The Palgrave Handbook of Sport, Politics and Harm

This book looks historically at the harm that has been inflicted in the practice of sport and at some of the issues, debates and controversies that have arisen as a result. Written by experts in history, sociology, sport journalism and public health, the book considers sport and injury in relation t...

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Other Authors: Wagg, Stephen (Editor), Pollock, Allyson M. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cham Springer International Publishing 2021, 2021
Edition:1st ed. 2021
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
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Summary:This book looks historically at the harm that has been inflicted in the practice of sport and at some of the issues, debates and controversies that have arisen as a result. Written by experts in history, sociology, sport journalism and public health, the book considers sport and injury in relation to matters of social class; gender; ethnicity and race; sexuality; political ideology and national identity; health and wellbeing; childhood; animal rights; and popular culture. These matters are, in turn, variously related to a range of sports, including ancient, pre- and early industrial sports; American football; boxing; wrestling and other combat sports; mountaineering; horseracing; cycling; motor racing; rugby football; cricket; association football; baseball; basketball; Crossfit; ice hockey; Olympic sports; Mixed Martial Arts; and sport in an imagined dystopian future
Physical Description:XXXI, 629 p. 26 illus online resource
ISBN:9783030728267