Football Culture And Power

Author: David J. Leonard
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317410890
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What does it mean when a hit that knocks an American football player unconscious is cheered by spectators? What are the consequences of such violence for the participants of this sport and for the entertainment culture in which it exists? This book brings together scholars and sport commentators to examine the relationship between American football, violence and the larger relations of power within contemporary society. From high school and college to the NFL, Football, Culture, and Power analyses the social, political and cultural imprint of America’s national pastime. The NFL’s participation in and production of hegemonic masculinity, alongside its practices of racism, sexism, heterosexism and ableism, provokes us to think deeply about the historical and contemporary systems of violence we are invested in and entertained by. This social scientific analysis of American football considers both the positive and negative power of the game, generating discussion and calling for accountability. It is fascinating reading for all students and scholars of sports studies with an interest in American football and the wider social impact of sport.
Football, Culture and Power
Language: en
Pages: 298
Authors: David J. Leonard, Kimberly B. George, Wade Davis
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-14 - Publisher: Routledge

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Soccer, Culture and Society in Spain
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Mariann Vaczi
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-02-11 - Publisher: Routledge

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Football Cultures and Identities
Language: en
Pages: 259
Authors: Gary Armstrong
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-05-19 - Publisher: Springer

The game of football has played a key role in shaping and cementing senses of national identity throughout the world. Aware that the game may afford a space for expressing protest, groups may attempt to harness the forces of populist nationalism. This book examines football in 18 countries.
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Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Oliver Brooks (Lecturer)
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019 - Publisher: Routledge

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Sport, Medicine and Health
Language: en
Pages: 212
Authors: Dominic Malcolm
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-12-01 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The relationship between sport, medicine and health in our society is becoming increasingly complex. This important and timely study explores this relationship through an analysis of changing political economies, altered perceptions of the body and science’s developing contribution to the human condition. Surveying the various ways in which medicine interacts