Sports Culture

Sports Culture

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We live in a culture in which sports play an important role. The growth in broadcasting, merchandising, iconography and the commercialization of sports has led to an increasing interest in the emerging field of sports culture. This book examines individual issues, people, artefacts, events and organizations in their historical, social and cultural contexts. Coverage is wide-ranging with more than 170 entries including: aggression Bosman Case corruption drugs eating disorders Fever Pitch Field of Dreams Michael Jordan Don King left-handedness nationalism paternity racism Raging Bull rivalries tobacco The book also includes suggestions for further reading to help with further study, and a comprehensive index.If this is the case, then vestigial barbarism is still found in many parts of the world. For example, the hunting of American black bear is still allowed in most parts of the USA, so much so that about 40, 000 bears were killed in 1997 alone. There are also ... The third asks for nothing, but receives a brand new Lexus anyway.

Title:Sports Culture
Author:Ellis Cashmore
Publisher:Routledge - 2003-10-04


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