Theory, Sport & Society

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762307425
  • Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/1/2002
  • 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

Introduction: 'Back to the Future': Thinking Sociologically about Sport 1
1 Karl Marx's Enduring Legacy for the Sociology of Sport 25
2 Emile Durkheim, Structural Functionalism and the Sociology of Sport 41
3 Max Weber and the Sociology of Sport 63
4 George Herbert Mead and an Interpretive Sociology of Sport 83
5 Sport, Gender, Feminism 105
6 The Anthropology of Sport: Escaping the Past and Building a Future 129
7 Cultural and Sport Studies: An Interventionist Practice 151
8 Postmodernism and Sport Studies 179
9 Figurational Contributions to the Sociological Study of Sport 211
10 Pierre Bourdieu's Sociocultural Theory and Sport Practice 239
11 Studying Sport from a Social Network Approach 267
12 Michel Foucault: Sport, Power, Technologies and Governmentality 293
13 Feminist and Figurational Sociology: Dialogue and Potential Synthesis 317
14 The Political Economy of Place: Urban and Sport Studies Perspectives 335
15 Symbolic Interactionism and Cultural Studies: Doing Critical Ethnography 353
16 Bodies, Subcultures and Sport 375
About the Editors and the Contributors 397
Author Index 403
Subject Index 409
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