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Sport is increasingly becoming an area of ethical ambiguity in which wider social problems are played out in a concentrated form. Social Problems in Sport provides a theoretical framework for exploring sport and deviance through an examination of the three main areas in which these issues arise:· The role of violence and aggression in young people's experience of sport as spectators and participants· The ambiguous nature of the control exercised by government, corporations and the media over sporting events and the ways in which players respond to these controlling factors· The increasing drive to improve sporting performance through a variety of techniques ranging from psychological coaching to performance enhancing drugsThroughout the emphasis is on the social pressures involved in sport and the ways in which individual athletes and the sporting community negotiate these.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: Bodies, Sport and Social Problems|
|Bodies and Problems of Regulation|
|Sport, Health and Corporeal Control|
|Fitness, Exercise and Regulated Bodies|
|Bodies and Problems of Risk|
|Pain, Emotional Bodies and Risk|
|Sport and Experiencing the Injured Body|
|Bodies and Problems of Medicalization|
|Marginalization and Aging Bodies|
|Representation and Disabled Bodies|
|Bodies and Problems of Performance|
|Sport, Drugs and the Enhanced Body|
|Cyborgs, Genetics and Body Alterations|
|Bodies and Problems of Control|
|Sport, Bodies and Legitimizing Violence|
|Sport, Spectator Violence and Public Order|
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