Sport and Leisure in Social Thought

Sport and Leisure in Social Thought

by Grant Jarvie, Joseph Maguire
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415077036

ISBN-13: 9780415077033

Pub. Date: 12/06/1994

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book examines all of the major traditions of social thought to clearly show their influence in our understanding of sport and leisure. Also shows how sport has contributed to our understanding of such themes as globalization and nationalism.

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This book examines all of the major traditions of social thought to clearly show their influence in our understanding of sport and leisure. Also shows how sport has contributed to our understanding of such themes as globalization and nationalism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415077033
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/06/1994
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)
Lexile:
1570L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction: Sport and leisure in social thought1
1Functionalism, solidarity and social stratification5
The social functions of sport and leisure practices9
The division of labour: From mechanical to organic solidarity and the making of modern sports and societies11
Suicide, the elementary forms of religious life and the sports phenomenon13
Stratification, sport and leisure practices and social mobility20
2Interpretative sociology: Rationalisation, cultural pessimism and the search for meaning29
Simmel, sociation and the societal labyrinth30
Social geometry, conflict, space and the metropolis33
The philosophy of money, leisure and modernity40
Weber, verstehen, ideal types and historical sociology44
Rationalisation and body cultures50
Art, music and styles of life: Seeking solace in aestheticism56
3Beyond conventional pluralism67
A sociology of competing interest groups68
Neo-liberals, democracy and the market place71
Modernisation, industrialisation and social evolution75
From conventional to critical pluralism77
4Classical Marxism, political economy and beyond86
A contribution to the critique of political economy89
Alienation and the division of labour93
Ideology, political consciousness and class formation95
Marxism after Marx99
5Culture as a war of position and a way of life108
Gramsci's Italy, economism and a rejection of Marxism109
Hegemony and the forces of coercion and consent113
The working class on two wheels117
Beyond the border country119
6Figurations, power and civilising processes130
Sportisation and the making of modern sport and leisure137
Embodied emotions, pleasure and leisure in the spare-time spectrum141
Sport, leisure and globalisation processes: Diminishing contrasts and increasing varieties146
7Feminist thought and the boundaries of sisterhood161
Biology, bodies and femininity165
Different paths to emancipation167
Gender, bureaucracy and organisational elites169
Black feminism and the boundaries of sisterhood172
Postmodern feminism176
8Fields of power, habitus and distinction183
Sport practices, habitus and the body185
Sport, social fields and class relations193
Leisure, lifestyle and distinction198
9Beyond modernity and the problems of postmodernism211
Ancient sport symbols, nostalgia, and postmodernism215
Scarcity, seriousness and the elevation of play217
Disneyland, hyper-reality and deconstruction220
10Dependency and globalisation: Sport, leisure and global processes230
Dependency and sport: Domination and resistance237
Globalisation and the global sports/leisure process250
Index264

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