TRIBAL PLAY: SUBCULTURAL JOURNEYS THROUGH SPORT / Edition 4

TRIBAL PLAY: SUBCULTURAL JOURNEYS THROUGH SPORT / Edition 4

by Michael Atkinson Kevin Young
     
 

ISBN-10: 0762312939

ISBN-13: 9780762312931

Pub. Date: 06/12/2008

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

Traceable as far back as the work of the path-breaking 'Chicago School' of Sociology in the 1920s and 1930s, 'subculture' and 'counterculture' have long been conceptual staples of the discipline. Implemented originally to designate and describe smaller, often deviant or delinquent, groups within larger social communities, the terms gained pace in their use in

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Traceable as far back as the work of the path-breaking 'Chicago School' of Sociology in the 1920s and 1930s, 'subculture' and 'counterculture' have long been conceptual staples of the discipline. Implemented originally to designate and describe smaller, often deviant or delinquent, groups within larger social communities, the terms gained pace in their use in mid-twentieth century criminological research, and especially with the development of Cultural Studies in the United Kingdom in the 1970s, where they became widely used to describe processes of social class-based opposition, resistance and protest. More recently, sociologists have moved beyond a strict conformity-resistance model in accounting for the behaviour of sub-communities that coalesce around particular values, behaviours, or preferences. Indeed, contemporary sociological research has raised the possibility that the term 'subculture' in particular may have entirely outgrown its usefulness. While the term 'counterculture' has also languished, there is no doubt that the sorts of social groups to which these terms have historically referred are more extensive and colourful than ever. Certainly this is the case in sport. Put simply, all societies are replete with their own versions of 'Tribal Play' which encompass and represent wider social patterns, processes, and struggles.

This volume is a collection of 16 readings on aspects of sub-community life in sport that showcases the breadth and depth of sport subcultural research by a group of international scholars representing varied theoretical and methodological orientations. Some of the sport communities examined include soccer hooligans, endurance athletes, disabledathletes, environmentally conscious surfers, and X-Games participants. This fourth volume in the Research in the Sociology of Sport series is edited by two sociologists whose academic training, research and teaching span three of the subdisciplines in which the concepts of 'subculture' and 'counterculture' have been most avidly used and critically tested (Criminology/Youth/Sport), and whose 'subcultural' ventures both in sport and as sociologists are extensive. Michael Atkinson is Senior Lecturer in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Loughborough University in the UK, and Kevin Young is Professor of Sociology at the University of Calgary, Canada.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762312931
Publisher:
Emerald Group Publishing
Publication date:
06/12/2008
Series:
Research in the Sociology of Sport Series
Pages:
390
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION:Kevin Young and Michael Atkinson

PART I: SUBCULTURAL ETHNOGRAPHIES: A VIEW FROM THE FIELD
1. Getting In and Maintaining Access (Larry Degaris & Ted Butryn)
2. Deviance, Morality, Disclosure, and Ethics (Robert Sands)

PART II: SUBCULTURAL INTERSECTIONS: STYLE, MUSIC AND ARGOT
1. The Language of Football Hooligans (Steve Redhead)
2.Sport Subcultures (John Hughson)

PART III: RESISTANCE AND INCORPORATION: PARADOXES IN THE PLIGHT TO OPPOSE
1. Alternative or Mainstream Subcultures (Michele Donnelly)
2. X-Games: From Opposition to Co-option (Rob Rinehart)

PART IV: GENDER AND SEXUALITY IN SPORT SUBCULTURES
1. Female Cricketers and Male Preserves (Dominic Malcolm & Philippa Cook)
2. New Men and 'Chav' Culture (Andrew Parker & Samantha Lyle)

PART V: RISK SUBCULTURES
1. Edgework (Stephen Lyng)
2. SK8rs and Technologies of Risk (Alana Young & Christine Dallaire)

PART VI: SUBCULTURES, BODIES, HEALTH
1. Steroids, Health and Contradictions (Rob Beamish)
2. Enduring Bodies in Triathlon (Michael Atkinson)

PART VII: MEDIATED SUBCULTURES
1. Images of Disabled Athletes/Paralympians (David Howe)
2. Anti-Jocks On-Line (Brian Wilson)

PART VIII: SOCIAL MOVEMENTS ON LAND AND WATER: THE GREENING OF SUBCULTURES
1. Surfers Against Sewage (Belinda Wheaton)
2. Environmentalism and Eco-Subcultures (Lesley Heywood & Colleague)

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