Sites of Sport: Space, Place and Experience

1st Edition

John Bale, Patricia Vertinsky

Routledge
Published May 20, 2004
Reference - 280 Pages
ISBN 9780714682815 - CAT# RU33850
Series: Sport in the Global Society

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Summary

The study of built environments such as gymnasiums, football stadiums, swimmimg pools and skating rinks provides unique information about the historical enclosure of the gendered and sexualised body, the body's capabilities, needs and desires. It illuminates the tensions between the globalising tendencies of sport and the importance of local culture and a sense of place.
This collection uses spatial concepts and examples to examine the nature and development of sporting practices. At a time when the importance of spacial theories and spacial metaphors to sport is being increasingly recognised, this pioneering work on the changing landscape of sporting life will appeal to students of the history, sociology and management of sport.

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