EXPLORING SPORTS AND SOCIETY
STOCK FOR DELIVERY
12 DEC 2014
A critical and insightful text that explores the meaning and purpose of sports in society through an interdisciplinary lens, bringing together sports studies, sociology, philosophy and more, and drawing on a wide range of international examples, in order to provoke readers to question assumptions about the value of sports and physical culture.
Introduction: Sport(s) and Physical Culture PART I: POSITIONS 1. Who Invented Sports? 2. Sporting Myths and Sports Histories 3. Sport, Freedom, Fairness 4. Character and Community Building 5. Embodiment and Gratification 6. Sport and Wellbeing PART II: PROBLEMS 7. The Obesity Epidemic 8. Performance Enhancement 9. Compulsory Physical Education 10. Biology and Essentialism 11. The Limits of Sport Science 12. Watching Sport 13. The Sports Industry 14. Sports Fashions Conclusion: The Future of Sport as Physical Culture