New Perspectives on Sport and 'deviance'

Consumption, Performativity and Social Control

Author: Tony Blackshaw,Tim Crabbe

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415288842

Category: Social Science

Page: 211

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The everyday makeup of contemporary sport is increasingly characterised by a perceived explosion of 'deviance' - violence, drug taking, racism, homophobia, misogyny, corruption and excess. Whereas once these behaviours may have been subject to the moral judgments of authority, in the face of dramatic socio-cultural change they become more a matter of populist consumer gaze. In addressing these developments this book provides a new and insightful approach toward the study of 'deviance' in the realm of sport. New Perspectives in Sport and 'Deviance' awakens the sociology of sport to the possibilities of re-imagining 'deviance' and offers an evocative approach which will appeal both to academics and students in the field of sociology of sport and sociology of deviance.
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The SAGE Dictionary of Sports Studies

Author: Dominic Malcolm

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 184920540X

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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'...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.
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Crime, Deviance and Popular Culture

International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Author: Dimitris Akrivos,Alexandros K. Antoniou

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030049124

Category: Social Science

Page: 343

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This book explores the links between crime, deviance and popular culture in our highly-mediatised era, offering an insight into the cultural processes through which particular practices acquire a criminal or deviant status, and come to be seen as social problems. Adopting a multidisciplinary approach, the edited collection brings together international scholars across various areas of specialisation to provide an up-to-date analysis of some important and topical issues in 21st-century popular culture. The chapters look at different aspects of popular culture, including fictional detective narratives and the true crime genre, popular media constructions of sexual deviance and Islamophobia, sports, graffiti and outlaw biker subcultures. The authors examine a wide range of relevant case studies through a number of crime and deviance-related theories. Crime, Deviance and Popular Culture will be of importance to scholars and students across several disciplines, including criminology, sociology of deviance, social anthropology, media studies, cultural studies, television studies and linguistics.
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We Have Never Been Postmodern

Author: Steve Redhead

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748688978

Category: Art

Page: 192

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This book sets out a variety of reasons why we should move away from seeing the recent era as 'postmodern' and our culture as 'postmodernist' through a series of analyses of contemporary culture.
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Zygmunt Bauman Textbook

Author: Tony Blackshaw

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415355049

Category: Social Science

Page: 170

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This timely book provides the definitive concise introduction to Zygmunt Bauman. A well-written text, it assumes no prior knowledge of his work and will appeal to those wishing to explore the ideas of one of the world's most wide-ranging thinkers.
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Whatever Happened to the Leisure Society?

Theory, Debate and Policy

Author: Paul Gilchrist,Belinda Wheaton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Leisure

Page: 228

View: 9899

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LSA 2007 What ever happened to the leisure society? aims to turn the leisure studies multi-disciplinary gaze to the shifts in leisure practices, industries, cultures and economies over the past 30 years or so. The call for this timely reflection aims not only to consider work-leisure shifts but also seeks to evaluate developments in the theorising of leisure. The conference is aimed at academics, including researchers, research students, and lecturers in leisure studies, politics, economics, history, sociology, cultural studies, cultural policy, social policy and media studies. Practitioners in the leisure services (public, private and voluntary) will be attracted to the conference by distinctive policy and practice-based contributions. Practitioners from the cultural industries, including market researchers, industry analysts and cultural commentators, will also find the conference of interest.
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Key Sociological Thinkers

Second Edition

Author: Rob Stones

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 480

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This second edition of a popular and successful text offers an easily understood introduction to the theorists who have made a key contribution to the discipline of sociology. Its carefully formulated structure places the writers' passions in their social and intellectual context, summarises the central issues dealt with in their work and sketches out the intellectual legacy they have left behind them. With four new chapters on Theodor Adorno, Michael Mann, Dorothy Smith and Zygmunt Bauman, in addition to updated references and substantial new contextual material analysing the legacies of the theorists covered, this new edition has much to offer for students seeking to broaden their understanding of social theory.
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Bauman's Challenge

Sociological Issues for the 21st Century

Author: Mark E Davis,Keith Tester

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 213

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This unique and original collection by internationally renowned scholars uses critical engagements with Baumans sociology to identify and better understand the challenges that face globalized human societies at the start of the twenty-first century.
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Zygmunt Bauman

Author: Tony Blackshaw

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0203001753

Category: Social Science

Page: 178

View: 8285

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This timely book provides the definitive concise introduction to the phenomenon of Zygmunt Bauman. After introducing the man, his major influences and his special way of 'thinking sociologically', author Blackshaw traces the development of Bauman's project by identifying and explaining the major shifts of emphasis in his work – the break with Marxism and the postmodern 'turn', and the subsequent refocusing on 'liquid' modernity – as well as offering a clear and accessible guide to the key conceptual hinges which move the reader on. This book, the only concise introduction to Bauman's work on the market, goes on to explain the importance of the full range of persistent themes concerning Bauman, dealing specifically with individualization, freedom, identity, community, social control, consumption and waste, building a penetrating understanding of why these issues matter for this Key Sociologist. Bauman's ideas have impacted beyond sociology into criminology, political theory, cultural studies, leisure studies and so forth, and have also now penetrated outside the walls of the academy into social policy, welfare reform, social work and politics. Making use of pedagogical features such as boxed sections, chapter summaries, an annotated bibliography and links to further reading, this well-written text assumes no prior familiarity with Bauman's work and will appeal to anyone in any of these fields wishing to get acquainted with the ideas of one of the world's most wide-ranging thinkers.
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