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Eternal Present of Sport : Rethinking Sport and Religion (Paperback) (Daniel A. Grano)

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More than six years in the making, Grano’s book aims to rethink sport-religion relationships in dialectical terms. “Like some austere religious faith, the game determines what you wear, whom you associate with, what anthems you sing and what shrine of transcendent truth you worship at.” His book proceeds from two basic premises: at present, elite televised sport is in a moment of conjuncture in which conflicts inherent to several of its most foundational religions (or, “theological”) images and tropes are becoming visible and crystallizing around points of rupture, and processes of historical change related to these ruptures illustrate how sport is a context that produces uniquely powerful religions antagonisms and transmit them across an interrelated set of cultural practices and institutions. His focus throughout is on elite televised sport. Grano also references the potential problems that commercial media production poses for sport’s religious idealism. He cites that elite televised sport captures problematic relationships between corporate media production consumption, and dominant masculine notions of natural athleticism. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 269.0
Genre: Sports + Recreation, Religion + Beliefs, Language + Art + Disciplines
Sub-Genre: Sports
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Temple Univ Pr
Author: Daniel A. Grano
Language: English
Street Date: June 1, 2017
TCIN: 52026858
UPC: 9781439912805
Item Number (DPCI): 248-39-8226

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