La transmission du tennis en France (2015) : sociographie d’une relation de service

Abstract : If, in a sociological point of view, you look at the way tennis is played in France, you can make three fundamental observations. First, it,'s a very popular hobby : in 2014 the French tennis federation (FFT) counted up to one million one hundred thousand members, making tennis the second national sport, behind the unreachable footbal. Second, this activity is now accessible to people who were rather excluded until then. This phenomenon has been quite inaccurately described as « democratization ». Finally, if you observe the clubs, you realize that more and more tennis players practice this sport under the supervision od a coach. The latter is in charge of perfecting their skills, or sometimes enven more iplicity of making their practice easier by finding them a partner or arranging a match for example. This thesis is at cross-road between a sociological analysis of leisure activities, sport, carrer, body and, above all, expertise. What is here called « the supervised practice of tennis » refers to a modern playing method that is now standard in clubs. This enquiry depicts the social mechanism that produces or enables what Erving Goffman refers to as « a service relationship » and then it use and effects from the point of view of those who experience it. This is a sociographical approach that combines a necessary detachment from the subject and a participation combined with a watchful observation from different positions. The enquiry is divided into three phases, dealing with the object from its normalization in the modern sporting landscape, to the personal experiences in which it results
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Aurélien Zieleskiewicz. La transmission du tennis en France (2015) : sociographie d’une relation de service. Sociologie. Université de Lorraine, 2015. Français. ⟨NNT : 2015LORR0312⟩. ⟨tel-01752196⟩

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