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Description - Sport Matters by Eric Dunning

In recent years the sociocultural significance of sport has increasingly been recognised in countries around the world. Sport Matters offers a comprehensive introduction to the study of modern sport from a sociological perspective. It covers such topics as: the social and sociological significance of sport sport and the emotions the commercialization and professionalization of sport race-relations and sport sport and gender. In using examples taken from across the globe, including sports spectator violence in North America, the growth of international soccer and the role of sport in European civilising processes, the book is unique in its cross-cultural analysis. Specifically written as an introductory text and containing a wealth of information, Sport Matters will appeal to students and to professionals alike.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415064132
ISBN-10: 0415064139
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Pages: 294
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Apr-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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