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This book both defines sports discourse, and provides an account of the different discourses that are utilized and come into play when the field of sport speaks. It shows how the sports communities have been addressed over time by various speakers, across various multimodal genres. Tony Schirato looks first at how discourse can be viewed as a form of work, something that ...more
ebook, 224 pages
Published September 12th 2013 by Bloomsbury Academic
(first published January 1st 2013)
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Schirato considers the discourse set up by the field of sport, largely using the theoretical work of Pierre Bourdieu on cultural capital and habitus. Over the course of ten chapters, the book follows a largely chronological account of sport, though each chapter has its own topic. The first two chapters set up his theoretical background, dealing first with discourse, and then with the broad concepts of sport and play. Chapter three concerns the transition of sport in Britain from folk games to a ...more