This unit examines Australian sport within a global context. It investigates Australian engagement with international sporting organisations and markets, as well as the role of sport in Australian and international society. It interrogates the power of business, industry and the media in Australian and international sport, and how their roles are refashioning the sporting landscape. It also examines the significance of international sport, positing sports as a major economic driver in the age of spectacle.
A World of Sport is taught by Dr Tom Heenan, sports scholar and researcher, who has written columns for The Age, Herald-Sun, The New Daily, Backpage Lead, The Conversation, The New Daily, India Outlook and the Fairfax Press.
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