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posted on 09.05.2016, 13:34 by Joseph Maguire
On the 50th anniversary of the ISSA and IRSS, a key foundational scholar on the increasing globalization of sport, Joseph Maguire, considers larger questions about the diffusion of sport in light of the tendencies of globalization. The essay considers the ‘current state of play’ about the ‘known dimensions’ of the globalization of sport, commenting on how British and European influences on standards and conventions gave way to North American (in particular, US) influences on increasing professional norms and the embedding of commodification. In considering challenges to the West and to Western scholars of sport and globalization, the Soviet bloc’s sustained challenges to Western dominance are noted, as are non-Western successes in select sports and recent Chinese success accelerated by the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. The essay closes by considering five priorities in future directions for research on sport and globalization, all stemming from inquiry about continuities and changes in the global sport power elite and the ways in which this is both understood and resisted.

History

School

  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Published in

International Review for the Sociology of Sport

Volume

50

Issue

4-5

Pages

519 - 523 (4)

Citation

MAGUIRE, J., 2015. Assessing the sociology of sport: on globalization and the diffusion of sport. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 50 (4-5), pp. 519 - 523.

Publisher

SAGE Publications / © The Author

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

06/04/2015

Publication date

2015

Notes

This paper was accepted for publication in the journal, International Review for the Sociology of Sport. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1012690214547374.

ISSN

1461-7218

Language

en