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Sport and Body Politics in Japan - a book by Manzenreiter, Wolfram

Sport and Body Politics in Japan

Sport and Body Politics in Japan( )
Author: Manzenreiter, Wolfram
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...
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