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Physical Cultural Studies on Sport

Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport

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David L. Andrews

Print publication date: August 2015
Online publication date: July 2015

Over the past decade or so, there has been a noticeable shift toward physical culture as a field of study in the sociology of sport. This growing tren    Read more...
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Sexualities and Sport

Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport

Authored by
Jayne Caudwell

Print publication date: August 2015
Online publication date: July 2015

In this chapter I offer discussion of sexualities and sport. As with many issues related to social divisions in sporting contexts, the debates and con    Read more...
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Niklas Luhmann, System Theory and Sport

Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport

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Ansgar Thiel

Print publication date: August 2015
Online publication date: July 2015

Sociological system theory is closely linked with Niklas Luhmann, a renowned sociologist, who published countless books and articles on this subject,    Read more...
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Race and Sport

Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport

Authored by
Earl Smith

Print publication date: August 2015
Online publication date: July 2015

Race matters (Feagin 2013; West 2000). Race impacts virtually every aspect of our lives, from the opportunities we have to attend higher education, ou    Read more...
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Pierre Bourdieu on Sport

Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport

Authored by
Michael Grenfell

Print publication date: August 2015
Online publication date: July 2015

The intellectual reputation of the French social theorist cum sociologist Pierre Bourdieu has gone from strength to strength since his death from canc    Read more...
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Introduction to Part Four

Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport

Authored by
Richard Giulianotti

Print publication date: August 2015
Online publication date: July 2015

In Part Four, we turn to examine many of the major substantive issues and problems that are addressed by sociologists of sport. These topics fall into    Read more...
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Norbert Elias and the Sociology of Sport

Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport

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Dominic Malcolm

Print publication date: August 2015
Online publication date: July 2015

Was Elias ‘one of the pioneers of the sociology of sport’ (Dunning 2002: 213)? He certainly attended some of the initial meetings in the mid-1960s. He    Read more...
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Disability and Sport

Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport

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P. David Howe

Print publication date: August 2015
Online publication date: July 2015

This chapter will outline what I believe to be the key issues for a robust sociological understanding of disability in sport, with specific reference    Read more...
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Sport, Physical Activity, and Health

Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport

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Jessica Lee

Print publication date: August 2015
Online publication date: July 2015

Studies from around the world point to inadequate participation in physical activity and sport, with direct consequences on population health as evide    Read more...
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Sport and the Body

Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport

Authored by
Pirkko Markula

Print publication date: August 2015
Online publication date: July 2015

The body has been of major interest to social scientists for more than two decades. Dovetailing Brian Turner’s (1984) seminal text The Body & Society,    Read more...
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