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Sport And Society In The Global Age

Author : Tim Marjoribanks
ISBN : 9780230356221
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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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.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Sport And Social Exclusion In Global Society

Author : Ramón Spaaij
ISBN : 9781135075552
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Social exclusion is one of the most pressing challenges in post-industrial societies, encompassing economic, social, cultural and political dimensions. This important new book critically examines the relationship between sport and social exclusion, from global and cross-cultural perspectives. The book analyses sport and social exclusion by focusing on three key questions: How does social exclusion affect participation in sport? How is social exclusion (re)produced, experienced, resisted, and managed in sport? How is sport used to combat social exclusion and promote social inclusion in other life domains? To answer these questions, the authors discuss and critically reflect on existing knowledge and in-depth case studies from Europe, Australasia, Africa and Latin America. The book illuminates the relationship between sport and social exclusion in Global North and Global South contexts, addressing key issues in contemporary social science such as social inequality, worklessness, gender, disability, forced migration, homelessness and mental health. Sport and Social Exclusion in Global Society is important reading for all students, researchers and policy-makers with an interest in sport sociology, sport development, sport management, or the relationship between sport and wider society.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Commercialisation Of Sport

Author : Trevor Slack
ISBN : 0714680788
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Sport has become increasingly commercialised and there are many examples of close links that have developed between sport and business. This collection examines five of them in a global context.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Global Perspectives On Media Events In Contemporary Society

Author : Fox, Andrew
ISBN : 9781466699687
Genre : Social Science
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Media events have been described as broadcasts that involve an engaged audience viewing the same event simultaneously; though this definition is still relevant, the way media outlets interact with and react to their audiences has greatly changed. This is in part due to the emergence of social media platforms which allow a participatory audience, something that genre-specific television channels now rely on. Because these genre-specific, 24-hour channels seek to hook viewers with hyperbolic presentation and the illusion of large media events, the original definition must be adapted. Global Perspectives on Media Events in Contemporary Society seeks to re-define the role of the media in relaying information about current events within a modern context. Determining what constitutes as and the proper presentation of a media event is of great importance given the ubiquity of media consumption. This book approaches the topic from historical, ceremonial, and globally cultural perspectives while addressing news, sports, and other significant current events. It is a vital resource for students and teachers of communication, media, and journalism, professionals in the media industry, policy makers, and sociologists.
Category: Social Science

Media Events In A Global Age

Author : Nick Couldry
ISBN : 9781135278540
Genre : Performing Arts
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"This volume assembles an estimable range of critical analyses of one of the most important mediated artifacts of the modern world—the media event. The authors challenge the construct, extend its usefulness, expand its theoretical basis and application, and examine media events in a far larger and richer context than ever before. Students of global media today are well served by this superb collection of essays." David Morgan, Duke University, USA "A welcome and worthy successor to Dayan and Katz’s path-breaking study that expands and enriches the discourse on global media events." Daya Thussu, University of Westminster, UK "This is an excellent collection, that will enable new kinds of argument about, and hopefully research into, the spectacular functions of the contemporary media." Graeme Turner, University of Queensland, Australia We live in an age where the media is intensely global and profoundly changed by digitalization. Not only do many media events have audiences who access them online, but additionally digital media flows are generating new ways in which media events can emerge. In times of increasingly differentiated media technologies and fragmented media landscapes, the ‘eventization’ of the media is increasingly important for the marketing and everyday appreciation of popular media texts. The events covered include Celebrity Big Brother, 9/11, the Iraq war and World Youth Day 2005 to give readers an understanding of the major debates in this increasingly high-profile area of media and cultural research.
Category: Performing Arts

The Cultural Bond

Author : J.A. Mangan
ISBN : 9781135024376
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The contributors to this volume examine the aspects of the cultural associations, symbolic interpretations and emotional significance of the idea of empire and, to some extent, with the post-imperial consequences. Collectively and cumulatively, their view is that sport was an important instrument of imperial cultural association and subsequent cultural change, promoting at various times and in various places imperial unity, national identity, social reform, recreational development and post-imperial goodwill.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Women Sport Society

Author : Roberta J Park
ISBN : 9781317985808
Genre : Social Science
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During the last four decades women’s and gender history have become vibrant fields including studies of attitudes regarding the limited physical and other abilities of females as well as studies of the accomplishments of notable female athletes. We have become increasingly aware that women have made contributions to physical education, dance and sport that go far beyond being teachers, athletes and coaches. They have created and implemented an astonishing variety of programs intended to serve the needs of large numbers of children and youth sometimes organizing student health services, as well as chairing departments of physical education. They have worked as directors of sport, physical education and dance, running playgrounds and recreational facilities and have created and/or served as important officers of a variety of sporting organizations. This book explores the contributions and achievements of women in a variety of historical and geographical contexts which, not surprisingly opens opportunities for additions, revisions and counter-narratives to accepted histories of physical education and sport science. It seeks to broaden our understandings about the backgrounds, motivations and achievements of dedicated women working to improve health and bodily practices in a variety of different arenas and for often different purposes. This book was previously published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.
Category: Social Science

Governance And Civil Society In A Global Age

Author : Tadashi Yamamoto
ISBN : 4889070486
Genre : Business & Economics
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Globalization, deepening interdependence, and the end of the cold war have brought a wide range of new challenges to nations around the world. Concurrently, domestic sociopolitical changes, greater pluralization of society, and changes in national and international markets and economies have produced strains on existing systems of governance. This new environment has opened the way for civil society to play an expanded and more active role, both domestically and internationally. Chapters examine the nexus between governance and civil society in China, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Israel, Korea, Thailand, and the United States. Authors examine the current state of civil society in their country, the challenges facing institutions of governance, the current debate of the need to reform domestic governance, and the evolution of the role of civil society in governance.
Category: Business & Economics

Leisure And Sport In Society

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ISBN : 1260068528
Genre : Age and sports
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The Sociology of Sport: What Is It and Why Study It? -- Philosophy of Physical Education, Exercise Science, and Sport -- Producing Knowledge About Sports in Society: How Is Knowledge Produced In the Sociology of Sport? -- Early Heritage in Sports and Gymnastics -- Early American Physical Education and Sport -- Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Physical Education, Exercise Science, and Sport -- Sports and Socialization: Who Plays and What Happens to Them? -- Deviance in Sports: Is It Out of Control? -- Violence in Sports: Does It Affect Our Lives? -- Sports for Children: Are Organized Programs Worth the Effort? -- Gender and Sports: Is Equity Possible? -- Race and Ethnicity: Are They Important in Sports? -- Age and Ability: Barriers to Participation and Inclusion? -- Sports and Politics: How Do Governments and Global Political Processes Influence Sports?
Category: Age and sports

Women Sport And Society In Modern China

Author : Jinxia Dong
ISBN : 0714652350
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In every Olympics since 1988 women have increased their representation over men. Their extraordinary performances have thrust Chinese women into the global limelight and sparked considerable interest, not to mention controversy, with accusations of drug violations, and yet there remains a paucity of analytical literature on Chinese elite women's sport not only in China but throughout the world.
Category: Sports & Recreation