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Making Sense of Sports - 4th edition

Making Sense of Sports (ISBN10: 0415348536; ISBN13: 9780415348539)
ISBN13: 978-0415348539
ISBN10: 0415348536

Summary: Ellis Cashmore's unique, multidisciplinary introduction to sport studies is completely revised, updated and enhanced to reflect the changing character of contemporary sport. Among the questions addressed in this new fourth edition, Cashmore discusses: * cyborgization - will the human body be re-designed to meet athletic needs just as cosmetic surgery has enabled the re-design of bodies to suit aesthetic preferences? * nature or nurture - have advances in genetic science solved the ag moree-old question of whether great athletes are born or made, and how does this affect our understanding of competition? * masculinities - does masculine power still dominate and, if not, what does this reveal about men in sports? Already established as a standard text, Cashmore's challenging approach to the study of sport is now updated to include new chapters on 'The Mind of the Athlete' (a probe into the psychological qualities and processes that separate winners from also-rans), and 'The Rise And Rise Of Celebrities' (investigating the rise of celebrity culture and its effect on the status of athletes). Original and revealing, this updated edition continues to provide a comprehensive investigation into the changing character of sport, and is essential reading for undergraduates of sociology and sports studies. less

Edition/Copyright: 4TH 05
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Year Published: 2005
International: No

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