New Perspectives on Sport and 'Deviance': Consumption, Peformativity and Social Control

1st Edition

Tim Crabbe, Tony Blackshaw

Routledge
Published September 23, 2004
Reference - 224 Pages
ISBN 9780415288859 - CAT# RU24982

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Summary

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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