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Description - Sociology of Sport by Richard Giulianotti

With no competing works in the field, this seminal reference text focuses on what has become a large subdiscipline within the fields of sociology and sport studies.

The timely and comprehensive collection draws upon anthropology, cultural studies, education, history, human geography, media studies, political science and social policy to capture the theoretical, substantive and transnational diversity of the sociology of sport.

A mixture of classic papers and contemporary issues and debates, this major work examines the range of theoretical standpoints that have been used to explain sport; social conflicts and divisions within the field; cultural identities and social sites; and, the diverse influence of globalization processes upon sport.

Volume One: Core Theories and Perspectives on Sport

Volume Two: Social Divisions and Conflicts in Sport

Volume Three: Social Identities and Sites of Sport

Volume Four: Sport and Globalization

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780857029195
ISBN-10: 0857029193
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 1664
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Aug-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Richard Giulianotti

Richard Giulianotti is Professor in the School of Applied Social Sciences at Durham University. His research interests are in sport, globalization, crime and deviance, popular culture, qualitative research methods and social theory. He has published several books on various aspects of sport, particularly its international dimensions.

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