

Table of Contents

1. Sport and Globalization: Transnational Dimensions: Richard Giulianotti and Roland Robertson.

2. Not Playing Around: Global Capitalism, Modern Sport and Consumer Culture: Barry Smart.

3. The Grobal in the Sporting Glocal: David L. Andrews and George Ritzer.

4. Steps to an Ecology of Transnational Sports: Thomas Hylland Eriksen.

5. Recovering the Social: Globalization, Football and Transnationalism: Richard Giulianotti and Roland Robertson.

6. Is Baseball a Global Sport? America’s ‘National Pastime’ as Global Field and International Sport: William W. Kelly.

7. More Than a Game: Globalization and the Post-Westernization of World Cricket: Chris Rumford.

8. Imagined Communities in the Global Game: Soccer and the Development of Dutch National Identity: Frank J. Lechner.

9. The Global Footballer and the Local War-Zone: George Weah and Transnational Networks in Liberia, West Africa: Gary Armstrong

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