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.