1. Marxism, Cultural Studies and Sport: Mapping the field Ben Carrington & Ian McDonald 2. Sport Without Final Guarantees: Cultural Studies/Marxism/Sport Ben Carrington 3. One-Dimensional Sport: Revolutionary Marxism and the Critique of Sport Ian McDonald 4. The Urban Sport Spectacle: Towards a Critical Political Economy of Sports Anouk Bélanger 5. Between Culture and Economy: Understanding the Politics of Media Sport Garry Whannel 6. Marxism, Alienation and Coubertin’s Olympic Project Rob Beamish 7. Post-Marxism, Black Marxism, and the Politics of Sport Brett St. Louis 8. Venus and Serena Are "Doing It" for Themselves: Theorizing Sporting Celebrity, Class and Black Feminism for the Hip-Hop Generation Jayne O. Ifekwunigwe 9. Socratic Solitude: The Scouser Two-as-One Grant Farred 10. Michel Foucault and the Critique of Sport Toby Miller 11. Re-appropriating Gramsci: Marxism, Hegemony and Sport Alan Bairner 12. Sport, Culture, and Late Capitalism David L. Andrews
Marxism, Cultural Studies and Sport / Edition 1by Ben Carrington, Ian McDonald
Pub. Date: 02/05/2009
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
The cultural ubiquity, political prominence and economic significance of contemporary sport present fertile terrain for its critical socio-cultural analysis. From corporate and media dominated mega-events like the Olympic Games, to state programmes for nation-building and health promotion, to the cultural politics of "race", gender, sexuality, age and disability,
The cultural ubiquity, political prominence and economic significance of contemporary sport present fertile terrain for its critical socio-cultural analysis. From corporate and media dominated mega-events like the Olympic Games, to state programmes for nation-building and health promotion, to the cultural politics of "race", gender, sexuality, age and disability, sport is so profoundly marked by relations of power that it lends itself to critique and deconstruction.
Marxism, Cultural Studies and Sport brings together leading experts on sport to address these issues and to reflect on the continued appeal of sport to people across the globe, as well as on the forms of inequality that sport both produces and highlights. Including a Foreword by Harry Cleaver and Afterword by Michael Bérubé, this book assesses the impact of this work on the fields of 'mainstream' Marxism and cultural studies. Marxism, Cultural Studies and Sport is centred on three vital questions:
Marxism still relevant for understanding sport in the twenty-first century?
- Has Marxism been preserved or transcended by cultural studies?
- What is the relationship between theory and intervention in the politics of sport?
The result is a unique and diverse examination of modern sports culture. The first book published on the relationship between sport and Marxism for over twenty years, Marxism, Cultural Studies and Sport is an invaluable resource for students of sport sociology, Marxism, and cultural studies at all levels.
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