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Sports Culture by Professor Ellis Cashmore
Book DescriptionWe 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415181693
(229mm x 152mm x 32mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Feb-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Football's Dark Side: Corruption, Homophobia, Violence and Racism in the Beautiful Game, Hardback (May 2014)View all books by Professor Ellis Cashmore
Association football is the richest, most popular sport in history with a multicultural global following. It is also riven with corruption, racism, homophobia and a violence that has for decades resisted all attempts to tame it. Cashmore and Cleland examine football's dark side: the unpleasant, sleazy and downright nasty aspects of the sport.
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Author Biography - Professor Ellis Cashmore
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.
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