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Leftist Theories of Sport: A Critique and Reconstruction
by William J. Morgan
University of Illinois Press, 1994
Paper: 978-0-252-06361-9 | Cloth: 978-0-252-02068-1
Library of Congress Classification GV706.M6 1994
Dewey Decimal Classification 796.01

ABOUT THIS BOOK | AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY
ABOUT THIS BOOK
The degradation of modern sport--its commercialization, trivialization, widespread cheating, cult of athletic stars and celebrities, and manipulation by the media--has led to calls for its transformation. William J. Morgan constructs a critical theory of sport that shores up the weak arguments of past attempts and points a way forward to making sport more humane, compelling, and substantive. Drawing on the work of social theorists, Morgan challenges scholars and fans alike to explore new spaces in sport culture and imagine the rich cultural and political possibilities to be found in the pastimes we follow with such passion.

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