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Sport Histories By Eric Dunning (Leicester University, UK)

Sport Histories by Eric Dunning (Leicester University, UK)

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Draws on figurational sociology to provide an approach to analyzing the development of sport. This work presents the debates such as: the relative influence of intra-national class conflict and international conflict; the relative prominence of commercially led processes in different contexts; and the centrality of concerns over violence.

Sport Histories Summary

Sport Histories: Figurational Studies of the Development of Modern Sports by Eric Dunning (Leicester University, UK)

Sports Histories draws on figurational sociology to provide a fresh approach to analysing the development of modern sport. The book brings together ten case studies from a wide range of sports, including mainstream sports such as soccer, rugby, baseball, boxing and cricket, to other sports that until now have been largely neglected by sports historians, such as shooting, motor racing, tennis, gymnastics and martial arts. This groundbreaking work highlights key debates in the analysis of modern sport, such as:

  • the relative influence of intra-national class conflict and international conflict
  • the relative prominence of commercially led processes in different contexts
  • the centrality of concerns over violence
  • differences between elite and mass-led sports developments.

Above all, Sport Histories proves the distinctiveness of the figurational sociological approach and its usefulness in the study of the development of modern sport.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: History, Sociology and the Sociology of Sport: the Work of Norbert Elias "Eric Dunning, Dominic Malcolm, Ivan Waddington "2. Boxing in the western Civilizing Process "Ken Sheard "3. Public Schools, Status Rivalry and the Development of Football "Eric Dunning "and "Graham Curry "4. Rugby Union Football in England: Civilizing Processes and the De-institutionalization of Amateurism "Andrew White" 5. Cricket: Civilizing and De-civilizing Processes in the Imperial Game "Dominic Malcolm "6. Baseball: Myths and Modernization "Daniel Bloyce "7. Game, Set and Match. Lawn Tennis: from Early Origins to Modern Sport "Ian Cooper "8. The Influence of State Formation Processes on the Early Development of Motor Racing "Alex Twitchen "9. Clay Shooting: Civilization in the line of fire "Stuart Smith "10. The Development of Sport in Japan: Martial Arts and Baseball "Koichi Kiku "11. After Olga: Developments in Women's Artistic Gymnastics Following the 1972 'Olga Korbut Phenomenon' "Tansin Benn and Barry Benn "12. Conclusion: Figurational Sociology and the Development of Modern Sport "Eric Dunning, Dominic Malcolm "and "Ivan Waddington"

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GOR008863729
9780415397940
0415397944
Sport Histories: Figurational Studies of the Development of Modern Sports by Eric Dunning (Leicester University, UK)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2006-03-30
228
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