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Violence in Southern Sport and Culture

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Violence in Southern Sport and Culture by Eric Bain-Selbo
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Description

This book discusses violence and its connection with religion, sport and popular culture. It highlights the religious dimensions of violence and the role of violence in the religion and culture of the American South. Extending into popular culture, it then makes the case that sport-particularly American football-is a cultural phenomenon in the South with close ties with religion and violence, and that American football has come to play a central role in the civil religion of the South, fueled in part by its violent nature. The book concludes by drawing important lessons from this case study-lessons that help us to see both religion and sport in a new light.

Author Biography

Eric Bain-Selbo is the Department Head - Philosophy and Religion at Western Kentucky University and Executive Director of the Society for Values in Higher Education. His research spans the disciplines of philosophy and religious studies, focusing primarily on social ethics, political philosophy, comparative religion, cultural criticism, and issues in higher education. He has authored numerous articles and four books, including Game Day and God: Football, Faith, and Politics in the American South (2009) and Understanding Sport as a Religious Phenomenon: An Introduction (co-authored with D. Gregory Sapp, 2016).
Release date Australia
December 15th, 2016
Pages
53
Edition
1st ed. 2017
Illustrations
IX, 53 p.
Country of Publication
Switzerland
Imprint
Springer International Publishing AG
Dimensions
155x235x3
ISBN-13
9783319500584
Product ID
26206912

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