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Seeing sport differently: Developing a more rounded perspective

In my previous post on thinking critically about sport, I discussed the idea that sports have become culturally-embedded as beneficial to individuals and society. In short, sports are (unquestioningly) perceived by most as a force-for-good in the world. 1,350 more words

Thinking Critically about “Sport”

Sports are so complex and paradoxical that scholars in the sociology of sport often denounce sports at the same time that they seek to perpetuate…

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Whip It (2010)

Drew Barrymore’s directional debut of Whip It is a warm hearted comedy featuring the rebellious constraints of Bliss Cavendar (Ellen Page), a 17 year old girl who wants to push away from her strict beauty pageant upbringing. 240 more words