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Sport Matters

Sociological Studies of Sport, Violence and Civilisation

By Eric Dunning

© 1999 – Routledge

296 pages

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About the Book

1999 North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Annual Book Award

Sport Matters offers a comprehensive introduction to the study of modern sport from a sociological perspective. It covers such topics as the history of sport, the development of ideas of 'fair play', sport and the emotions, the professionalization of sport, race-relations and sport and sport and gender.

Unique in its cross-cultural analysis, it uses examples from around the globe, including sports spectator violence in North America, the growth of international soccer and the role of sport in the European identity.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General