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Self-Glorification and its others: The Discursive-Moral management of sports management

Rapley, M. and McHoul, A. (2002) Self-Glorification and its others: The Discursive-Moral management of sports management. Journal of Sport & Social Issues, 26 (3). pp. 268-280.

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The question of the relation(s) between sport and everyday life is a fraught one—ranging from traditional claims that sport is a form of escape from everyday life to the view that sport is a deep part of the ontological conditions of being human. In this analysis, the authors offer an alternative position based on the inspection of actual, everyday discursive materials concerning sport and its management. Although high theory might consider the sports and letters pages of newspapers as trivial texts and, therefore, beneath the scope of serious intellectual reflection, we try to show how the very ordinariness of these materials can furnish a way into the sports/life controversy via their reciprocal involvement in the practical management of moral character.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Media, Communication and Culture
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Copyright: 2002 SAGE
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