Power and Global Sport

Zones of Prestige, Emulation and Resistance
Author: Joseph Maguire
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134527276
Category: Social Science
Page: 208
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Sport has changed. Traditions and territorial distinctions are dissolving as a result of new global, political, economic and cultural conditions. The team of authors examine these changes, investigating the power relations that govern the new global sport and assessing the consequences for the future of sport. The book is founded on a series of case studies, linked by a common process-sociological approach, and is divided into four sections - each dealing with an important aspect of sport and globalization: * the local-global nexus - how global sports processes are played out at the level of local communities * lived experiences - the reality of global sport for players and supporters * identity politics - the impact of global sport on national consciousness * sporting futures - the emergent political, economic and cultural forces that are shaping global sport, and their implications for its development. The text introduces new approaches to the study of sport and globalization, updating and extending Maguire's previous work, and is therefore an essential resource for all those working in this fast-changing area.

English National Identity and Football Fan Culture

Who Are Ya?
Author: Dr Tom Gibbons
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472423305
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 208
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In recent years, scholars have understood the increasing use of the St George’s Cross by football fans to be evidence of a rise in a specifically ‘English’ identity. This has emerged as part of a wider ‘national’ response to broader political processes such as devolution and European integration which have fragmented identities within the UK. Using the controversial figurational sociological approach advocated by the twentieth-century theorist Norbert Elias, this book challenges such a view, drawing on ethnographic research amongst fans to explore the precise nature of the relationship between contemporary English national identity and football fan culture. Examining football fans’ expressions of Englishness in public houses and online spaces, the author discusses the effects of globalization, European integration and UK devolution on English society, revealing that the use of the St George’s Cross does not signal the emergence of a specifically ‘English’ national consciousness, but in fact masks a more complex, multi-layered process of national identity construction. A detailed and grounded study of identity, nationalism and globalization amongst football fans, English National Identity and Football Fan Culture will appeal to scholars and students of politics, sociology and anthropology with interests in ethnography, the sociology of sport, fan cultures, globalization and contemporary national identities.

The Association Game

A History of British Football
Author: Matthew Taylor
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317870077
Category: History
Page: 528
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The story of British football's journey from public school diversion to mass media entertainment is a remarkable one. The Association Game traces British football from the establishment of the earliest clubs in the nineteenth century to its place as one of the prominent and commercialised leisure industries at the beginning of the twenty first century. It covers supporters and fandom, status and culture, big business, the press and electronic media and development in playing styles, tactics and rules. This is the only up to date book on the history of British football, covering the twentieth century shift from amateur to professional and whole of the British Isles, not just England.

Fairness und Fairplay

Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven
Author: Minas Dimitriou,Gottfried Schweiger
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658086750
Category: Social Science
Page: 220
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Die Autorinnen und Autoren dieses Bandes diskutieren die Aktualität und Multiperspektivität des Topos Fairness/Fairplay aus der Sicht unterschiedlicher fachwissenschaftlicher Blickwinkel. Dieser im Bereich des Sports beheimatete Topos hat längst die ursprünglichen Sphären des genuinen sportlichen Rahmens verlassen. So spricht man zum Beispiel von Financial Fair Play im europäischen Fußball, von „Tax-Fair Play“ im Bereich der Steuerpolitik, von Fair Trial im Prozessrecht, oder von sozialer Fairness in Bezug auf ökologische und arbeitsspezifische Prozesse. Fairness/Fairplay als verantwortungsvolle und nachhaltige Handlungsoption wird immer häufiger sowohl zum Thema politischer und medialer Diskurse, als auch zum Gegenstand wissenschaftlicher Auseinandersetzungen.

Sociology Today

Social Transformations in a Globalizing World
Author: Arnaud Sales
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446268926
Category: Social Science
Page: 464
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We are living in a turbulent world marked by fast, continuous social changes that affect the lives of individuals, families, communities, organizations, businesses, nation-states, and international networks. This fundamentally commits contemporary sociology to being a science of change. This collection effectively mirrors this diversity and variety of transformations underway in today's societies and transnational spaces. Written by a group of internationally renowned sociologists, it offers a cutting edge understanding of what is happening in our life worlds, work lives and frames of social existence. Bringing up issues such as political turbulence, cultural and artistic dynamics, family changes, gender roles, migration flows and social movements, it is a timely contribution that discusses transformation and globalization and their consequences in both theoretical and substansive terms. Illuminating and comprehensive, this book will be of immense use for sociology students on all levels, as well as lecturers, researchers and others who are interested in social life and the consequences of human action. Arnaud Sales is Emeritus Proessor of Sociology at the University of Montreal, Canada.

Reflections on Process Sociology and Sport

'Walking the Line'
Author: Joseph Maguire
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135725047
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 224
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The book focuses on the distinctive contribution that Joseph Maguire has made to process sociology and the study of sport. Maguire’s work over the past three decades highlights how process sociology has a unique perspective on the relationship between sport, culture and society, and to the body, globalisation and civilisational analysis. Reflecting on this body of work and the use of process sociology, Maguire captures the research dynamic of ‘walking the line' between involvement and detachment, theory and observation, and engagement and critique. The book is structured around four broad sections: Theory, Sport and Society; The Meaning of Sport, Body and Society; Case Studies in Sport and Process Sociology; Globalisation, Sport and Civilisational Analysis. Providing an introduction to, and key examples of, a process sociology approach to the study of sport, the body, civilising processes and globalisation, this book will appeal to undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers in sport studies / sports science degrees, sociology, cultural studies and to those studying migration, globalisation and cross cultural civilisation relations. This book was previously published as a Special Issue of Sport in Society.

The Impact of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Diminishing Contrasts, Increasing Varieties
Author: K. Dixon,T. Gibbons
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137405082
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 112
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The London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics were seen as a success and the hosts were praised for the promotion of equality, tolerance and unity as well as inspiring a legacy to continue these values. This volume contains a collection of sociological case studies which critically assess the diverse impacts of London 2012 and its key controversies.

Norbert Elias and Empirical Research


Author: T. Landini,F. Dépelteau
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137312149
Category: Social Science
Page: 273
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Norbert Elias has been recognized as one of the key social scientists of the 20th century at least in sociology, political science and history. This book will address Norbert Elias's approach to empirical research, the use of his work in empirical research, and compare him with other theorists.

Sport and Social Mobility

Crossing Boundaries
Author: Ramón Spaaij
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136702458
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 208
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Can sport serve as a vehicle for social mobility of disadvantaged social groups? How and to what extent are different forms of social capital created through sport participation? Sport and Social Mobility: Crossing Boundaries takes up these questions through a critical examination of the ways in which sport facilitates or inhibits upward social mobility. Drawing on four case studies, the book provides a rich sociological analysis of people’s lived experiences of sport in diverse social, cultural and political contexts, ranging from sport-for-development programs in Brazil and the Netherlands to rural communities and the Somali diaspora in Australia. The first international comparison of and critical reflection on the relationship between social mobility and participation in non-professional sport, this book will be essential reading for anyone interested in sport’s potential for social inclusion.

Tourism in National Capitals and Global Change


Author: Robert Maitland
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317850068
Category: Travel
Page: 152
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At a time of increasing city competition, national capitals are at the forefront of efforts to gain competitive advantage for themselves and their nation, to project a distinctive and positive image and to score well in global city league tables. They are frequently their country’s main tourist gateway, and their success in attracting visitors is inextricably linked with that of the nation. They attract not just leisure visitors; they are especially important in other growing tourism markets, for example, as centres of power they feature strongly in business tourism, as academic centres they are important for educational tourism, and they frequently host global events such as the Olympic Games. And there are more of them: first, the number of capitals has grown as the number of nation-states has increased and, secondly, pressures for devolution mean more cities are seeking national capital status, even when they are not at the head of independent states. We need to understand tourism in capitals better – but there has been little research in the past. This book develops new insights as it explores the phenomenon of capital city tourism, and uses recent research to examine the appeal of ‘capitalness’ to tourists, and explore developments in capitals across the world. This book was published as a special issue of Current Issues in Tourism.

Globalization and Sport


Author: Richard Giulianotti,Roland Robertson
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781405162692
Category: Social Science
Page: 154
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Globalization and Sport is a unique collection which places sport at the heart of debates on global processes. Features major critical interventions by some of the world’s leading sociologists and anthropologists on the subject of sport Contributors include George Ritzer, David Andrews, Frank Lechner, William Kelly, Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Barry Smart, Paul James, Chris Rumford and Gary Armstrong Provides a mixture of original theories and fresh research material, examining sport in a diversity of settings, including Europe, the Americas, Australasia, Africa and Asia Essential reading for anyone interested in globalization processes or sport

Die Fussball-WM 2006

Analysen zum Mediensport
Author: Thomas Horky
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783833493485
Category: Soccer
Page: 216
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"Die Fuball-WM 2006 - Analysen zum Mediensport" Die Fuball-Weltmeisterschaft 2006 ist Geschichte - und das Ereignis hat Medien-Geschichte geschrieben. Das Halbfinale zwischen Deutschland und Italien erreichte die hchste Einschaltquote im deutschen Fernsehen seit Beginn der Messungen. Zeitungen und Zeitschriften feierten das "deutsche Sommermrchen," der Hrfunk erlebte eine ungeahnte Renaissance und die Zugriffszahlen im Onlinebereich erreichten Rekordwerte. In diesem Buch untersuchen Wissenschaftler aus mehreren Lndern die Berichterstattung ber die Fuball-WM 2006 aus verschiedenen Perspektiven mit unterschiedlichen Methoden. Im Fokus der Studien zum Phnomen des Mediensports steht neben einem Schwerpunkt zur Berichterstattung der Printmedien, die ffentliche Rezeption des Fernseh-Ereignisses beim Public Viewing und in Sportbars, die Mediennutzung von Sportjournalisten in Deutschland und die Globalisierung der WM. Den Auftakt des dritten Bandes der Buchreihe "Sport & Kommunikation" bildet ein kurzes Essay des namhaften Journalisten Hans Leyendecker zu der Berichterstattung ber die Fuball-Weltmeisterschaft 2006.

The quality of home runs

the passion, politics, and language of Cuban baseball
Author: Thomas F. Carter
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 239
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Uses the sport of baseball, about which most Cubans are passionate, to look at what it means to be Cuban and at how Cuba deals with the outside world, as well as to compare various disciplinary approaches to the sport.

Global Games


Author: Maarten Van Bottenburg
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252026546
Category: Social Science
Page: 282
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Why is soccer the sport of choice in South America, while baseball has soared to popularity in the Caribbean? How did cricket become India's national sport, while China is a stronghold of table tennis?In Global Games Maarten Van Bottenburg asserts that it is the "hidden competition" of social and international relations, rather than the particular qualities of a given sport, that explains who plays what sport and why. People's different and changing preferences for sports are based on the social and cultural meanings they attribute to each sport, meanings that alter in response to changing relations among groups of people, both social classes and nations. Looking at Britain, Germany, the United States, and Japan - the four centers from which the sports practiced by most people worldwide originate - Van Bottenburg discusses how individual sports developed, what institutions and groups spread them, and why certain sports and not others found a ready audience elsewhere. The nature of the relationship between the country of origin and the adopting country, as well as the international status of each, help determine how successfully a particular sport takes hold and to what degree it is modified by its new practitioners. Other key factors include which groups dominated and promoted the various sports in their countries of origin, which groups appropriated them elsewhere, and the latter's positions within their society's class structure.A detailed and coherent account of the social significance and the politics underlying sports, Global Games demonstrates that sports are not a trivial pursuit but are deeply embedded in the way individuals and nations wish to be perceived.