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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Electronic sport and its impact on future sport
Author(s) Jonasson, Kalle ; Thiborg, Jesper
Date 2010
English abstract
The mere mentioning of computer gaming (E-sport) as a form of sport i subversive, according to public health and media discourses. As a matter of fact, the two practices are considered to be oppositional. Sports are often regarded as a virtue, whereas computer gaming is looked upon as avice. In this light, the basic aim of this essay is to discuss and analyse the 'sporting qualities' of competitive computer gaming in relation to the definition of sport. The reasoning will also forecast the future of competitive gaming. How might this new form of 'sport' develop and what impact will it have on future sports in general? We answer the question by presenting three possible futuristic scenarios. Might it even be that we are standing on the threshold of a new phase in the evolution of sports.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17430430903522996 (link to publisher's fulltext)
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Host/Issue Sport in Society;No. 2
Volume 13
ISSN 1743-0437
Pages 287-299
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) eSport
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS::Sports
Research Subject Categories::INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS::Technology and social change
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/9989 (link to this page)

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