Matters of Sport is a tribute to Eric Dunning, the leading sports sociologist in the English-speaking world. This book addresses Dunning's contributions to the sociological and historical study of sport, covering key topics such as hooliganism, celebrity and gender relations.
A broad range of leading academics from Europe and North America reflect on the ways in which Dunning's work has influenced their own research and understanding of sport.
This volume was previously published as a special issue of the journal Sport in Society.
Table of Contents
1. Eric Dunning and the Development of the Sociology of Sport 2. The Gendering of Sports Injury: A Look at 'Progress' in Women's Sport Through a Case Study of the Biomedical Discourse on the Injured Athletic Body 3. The Leicester School and the Study of Soccer Hooliganism 4. Civilized Mayhem: Origins and Early Development of American Football 5. Millwall and the Making of Football's Folk Devils: Revisiting the Leicester period 6. Boxing Blind: The Development of a Predominantly Unplanned Process 7. Illusion in Sport 8. Sport and Gender Relations 9. Sport, Physical Education and Figurational Sociology 10. Sports Celebrity and the Civilizing Process