Sport Matters

Sociological Studies of Sport, Violence and Civilisation

Author: Eric Dunning

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134870140

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 5700

1999 North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Annual Book Award Sport Matters offers a comprehensive introduction to the study of modern sport from a sociological perspective. It covers such topics as the history of sport, the development of ideas of 'fair play', sport and the emotions, the professionalization of sport, race-relations and sport and sport and gender. Unique in its cross-cultural analysis, it uses examples from around the globe, including sports spectator violence in North America, the growth of international soccer and the role of sport in the European identity.

Violence and sport

Author: Michael D. Smith (Ph. D.)

Publisher: Lexis Pub


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 215

View: 9424


Nationensport Und Mediennation

Zur Transformation Von Nation Und Nationalismus Im Zeitalter Elektronischer Massenmedien

Author: Dieter Reicher

Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH

ISBN: 9783847100782

Category: Social Science

Page: 378

View: 3281

Sport reveals that nation and nationalism did not loose significance in modern societies. Nations are not disappearing! Quite contrary, the global mass media-system promotes to nation and its representation a new powerful platform and new feeling-patterns of national belonging: the "empty nationalism." This specific form of transformed nationalism does not longer refer to cultural traits of national uniqueness. The "empty nationalism" is part of a world culture that produces global standards of representing the nation. Thus, in Europe ideals of warrior-nations were replaced by more refined and civilized types national we-images and emotions of belonging. As the study shows, not juts new technologies of communication but also new geopolitical realities reframing this transformation of the nation. Nowadays, the sport-coined aempty nationalism" can also be found in other area of culture. Therefore, nation and nationalism gained a kind of unplanned legitimacy.

Female Football Fans

Community, Identity and Sexism

Author: C. Dunn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113739823X

Category: Social Science

Page: 136

View: 2595

Most sociological work on football fandom has focused on the experience of men, and it usually talks about alcohol, fighting and general hooliganism. This book shows that there are some unique facets of female experience and fascinating negotiations of identity within the male-dominated world of men's professional football.

Sport, Violence and Society

Author: Kevin Young

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135285063

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 7924

Is violence an intrinsic component of contemporary sport? How does violence within sport reflect upon the attitudes of wider society? In this landmark study of violence in and around contemporary sport, Kevin Young offers the first comprehensive sociological analysis of an issue of central importance within sport studies. The book explores organized and spontaneous violence, both on the field and off, and calls for a much broader definition of ‘sports-related violence’, to include issues as diverse as criminal behaviour by players, abuse within sport and exploitatory labor practices. Offering a sophisticated new theoretical framework for understanding violence in a sporting context, and including a wide range of case-studies and empirical data – from professional soccer in Europe to ice hockey in North America – the book establishes a benchmark for the study of violence within sport and wider society. Through close examination of often contradictory trends, from anti-violence initiatives in professional sports leagues to the role of the media in encouraging hyper-aggression, the book throws new light on our understanding of the socially-embedded character of sport and its fundamental ties to history, culture, politics, social class, gender and the law.

Sport in Society

Issues and Controversies

Author: Jay J. Coakley

Publisher: Times Mirror Magazine


Category: Sports

Page: 417

View: 7354

SPORT IN SOCIETY is the definitive text for the sport sociology course. Taking a global, issues-oriented approach to study the role of sport in society, this text encourages the discussion of current sports-related controversies and helps students develop critical thinking skills.

The SAGE Dictionary of Sports Studies

Author: Dominic Malcolm

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473902916

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 6584

'...a welcome addition to the literature in the rapidly expanding field of sports studies. It is up to date, comprehensive, and well and clearly written. Though primarily sociological in its orientation, it will help students -postgraduate and undergraduate alike and their teachers as well - to establish connections between the various sub-disciplines and guide them to sources which will enable them to probe issues more deeply... It is a beautifully crafted book and is sure to be a hit with students and their teachers. It would not surprise me in the least, however, if it appealed to sports lovers more generally... It is a tour de force and I recommend it unreservedly' - Eric Dunning, Professor in Sociology, The Centre for the Sociology of Sport, University of Leicester Sports studies is one of the fastest growing fields in higher education today. The SAGE Dictionary of Sports Studies brings a timely, much-needed and comprehensive tool for all students in this multi-disciplinary field. Each entry provides a basic definition, a guide to research themes and a clear account of the relevance of the concept in understanding sport. Not only indispensable for quick clarification of terms, it will give students a springboard for more in-depth research and critical analysis. It offers: " Cross referencing to assist critical thinking " A list of key readings for each entry " Expert definitions drawn from sociology, history, psychology, economics, management and business, politics and policy, physical education and health, and research methods. " Concise, student-friendly and authoritative entries. Covering sociology, history, psychology, politics, business, physical education, health and research methods, The SAGE Dictionary of Sports Studies provides the first one-stop reference guide for all students who study the social aspects of sport.

Handbook of Sports Studies

Author: Jay Coakley,Eric Dunning

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446265056

Category: Social Science

Page: 570

View: 7036

Now available in paperback, this vital handbook marks the development of sports studies as a major new discipline within the social sciences. Edited by the leading sociologist of sport, Eric Dunning, and Jay Coakley, author of the best selling textbook on sport in the USA, it both reflects and richly endorses this new found status. Key aspects of the Handbook include: an inventory of the principal achievements in the field; a guide to the chief conflicts and difficulties in the theory and research process; a rallying point for researchers who are established or new to the field, which sets the agenda for future developments; a resource book for teachers who wish to establish new curricula and develop courses and programmes in the area of sports studies. With an international and inter-disciplinary team of contributors the Handbook of Sports Studies is comprehensive in scope, relevant in content and far-reaching in its discussion of future prospect.

Better to Reign in Hell

Inside the Raiders Fan Empire

Author: Jim Miller,Kelly Mayhew

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 159558787X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

View: 4893

The silver-and-black-clad Oakland Raiders fans are the most notorious in American professional sports, with a mythic reputation for cursing, drinking, brawling, and generally wreaking mayhem. The devotion of the team’s multiracial, largely blue-collar supporters runs deep, creating a profound sense of community. As Jim Miller and Kelly Mayhew reveal in this hair-raising and entertaining new book, the self-described Raider Nation, smitten with its outlaw mystique, provides a gritty alternative to California’s sunshine-and-granola image. Over the course of the harrowing 2003 season, Miller and Mayhew explored the reality behind the myth and interviewed legions of rabid Raiders fans—from suburban families to bikers—while attending games in the “Black Hole” (the rowdiest section in Oakland’s stadium), frequenting sports bars, and crashing tailgate parties. Featuring the extraordinary photography of Joseph A. Blum, Better to Reign in Hell is both a rollicking tale of obsessive fandom and a fascinating study of the intersection of class, race, gender, and community in professional sports.


Author: Eric Dunning,Dominic Malcolm

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415262965

Category: Sports

Page: 496

View: 3713

A collection of texts providing a useful resource for students in the field of sports studies. Subject headings include approaches to the study of sport, the development and structure of modern sport, sport and power relations, and major issues in contemporary sport.

Menschenbilder im Sport

Author: Michael Krüger

Publisher: N.A


Category: Kongress

Page: 329

View: 9582

Welches Bild vom Menschen steht uns vor augen, wenn wir Sportlerinnen und Sportler sehen? Welches Bild haben die Sportlerinnen und Sportler von sich selbst? Welche Vorstellungen und Ideen von Bewegung, Spiel und Sport spiegeln sich darin wieder? Haben sich diese Bilder im Lauf der Zeit verändert? Wie unterscheiden sie sich in verschiedenen Ländern und Kulturen? Solche sportanthropologischen Fragen nach dem oder den Menschenbildern im Sport lassen sich nur in interdisziplinärer ind interkultureller Perspektive befriedigend beantworten.Der vorliegende Band fasst die Ergebnisse einer Fachtagung zum Thema zusammen, auf der namhafte Expertinnen und Experten aus aller Welt und aus verschiedenen wissenschaftlichen Fächern Stellung bezogen. Wer über den Tellerrand des aktuellen sportlichen Geschehens hinaus schauen möchten, für den sind diese grundlegenden Reflexionen über den sporttreibenden Menschen unverzichtbar.

Playing With the Boys

Why Separate is Not Equal in Sports

Author: Eileen McDonagh,Laura Pappano

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199840598

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 8189

Athletic contests help define what we mean in America by "success." By keeping women from "playing with the boys" on the false assumption that they are inherently inferior, society relegates them to second-class citizens. In this forcefully argued book, Eileen McDonagh and Laura Pappano show in vivid detail how women have been unfairly excluded from participating in sports on an equal footing with men. Using dozens of powerful examples--girls and women breaking through in football, ice hockey, wrestling, and baseball, to name just a few--the authors show that sex differences are not sufficient to warrant exclusion in most sports, that success entails more than brute strength, and that sex segregation in sports does not simply reflect sex differences, but actively constructs and reinforces stereotypes about sex differences. For instance, women's bodies give them a physiological advantage in endurance sports, yet many Olympic events have shorter races for women than men, thereby camouflaging rather than revealing women's strengths.

Hooliganismus in Deutschland

Ursachen, Entwicklung, Prävention und Intervention : Abschlussbericht eines Forschungsprojektes für das Bundesministerium des Innern

Author: Friedrich Lösel

Publisher: N.A


Category: Soccer hooliganism

Page: 216

View: 9513


Hooliganismus und der Prozess der Zivilisation

Author: David Holzheimer

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638911683


Page: 100

View: 4051

Magisterarbeit aus dem Jahr 2007 im Fachbereich Geschichte Europa - and. Lander - Neueste Geschichte, Europaische Einigung, Note: 1,3, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin (Philosophische Fakultat), 123 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Meine Arbeit gliedert sich in drei grosse Abschnitte: es wird die Gewaltforschung der letzten Jahre analysiert und sich dann ausfuhrlich mit den Theorien von Norbert Eliasund seines Schulers Eric Dunning uber den Hooliganismus und der Zivilisationsprozess auseinander gesetzt und diese Theorien sodann empirisch uberpruft. Die Ubertragung der Zivilisationstheorie von Dunning auf das Phanomen Hooliganismus ist noch immer der international bekannteste und zugleich umstrittenste Erklarungsversuch der Gewalt beim Fussball. Man kann Dunning zustimmen in der Feststellung, dass das Phanomen des Hooliganismus als folge der kommunikativen Verdichtung und der staatlichen Kontrolle entstand. Aber diese Gewalt war, wie kein Phanomen des Zivilisationsprozesses. Fur mich stellte sich immer die Frage, die eigentumlicherweise bisher stets umgangen wurde: was denn nun eigentlich bei einem Kampf passiert und warum bisher noch niemand daruber geschrieben hatte. Gerade die Erforschung und die dichte Beschreibung von Gewalthandlungen, so der Tenor in der neueren Gewaltforschung, helfen besser zu verstehen, was Menschen tun. Fur die Darstellung eines Kampfes wird auf die Methode der Dichten Beschreibung zuruckgegriffen, deren Problematik reflektiert wird. Am Beispiel der Erinnerungen eines ehemaligen Hooligans aus der Berliner Fussballszene der Wendezeit wird beschrieben, wie man sich eine Auseinandersetzung vorstellen muss: als Kampf, der keinen Regeln folgt und in dem jeder Beteiligte mit dem Schlimmsten rechnen muss. Das ist auch der Grund fur die hemmungslose Gewalt, die die Hooligans einander antun, denn sie mussen damit rechnen, dass die Gegner ihnen Schmerzen zufugen oder sie schwer verletzen. Das allein bestimmt den Ablauf der Ge"

Handbook of Social Theory

Author: George Ritzer,Barry Smart

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited


Category: Social Science

Page: 552

View: 869

This book is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the roots, current debates and future development of social theory. It draws together a team of outstanding international scholars, and presents an authoritative and panoramic critical survey of the field. The volume is divided into three parts. The first part examines the classical tradition. Included here are critical discussions of Comte, Spencer, Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Simmel, Mead, Freud, Mannheim and classical feminist thought. This part conveys the classical tradition as a living resource in social theory, it demonstrates not only the critical significance of classical writings, but their continuing relevance. The second part moves on t


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: East Asia

Page: N.A

View: 877


Einführung in die Geschichte der Leibeserziehung und des Sports

Von den Anfängen bis ins 18. Jahrhundert

Author: Michael Krüger

Publisher: N.A


Category: Physical education and training

Page: 248

View: 5238

Der erste Teilband der "Einführung in die Geschichte der Leibeserziehung und des Sports" versteht sich als eine Art Reiseführer durch die Weltgeschichte des Sports von den Anfängen bis ins 18. Jahrhundert. Bewegung, Spiel und Sport werden als kulturelle Universalien, Wesensmerkmale des Menschen verstanden, die sich zu allen Zeiten in allen Kulturen äußern, allerdings stets in unterschiedlicher, kulturspezifischer Weise - das ist die leitende Idee dieses Buches. Im Mittelpunkt stehen die Geschichte des Sports in der griechischen und römischen Antike sowie im Mittelalter und der Frühen Neuzeit. Der Band wird ergänzt durch ein ausführliches Glossar und eine Zeittafel.


ein Spiel--viele Welten

Author: Karin Guggeis

Publisher: Arnoldsche Verlagsanstalt GmbH


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 239

View: 2494

*This popular sport provides a stage for world views, religions and values held by different cultures*Explores the cultural diversity of football and its fans worldwideIn the U.S., the sport is known as soccer; to the rest of the world, football, and it exerts an irresistible pull to its legions of fans. From Brazil to Japan, from Cameroon to the Ukraine, from Mexico, the U.S. and on to Europe: throughout the world this sport, seemingly so uniform, is interpreted and celebrated in different ways. This book answers the questions: which players are regarded as heroes? Where are they enshrined and why? How do fans from all these different cultures act during a game? What is the importance of football to politics and what is the politics of football? What role does advertising play and why do stadiums end up as multifunctional arenas? This book looks at football through an anthropological view, discussing customs and rituals from around the world such as Japanese football mangas and the Neapolitan cult of Maradona, Latin American 'fetishes' to invoke 'the gods of football' and West African coffins shaped like football shoes. Included are artifacts and photographs which reveal exotic and unknown aspects of football as well as the more familiar in a new and often astonishing light. The many photographs bring alive the cultural diversity of football as celebrated around the world, and commentary is provided by internationally renowned experts such as sportswriters, journalists and ethnologists."Football: One Game - Many Worlds' "is an official contribution from the Art and Culture Programme of the Federal German government to the FIFA World Cup in cooperation with OC 2006 FIFA World Cup.