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Alternative Olympics Roundup: Interesting stuff for people who couldn’t care less about, well, sport.
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Have the London Olympic games brought regeneration – or degeneration? This documentary explores the viewpoints:
The Greek MYPLACE team at Panteion University of Social And Political Sciences present their latest blog on the political background to Greece’s Euro 2012 football quarter final against Germany. For more information on the MYPLACE project, visit the project’s website HERE or the project’s blog HERE. You… Read More ›
In this podcast from the SI Sociology of Sport seminar, Deborah Butler talks about her research on the Horse Racing industry Deborah Butler on Horse Racing
In this talk from SI’s Sociology of Sport seminar on 20 June 2011, Dr Sam Farooq discusses religious masculinities in sport Religious masculinities in youth sport
A couple of months ago Sociological Imagination held its first seminar on the Sociology of Sport. Given quite how few people ever want to travel to the University of Warwick (it’s a bit of a hassle and the campus is… Read More ›
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 ›
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 ›
Welcome to the first post from this week! We begin by introducing an important collection on the sociology of sport. Sport and Social Identities (edited by John Harris and Andrew Parker) Sport and Social Identities, by A. Parker and J.Harris… Read More ›
This week is dedicated to sport – from a sociological point of view. We hope this topic unlocks your sociological imaginations and that you enjoy the posts and let us know what you think, or send us short articles to… Read More ›
Tomorrow is the start of Sociology of Sport week here on SI with a selection of articles, reading lists, and researchers’ profiles in this field. We hope you enjoy it!
Race, Sport and Politics is an intense sociological engagement with the intersection of- as the title suggests- race, sport and politics in twentieth century Britain and USA. Ben Carrington is a well-established and well-respected author in the areas of sociological… Read More ›
Belgium’s Jupiler League Belgium’s Jupiler League (Belgium’s top domestic football division) has diminished into a stepping stone for many players, looking to settle in bigger leagues. It goes without saying that Belgium is not the only country to suffer a… Read More ›