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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From play and participation to fandom and social action, sport forms a huge part of our daily lives. Encompassing hot topics such as heteronormativity, racism and the 'cyborg' athlete, this clear and concise text allows students to engagewith the social processes, regulation and cultures of sport in a global age.
TIMOTHY MARJORIBANKSis Professor 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, wi...
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Title:Sport and Society in the Global AgeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.02 inPublished:October 12, 2011Publisher:Macmillan Education UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230584683

ISBN - 13:9780230584686

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Understanding 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 and Gender
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: Professional Sportspeople in the Twenty-First Century
Supporting the Game: The Transformation of Fandom
Sporting Networks: Media, Commercialization and Commodification
Conclusion: Sport, Society and Sociology

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"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