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Keeping Score: The Sociology of Sport and Media

For many years, sociologists mostly shied away from analysing sport in much the same way as they avoided any deep engagement with other forms of popular culture such as television. Everyday pleasures, it…

Why Sport Needs Sociology and Why Sociology Needs Sport

Sport Needs Sociology Organised sport has the power of its global popularity, political resonance and economic weight. But sports organisations can lose social and ethical perspective because, in an intensely competitive and increasingly…