Q14. Coubertins vision for the Olympics apparently amounted to a full-blown ideology,
according to MacAloon: in the deep play of the Olympic Games paradoxes would be
resolved and a dramatic revelation of higher-order, noncontradictory truths would occur.
Q13. Geertz employs his discussion of Balinese cockfighting as a foil or vehicle to make
some general points about Balinese culture and society as a whole? Is it reasonable to
employ analysis of a pastime in this fashion? If you were to attempt something
Q12. Freuds famous discussion of his grandsons fort/da game might be seen as
outlining a fundamental and elementary structure of play and its pleasures. Discuss and
The basics of the game are: a young boy throws his toys or small objects aroun
Q11. Guttmans book, From Ritual to Record, among other objectives distinguishes
modern sport from sport in traditional societies and times. He claims, for example, that
Whether or not one considers the passions, the rituals, and the myths of modern sports
10. Discuss the role of fantasy in sport. What sorts of desires seem to manifest in sport and
how are they conveyed, realized, frustrated, perpetuated?
This question can be answered in a variety of ways.
-essentially, fantasy within the realm of sport has
Q9. According to MacAloon, Olympic ceremonials attempt to prove that patriotism and
individual achievement are not incompatible with true internationalism but are rather
indispensible to it. MacAloon is skeptical. What do you think?
-First of all MacAloon
Q8. Trobriand Cricket documents how a sport popular in England and
elsewhere in the former British Empire has evolved to suit local Trobriand tastes.
Discuss these changes and how they relate to local life. What does your
discussion reveal about relations
Q6. One of the main points of Crawfords argument is that sports fans are not
solely passive consumers of sporting events, but also play an important role in
producing what sport, in a broader cultural sense, is. Explain how
consumers/fans might also be th
Q5. Bissinger quotes one of his informants as follows: "'Athletics lasts for such
a short period of time. It ends for people. But while it lasts, it creates this makebelieve world where normal rules don't apply. We build this false atmosphere
Q4. What factors account for the importance of high school football in west
Texas? Is Bissingers book best comprehended as journalism/ethnography i.e.,
a non-judgmental, objective illumination of a particular society or culture or as a
critique? Can an an