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Sport, Culture and the Media: The Unruly Trinity (Issues in Cultural and Media Studies)
Sport, Culture and the Media: The Unruly Trinity (Issues in Cultural and Media Studies)
by David Rowe
Edition: Paperback

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent review of a symbiotic relationship, 3 Feb. 2001
This contemporary text looks at how sport and the media have developed a unique relationship. Their relationship has become symbiotic, meaning neither one can exist without the other. This book examines the reasons why the sport and media are interdependent and looks at specific case studies which back up his argument. The book is divided in two halves, the first looks at the rise of sport in the media relationship whilst the second half looks at the different types of media forms. The book , also looks at photographs, dismissing the old wives tale, 'the picture never lies' very accessible and informative.


Making Sense of Sports
Making Sense of Sports
by Ellis Cashmore
Edition: Paperback

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An analysis of sport, as more than a game its a institution, 17 Jan. 2001
This review is from: Making Sense of Sports (Paperback)
A new edition of an excellent book that examines the relationship between sport and society. Taking examples from modern sport to aid understanding. The book looks at sociological theory and its role with sport, to explain why sport is the way it is. Also the book covers topics such as politics in sport, drugs in sport, giving explanations why they are used and why sport is targeted and used as a political tool. This book looks beyond sport as a 'game' but rather as a cultural institution that embodies society`s values and prejudices. An excellent book for anyone studying The Sociology of Sport, and a fascinating read for anyone involved in sport.


Sporting Females: Critical Issues in the History and Sociology of Women's Sport
Sporting Females: Critical Issues in the History and Sociology of Women's Sport
by Jennifer Hargreaves
Edition: Paperback
Price: £37.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book that puts womens experience first, 17 Jan. 2001
This comprehensive book won North American Sociology of Sports book award in 1994. Jennifer Hargreaves writes this book using both a historical and sociological perspective in analysing womens sport. The book puts women and their sporting experiences at the forefront of importance. This is by the far the most comprehensive book on women and sport that there is it is excellent. Well written in a sensitive and easy to read manner. Any student interested in feminism or in sport, including athletes themselves will learn much from this book. The book looks at perspectives that have been used in the sociology of sport, policy and planning of women's sport including an comprehensive review of governments sports for all campaigns. Well written and accessible to all.


Feminist Thought: A Comprehensive Introduction
Feminist Thought: A Comprehensive Introduction
by Rosemarie Tong
Edition: Paperback
Price: £36.99

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Feminism is a complex fascinating theory, 17 Dec. 2000
Feminist Thought offers the reader a comprehensive understanding of feminist theory through the 20th century. The book is an up to date text on all strands of mainstream feminism, right up to the modern post feminist school of feminism that grew during the 1990's. Written by a professor of philosophy Tong offers an in-depth discussion and overview of feminist thought and explores its complexities and contradictions. The book also looks at feminism and its claim to empower all types of women, regardless of class sexuality or race. The book opens with a chapter on each type of mainstream feminist theory, Liberal feminism, Marxist feminism, Radical feminism and mothering, Radical feminism on gender and sexuality. Then Tong moves on to discuss psychoanalytic feminism and socialist feminism and then a chapter on post-feminism, the book finishes with a discussion on standpoints. An essential text for students of feminism, and for any women who wants to have a better understanding of their own life.


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