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Cultural Sociology

A Performative Feel for the Game

How Meaningful Sports Shape Gender, Bodies, and Social Life

Authors: Broch, Trygve B.

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  • Uniquely combines ethnography, media studies, and sociology to explore understandings of cultural dynamics and diversity
  • Challenges dominant discourse in critical sports sociology by applying anthropological and performance theories
  • Sensitive to both the minutiae of social life as well as media-driven national narratives around sport
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Applying a cultural sociology of performance, this book interrogates how the meaning of sport intersects with gender. Trygve B. Broch points out uncertainties in the causal arguments made by key figures in the cultural studies tradition, instead advancing a meaning-centered study of sports as involving both a social and an athletic performance. Sports not only reflect or reverse social realities, but capture and keep our attention when we use and experience them as a means to reflect on social life, injustice, and hierarchy. More specifically, blending approaches from media studies with ethnography, Broch explores the women-dominated sport of handball in Norway, a country that considers gender equality a basis of democracy. As such, the analyses here show how broadly available meanings about sameness and equality are mediated and experienced through a performative feel for the game.

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Trygve B. Broch is Associate Professor at the Department of Public Health and Sport Sciences, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway. He is also a Faculty Fellow at the Center for Cultural Sociology, Yale University, USA. 

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Performative Feel for the Game
Book Subtitle
How Meaningful Sports Shape Gender, Bodies, and Social Life
Authors
Series Title
Cultural Sociology
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-35129-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-35129-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-35128-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 209
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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