The Social Science of Sport: A Critical Analysis

1st Edition

Bo Carlsson, Susanna Hedenborg

Routledge
Published June 7, 2017
Reference - 118 Pages
ISBN 9781138082915 - CAT# Y333417
Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

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Summary

In this book questions about definitions and demarcations of sport science are discussed. Not the least the many normative ideas of sport as good or as bad are problematized in relation to the academic field. These ideas permeate sport science in ways that are not seen in other academic fields like history, sociology or law. In addition, if and if so, in what ways sport science influence social science in general. Does sport science bring new questions in relation to issues like "what makes a society possible" or "what is a human being"?

This book was published as a special issue of Sport in Society.

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