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Title: Why We Should Really Study Sports
Author: Ammirante, Julian
Issue Date: 2009-12-05
Publicly Available in cIRcle 2010-05-25
Series/Report no. Ideology in Motion: On the Relationship of Sports and Politics; UBC Winter Games Event Series; University of British Columbia
Abstract: Graduate student conference held December 4-5, 2009 at the University of British Columbia. Panel 3: Spectators and Sporting Goods - The Social Psychology and Political Economy of Sports moderated by Guido Schenkel. Abstract: "This presentation explores some of the more tenable arguments and issues surrounding the conceptualization of sport as entertainment industries in the social sciences and their particular relationship popular culture under phase of globalization. The omnipresent character of sport, leisure and entertainment industries in the twenty-first century is obvious enough to signal that it should be taken seriously. It should also be considered as an activity that has far-reaching political-economic and cultural significance to policy-making community. This has significant implications for a range of issues; from the shifting meanings of production, distribution and consumption, to the ability of certain theoretical approaches that analyzes the political economy of the global culture industries, with major-league spectator sport being an extensive component. This paper outlines a preliminary theoretical and methodological model for an analysis that considers the impact of globalization through major-league spectator sport on the intersection between production, politics and culture." This presentation can be found at 00:00:22 - 00:22:30 in the recording.
Affiliation: Non UBCCentral, Eastern and Northern European Studies, Dept of
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/25034
Peer Review Status: Unreviewed
Scholarly Level: Unknown

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