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Sports Culture
An A-Z Guide





ISBN 9780415285551
Published January 15, 2003 by Routledge
496 Pages

 
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Book Description

We live in a culture in which sports play an important role. The growth in broadcasting, merchandising, iconography and the commercialization of sports has led to an increasing interest in the emerging field of sports culture.
This book examines individual issues, people, artefacts, events and organizations in their historical, social and cultural contexts. Coverage is wide-ranging with more than 170 entries including:
aggression
Bosman Case
corruption
drugs
eating disorders
Fever Pitch
Field of Dreams
Michael Jordan
Don King
left-handedness
nationalism
paternity
racism
Raging Bull
rivalries
tobacco
The book also includes suggestions for further reading to help with further study, and a comprehensive index.

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Biography

Ellis Cashmore is the author of Making Sense of Sport, The Black Culture Industry and other titles on the issues of culture, media and sports. He is professor of culture, media and sports at Staffordshire University.

Reviews

'Entertaining, informative and stimulating of new ideas, just the sort of reference to have close at hand and dip into from time time, either for information or inspiration. It is more suited to the academic than the public library, but a must for all those supporting studies in sport.' - Reference Reviews

'As well as being a valuable introduction to the subject, the book has suggestions for further reading, and is enjoyable to dip into.' - Library Association Record