The maintenance and resistance of ruling class hegemony through sport
University of Wales Institute Cardiff
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Sport has continuously been considered as a means to which the values and norms of the ruling class are produced and maintained. From a critical perspective, this study attempts to exemplify how sport can be used to aid in both the maintenance and resistance of ruling class hegemony. Providing evidence through primarily discussing literature upon the affiliation of modern sports with the capitalist labour process and then discussing data received through conducting semi-structured interviews with skateboarders upon skateboard ideology. Following analysis and comparisons of the two ideologies, it was concluded that sport could provide a place where the hegemonic hold of the ruling class could be both maintained and resisted against.
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