Theory, Sport & Society

Theory, Sport & Society

by Joseph Maguire, K. Young
     
 

ISBN-10: 0762307420

ISBN-13: 9780762307425

Pub. Date: 07/01/2002

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

Sixteen contributions from scholars discuss various topics related to the sociological study of sport. Aimed at students and researchers, the volume contains several selections from founding theorists such as Max Weber and George Herbert Mead as well as papers from more contemporary perspectives. A sampling of topics includes postmodernism and sport studies, studying

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Sixteen contributions from scholars discuss various topics related to the sociological study of sport. Aimed at students and researchers, the volume contains several selections from founding theorists such as Max Weber and George Herbert Mead as well as papers from more contemporary perspectives. A sampling of topics includes postmodernism and sport studies, studying sport from a social network approach, and feminist and figurational sociology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762307425
Publisher:
Emerald Group Publishing
Publication date:
07/01/2002
Series:
Research in the Sociology of Sport Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
438
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Dedicationv
Prefaceix
Acknowledgementsxv
Introduction: 'Back to the Future': Thinking Sociologically about Sport1
Part IClassical Questions
1.Karl Marx's Enduring Legacy for the Sociology of Sport25
2.Emile Durkheim, Structural Functionalism and the Sociology of Sport41
3.Max Weber and the Sociology of Sport63
4.George Herbert Mead and an Interpretive Sociology of Sport83
Part IIContemporary Concerns
5.Sport, Gender, Feminism105
6.The Anthropology of Sport: Escaping the Past and Building a Future129
7.Cultural and Sport Studies: An Interventionist Practice151
8.Postmodernism and Sport Studies179
Part IIIPotential Syntheses
9.Figurational Contributions to the Sociological Study of Sport211
10.Pierre Bourdieu's Sociocultural Theory and Sport Practice239
11.Studying Sport from a Social Network Approach267
12.Michel Foucault: Sport, Power, Technologies and Governmentality293
Part IVFuture Directions
13.Feminist and Figurational Sociology: Dialogue and Potential Synthesis317
14.The Political Economy of Place: Urban and Sport Studies Perspectives335
15.Symbolic Interactionism and Cultural Studies: Doing Critical Ethnography353
16.Bodies, Subcultures and Sport375
About the Editors and the Contributors397
Author Index403
Subject Index409

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