Położenie klasowo-własnościowe graczy w profesjonalnych sportach drużynowych
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Although social sciences do not ignore sports altogether, they do not attempt to analyse the class position of players in team sports. Yerefore, the aim of this paper is to conduct such analysis. Ye starting point is introduction of the idea of socio-economic class based on the theory of economic ownership understood as rent. As the term "economic rent" is used in neoclassical economy, I explain the di>erences between that approach and the one used in this paper. Building on theory and on empirical data on the earnings of players, I conclude that while the sports elite undoubtedly represent ownership and bourgeoisie class, the less !nancially attractive leagues or less earning players represent workers owning labour and sometimes that ownership is severely limited.
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