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in The greening of golf

Contents

Series editor’s preface
vii
Acknowledgements
ix
List of abbreviations
xi
Preface
xiii

I:Introduction and tools for seeing golf sociologically1

1
Introduction: approaching golf and environmental issues
3
2
Light green to dark green: how to make sense of responses to environmental problems
27

II:Background and history49

3
Waging a war on pests: golf comes to America
51
4
Golf in consumer culture and the making of Augusta National syndrome
71

III:The light-greening of golf89

5
The turn to responsible golf and the roots of golf’s light-green movement
91
6
Environmentalism incorporated: professionalization and post-politics in the time of responsible golf
109
7
Light-green regulation? Environmental managerialism and golf’s conspicuous exemption
131

IV:The dark-greening of golf151

8
Anti-golfers across the world unite! Global and local forms of resistance to golf-course development
153
9
Organic golf ‘on the fringe’: the potential and challenges of a chemical-free golf alternative
177

V:Conclusion197

10
Reflections, recommendations, and minor utopian visions for a game we love
199
References
217
Index
237

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Sport, globalization and the environment

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