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- DescriptionMarc Perelman pulls punches in this succinct and searing essay against the global phemen of sport, which he describes as both a recent form of savagery and the opium of the people. The charges leveled against sport are damning and numerous: sport is an instrument for racism and the bolstering of repression, with global events such as the Olympics used to legitimize major political crackdowns; doping must be understood as an imperative rather than an aberration of sport. Most omiusly, with its location at the very center of the society of the spectacle, globalization, and the liberal-capitalist system, the phemen of sport has become a new world power and an immense destructive force, a steamroller of decadent modernity.
- Author BiographyMARC PERELMAN is an architect and Professor of Aesthetics atthe Universite Paris Ouest-Nanterre La Defense. He is the author of numerous books, including L'Ere des stades: Genese et structure d'un espace historique, Urbs ex machina, Le Corbusier and (with Jean-Marie Brohm) Le Football, une peste emotionnelle.
- Author(s)Marc Perelman
- PublisherVerso Books
- Date of Publication23/04/2012
- SubjectSocial Studies: General
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintVerso Books
- Weight136 g
- Width127 mm
- Height197 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Translated byJohn Howe,David Macey
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