Sport in Capitalist Society

Sport in Capitalist Society

Based on original sources, the book explains how sport has been shaped and moulded by the major political and economic events of the past two centuries, such as the French Revolution, the rise of modern nationalism and imperialism, the ...

Author: Tony Collins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135081980

Category: History

Page: 184

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Why are the Olympic Games the driving force behind a clampdown on civil liberties? What makes sport an unwavering ally of nationalism and militarism? Is sport the new opiate of the masses? These and many other questions are answered in this new radical history of sport by leading historian of sport and society, Professor Tony Collins. Tracing the history of modern sport from its origins in the burgeoning capitalist economy of mid-eighteenth century England to the globalised corporate sport of today, the book argues that, far from the purity of sport being ‘corrupted’ by capitalism, modern sport is as much a product of capitalism as the factory, the stock exchange and the unemployment line. Based on original sources, the book explains how sport has been shaped and moulded by the major political and economic events of the past two centuries, such as the French Revolution, the rise of modern nationalism and imperialism, the Russian Revolution, the Cold War and the imposition of the neo-liberal agenda in the last decades of the twentieth century. It highlights the symbiotic relationship between the media and sport, from the simultaneous emergence of print capitalism and modern sport in Georgian England to the rise of Murdoch’s global satellite television empire in the twenty-first century, and for the first time it explores the alternative, revolutionary models of sport in the early twentieth century. Sport in a Capitalist Society is the first sustained attempt to explain the emergence of modern sport around the world as an integral part of the globalisation of capitalism. It is essential reading for anybody with an interest in the history or sociology of sport, or the social and cultural history of the modern world.
Categories: History

Sport in Capitalist Society

Sport in Capitalist Society

These and many other questions are answered in this new radical history of sport by leading historian of sport and society, Professor Tony Collins. Tracing the history of modern sport from its origins in the burgeoning capitalist ...

Author: Tony Collins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135081997

Category: History

Page: 184

View: 248

Why are the Olympic Games the driving force behind a clampdown on civil liberties? What makes sport an unwavering ally of nationalism and militarism? Is sport the new opiate of the masses? These and many other questions are answered in this new radical history of sport by leading historian of sport and society, Professor Tony Collins. Tracing the history of modern sport from its origins in the burgeoning capitalist economy of mid-eighteenth century England to the globalised corporate sport of today, the book argues that, far from the purity of sport being ‘corrupted’ by capitalism, modern sport is as much a product of capitalism as the factory, the stock exchange and the unemployment line. Based on original sources, the book explains how sport has been shaped and moulded by the major political and economic events of the past two centuries, such as the French Revolution, the rise of modern nationalism and imperialism, the Russian Revolution, the Cold War and the imposition of the neo-liberal agenda in the last decades of the twentieth century. It highlights the symbiotic relationship between the media and sport, from the simultaneous emergence of print capitalism and modern sport in Georgian England to the rise of Murdoch’s global satellite television empire in the twenty-first century, and for the first time it explores the alternative, revolutionary models of sport in the early twentieth century. Sport in a Capitalist Society is the first sustained attempt to explain the emergence of modern sport around the world as an integral part of the globalisation of capitalism. It is essential reading for anybody with an interest in the history or sociology of sport, or the social and cultural history of the modern world.
Categories: History

Understanding Sport

Understanding Sport

Critiques of sport that attempt to do so have been presented by writers such as Jean-Marie Brohm (1978) and Bero Rigauer (1981 (1969)). Brohm considered the work world of sport to be a reflection of industrial capitalist society: Sport, ...

Author: John Horne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135921071

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 646

Bringing a cultural and social dimension to the study of sport, this introductory guide will help students understand the context of sport and the place it has in the lives of individuals as well as in modern British society as a whole. Theoretically rigorous yet accessible, Understanding Sport includes: up-to-date coverage of key socio-cultural issues suggested further reading, to expand students' understanding of the topics introduced end-of-chapter essay topics and questions, to help students consolidate their knowledge extensive referenece lists and a thematic index, to direct sutdents and lecturers toward further research materials.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

How Football Began

How Football Began

Important reading for students of sports studies, history, sociology, development and management, this book is also a valuable resource for scholars and academics involved in the study of football in all its forms, as well as an engrossing ...

Author: Tony Collins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351709675

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 980

This ambitious and fascinating history considers why, in the space of sixty years between 1850 and 1910, football grew from a marginal and unorganised activity to become the dominant winter entertainment for millions of people around the world. The book explores how the world’s football codes - soccer, rugby league, rugby union, American, Australian, Canadian and Gaelic - developed as part of the commercialised leisure industry in the nineteenth century. Football, however and wherever it was played, was a product of the second industrial revolution, the rise of the mass media, and the spirit of the age of the masses. Important reading for students of sports studies, history, sociology, development and management, this book is also a valuable resource for scholars and academics involved in the study of football in all its forms, as well as an engrossing read for anyone interested in the early history of football.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Hitotsubashi Journal of Arts Sciences

Hitotsubashi Journal of Arts   Sciences

Preceding Research on Capitalist Society There are two main positions on the relations of sport and the Olympics and capitalist society. One group avoids investigation of the relations with capitalist society, holds up the ideal of ...

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ISBN: UCBK:C095708330

Category: Japan

Page:

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Categories: Japan

Sociocultural Issues in Sport and Physical Activity

Sociocultural Issues in Sport and Physical Activity

Sport's social divisions and power structures mirrored capitalist society . Ideologically , the physical practice of sport also played a significant role in incorporating subordinated groups into the prevailing norms and structures of ...

Author: Robert Pitter

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9781450468657

Category: Exercise

Page: 320

View: 691

Sociocultural Issues in Sport and Physical Activity explores the intersections between modern physical activity and society. The text applies social theory to a broad range of physical activities such as sports, fitness, dance, weightlifting, and others.
Categories: Exercise

Routledge Handbook of Sport History

Routledge Handbook of Sport History

14 See Tony Collins, Sport in Capitalist Society (London: Routledge, 2013), 21–27. 15 Morning Chronicle, 9 November 1808. 16 Collins, Sport in Capitalist Society, 25. 17 Bell's Life, 27 April 1834. 18 P. Roubal, 'Politics of Gymnastics: ...

Author: Murray G. Phillips

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000441611

Category: History

Page: 430

View: 945

The Routledge Handbook of Sport History is a new and innovative survey of the discipline of sport history. Global in scope, it examines the key contemporary issues in sports historiography, sheds light on previously ignored topics, and sets an intellectual agenda for the future development of the discipline. The book explores both traditional and non-traditional methodologies in sport history, and traces the interface between sport history and other fields of research, such as literature, material culture and the digital humanities. It considers the importance of key issues such as gender, race, sexuality and politics to our understanding of sport history, and focuses on innovative ways that the scholarship around these issues is challenging accepted discourses. This is the first handbook to include a full section on Indigenous sport history, a topic that has often been ignored in sport history surveys despite its powerful upstream influence on contemporary sport. The book also reflects carefully on the central importance of sport history journals in shaping the development of the discipline. This book is an essential reference for any student, researcher or scholar with an interest in sport history or the relationship between sport and society. It will also be fascinating reading for any historians looking for fresh perspectives on contemporary historiography or social and cultural history.
Categories: History

Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport

Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport

Based on the notion of radical critique, I suggest that a properly dialectical approach involves denouncing sport all the while ... 'Our' side may never win the match in global capitalist society, but neither can they be beaten.

Author: Richard Giulianotti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134116621

Category: Social Science

Page: 492

View: 820

The sociology of sport is a core discipline within the academic study of sport. It helps us to understand what sport is and why it matters. Sociological knowledge, implicit or explicit, therefore underpins scholarly enquiry into sport in every aspect. The Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport is a landmark publication that brings together the most important themes, theories and issues within the sociology of sport, tracing the contours of the discipline and surveying the state-of-the-art. Part One explores the main theories and analytical approaches that define contemporary sport sociology and introduces the most important methodological issues confronting researchers working in the social scientific study of sport. Part Two examines the connections and divisions between sociology and cognate disciplines within sport studies, including history, anthropology, economics, leisure and tourism studies, philosophy, politics and psychology. Part Three investigates how the most important social divisions within sport, and in wider society, are addressed in sport sociology, including ‘race‘, gender, class, sexuality and disability. Part Four explores a wide range of pressing contemporary issues associated with sport, including sport and the body, social problems associated with sport, sport places and settings, and the global aspects of sport. Written by a team of leading international sport scholars, including many of the most well-known, respected and innovative thinkers working in the discipline, the Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport is an essential reference for any student, researcher or professional with an interest in sport.
Categories: Social Science

The Bloomsbury Companion to the Philosophy of Sport

The Bloomsbury Companion to the Philosophy of Sport

Consider, for example, the early critique of Theodor Adorno's claim that sport is an agent of social domination in capitalist society. Morgan argues that 'Adorno has been reproached for glossing over the emancipatory potential of the ...

Author: Cesar R. Torres

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472905390

Category: Philosophy

Page: 454

View: 596

The Bloomsbury Companion to the Philosophy of Sport features specially commissioned essays from a team of leading international scholars. The book, by providing an overview of the advances in the philosophical understanding of sport (and related practices), serves as a measure of the development of the philosophy of sport but it also constitutes an expression of the discipline's state of the art. The book includes a critical analysis of the historical development of philosophic ideas about sport, three essays on the research methods typically used by sport philosophers, twelve essays that address vital issues at the forefront of key research areas, as well as four essays on topics of future disciplinary concern. The book also includes a glossary of key terms and concepts, an essay on resources available to researchers and practitioners, an essay on careers opportunities in the discipline, and an extensive annotated bibliography of key literature.
Categories: Philosophy

Leftist Theories of Sport

Leftist Theories of Sport

Leftist Theories of Sport is a critique not only of sports but also of contemporary society.

Author: William J. Morgan

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252063619

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 267

View: 853

The degradation of modern sport -- its commercialization, its trivialization, its cult of athletic stars and celebrities, and its manipulation by the media -- has led to numerous calls for its transformation. "Approaching the relations of sport and society with a truly philosophic mind, Morgan has important things to say that no one else has said with quite the same degree of detailed thoughtfulness. Leftist Theories of Sport is a critique not only of sports but also of contemporary society." -- Allen Guttmann, author of The Olympics: A History of the Modern Games
Categories: Sports & Recreation