Dressage and illusio

Has globalization come to an end or are we forever shaped by the centrifugal forces that bind us ever closer together? Does nationalism break us apart or give us the power to hold out against attempts to deprive us of our singularity? These are among the key questions raised by this study of how nationalism and globalization shape the way we consider our bodies as mediatized by sport. While Pierre Bourdieu claimed that mass-mediated spectacles render us passive, we should ask if this is too simplistic. This volume enquires into the ways in which sports in schools and in the media also enable us to imagine ourselves in new ways in the present global order. This book is an in-depth study of current debates in media studies, philosophy and sports, and is suitable for students, scholars and everyone engaged in contemporary issues that reach beyond the commonplaces of everyday chatter.