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date: 22 May 2024

negative dialectic 

A Dictionary of Sports Studies

Alan Tomlinson

The process, in the work of Theodor *Adorno, whereby a structure of domination characteristic of a society can be critiqued, and potentially opposed. If sport, then, is part of that structure of domination, serving the interests of the powerful few and placating and diverting the population, other cultural forms are needed to provide an alternative lens on the world. For Adorno, these were more available in the cultural artefacts of the mind (and particularly experimental versions of these in music, art, and literature) than the bodily arts of ... ...

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