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Karl Spracklen

KARL SPRACKLEN is a Principal Lecturer in Socio-Cultural Aspects of Sport and Leisure at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. He has published papers on sport, identity and racism and his previous publications include The Meaning and Purpose of Leisure (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009). He is an Assessor for the UK Equality Standard for Sport.

Works

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Sounds and the City
Popular Music, Place and Globalization

Palgrave Macmillan
As both distinctive local terrain and global crossroads, cities remain fascinating spaces of cultural contestation and meaning-making via the composing,...
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Whiteness and Leisure

Palgrave Macmillan
The way in which leisure is used to construct whiteness and the way in which whiteness shapes leisure, is an important unanswered theme in sociological...
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Leisure, Sports & Society

Palgrave Macmillan
The way we organise our free time can reveal a great deal about our identities and ideology. This book explores what our sports and leisure choices can tell us...
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Constructing Leisure
Historical and Philosophical Debates

Palgrave Macmillan
This book looks back at the meaning and purpose of leisure in the past. But this is not a simple social history of leisure. It is not enough to write a history...
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Sport and Challenges to Racism

Palgrave Macmillan
With an international line-up of contributors, this book examines challenges to racism in and through sport. It addresses the different agents of change in the...
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The Meaning and Purpose of Leisure
Habermas and Leisure at the End of Modernity

Palgrave Macmillan
This book uses the work of Jurgen Habermas to interrogate leisure as a meaningful, theoretical concept. Drawing on examples from sport, culture and tourism,...
Karl Spracklen

Bestseller

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The Meaning and Purpose of Leisure
Habermas and Leisure at the End of Modernity

Palgrave Macmillan
This book uses the work of Jurgen Habermas to interrogate leisure as a meaningful, theoretical concept. Drawing on examples from sport, culture and tourism,...

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