Leftist Theories of Sport: A Critique and Reconstruction

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University of Illinois Press, 1994 - Sports & Recreation - 267 pages
The degradation of modern sport -- its commercialization, its trivialization, its cult of
athletic stars and celebrities, and its manipulation by the media -- has led to numerous
calls for its transformation.
"Approaching the relations of sport and society with a truly philosophic mind, Morgan
has important things to say that no one else has said with quite the same degree of
detailed thoughtfulness. Leftist Theories of Sport is a critique not only of sports
but also of contemporary society." -- Allen Guttmann, author of The Olympics: A History of the Modern Games
 

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X
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