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Sporting pedagogies; performing culture & identity in the global arena.


Sporting pedagogies; performing culture & identity in the global arena.

Giardina, Michael D.

Peter Lang Publishing Inc


205 pages



Counterpoints; studies in the postmodern theory of education; v.282


Giardina responds to the changes wrought by the events of 9/11 with a manifesto that is part personal narrative and part cultural critique calling for a performative cultural study of sport to find how it functions as pedagogy and what it has to say to participants and observers. He first examines the contexts in which sport artifacts operate within rapid changes in culture, identity and power in a globalizing world, and follows with the theoretical interventions into sport-related research with the idea that performance is always political and all-too-often racist and sexist.

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Date:Nov 1, 2005
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