A Companion to Sport brings together writing by leading sports theorists and social and cultural thinkers, to explore sport as a central element of contemporary culture.
- Positions sport as a crucial subject for critical analysis, as one of the most significant forms of popular culture
- Includes both well-known social and cultural theorists whose work lends itself to an interrogation of sport, and leading theorists of sport itself
- Offers a comprehensive examination of sport as a social and cultural practice and institution
- Explores sport in relation to modernity, postcolonial theory, gender, violence, race, disability and politics
David L. Andrews is Professor of Physical Cultural Studies at the University of Maryland. He previously held an associate professorship in the Department of Human Movement Sciences and Education at the University of Memphis. He is the author of Sport-Commerce-Culture: Essays on Sport in Late Capitalist America (2006), and the co-editor of Sport, culture and advertising: Identities, commodities and the politics of representation (2004), Sport and Corporate Nationalisms (2004), and Qualitative methods in sport studies (2005).
Ben Carrington teaches sociology at the University of Texas at Austin and is a Carnegie Visiting Research Fellow at Leeds Metropolitan University in England. His most recent book is Race, Sport and Politics: The Sporting Black Diaspora (2010).