Sport celebrates basic human values of freedom, justice and courage. This collection of essays probes beneath those assumptions in order to illuminate how sport is intimately related to power and domination. Topics include the media treatment of sport, drug-taking in sport and the controversial and problematic relationship between sport and politics in Russia and South Africa.
1. Theorising Sport: An Introduction Jennifer Hargreaves 2. Sport, Culture and Ideology John Hargreaves 3. ‘Highlights and Action Replays’ – Ideology, Sport and the media Alan Clarke and John Clarke 4. Women and Leisure Christine Griffin, Dorothy Hobson, Sue MacIntosh and Trisha McCabe 5. Women in Sport in Ideology Paul Willis 6. Sport and Youth Culture David Robins 7. On the Sports Violence Question: Soccer Hooliganism Revisited Ian Taylor 8. Sport and Drugs Martyn Lucking 9. Sport and Communism – On the Example of the USSR 10. The Politics of Sports Apartheid Peter Hain.