Globalization and Sport argues that although sport is a source of pleasure, it is also part of the government of everyday life. The creation of a sporting calendar, movements of rational recreation and the development of public sector physical education, are read as ways of disciplining and shaping urban-industrial populations.
Toby Miller is a British-Australian-US interdisciplinary social scientist. He is the author and editor of over 30 books, has published essays in more than 100 journals and edited collections, and is a frequent guest commentator on television and radio programs. His teaching and research cover the media, sports, labor, gender, race, citizenship, politics, and cultural policy, as well as the success of Hollywood overseas and the adverse effects of electronic waste. Miller's work has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Swedish, German, Turkish, Spanish and Portuguese. He has been Media Scholar in Residence at Sarai, the Centrefor the Study of Developing Societies in India, Becker Lecturer at the University of Iowa, a Queensland Smart Returns Fellow in Australia, Honorary Professor at the Center for Critical and Cultural Studies, University of Queensland, CanWest Visiting Fellow at the Alberta Global Forum in Canada, and an International Research collaborator at the Centre for Cultural Research in Australia. David Rowe is Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at the Universty of Newcastle in Australia. He is the co-editor of Power Play (1986) and Sport and Leisure (1990), and co-author of Contemporary Australian Television (1994). He has published on cultural studies, popular culture, sport and leisure studies in a wide range of journals including Media, Culture and Society, Cultural Studies, Leisure Studies and the Journal of Sport and Social Issues.
David Rowe, Jim McKay, Professor Geoffrey A. Lawrence, Toby Miller, Trish Miller