Download Sport Matters: Sociological Studies of Sport, Violence and by Eric Dunning PDF

By Eric Dunning

1999 North American Society for the Sociology of recreation Annual ebook Award recreation concerns deals a complete advent to the learn of recent recreation from a sociological standpoint. It covers such subject matters because the background of activity, the advance of rules of 'fair play', recreation and the sentiments, the professionalization of activity, race-relations and game and activity and gender.Unique in its cross-cultural research, it makes use of examples from worldwide, together with activities spectator violence in North the US, the expansion of overseas football and the position of game within the ecu identification.

Show description

Read Online or Download Sport Matters: Sociological Studies of Sport, Violence and Civilisation PDF

Similar pop culture books

Consumer Culture Reborn: The Cultural Politics of Consumption

Lee brings jointly the discourses of political economic climate and cultural experiences to be able to make clear our social occasions. Lee sees the commodity because the important touchstone at the back of either research of the economic system and tradition.

Consumption and Market Society in Israel

Israel has been remodelling itself on Western shopper societies for the final two decades. so much Israelis now aspire to the "accessories" of Western lifestyles--private vehicles, cellphones, purchasing shops, and go back and forth in a foreign country. foreign franchises reminiscent of McDonald's, place of work Depot, Benetton, IKEA, and Toys 'R' Us more and more function within the Israeli panorama, and advertisements has emerged as a powerful strength.

An introduction to cybercultures

An advent to Cybercultures presents an available advisor to the foremost varieties, practices and meanings of this rapidly-growing box. From the evolution of and software program to the emergence of cyberpunk movie and fiction, David Bell introduces readers to the main points of cyberculture, together with e-mail, the net, electronic imaging applied sciences, computing device video games and electronic lighting tricks.

Plagiat et créativité : (treize enquêtes sur l'auteur et son autre)

Qu'Arthur Rimbaud ait prélevé dans les Poésies d'Isidore Ducasse l'essentiel de sa fameuse lettre du Voyant, est-ce concevable ? Pourquoi Flaubert, dans l'un de ses Trois Contes, chercha-t-il à se mesurer au Julien de Stendhal ? remark Céline peut-il successivement s'inscrire dans los angeles filiation de Zola et du polar américain ?

Additional resources for Sport Matters: Sociological Studies of Sport, Violence and Civilisation

Sample text

The sorts of things we had in mind were flirting at parties and such primarily male activities as telling risqué jokes, singing ‘dirty’ songs and playing at drinking games of the type which, in Britain, became traditionally associated with rugby clubs. Of course, as with every kind of risk taking, we recognized that in this sort of context people sometimes go too far and do serious social, psychological and even physical damage to themselves, to others and to their relationships. By ‘motility’, we meant movement and were referring to such leisure activities as dance and a crucial dimension of sports.

In an early essay, I used the fact of team identifications to cast doubts on the conventional concept of catharsis, pointing out that passionately committed sports fans are liable to be deeply frustrated if the team they support loses and may well aggressively ‘take it out’ on others through verbal and/or physical violence (Dunning, 1972). A further criticism can be levelled at one aspect of what Elias wrote independently on leisure. In his introduction to Quest for Excitement, he made a number of references to ‘stress tensions’.

We also hypothesized that, as part of the same overall and, on balance, civilizing development, a complementary development has occurred in the sport and leisure field: the development of emotionally stimulating and arousing activities and institutions. It is important, though, to grasp that these have been subjected to the same sorts of civilizing constraints as the other spheres of modern life. That is why we spoke of the ‘controlled de-controlling of emotional 29 O N T H E E M O T I O N S I N S P O RT A N D L E I S U R E controls’ (Elias, 1986b: 44 and 49).

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.80 of 5 – based on 43 votes