Critical geographies of sport: Space, power and sport in global perspective

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Sport is a geographic phenomenon. The physical and organizational infrastructure of sport occupies a prominent place in many societies. This important book takes an explicitly spatial approach to sport, bringing together research in geography, sport studies, and related disciplines to articulate a critical approach to ‘sports geography’. Critical Geographies of Sport illustrates this approach by engaging directly with a variety of theoretical traditions as well as the latest research methods. Each chapter showcases the merits of a geographic approach to the study of sport, ranging from football to running, horseracing, and professional wrestling. Including cases from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas, the book highlights the ways that space and power are produced through sport and its concomitant infrastructures, agencies, and networks. Holding these power relations at the center of its analysis, it considers sport as a unique lens onto our understanding of space. Truly global in its perspective, it is fascinating reading for any student or scholar with an interest in sport and politics, sport and society, or human geography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages256
ISBN (Electronic)9781317404309
ISBN (Print)9781138927124
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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