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Спортни неуспехи, политически успехи
Deliberate Loss in Sport as Political Achievement

Author(s): Boryana Angelova-Igova
Subject(s): Anthropology, Social Sciences, Customs / Folklore, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure , Sports Studies
Published by: Институт за етнология и фолклористика с Етнографски музей при БАН
Keywords: philosophy of sport; cultural anthropology; history of sport; ethnology; success

Summary/Abstract: The present study aims to trace back the genealogy of our understanding for deliberated loss in sport, in particular the type of symbolic capital it brings to a given stakeholder - state, company, political party, etc. Of particular interest are cases where success in sport is secondary, after political and/or economic. There are cases where losing brings more symbolic capital than winning. In this sense, our understanding of success in sport should be reconsidered. The article describes in detail specific examples from the history of sports, from the Cold War to the present day. The study is interdisciplinary and includes methods from the philosophy of sport, cultural anthropology, and ethnology.

  • Issue Year: 2021
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 252-264
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Bulgarian