Sports Culture: An A-Z Guide

Ellis Cashmore

Anno: 2000
Rilegatura: Hardback
Pagine: 496 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 229 x 152 mm
Peso: 953 gr.
  • EAN: 9780415181693
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We live in a culture in which sports play an important role. The growth in broadcasting, merchandising, iconography and the commercialization of sports has led to an increasing interest in the emerging field of sports culture. This book examines individual issues, people, artefacts, events and organizations in their historical, social and cultural contexts. Coverage is wide-ranging with more than 170 entries including: aggression Bosman Case corruption drugs eating disorders Fever Pitch Field of Dreams Michael Jordan Don King left-handedness nationalism paternity racism Raging Bull rivalries tobacco The book also includes suggestions for further reading to help with further study, and a comprehensive index.