Spring 2008

Sport and Society

Listed in: Anthropology and Sociology, as SOCI-44


Allen Guttmann (Section 01)


A cross-cultural study of sport in its social context. Topics will include the philosophy of play, games, contest, and sport; the evolution of modern sport in industrial society; Marxist and Neo-Marxist interpretations of sport; economic, legal, racial and sexual aspects of sport; national character and sport; social mobility and sport; sport in literature and film. Three meetings per week. Second semester. Professor Guttmann.