Sport and Neoliberalism: Politics, Consumption, and Culture

Sport and Neoliberalism: Politics, Consumption, and Culture

by David L. Andrews, Michael L Silk
     
 

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Sport and Neoliberalism examines how the neo-liberal project creates priorities for civic society and, in effect, turns many aspects of sport into a vehicle of public governance. From the relationship between sport and the neoliberal state, through the environmental dimensions of neoliberal sport, to the political biopolitics of obesity, the essays in this volume

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Sport and Neoliberalism examines how the neo-liberal project creates priorities for civic society and, in effect, turns many aspects of sport into a vehicle of public governance. From the relationship between sport and the neoliberal state, through the environmental dimensions of neoliberal sport, to the political biopolitics of obesity, the essays in this volume explore the ways in which the "logics" of neoliberalism are manifest as powerful public pedagogies through the realm of popular culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439905036
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
07/13/2012
Series:
Sporting Series
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

David L. Andrews is a professor in the Physical Cultural Studies Program, Department of Kinesiology, at the University of Maryland, College Park. 

Michael L. Silk is a reader in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Bath.

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