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Author Perelman, Marc.

Title Barbaric sport : a global plague / Marc Perelman ; translated by John Howe.

Imprint London ; New York : Verso, 2012.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  306.483 P414b 2012    ---  Available
Description x, 134 p. ; 20 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [133]-134).
Contents The real nature of the Olympic Games: Berlin 1936, Moscow 1980, the football World Cup, Argentina 1978 -- Beijing 2008: the games of shame -- The Olympic charter -- Competitive sport: globalized sports-spectacle and national fetish -- Sport: as old as the world? -- Origin and development of the theses on the critique of sport -- The stadium: consolidation of the masses -- Sport, culture and youth -- The sporting champion: addiction and drugs -- The globalization of sport through doping -- The globalization of sport and the sporting mode of production -- The show stadium -- The power of images -- A standardized aesthetic -- Sexuality, homosexuality and sport -- The religion of sport -- The critique of sport as it was -- The arrival of sport as an academic discipline -- The future of the critique of sport.
Language Translated from French.
Subject Sports and state.
Sports -- Sociological aspects.
Sports -- Corrupt practices.
Sports and globalization.
ISBN 9781844678594

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