- 1. Athletics, Body Imagery and Spectacle: Greco-Roman Practices, Discourses and Ideologies
- 2. The Politics of Representation: English Sport as an Object and Project of Modernity
- 3. ‘Staging’ (Capitalist/Colonial) Modernity: International Exhibitions and Olympics
- 4. German Modernism, Anti-Modernism and the Critical Theory of Sport
- 5. A Savage Sorting of ‘Winners’ and ‘Losers:’ Modernization, Development, Sport, and the Challenge of Slums
Toby Miller, University of California, Riverside
"With the publication of the brilliant Sport and Modernity, Richard Gruneau has not only produced a new way of looking at sport but, more importantly, has offered us a radical rereading of the origins and project of modernity itself and in so doing confirms his position as Canada’s leading social theorist and cultural historian of sport."
Ben Carrington, University of Southern California