Barbaric Sport: A Global Plague by Marc Perelman

By Marc Perelman

Globalized activity as savage spectacle and ‘opium of the people’

Marc Perelman pulls no punches during this succinct and searing broadside, assailing the ‘recent kind of barbarism’ that's the international carrying occasion. fail to remember the Olympics and view, below Perelman’s counsel, the ledger of inequities maintained through such supposedly risk free games.

They have supplied a smokescreen for the forcible elimination of ‘undesirables’; aided governments within the pursuit of racist agendas; affirmed the hypocrisy of drug-testing in an the place doping is extra an critical than an aberration; and built the pornographic hybrid that Perelman dubs ‘sporn’, yet another twist in our corrupt obsession with the body.

Drawing examples from the fashionable historical past of the overseas wearing occasion, Perelman argues that today’s colosseums, upheld as examples of ‘health’, became the steamroller for a decadent age fixated on pageant, status and elitism.

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BYUS Brigham Young University Studies (Provo, UT) Cabellian The Cabellian: A Journal of the Second American Renaissance CahiersI Cahiers Irlandais (Lille) Caliban (Toulouse) Callaloo: A Black South Journal of Arts and Letters CalR Calcutta Review CamQ Cambridge Quarterly (Cambridge, England) CamR Cambridge Review (London) CanA&B Canadian Author and Bookman C&L Christianity and Literature CanF The Canadian Forum (Toronto) CanL Canadian Literature/Littérature Canadienne (Vancouver) CanM Canadian Mennonite Page xiii CaQ California Quarterly (Un.

Dworkin, Rita. II. Title. 823'91409 dc2096-17577 ISBN 0-8108-3103-1 (cloth: alk. 48-1984. Page iii In Memoriam Tom Dutelle and Paul Dworkin Page v Contents Preface to First Edition vii Preface to Second Edition ix Abbreviations xi A Checklist of Critical Literature in the English Language Novel Since 1945 1 Sources Consulted 633 Page vii Preface to First Edition We have attempted to survey, selectively, the critical literature on contemporary British and American novels. Generally, selections are from journals and books representing literary scholarship rather than from book reviews.

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