Immortality in Sports (BOK)

Wib Leonard

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Sports have taken on tremendous importance in the world in which we live. Their social significance - economic, political, and personal - both nationally and internationally is unprecedented. What may not be so immediately obvious is the sociological nature of sports. Sport offers one of the most visible public arenas for understanding the role that 'immortality' plays in individual action, group dynamics, and with audiences and the media. Following a brief introduction to the sociology of sport, Leonard explores these dimensions of the sporting world through the idea of the 'post-self' - how individuals regard themselves and want to be remembered by the public. From the individual psyche to the global arena of sports, this book features vivid examples and quotations from star athletes, coaches, and the media, offering poignant insights into the sporting world and about individuals and society.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Wib Leonard
Forlag
PLUTO PRESS
ISBN 9781594519604
Antall sider 128 Dimensjoner 14cm x 21,6cm x 1,8cm
Vekt 299 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Popular culture, Sociology