Australian Left Review

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Reviews: 1. National Obsessions 2. Larger Than Life 3. Divine Dining


This is another set of thought-provoking essays edited by Rowe and Lawrence, a sequel to the 1986 collection entitled Power Play which concentrated solely on sport. As they point out in their introduction (which, it must be said, is sometimes a bit too self-serving), the addition of leisure is crucial to a real understanding of what is happening to sport as a whole.