The Meaning of Sport

Its metaphorical nature is what gives it meaning. Sport can be fast and dangerous and painful. People talk about killing the opposition off, the killer instinct, striking the deathblow, but no one dies. Instead, people score goals, ...

The Meaning of Sport

Takes you on a journey from the Olympic Games in Athens to the World Cup in Germany - via the Ashes series, the Ryder Cup, Wimbledon, and more. This book examines why sport holds us all in such thrall, how it uplifts and crushes us - and can seem to matter more than life itself.

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The Meaning of Sport
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Simon Barnes
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-09-02 - Publisher: Hachette UK

Takes you on a journey from the Olympic Games in Athens to the World Cup in Germany - via the Ashes series, the Ryder Cup, Wimbledon, and more. This book examines why sport holds us all in such thrall, how it uplifts and crushes us - and can seem to
The SAGE Dictionary of Sports Studies
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Dominic Malcolm
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-03-27 - Publisher: SAGE

'...a welcome addition to the literature in the rapidly expanding field of sports studies. It is up to date, comprehensive, and well and clearly written. Though primarily sociological in its orientation, it will help students -postgraduate and undergraduate alike and their teachers as well - to establish connections between the
The Anthropology of Sport
Language: en
Pages: 306
Authors: Kendall Blanchard
Categories: Games
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Analyzes sport from an anthropological perspective that includes cultural evolution, social function, and human expression.
A Dictionary of Sports Studies
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Kendall Blanchard
Categories: Games
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher:

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Sport, Culture and Society
Language: en
Pages: 414
Authors: Grant Jarvie
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Psychology Press

This exciting new undergraduate textbook introduces the reader to the broad and complex relationship between sport, culture and society, and critically examines the key assumptions that we hold with regard to the nature of sport.