publication . Article . 2014

Purists, Partisans, and the Aesthetic Dimension of Sport

Charles Robinson;
Open Access English
  • Published: 23 May 2014 Journal: Acta Universitatis Carolinae: Kinanthropologica (issn: 1212-1428, eissn: 2336-6052, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Karolinum Press
<b>Purists, Partisans, and the Aesthetic Dimension of Sport</b> Stephen Mumford, in his book Watching Sport, identifies two types of sports spectator – partisans and purists. Partisans are more concerned to see their team win, whether they do so in an aesthetically pleasing way or not, while purists have no such irrational commitment, and instead pursues the higher aesthetic experience of sport. The purist, Mumford argues, is superior because she watches sport for aesthetic and intellectual reasons and sees the game, it seems, more objectively, whereas the partisan is emotional and victoryseeking, experiencing the game through the lens of their desire for victor...
free text keywords: sport, aesthetics, partisans, purists, estetika, partyzáni, puritáni, Sports, GV557-1198.995, Sports medicine, RC1200-1245
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