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Sport and Social Identities
Edited by John Harris and Andrew Parker
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
16 Jun 2009
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£65.00
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9780230535275
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16 Jun 2009
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Playing and watching sport can teach us a great deal about wider social issues. This book looks at how identities are constructed and reinforced in sport, exploring notions of race, class, sexuality and nationalism. With contributions from international experts, this book is key reading for students of sociology and sports studies.


Description

Playing and watching sport can teach us a great deal about wider social issues. This book looks at how identities are constructed and reinforced in sport, exploring notions of race, class, sexuality and nationalism. With contributions from international experts, this book is key reading for students of sociology and sports studies.


Contents

Acknowledgements
Notes on the Contributors
Introduction: Sport and Social Identities; A.Parker& J.Harris
Identity, Recognition or Redistribution Through Sport; G.Jarvie
The Paralympic Movement; P.David Howe
Professional Identity and the Practice of Sport Medicine in Canada; N.Theberge
Shaping Up to the Men; J.Harris
Split Between Nations; T.Walton
Sport, Social Identity and Islam; S.Farooq & A.Parker
Sport and Metrosexual Identity; B.Clayton& J.Harris
Sport, Celebrity and Identity; A.Parker
Afterword: Sport, and Social Identities Reconsidered; J.Harris& A.Parker


Authors


JOHN HARRIS is an Associate Professor in Sport Administration within the School of Exercise, Leisure and Sport at Kent State University, USA.

ANDREW PARKER is Professor of Sport and Christian Outreach in the Faculty of Sport, Health and Social Care at the University of Gloucestershire, UK.