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>I'm looking for journal articles and books on the sublimation of violence
>in televised sports today, especially NFL Football, which I hope to compare
>with the ritual display of violence in ancient Rome and preconquest
>Mesoamerica.
>
>Any suggestions for research?  Or direct responses to this topic?
>
 
Norbert Elias mentions ritualized sport violence briefly in his excellent
*The civilizing process*. Well worth looking into is Jennings Bryants
*Viewers Enjoyment of Televised Sports Violence* published in Wenner,
Lawrence (ed) "Media, Sports & Society", Sage 1989.
 
Enjoy!
 
Ulf
 
 
 
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