Understanding Sport: An Introduction to the Sociological and Cultural Analysis of Sport

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Taylor & Francis, Apr 15, 1999 - Sports & Recreation - 320 pages
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Bringing a cultural and social dimension to the study of sport, this introductory guide will help students understand the context of sport and the place it has in the lives of individuals as well as in modern British society as a whole. Theoretically rigorous yet accessible, Understanding Sport includes: 

  • up-to-date coverage of key socio-cultural issues
  • suggested further reading, to expand students' understanding of the topics introduced
  • end-of-chapter essay topics and questions, to help students consolidate their knowledge
  • extensive referenece lists and a thematic index, to direct sutdents and lecturers toward further research materials. 

 

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About the author (1999)

John Horne is in the Deparment of Physical Education, Sport and Leisure Studies, Universtiy of Edinburgh. 

Alan Tomlinson is at the Chelsea School, University of Brighton. 

Garry Whannel is at the Centre for Sport Development Research, School of Sport Studies, Roehampton Institute London. 

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