Globalization and Sport / Edition 1

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405162692
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/23/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 154
  • Product dimensions: 9.61 (w) x 6.69 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Giulianotti is Professor of Sociology at Durham University.

Roland Robertson is Professor of Sociology and Global Society at the University of Aberdeen.

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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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