Sport and the transformation of modern Europe: Markets, media, states 1950-2010

Tomlinson, Alan, Young, C. and Holt, R. (2011) Sport and the transformation of modern Europe: Markets, media, states 1950-2010 Centre for Research into Socio-cultural Change Series ‘Culture, Economy & the Social’ . Routledge, London, pp. 1-17. ISBN 9780415592222

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Abstract

In the modern era, sport has been an important agent, and symptom, of the political, cultural and commercial pressures for convergence and globaliZation. In this fascinating, inter-disciplinary study, leading international scholars explore the making of modern sport in Europe, illuminating sport and its cultural and economic impacts in the context of the supra-state formations and global markets that have re-shaped national and trans-national cultures in the later twentieth century. The book focuses on the emergence and expansion of media markets, high-performance sport’s transformation by, and effects upon, Cold War dynamics and relations, and the implications of the Treaty of Rome for an emerging European identity in sport as in other areas (for example, the influence of soccer’s governing body in Europe, UEFA, and its club and international competitions). It traces the connections between the forces of ideological division, economic growth, leisure consumption, European integration and the development of European sport, and examines the role of sport in the changing relationship between Europe and the US. Illuminating a key moment in global cultural history, this book is important reading for any student or scholar working in international studies, modern history or sport.

Item Type: Authored book
Uncontrolled Keywords: sport; europe; history of sport
Subjects: V000 Historical and Philosophical studies > V100 History by period > V140 Modern History
V000 Historical and Philosophical studies > V200 History by area > V390 History by Topic not elsewhere classified
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology
L000 Social Sciences > L900 Cultural Studies
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L330 Ethnic studies
V000 Historical and Philosophical studies > V200 History by area > V220 European History
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L311 Sport and Leisure
Faculties: Faculty of Education and Sport > Chelsea School
Depositing User: Chelsea editor
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2011 11:39
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2014 15:49
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/9453

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