Elias, Norbert (1897-1990) [Συγγραφέας]. Quest for excitement : sport and leisure in the civilizing process

  1. Work (Individual)
  2. 1986
  3. Αγγλικά
    • Encompassing biological, psychological ans sociological perspectives, the authors apply the theory of the civilizing process' to modern sport. From gladiator competitions to modern-day soccer matches, the authors examine the pursuit of excitement in sports which verges on violence. In conclusion, the authors include a fascinating analysis of sport as a male preserve' within the changing balance of power between the sexes.