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Globalization and Sport
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Globalization and Sport
Playing the World

First Edition
  • Toby Miller - Loughborough University in London, England; and Murdoch University, Australia
  • Geoffrey A Lawrence - Central Queensland University, Australia
  • Jim McKay - Australia, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia
  • David Rowe - University of Western Sydney, Australia


March 2001 | 168 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Sport is the most universal feature of popular culture. It crosses language barriers and slices through national boundaries, attracting both spectators and participants, to a common lingua franca of passions, obsessions and desires.

This book brings to light the connections between sport and culture. It argues that although sport is obviously a source of pleasure, it is also part of the government of everyday life. The creation of a sporting calendar, movements of rational recreation and the development of physical education in the public sector, are read as ways of disciplining and shaping urban-industrial populations. In addition, sport is examined as a principal front of globalization. The sports process draws together dispersed communities and generates economic wealth. The book demonstrates how commodification, bureaucratization and ideology are fundamental to the organization of sporting cultures.

 
Introduction
Why This Book?

 
 
The `G-Word' Meets the `S-Word'
 
National Symbolism and the Global Exchange of Sporting Bodies
 
Sports Media sans Fronti[gr]eres
 
Citizens of the World
The Governance of Sport

 
 
Conclusion
Global Sport and Cultural Labour

 

"...Globalization and Sport is soundly researched and well-written.  I found this book as gripping as a best-selling novel.  I would recommend this book as essential reading for both undergraduates and postgraduates as well as for researchers in sociology of sport."

Elizabeth Rose
Edith Cowan University, Australia
Sport, Education and Society

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