Leftist theories of sport: a critique and reconstruction
William Morgan argues here that leftist theories have lost their critical edge and can no longer be counted on to transform sport society. Assessing these theories, he goes on to propose a new, reconstructed critical theory of sport, invoking the logical integrity of sport itself and the deliberations of sporting practice communities.
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ONE The New Left Theory of Sport
TWO Hegemony Theory of Sport
THREE The Corruption of Sport and Its Ideological
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