Sport and the social significance of pleasure

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Pringle, Richard, Rinehart, Robert E. and Caudwell, Jayne (2015) Sport and the social significance of pleasure Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society . Routledge, Abingdon, UK. ISBN 9780415885102

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Abstract

This innovative text's critical examination foregrounds the prime reason why so many people participate in or watch sport – pleasure. Although there has been a "turn" to emotions and affect within academia over the last two decades, it has been somewhat remiss that pleasure, as an integral aspect of human life, has not received greater attention from sociologists of sport, exercise and physical education. This book addresses this issue via an unabashed examination of sport and the moving body via a "pleasure lens." It provides new insights about the production of various identities, power relations and social issues, and the dialectical links between the socio-cultural and the body. Taking a wide-sweeping view of pleasure - dignified and debauched, distinguished and mundane – it examines topics as diverse as aging, health, fandom, running, extreme sports, biopolitics, consumerism, feminism, sex and sexuality. In drawing from diverse theoretical approaches and original empirical research, the text reveals the social and political significance of pleasure and provides a more rounded, dynamic and sensual account of sport.

Item Type: Authored book
Additional Information: © 2015 Taylor & Francis
Subjects: L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L311 Sport and Leisure
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L320 Gender studies > L321 Women's Studies
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L320 Gender studies
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L322 Men's studies
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L340 Disability
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L390 Sociology not elsewhere classified
L000 Social Sciences > L600 Anthropology > L610 Social and Cultural Anthropology
L000 Social Sciences > L600 Anthropology
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L000 Social Sciences
Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2015 03:01
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2015 08:08
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/13896

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