Sport, Power and Culture
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Sport, Power and Culture : A Social and Historical Analysis of Popular Sports in Britain

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"...raises serious and urgent questions about the relationship between sport and the configurations of power in contemporary British society, and represents an overdue and welcome intervention in the field." Stuart Hall "...richly detailed with masses of examples of what sport is and has been in our past." City Limitsshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 152 x 224 x 22mm | 439.99g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745605079
  • 9780745605074
  • 1,771,661

Review quote

"... raises serious and urgent questions about the relationship between sport and the configurations of power in contemporary British society and represents an overdue and welcome intervention in the field." Stuart Hall "... richly detailed with masses of examples of what sport is and has been in our past." City Limitsshow more

Table of contents

Foreword: Stuart Hall. 1. Approaching Sport and Power. 2. The Repression and Reform of Popular Sporting Forms. 3. Consolidating the Bourgeois Model. 4. Sport and the Remaking of the Working Class. 5. Sport and the Recomposition of the Working Class in Modern Britain. 6. The Commercialization Process. 7. Media Sport. 8. Schooling the Body. 9. State Intervention. 10. Sport and Hegemony. Index.show more

Review Text

"... raises serious and urgent questions about the relationship between sport and the configurations of power in contemporary British society and represents an overdue and welcome intervention in the field." Stuart Hall§§"... richly detailed with masses of examples of what sport is and has been in our past." City Limits§show more