Sport and Society in the Global Age by Tim MarjoribanksSport and Society in the Global Age by Tim Marjoribanks

Sport and Society in the Global Age

byTim Marjoribanks

Hardcover | October 12, 2011

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Are sports influenced by their social context? Can sport influence the social world? And how is sport changing in our increasingly globalized society?

This thought-provoking text explores these questions and introduces key debates in the sociology of sport. Uncovering the power dynamics within sport and bringing this everyday topic under a sociological lens, the book:
  • explores hot topics and contemporary controversies, such as e-gaming, fan violence and sex testing
  • examines the central role of technology and the media in how sport is consumed, represented and played
  • discusses a wide range of thinkers, from Gramsci to Castells
  • reflects on developments in sport at local, global and national levels.
With clearly explained theory and vibrant case examples, this text shows how we engage with sport in social, political, cultural and economic terms. It is an indispensable text for students across the social sciences studying sports.
TIMOTHY MARJORIBANKSProfessor of Management in the Graduate School of Management at La Trobe University, Australia. From 1997 to 2010, he taught and researched in Sociology in the School of Social and Political Sciences at The University of Melbourne, Australia. His research explores the role of power in organisational practice, with a...
Title:Sport and Society in the Global AgeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pagesPublished:October 12, 2011Publisher:Macmillan Education UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230584683

ISBN - 13:9780230584686


Table of Contents

Introduction: Sport and Society in the Global Age.- PART I: UNDERSTANDING SPORT AND SOCIETY.- Theorizing Sport and Society.- Researching Sport and Society.- PART II: SPORT AND SOCIETAL PROCESSES.- Sport, Race and Racism.- Sport, Gender and Sexuality.- Sport, National Identity and Nation Building.- Sporting Bodies.- PART III: REGULATING SPORT.- Governing Sport: The Club, League and Global.- The Politics of Sport Regulation.- Sport and Social Justice.- PART IV: GLOBAL CULTURES OF SPORT.- The Global Athlete.- The Transformation of Fandom.- The Media and Consumption of Sport.- PART V: CONCLUSION.- Conclusion: Sport, Society and Sociology.- Glossary.

Editorial Reviews

"Extremely accessible and theoretically sophisticated, this book beautifully accomplishes three tasks at once: it shows that sports are inevitably related to the social world, places sports in their broader global but also local contexts, and advocates for a more just world of sports. This is a must read for any student of sociology and sports."- Francesco Duina,Professor of Sociology, Bates College, USA"Comprehensive, accessible and insightful - Sport and Society in the Global Age presents compelling analysis and case studies for any reader wanting to understand why sport matters in contemporary society."- Brett Hutchins, Co-Director of the Research Unit in Media Studies,Monash University, Australia