Moreover, in a cultural field such as sport where play has a significant discursive status (for example, play is clearly central to sport's foundation narrative) but is at odds with dominant forms of capital (those of capitalism), its meanings and functions are likely to be relatively contingent and the subject of (non-playful) agonistics
Such are the main claims of Harrowitz's essay, which concludes with the programmatic summation that "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" is a "par adigmatic" agonistic
text on two basic counts (1997, 193).
But for all these martial metaphors, these agonistic
flourishes, the emblem of the Splash
Best and Kellner lucidly argue in their book, for instance, that Lyotard's postmodern theory affirms itself "as the very principle of justice whereby all are allowed to speak and enter the terrain of social agonistics
," and further that Just Gaming marks a key point in Lyotard's thinking (170).
perspective illustrates well a basically democratic situation where, according to Chantal Mouffe, one shares with the "adversary" a common allegiance to principles, while disagreeing about their interpretation (Mouffe 2013, 7).