Sport in Consumer Culture

Sport in Consumer Culture

by John Horne
     
 

ISBN-10: 0333912861

ISBN-13: 9780333912867

Pub. Date: 12/17/2005

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

This text offers a distinctive introduction to sport in contemporary society, drawing on recent developments in sociological theory and research, particularly in relation to debates about culture and consumption. The book argues that sport can be seen as central to the "economies of signs and space" of late modernity in which a concern with the body as an object of

Overview

This text offers a distinctive introduction to sport in contemporary society, drawing on recent developments in sociological theory and research, particularly in relation to debates about culture and consumption. The book argues that sport can be seen as central to the "economies of signs and space" of late modernity in which a concern with the body as an object of contemplation and improvement, and not just an instrument for getting things done, increasingly informs images in the mass media, politics and everyday life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333912867
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
12/17/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.45(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
• Interpreting Sport in Consumer Culture
• Sport and Consumer Culture: Institutions and Structures
• Sport, Commercialization and the Media
• Globalization, Identity and Sport
• Lifestyles and Body Styles in Consumer Sport
• Social Inequalities in Sport
• The State and the Governance of Sport in Consumer Culture
• Conclusion

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