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This vital new handbook marks the development of sports studies as a major new discipline within the social sciences. Edited by the leading sociologist of sport, Eric Dunning, and author of the best selling textbook on sport in the USA, Jay Coakley, it both reflects and richly endorses this new found status. Key aspects of the Handbook include: an inventory of the principal achievements in the field; a guide to the chief conflicts and difficulties in the theory and research process; a rallying point for researchers who are established or new to the field, which sets the agenda for future developments; a resource book for teachers who wish to establish new curricula and develop courses and programmes in the area of sports s
Chapter 32: Emerging Arriving Sport: Alternatives to Formal Sports
Emerging Arriving Sport: Alternatives to Formal Sports
New Year's resolutions: ‘Not to watch any sport described as extreme, ultra or radical. As soon as they break out a ramp or a board of any kind, I'm outta there’. Steve Hummer, Atlanta Journal-Constitution; cited in Mal Florence, ‘Morning Briefing’, 1998.
User-Friendly Sport: An Introduction
At the turn of the century, a variety of factors influence sport—both participatory and spectatorial sport. Shifting attitudes toward leisure and sport, a market-driven global economy, the participation of multinational corporations in sport (whose loci are largely centered in ‘first world’ countries), and increased access to venues have all heightened participation and spectatorship for many sport forms. In fact, much discourse surrounds the growing sense that sport is not ...