A Companion to Sport (Blackwell Companions in Cultural Studies)

A Companion to Sport (Blackwell Companions in Cultural Studies)

By: Ben Carrington (editor), David L. Andrews (editor)Hardback

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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

About Author

David L. Andrews is Professor of Physical Cultural Studies at the University of Maryland. He previously held an associate professorship in the Department of Human Movement Sciences and Education at the University of Memphis. He is the author of Sport-Commerce-Culture: Essays on Sport in Late Capitalist America (2006), and the co-editor of Sport, culture and advertising: Identities, commodities and the politics of representation (2004), Sport and Corporate Nationalisms (2004), and Qualitative methods in sport studies (2005). Ben Carrington teaches sociology at the University of Texas at Austin and is a Carnegie Visiting Research Fellow at Leeds Beckett University in England. His most recent book is Race, Sport and Politics: The Sporting Black Diaspora (2010).


Notes on Contributors ix Introduction: Sport as Escape, Struggle, and Art 1 Ben Carrington and David L. Andrews Part One: Sporting Structures and Historical Formations 17 1 Constructing Knowledge: Histories of Modern Sport 23 Douglas Booth 2 Sport and Globalization 41 Richard Giulianotti and Roland Robertson 3 The Sport/Media Complex: Formation, Flowering, and Future 61 David Rowe 4 Political Theories of Social Class, Sport, and the Body 78 Joshua I. Newman and Mark Falcous 5 Gender, Feminist Theory, and Sport 96 Sheila Scraton and Anne Flintoff 6 Sports Medicine, Health, and the Politics of Risk 112 Parissa Safai 7 Sport, Ecological Modernization, and the Environment 129 Brian Wilson and Brad Millington Part Two: Bodies and Identities 143 8 Paradox of Privilege: Sport, Masculinities, and the Commodifi ed Body 149 Jeffrey Montez de Oca 9 Racism, Body Politics, and Football 164 Mark Q. Sawyer and Cory Charles Gooding 10 Physical Culture, Pedagogies of Health, and the Gendered Body 179 Emma Rich and John Evans 11 Gay Male Athletes and Shifting Masculine Identities 196 Eric Anderson 12 Sport, the Body, and the Technologies of Disability 210 P. David Howe Part Three: Contested Space and Politics 223 13 US Imperialism, Sport, and the Most Famous Soldier in the War 229 Toby Miller 14 The Realities of Fantasy: Politics and Sports Fandom in the Twenty-fi rst Century 246 Michael Berube 15 Sport, Palestine, and Israel 257 Tamir Sorek 16 Cities and the Cultural Politics of Sterile Sporting Space 270 Michael L. Silk 17 Swimming Pools, Civic Life, and Social Capital 287 Jeff Wiltse Part Four: Cultures, Subcultures, and (Post)Sport 305 18 Sports Fandom 311 Edwin Amenta and Natasha Miric 19 Sporting Violence and Deviant Bodies 327 Kevin Young and Michael Atkinson 20 Dissecting Action Sports Studies: Past, Present, and Beyond 341 Holly Thorpe and Belinda Wheaton 21 Heidegger, Parkour, Post-sport, and the Essence of Being 359 Michael Atkinson 22 Race-ing Men: Cars, Identity, and Performativity 375 Amy L. Best 23 Chess as Art, Science, and Sport 390 Antony Puddephatt and Gary Alan Fine Part Five: Sport, Mega-events, and Spectacle 405 24 Sport Mega-events as Political Mega-projects: A Critical Analysis of the 2010 FIFA World Cup 411 Scarlett Cornelissen 25 Sporting Mega-events, Urban Modernity, and Architecture 427 John Horne 26 Sports, the Beijing Olympics, and Global Media Spectacles 445 Douglas Kellner and Hui Zhang 27 Always Already Excluded: The Gendered Facts of Anti-Blackness and Brazil s Male Selecao 465 Joao H. Costa Vargas 28 To Be Like Everyone Else, Only Better: The US Men s Football Team and the World Cup 481 Grant Farred 29 Sport, Spectacle, and the Political Economy of Mega-events: The Case of the Indian Premier League 493 Ian McDonald and Abilash Nalapat Part Six: Sporting Celebrities/Cultural Icons 507 30 Global Sporting Icons: Consuming Signs of Economic and Cultural Transformation 513 Barry Smart 31 Embodying American Democracy: Performing the Female Sporting Icon 532 C.L. Cole and Michael D. Giardina 32 Monty Panesar and the New (Sporting) Asian Britishness 548 Daniel Burdsey 33 Earl s Loins Or, Inventing Tiger Woods 564 Davis W. Houck 34 Deleuze and the Disabled Sports Star 582 Pirkko Markula Index 602

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  • ISBN13: 9781405191609
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 628
  • ID: 9781405191609
  • weight: 1116
  • ISBN10: 1405191600

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