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Sport and Society in Modern Italy

Instructor: Simon Martin [see profile]
Disciplines: Sociology, History

This course will examine the role of sport (with an emphasis on soccer and cycling) in Italian society from historical and contemporary perspectives. The course will consider the relationship between sports and such issues as gender, race, class, ethnicity, sexuality, nationalism, nation-building, the Italian economy, and the role of the media in order to determine how developments in sports have influenced, and have been influenced by, Italian politics and society.


  • a midterm
  • a final paper (8-10 pages)
  • a final exam