The Contradictions of Modern Sport


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INH300 - The Contradictions of Modern Sport


ENG106 or one lower-level liberal studies (LSO) or Critical Thinking course

Examining sport as both a phenomenon in its own right and as a metaphor for our contemporary world, reveals the often paradoxical nature of modern, and post-modern, living. Individuals and communities invest personal time and expenditure, along with significant emotional capital, in apparently ephemeral activities, whose financial rewards and honours most often accrue to a wealthy sponsor and an elite playing class of performers. Public and private resources, extensive media attention, and national identity are either additional beneficiaries or victims of this phenomenon.

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