Understanding Sport

Understanding Sport

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Bringing a cultural and social dimension to the study of sport, this introductory guide will help students understand the context of sport and the place it has in the lives of individuals as well as in modern British society as a whole. Theoretically rigorous yet accessible, Understanding Sport includes: up-to-date coverage of key socio-cultural issues suggested further reading, to expand students' understanding of the topics introduced end-of-chapter essay topics and questions, to help students consolidate their knowledge extensive referenece lists and a thematic index, to direct sutdents and lecturers toward further research materials.How far these distinctions still apply can be seen from research carried out by Craig Gurney (1997). Whilst top players in the 1990s, such as Ryan Giggs and Eric Cantona, have been a#39;commodified and produced as an iconographya#39;, most professional footballers ... County cricketers, for example, were poorly paid up to the mid-1970s. ... Minor county and league cricket players make considerably less.

Title:Understanding Sport
Author:John Horne, Alan Tomlinson, Garry Whannel
Publisher:Routledge - 2005-10-10


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