Sports Culture: An A-Z Guide

1st Edition

Ellis Cashmore

Routledge
Published December 19, 2002
Reference - 496 Pages
ISBN 9780415285551 - CAT# RU24758

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Summary

We live in a culture in which sports play an important role. The growth in broadcasting, merchandising, iconography and the commercialization of sports has led to an increasing interest in the emerging field of sports culture.
This book examines individual issues, people, artefacts, events and organizations in their historical, social and cultural contexts. Coverage is wide-ranging with more than 170 entries including:
aggression
Bosman Case
corruption
drugs
eating disorders
Fever Pitch
Field of Dreams
Michael Jordan
Don King
left-handedness
nationalism
paternity
racism
Raging Bull
rivalries
tobacco
The book also includes suggestions for further reading to help with further study, and a comprehensive index.

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