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Description - Sports Culture by Ellis Cashmore

We 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, corruption, drugs, eating disorders, Michael Jordan, Don King, left-handedness, nationalism, racism, Raging Bull, tobacco. The book also includes suggestions for further reading to help with further study, and a comprehensive index. Erwin Bengry, Staffordshire University, UK. Simon Gardner, Anglia Polytechnic University, UK. Barrie Houlihan, Staffordshire University, UK. David Jary, Staffordshire Unive

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415181693
ISBN-10: 0415181690
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 496
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Feb-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - 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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