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ERIC Number: ED308150
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
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Herbert Marcuse's Theory of Play--A Social Philosophical Perspective.
Volkwien, Karin A. E.
Sport has been widely discussed, by conservatives who argue that sport operates within the realm of freedom, and so lies outside the deterministic nexus of capitalist economics and policies, and leftists who argue that sport reproduces the repressive features of capitalism and serves as an ideological tool of the latter. The purpose of this study is to: (1) criticize the main social theories of sport offered by both the Right and the Left; and (2) develop a new theory of sport based on Herbert Marcuse's notion of play. Brief sketches are offered of the Conservative and New Left perspectives on sport, "playful sport," is both views, an alternative concept of sport, "playful sport," is introduced that is based on Marcuse's notion of play. The rest of the paper investigates how playful sport differs from the kind of sport where the play element is largely absent. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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