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Sport and Modern Social Theorists

by Richard Giulianotti

Sport and Modern Social Theorists Synopsis

Sport and Modern Social Theorists is an innovative and exciting new collection. The chapters are written by leading social analysts of sport from across the world, and examine the contributions of major social theorists towards our critical understanding of modern sport. Social theorists under critical examination include Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Adorno, Gramsci, Habermas, Merton, C.Wright Mills, Goffman, Giddens, Elias, Bourdieu and Foucault. This book will appeal to students and scholars of sport studies, cultural studies, modern social theory, and to social scientists generally.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780333800782
Publication date: 3rd August 2004
Author: Richard Giulianotti
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 252 pages
Categories: Social theory, Sports & outdoor recreation,

About Richard Giulianotti

DAVID L. ANDREWS is Associate Professor, Sport Commerce and Culture Project, Department of Kinesiology, University of Maryland - College Park, USA SUSAN BIRRELL is Professor and Chair of the Department of Health and Sport Studies, University of Iowa, USA DOUGLAS BOOTH is Professor of Sport and Leisure Studies, University of Waikato, New Zealand C.L.COLE is Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies, Kinesiology, Criticism and Interpretive Theory, Afro-American Studies, and Sociology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA PETER DONNELLY is Director of the Centre for Sport Policy Studies, and Professor, Faculty of Phyiscal Education and Health, ...

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