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Fully updated and revised, the Second Edition of Barrie Houlihan's ground-breaking Sport and Society provides students and instructors with a one-stop text that is comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, accessible, international, and engaging. This Second Edition contains five brand new chapters covering key contemporary issues: young athletes and human rights, sport and the city, sport and violence, sport and health, and sport and Islam.

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Approaches the study of sport from a multi-disciplinary perspective; Presents the importance of social structure, power, and inequality in analyzing the nature and significance of sport in society; Addresses the rapid commercialization and regulation of sport; Engages in comparative analysis to understand problems clearly and produce sound solutions; Expands their knowledge through chapter summaries, guides to further reading, and extensive bibliographies

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An Introduction to the Study of Sport in the Muslim World
An introduction to the study of sport in the muslim world

Sport in its modern form emerged largely in the nineteenth century in codified forms such as Association Football, and was promoted and developed in the early twentieth century under Western cultural hegemony through organisations such as the IOC, FIFA and the IAAF. The key question concerning sport in/and Islam is how such an essentially ‘Western’, ‘modernist’ and ‘secular’ form of cultural practice can articulate with what is portrayed as ‘non-Western’, ‘non-secular’ and ‘traditionalist’ world views. This question is amenable to analysis from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including history, sociology, philosophy, and religious studies.

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