August 22, 2016

The Great Sports Myth: the widespread assumption that sport is, inherently, a force of goodódespite the fact that it can both empower and humiliate, build bonds and destroy them, blur boundaries and marginalize.

posted by rumple to culture at 06:07 PM - 2 comments

Thanks, rumple, that was a fascinating read.

posted by tahoemoj at 06:32 PM on August 22, 2016

Hmmm. A very American perspective.

I read this book a while back, and it basically says that the 19th century British upper classes organised and codified all the major sports (e.g. football, cricket, rugby) to stop young men masturbating.

So take that, sociologists.

posted by owlhouse at 09:06 PM on August 22, 2016

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