Sport and Body Politics in Japan
|Series title:||Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society Ser.|
|Publication Date:||Sep 2013|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $145.00|
| Book Description: |
There is more to Japanese sport than sumo, karate and baseball. This study of social sport in Japan pursues a comprehensive approach towards sport as a distinctive cultural sphere at the intersection of body culture, political economy, and cultural globalization. Bridging the gap between Bourdieu and Foucault, it explains the significance of the body as a field of action and a topic of discourse in molding subject and society in modern Japan. More specifically, it provides answers...