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One Game at a Time free pdf We need to take sports seriously as arenas of immense power, with a mass appeal. Yet intellectuals have long since abandoned the sporting world. Why? What do we gain by handing over the persuasive power of sports to the worst elements of our culture, by allowing sports to become plagued by hyper-consumption, militarism, violence, sexism and homophobia? According to Matt Hern, not a whole lot. In a series of narratives, Hern makes an impassioned and entertaining plea for a more active engagement with sports, both physically and intellectually.

About Matt Hern

Matt Hern is a radical urbanist and deschooling advocate who lives and works in East Vancouver, where he founded the Purple Thistle Centre and Car-Free Vancouver Day. He holds a PhD in Urban Studies and lectures as Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia. His books and articles have been published on all six continents and translated into ten languages, the most recent of which, "Common Ground in a Liquid City" (AK Press), was shortlisted for the City of Vancouver Book Award. A former sportswriter and talk radio host, Hern continues to obsessively watch sports and participate as much as his body will allow. More information is available at www.mightymatthern.com.

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Author : Matt Hern
Publisher : AK Press
Data Published : 06 May 2014
ISBN : 1849351368
EAN : 9781849351362
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 136 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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