History and sport

Martin Polley, Fiona Skillen, Barrie Houlihan (Editor)

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    Book abstract: Fully updated and revised, the Second Edition of Barrie Houlihan's ground-breaking book provides students and lecturers with a one-stop text that is comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, accessible, international and engaging. Sport and Society allows students to:
    •Approach the study of sport from a multi-disciplinary perspective.
    •Understand the importance of social structure, power and inequality in analyzing the nature and significance of sport in society.
    •Address the rapid commercialization and regulation of sport.
    •Engage in comparative analysis to understand problems clearly and produce sound solutions.
    •Expand their knowledge through chapter summaries, guides to further reading and extensive bibliographies.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSport and Society: A Student Introduction
    EditorsB. Houlihan
    PublisherSAGE Publications
    ISBN (Print)9781412921367
    Publication statusPublished - 2015


    • history
    • sport


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