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Why sports matter: Leisure, recreation and participation are vital parts of any good society

Berry, Richard (2013) Why sports matter: Leisure, recreation and participation are vital parts of any good society. British Politics and Policy at LSE (30 Jul 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

This Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of the start of the London Olympics. Editor of the new book London 2012: How Was It For Us? Mark Perryman argues why sport is a political subject. He urges us to combine a critique of the London Olympics with an understanding of what a better sport culture would look like, to recognise that the corporate domination of sport for many is their most vivid and meaningful experience of commodification, and to appreciate that sport is politics.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 12:24
Last Modified: 08 May 2017 12:24
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/75936

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