Sports & Recreation

Athletic Intruders

Author: Anne Bolin

Publisher: SUNY Press

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 302

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Explores women's place in sport and exercise from a socioculture perspective.
Social Science

Immersion

Author: Karen Throsby

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Immersion is about the extreme sport of marathon swimming. Drawing on extensive (auto)ethnographic data, Immersion explores the embodied and social processes of becoming a marathon swimmer and investigates how social belonging is produced and policed. Using marathon swimming as a lens, this foundation provides the basis for an exploration of what constitutes the 'good' body in contemporary neoliberal society across a range of sites including charitable swimming, fatness, gender and health. The book argues that the self-representations of marathon swimming are at odds with its lived realities, and that this reflects the entrenched and limited discursive resources available for thinking about the sporting body in the wider social and cultural context. The book is aimed primarily at readers at undergraduate level and upwards with an interest in sociology, the sociology of the body, the sociology of sport, gender and the sociology of health and illness.
Social Science

Out of Play

Author: Michael A. Messner

Publisher: SUNY Press

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Category: Social Science

Page: 227

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A revealing look at gender issues in contemporary sport.
Social Science

Sporting Dystopias

Author: Ralph C. Wilcox

Publisher: SUNY Press

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Category: Social Science

Page: 292

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Challenges the unexamined belief that sports stadiums, events, and teams in cities are always beneficial to the comunities.
Academic libraries

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