Global Sport: Identities, Societies, Civilizations

Global Sport: Identities, Societies, Civilizations

By: Joseph Maguire (author)Paperback

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In his major new work, Joseph Maguire develops a path-breaking account of sport in a global context, examining the changing nature of sport in relation to globalisation.

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Joseph Maguire is Professor of Sociology of Sport at Loughborough University and President of the International Sociology of Sport Association.


Preface. Introduction: Sports, Local Cultures and Global Processes. Part I: Conceptual and Theoretical Issues:. 1. Theorizing Sport in the Global Process. 2. Globalisation, Process Sociology and Cross-Cultural-Civilisation Analysis. 3. Globalisation, Civilising Offensives and Sportization Processes. 4. The Global Sports Formation: Meaning, Power and Control. Part II: The Globalisation of Sport and its Consequences. 5. Global Trails, Migrant Labour and Elite Sport Cultures. 6. The Sports Industry, Global Commodity Chains and Sustainable Sport. 7. The Global Media-Sport Complex. 8. Global Sport, Identity Politics and Patriot Games. Conclusion: Diminishing Contrasts, Increasing Varieties - Towards a Global Sports Culture or the Globalisation of Sports?. Bibliography. Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780745615325
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 252
  • ID: 9780745615325
  • weight: 343
  • ISBN10: 0745615325

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