The civilizing of hurling in Ireland

  title={The civilizing of hurling in Ireland},
  author={Paddy Dolan and Johnny Connolly},
  journal={Sport in Society},
  pages={196 - 211}
This essay examines the sport of hurling in Ireland through the theoretical framework of sport and leisure developed by Elias and Dunning. Through an analysis of newspaper reports of games, of rulebooks and codes of play, as well as historical data on increasing social differentiation and integration, we argue that hurling has undergone sportization and civilizing processes. However, due to the unevenness of wider figurational shifts these processes have been non-linear and fragile. Gradually… 
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The Amplification and De-Amplification of Amateurism and Professionalism in the Gaelic Athletic Association
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Organisational centralisation as figurational dynamics: Movements and counter-movements in the Gaelic Athletic Association
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The Gender Continuum: Analysing Constructions of Masculinity Across the Situational Contexts of Consumption and Leisure Practices
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Quest for Excitement: Sport and Leisure in the Civilizing Process
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Social bonding and violence in sport
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  • Sociology
    Journal of Biosocial Science
  • 1981
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The Society of Individuals
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