Publisher description for Sport and modern social theorists / edited by Richard Giulianotti.


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This innovative and exciting new collection examines the contributions of major social theorists towards our critical understanding of modern sport. Written by leading social analysts of sport from across the world, the chapters include critical examinations of Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Adorno, Gramsci, Habermas, Merton, C.Wright Mills, Goffman, Giddens, Elias, Bourdieu and Foucault. This book will appeal to students and scholars of sport studies, cultural studies, modern social theory, and to social scientists generally.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Sports Sociological aspects