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Why Sports Morally Matter (Routledge Critical Studies in Sport)

Why Sports Morally Matter (Routledge Critical Studies in Sport)

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Why Sports Morally Matter is a deeply critical examination of pressing ethical issues in sports - and in society as a whole. Exploring the broad historical context of modern America, William J Morgan argues that the current state of sports is a powerful indictment of our wealth-riven society and hyper-individualistic way of life.

Taking on critics from all sides of the political debate, Morgan makes the case that, despite the negating effect of free market values, sports still possess important features that encourage social, moral and political values crucial to the flourishing of a democratic polity. It is this potential to transform society and the individual that makes sports a key battleground in the struggle for the moral soul of contemporary America.

Why Sports Morally Matter represents an important contribution to the ongoing debate about the role of sports in society. For students and researchers working in sport studies, philosophy and cultural studies, and for anyone who cares seriously about sports, it is an essential text.