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Етнология и спорт. История, методи и нови перспективи
Anthropology and Sport. History, Methods and New Conceptual Approaches

Author(s): Juliane Müller, Christian Ungruhe, Christian Peter Oehmichen
Subject(s): Anthropology, Gender Studies, Customs / Folklore, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure , Nationalism Studies, Migration Studies, Ethnic Minorities Studies, Sports Studies, Globalization
Published by: Институт за етнология и фолклористика с Етнографски музей при БАН
Keywords: anthropology of sport; history of sport in anthropology; sport and anthropological methods; sport and ethnography; institutionalization of sport research in anthropology; sport and ritual; sport and g

Summary/Abstract: In recent years, anthropologists have increasingly identified topics and facets of sport as important fields of inquiry for their discipline. Following a discussion of the rather sporadic and cursory engagement with sport in social anthropology in the German, French, British and American tradition, we examine the changing role of anthropology of sport by discussing its methodologies and the analytical value of key concepts for the study of contemporary social, cultural, economic and political phenomena. Given the ongoing processes of sports’ globalization and commercialization, such phenomena are increasingly visible in and through games, events and changing local body cultures. In order to utilize sports’ increasing potential for central debates in anthropology, we argue for further consolidation and institutionalization of sports research in the discipline.

  • Issue Year: 2021
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 171-191
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Bulgarian