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Quest for Excitement - Sport and Leisure in the Civilising Process (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Norbert Elias, Eric Dunning
Quest for Excitement - Sport and Leisure in the Civilising Process (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Norbert Elias, Eric Dunning

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Quest for Excitement - Sport and Leisure in the Civilising Process (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)

Norbert Elias, Eric Dunning; Edited by Eric Dunning

Series: Collected Works of Norbert Elias, v. 7

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Elias effectively founded the modern sociology of sport in collaboration with Eric Dunning in the 1960s and 1970s. They argue that in highly constrained, 'civilised' societies, sports - as well as a spectrum of other cultural and leisure activities - are to be understood not in terms of 'relaxation' but rather of the need for pleasurable excitement and its pleasurable resolution.The topics range historically from the violence of the ancient Greek Olympic Games to foxhunting, early forms of football, and the question of why Britain proved to be the cradle of so many modern sports. And, today, what are the effects of achievement striving in elite sports? Why has spectator violence become such a problem? Why do so many sports retain the character of a 'male preserve'? Originally written in English, this volume has been thoroughly revised by Eric Dunning and includes one hitherto unpublished essay by Elias and a new essay by Dunning, bringing up to date his interpretation of football hooliganism.

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Imprint: University College Dublin Press
Country of origin: Ireland
Series: Collected Works of Norbert Elias, v. 7
Release date: October 2008
First published: November 2008
Authors: Norbert Elias • Eric Dunning
Editors: Eric Dunning
Dimensions: 156 x 234 x 38mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
ISBN-13: 978-1-904558-43-9
Barcode: 9781904558439
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Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > Leisure
LSN: 1-904558-43-7

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