A Companion to Sport

A Companion to Sport

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A Companion to Sport brings together writing by leading sports theorists and social and cultural thinkers, to explore sport as a central element of contemporary culture. Positions sport as a crucial subject for critical analysis, as one of the most significant forms of popular culture Includes both well-known social and cultural theorists whose work lends itself to an interrogation of sport, and leading theorists of sport itself Offers a comprehensive examination of sport as a social and cultural practice and institution Explores sport in relation to modernity, postcolonial theory, gender, violence, race, disability and politics... a range of cultural practices and leisure activities that are reshapinghow wedefineand understand sport today. ... new sportsarechallenging traditional and somewhat narrowdefinitions of sportsasa competitivegame, drivenby scores, that ... Amy L. Best looks at how the automotive subcultural world of streetracing in California becomes asite forthe performance and articulationofracialized masculinities.

Title:A Companion to Sport
Author: David L. Andrews, Ben Carrington
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2013-06-21

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