It has been a while since we held our first SI seminar on the Sociology of Sport in June 2010, so we thought it would be a nice idea to integrate the several separate posts on one page. So here… Read More ›
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Today we present a selection of sociological resources on rock climbing and introduce the work of Victoria Robinson on climbing identities.
SI SPORT WEEK #5-2: Confetti of Empire: The Conquest of Everest in Nepal, India, Britain, and New Zealand (by Usha Iyer)
Usha Iyer discusses the conquest of the Everest. Is the story of Everest purely a victory of humans’ pursuit for excellence and physical endurance, or also about British imperialism and decline of empire, nationalism and fluid nationality? Visit Usha’s webpage… Read More ›
Team sports are often seen a traditionally homophobia arena within society. In a second interview with Dr Eric Anderson, he argues that this widespread assumption is increasingly inaccurate. Through analysing the relationship between sport and wider society he offers an… Read More ›
Most people may have heard about Arkle, Red Rum, even Desert Orchid. How many people will have given a thought about the individuals who made sure these equine athletes made it the racetrack, fit and ready to race? It is… Read More ›
Brilliant short analysis of the differences in representation of sportsmen and sportswomen in magazines. Read here Sportsman (Source: Mirror.co.uk) P.S. The same seems to apply to google image searches for “sports men” and “sports women”… those people writing the magazines are… Read More ›
For all sociologists of sport out there: a new article which discusses the pervasiveness of caricatured gender stereotypes in surfing. Click here to read the article by Cori Schumacher of the Guardian .
Gender segregation in sports is usually seen as entirely natural and a fact of life. Yet in this challenging interview Dr Eric Anderson explores the social and economic roots of gender segregation in sport before questioning whether we have any real… Read More ›
During their medal presentation in the Mexico 1968 Summer Olympics, the two 200-metre gold and bronze winners, Tommy Smith and John Carlos respectively (both were American and black) gave what became known as the Black Power Salute . It became an… Read More ›
The commercialisation of football is a widely remarked upon phenomena and yet the causes driving this process remain too little understood. In this podcast Professor Wyn Grant tackles the political economy of football. In doing so he explores a variety… Read More ›
SI Seminars: the Sociology of Sport WHEN: 20 June · 16:00 – 18:00 WHERE: R1.13, Ramphal Building, University of Warwick As part of the Sociology of Sport Week on SI, we have organized our first ever seminar! Taking place the… Read More ›
13-19 June 2011 is Sociology of Sports week here on SI. The editors are eagerly awaiting readers’ contributions on any topic connecting sociology with sport. This could be: an article a bibliography your own research profile a book or article… Read More ›