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Globalization and Sport

by Richard Giulianotti

Globalization and Sport Synopsis

Globalization and Sport is a unique collection which places sport at the heart of debates on global processes. * Features major critical interventions by some of the world's leading sociologists and anthropologists on the subject of sport * Contributors include George Ritzer, David Andrews, Frank Lechner, William Kelly, Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Barry Smart, Paul James, Chris Rumford and Gary Armstrong * Provides a mixture of original theories and fresh research material, examining sport in a diversity of settings, including Europe, the Americas, Australasia, Africa and Asia * Essential reading for anyone interested in globalization processes or sport

Globalization and Sport Press Reviews

The most intriguing parts of the book are where historical details of specific sports-cricket, soccer, Gaelic football, hurling, speed skating, baseball-are offered as evidence for the essayists' arguments on how the local interacts with outside forces, whether protecting, mimicking or influencing. (YaleGlobal Online Magazine, May 2009)

Book Information

ISBN: 9781405162692
Publication date: 24th August 2007
Author: Richard Giulianotti
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd) an imprint of John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 154 pages
Categories: Sociology: sport & leisure, Sports & outdoor recreation, Globalization, International relations,

About Richard Giulianotti

Richard Giulianotti is Professor of Sociology at Durham University. Roland Robertson is Professor of Sociology and Global Society at the University of Aberdeen.

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