Barbaric Sport

Barbaric Sport
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Publisher : Verso Books
Total Pages : 150
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ISBN-13 : 9781781689660
ISBN-10 : 1781689660
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Book Synopsis Barbaric Sport by : Marc Perelman

Download or read book Barbaric Sport written by Marc Perelman and published by Verso Books. This book was released on 2014-04-22 with total page 150 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Marc Perelman pulls no punches in this succinct and searing broadside, assailing the 'recent form of barbarism' that is the global sporting event. Forget the Olympics and consider, under Perelman's guidance, the ledger of inequities maintained by such supposedly harmless games. They have provided a smokescreen for the forcible removal of 'undesirables'; aided governments in the pursuit of racist agendas; affirmed the hypocrisy of drug-testing in an industry where doping is more an imperative than an aberration; and developed the pornographic hybrid that Perelman dubs 'sporn', a further twist in our corrupt obsession with the body. Drawing examples from the modern history of the international sporting event, Perelman argues that today's colosseums, upheld as examples of 'health', have become the steamroller for a decadent age fixated on competition, fame and elitism.


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