Sport and Leisure in the Civilizing Process

Critique and Counter-Critique

  • Eric Dunning
  • Chris Rojek

About this book


How do figurational sociologists approach the subjects of sport and leisure? How does their approach differ from other approaches in the field? This major collection, edited by leading writers on sport and leisure, offers a superb introduction to the figurational sociology of sport and leisure. The distinctive features of the approach are clearly explained and contributors show how figurational sociology is applied in the analysis of concrete problems. However, the collection also gives space to critics of the figurational approach. Included here are contributions which claim that the approach is inaccurate, blinkered and irrelevant.


emotion evolution Figuration gender Ideologie Sex sociological theory sociology Sport violence

Editors and affiliations

  • Eric Dunning
    • 1
  • Chris Rojek
    • 2
  1. 1.University of LeicesterUK
  2. 2.RoutledgeUK

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