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Sport and Postmodern Times
Sport and Postmodern Times
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Genevieve Rail - Editor
SUNY series on Sport, Culture, and Social Relations
Price: $58.50 
Hardcover - 399 pages
Release Date: September 1998
ISBN10: 0-7914-3925-9
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-3925-8

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Paperback - 399 pages
Release Date: September 1998
ISBN10: 0-7914-3926-7
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-3926-5

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Using postmodern social theory, this book expands our understanding of sport, the body, and the broader physical culture.

This book provides critical insight into the questions of race, gender, sexuality, and locality in sport and society. Topics discussed include postmodern sport writing; sport and the postmodern deconstruction of gender and sexuality; virtual sport and the postmodern mediascape; discipline, normalization, rationalization, surveillance, panopticism, and other forms of power used to "invest" postmodern sporting bodies; and new perspectives on sport and physical culture, consumer culture, and postmodern geography.

"This will be a trend-setting book. The topic redefines the sociology of sport and gives a feeling that one is engaging an important moment in the field. It is a stunning accomplishment--the sociology of sport comes of age with this collection." -- Norman K. Denzin, University of Illinois at Urbana

"This volume challenges the status quo in sport sociology in a meaningful way. Those who read it will find an extraordinary collection of vibrant essays whose point is to stretch the limits of our understanding. In a sense, this volume is the first journey in the sport sociology Star Trek, taking us where no one has gone before." -- Stephen D. Mosher, Ithaca College

"For those interested in seeing how postmodern approaches enable scholars to understand social worlds, and especially sports, in new ways, this book is valuable." -- Jay Coakley, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Genevieve Rail is Associate Professor, School of Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa, and editor of AVANTE.


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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part I. Postmodern Sports Writing and the Transgression of Boundaries

1. Postmodernism and the Possibilities for Writing "Vital" Sports Texts
Toni Bruce


2. "How Do You Warm-Up for a Stretch Class?": Sub/In/Di/verting Hegemonic Shoves Toward Sport
Nate Kohn and Synthia Sydnor


3. Born-Again Sport: Ethics in Biographical Research
Robert Rinehart


Part II. Sport and the Postmodern (De)construction of Gender

4. Representing Black Masculinity and Urban Possibilities: Racism, Realism, and Hoop Dreams
Cheryl L. Cole and Samantha King


5. Lesbians and Locker Rooms: The Subjective Experiences of Lesbians in Sport
Caroline Fusco


6. Colonizing the Feminine: Nike's Intersections of Postfeminism and Hyperconsumption
Mélisse R. Lafrance


Part III. Virtual Sport, Representation, and the Postmodern Mediascape

7. Seismography of the Postmodern Condition: Three Theses on the Implosion of Sport
Geneviève Rail


8. Sex, Lies, and Videotape: The Political and Cultural Economies of Celebrity Fitness Videos
Margaret MacNeill


9. Excavating Michael Jordan: Notes on a Critical Pedagogy of Sporting Representation
David Andrews


10. Baudrillard, "Amérique," and the Hyperreal World Cup
Steve Redhead


Part IV. Sport and Postmodern Body Invaders

11. Instrumental Rationalization of Human Movement: An Archeological Approach
Jacques Gleyse


12. Addiction, Exercise, and Cyborgs: Technologies of Deviant Bodies
Cheryl L. Cole


13. Post-Sport: Transgressing Boundaries in Physical Culture
Brian Pronger


Part V. Physical Culture, Consumer Culture, and Postmodern Geography

14. In Search of the Sports Bar: Masculinity, Alcohol, Sports, and the Mediation of Public Space
Lawrence A. Wenner


15. Rap and Dialectical Relations: Culture, Subculture, Power, and Counter-Power
Nancy Midol


16. Hassiba Boulmerka and Islamic Green: International Sports, Cultural Differences, and Their Postmodern Interpretation
William J. Morgan


17. (Ir)Relevant Ring: The Symbolic Consumption of the Olympic Logo in Postmodern Media Culture
Rob VanWynsberghe and Ian Ritchie


Contributors

Index


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