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    DescriptionHow do figurational sociologists approach the subjects of sport and leisure? How does their approach differ from other approaches in the field?.;This collection offers an introduction to the figurational sociology of sport and leisure. The features of the approach are explained and contriburors show how figurational sociology is applied in the analysis of concrete problems. However, the collection also gives space to critics of the figurational approach. Included here are contributions which claim that the approach is inaccruate, blinkered and irrelevant. The book ends with a commentary by Eric Dunning on the strengths of figurational sociology in comparison with other approaches in the field.

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    Sport and Leisure in the Civilising Process
    Critique and Counter-critique
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Chris Rojek, Edited by Eric Dunning
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 310
    Width: 141 mm
    Height: 222 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 584 g
    ISBN 13: 9780333512258
    ISBN 10: 0333512251

    BIC E4L: SOC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.2
    BIC subject category V2: WS, JH
    BISAC V2.8: SPO000000, SOC026000, SOC002000
    DC20: 306.483
    Thema V1.0: S, JH
    Illustrations note
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Imprint name
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Publication date
    22 April 1992
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    ERIC DUNNING is Professor of Sociology at the University of Leicester. He has also lectured in the USA, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and Spain. He is the co-author of Barbarians, Gentlemen and Players, Hooligans Abroad, Quest for Excitement, The Roots of Football Hooliganism and Football on Trial. CHRIS ROJEK is Senior Editor in Sociology at Routledge. He previously taught sociology at the Queen's College, Glasgow, and at the College of St mark and St john in plymouth. He is the author of Capitalism and Leisure Theory, and co-author of Social Work and Received Ideas (with G. Peacock and S. Collins), co-editor of The Haunt of Misery (with G. Peacock and S. Collins) and editor of Leisure for Leisure.
    Table of contents
    Preface - Notes on the Contributors - Introduction: Sociological Approaches to the Study of Sport and Leisure - The Field of Play in Sport and Leisure Studies; C.Rojek - Drugs, Sport and Ideologies; I.Waddington - Cleaning up the Game: Perspectives on the Evolution of Professional Sports; J.Wilson - Towards a Sociological Theory of Sport and the Emotions: A Process-Sociological Perspective; J.Maguire - Sports and Civilization: Is Violence the Central Problems?; R.Stokvis - Chariot Races, Tournaments and the Civilizing Process; A.Guttmann - Sex, Gender and the Body in Sport and Leisure: Has there been a Civilizing Process?; J.Hargreaves - Sport, Power and Dependency in Southern Africa; G.Jarvie - Figuring a Better Future; A.Clarke - Figurational Sociology and the Sociology of Sport: Some Concluding Remarks; E.Dunning - Index