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Dunning, Eric

Works: 100 works in 609 publications in 7 languages and 14,644 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies  Handbooks and manuals  Case studies  Festschriften 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Creator
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Most widely held works about Eric Dunning
Most widely held works by Eric Dunning
Sport matters : sociological studies of sport, violence, and civilization by Eric Dunning( )

27 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 2,446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sport Matters offers a comprehensive introduction to the study of modern sport. It covers a wide range of issues including why modern sport developed first in England, the role of sport in European civilizing processes, the development of soccer as a world game, spectator violence in the UK, North America and the rest of the world, and the increasing commercialization and professionalization of sport. It also addresses issues surrounding gender and sport, and sport and racial stratification."--Jacket
Football on trial : spectator violence and development in the football world by Patrick Murphy( )

26 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and held by 1,639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Barbarians, gentlemen, and players : a sociological study of the development of Rugby football by Eric Dunning( )

33 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published in 1979 this classic text was the first study of the development of Rugby and has a seminal place in the library of the history and sociology of sport. With a new foreword and a new afterword, Dunning and Sheard now provide a sociological analysis of the major developments that have taken place in Rugby since the 1980s, with particular attention to the professionalism that was predicted in the first edition of this text." "Barbarians, Gentlemen and Players, Second Edition will be an invaluable resource for sports lovers, rugby fans and students of the history and sociology of sport."--Jacket
Sport histories : figurational studies in the development of modern sports by Eric Dunning( )

24 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sport Histories draws on figurational sociology to provide a fresh approach to analysing the development of modern sport. The book brings together ten case studies from a wide range of sports, including mainstream sports such as soccer, rugby, baseball, boxing and cricket, to other sports that until now have been largely neglected by sports historians, such as shooting, motor racing, tennis, gymnastics and martial arts. This groundbreaking work highlights key debates in the analysis of modern sport." "Above all, Sport Histories illustrates the distinctiveness of the figurational sociological approach and its usefulness in the study of the development of modern sport."--BOOK JACKET
Quest for excitement : sport and leisure in the civilizing process by Norbert Elias( Book )

60 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that in highly constrained, 'civilised' societies, sports - as well as a spectrum of other cultural and leisure activities - are to be understood not in terms of 'relaxation' but rather of the need for pleasurable excitement and its pleasurable resolution
Norbert Elias and modern sociology : knowledge, interdependence, power, process by Eric Dunning( )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book explores the interplay between the making of Elias as a sociologist and the development of his core ideas relating to figurations, interdependence, and civilising processes. Focusing on the relevance of Elias's work for current debates within sociology, the authors centrally consider his contributions to the sociology of knowledge and methodology. Dunning and Hughes locate the work of Elias within a discussion of the crisis of sociology as a subject, and compare his figurational approach with the approaches of three major figures in modern sociology: Anthony Giddens, Michel Foucault and Pierre Bourdieu. This highly readable and engaging book will be essential reading for students and scholars of sociological theory and methods."--Publisher's website
Handbook of sports studies by Eric Dunning( Book )

37 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An authoritative cast of international and inter-disciplinary contributors present the best of current thinking in sports studies as the subject matures and develops academically
The Germans : power struggles and the development of habitus in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries by Norbert Elias( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En sociologisk undersøgelse af det tyske samfund og tysk kultur for at finde årsager til udviklingen i 20. århundrede
The Sports process : a comparative and developmental approach( Book )

11 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The civilizing process : sociogenetic and psychogenetic investigations by Norbert Elias( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work traces the "civilizing" of manners in Western Europe since the Middle Ages, and shows how this was related to the formation of states and the monopolization of power within them. Originally published as two volumes: "The History of Manners" and "State Formation and Civilization."
Hooligans abroad : the behaviour and control of English fans in continental Europe by John Williams( Book )

38 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book traces international developments in the hooligan phenomenon since the Heysel tragedy of 1985. The authors make special reference to the troubled European championships in West Germany in 1988 and look critically at political responses to the problem. The authors used 'participant observation' in their research on British fans at the World Cup in Spain, and at matches in Rotterdam and Copenhagen, and capture the authentic voice of football hooliganism in their interviews. In this analysis of patterns of football violence the authors suggest some short-term proposals for restricting s
Sport and leisure in the civilizing process : critique and counter-critique by Eric Dunning( Book )

21 editions published between 1900 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Figurational sociology is associated with the writings of Norbert Elias. In his theory of 'the civilizing process' and his work on the activity of sociology, Elias devised an approach to the study of human life which is now recognized as one of the major contributions to twentieth-century social science." "Working in collaboration with Eric Dunning, Elias developed a series of writings on sport and leisure. These have been so influential that in some circles they are identified as the leading approach in the field. However, the figurational approach has also been widely criticized. For some critics it exhibits all of the worst features of the now discredited 'liberal', 'functionalist' school of sociology." "This collection provides a major critical assessment of the figurational approach to our understanding of sport and leisure. Contributors explore the distinctive features of such an approach and show its application to matters of sport and leisure. However, this is not a one-sided collection. The editors invited critics of figurational sociology to set out their points of view. Feminist and neo-Marxist contributors, for example, spell out why they judge the approach to be of limited value. The concluding chapter written by Eric Dunning, offers a major statement of what figurational sociologists argue and how their arguments differ from other leading approaches both generally and in the field of sport and leisure. This unique and accessible collection is an important contribution to the growing area of sport and leisure studies."--Jacket
Sport: readings from a sociological perspective by Eric Dunning( Book )

13 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sport is something rather taken for granted and little studied as part of man's and society's behaviour. This collection of essays, many of which appear in print for the first time, provides an international comparative and developmental orientation to the sociology of sport, thereby clarifying the nature of modern sports and their central structural and functional characteristics. The sports treated include football, soccer, rugby, wrestling, baseball, and bull-fighting, and some historical background is given on the development of sport. In the introduction to each section, the editor explains the questions that the selections are intended to illustrate, and treats briefly such matters as theories of sport and play, the social factors in their development, sport and socialization, class and race in sport, sport as an occupation and an industry, and conflict and social control in sport. This reader will be of interest to those professionally concerned, either as teacher or student, with sociology and physical education, but it should also appeal to athletes, sports-lovers, and sports commentators who like to keep their thinking in good shape too
The roots of football hooliganism : an historical and sociological study by Eric Dunning( Book )

30 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This systematic historical and sociological study of the phenomenon of football hooliganism examines the history of crowd disorderliness at association football matches in Britain and assesses both popular and academic explanations of the problem. The authors' study starts in the 1880s, when professional football first emerged in its modern form, charting the pre and inter-war periods and revealing that England's World Cup triumph formed a watershed. The changing social composition of football crowds and the changing class structure of British society is discussed and the genesis of modern foo
Fighting fans : football hooliganism as a world phenomenon( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume considers soccer hooliganism in 14 countries and shows that, despite its tendencies to be associated with English culture, it has long been a social problem worldwide
The sociology of sport: a selection of readings by Eric Dunning( Book )

20 editions published between 1970 and 1976 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sportsoziologie, Fussball, Geschichte, Baseball, Soziologie, Gruppendynamik, Grossbritannien, Deutschland, USA, Gesellschaft, Konflikt
Sport et civilisation : la violence mâitrisée by Norbert Elias( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in French and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les auteurs se demandent si le sport de masse a comme fonction de libérer les tensions que créent les contraintes de la société d'aujourd'hui
Sport im Zivilisationsprozeß : Studien zur Figurationssoziologie by Norbert Elias( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in German and Italian and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norbert Elias by Eric Dunning( Book )

15 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a comprehensive survey of Elias's life and work, pinpointing the main fields of research which he and his followers have explored: the civilizing process; state-formation; knowledge, religion and science; informalization; power; established-outsider figurations in fields such as class, gender and race; the sociology of the body; the sociology of the emotions; the sociology of leisure, sport and the arts; the sociology of the professions; medicine and psychoanalysis; crime and punishment; drug use and abuse
Association football : a study in figurational sociology by Graham Curry( )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a synthesis of the work on early football undertaken by the authors over the past two decades. It explores aspects of a figurational approach to sociology to examine the early development of football rules in the middle part of the nineteenth century. The book tests Dunning's status rivalry hypothesis to contest Harvey's view of football's development which stresses an influential sub-culture outside the public schools. Status Rivalry re-states the primacy of these latter institutions in the growth of football and without it the sport's story would remain skewed and unbalanc
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Sport matters : sociological studies of sport, violence, and civilization
Football on trial : spectator violence and development in the football worldBarbarians, gentlemen, and players : a sociological study of the development of Rugby footballSport histories : figurational studies in the development of modern sportsQuest for excitement : sport and leisure in the civilizing processHandbook of sports studiesThe Germans : power struggles and the development of habitus in the nineteenth and twentieth centuriesThe Sports process : a comparative and developmental approachThe civilizing process : sociogenetic and psychogenetic investigations
Alternative Names
Duning, Eric G.

Dunning, Eric 1936-

Dunning Eric G.

Dunning, Eric G. 1936-

Dunning, Eric Geoffrey 1936-

Eric Dunning Britischer Soziologe und Professor

Eric Dunning Brits socioloog

Eric Dunning sociologist

더닝, 에릭

ダニング, E.

ダニング, エリク

ダニング, エリック

English (386)

German (18)

Spanish (12)

French (11)

Italian (6)

Japanese (5)

Dutch (1)