9780415170895

Inside Sports

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415170895

  • ISBN10:

    0415170893

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 1999-06-21
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

From baseball and hockey to golf and gymnastics, this is a unique collection of stories of people involved in sports. Researchers interviewed athletes and supporters, including elite athletes and little league parents, to explore a wide range of physical activity. The contributions not only show how sport studies can contribute to the wider study of society, but also describe the methodologies, difficulties and challenges involved in research of this kind. Inside Sportsis divided into four sections that cover the major social processes of sports experiences for different people in different settings: being introduced to sports; becoming an athlete; doing sports; and life beyond the playing field. It includes discussion questions, film and video suggestions, and lists of further reading. This book uncovers dimensions of experience that challenge popular beliefs about sport participation and its impact on people's lives.

Table of Contents

List of contributors
viii
Preface xiv
Acknowledgments xv
Introduction xvi
PART 1 Early experiences: being introduced to sports 1(60)
Young children's social constructions of physicality and gender
7(10)
Cynthia A. Hasbrook
Through the eyes of youth: ``deep play'' in PeeWee ice hockey
17(11)
Alan G. Ingham
Alison Dewar
Playing sports and social acceptance: the experiences of immigrant and refugee students in Garden City, Kansas
28(9)
Mark A. Grey
Late to the line: starting sport competition as an adult
37(9)
Kitty Porterfield
Little League mothers and the reproduction of gender
46(15)
Janet Saltzman Chafetz
Joseph A. Kotarba
Learning exercises and resources
55(6)
Projects and discussion topics
55(1)
Films and videos
56(1)
Additional books and articles
57(4)
PART 2 Experience and identity: becoming an athlete 61(66)
Rock climbers and rugby players: identity construction and confirmation
67(10)
Peter Donnelly
Kevin Young
Making decisions: how young people become involved and stay involved in sports
77(9)
Jay Coakley
Anita White
Becoming an international athlete: making decisions about identity
86(10)
Christopher Stevenson
Coming of age in North America: socialization of Dominican baseball players
96(8)
Alan M. Klein
Becoming 100 percent straight
104(7)
Michael A. Messner
The game begins at home: women's labor in the service of sport
111(16)
Shona Thompson
Learning exercises and resources
121(6)
Projects and discussion topics
121(1)
Films and videos
122(1)
Additional books and articles
123(4)
PART 3 Deep in the experience: doing sports 127(70)
High school football: deep in the heart of South Tejas
133(6)
Douglas E. Foley
Skateboarding: an alternative to mainstream sports
139(7)
Becky Beal
Being physical: sources of pleasure and satisfaction in women's ice hockey
146(10)
Nancy Theberge
Jay White Hawk: Mesquaki athlete, AIM hellraiser, and anthropological informant
156(6)
Douglas E. Foley
College athletes in high-profile media sports: the consequences of glory
162(9)
Patricia A. Adler
Peter Adler
Fans, status, and the gift of golf
171(9)
Todd Crosset
Wives incorporated: marital relationships in professional ice hockey
180(17)
Wendy Thompson
Learning exercises and resources
190(7)
Projects and discussion topics
190(1)
Films and videos
191(1)
Additional books and articles
192(5)
PART 4 Transition experiences: facing life beyond the playing field 197(44)
Threats to sport careers: elite athletes talk about injury and pain
203(11)
Kevin Young
Philip White
When the balance is gone: the sport and retirement experiences of elite female gymnasts
214(9)
Anna Dacyshyn
Moving on: leaving pro sports
223(9)
Derek A. Swain
Retiring from the sideline: becoming more than ``hockey's daughter'' and ``football's wife''
232(9)
Bette McKenzie
Learning exercises and resources
237(4)
Projects and discussion topics
237(1)
Films and videos
238(1)
Additional books and articles
239(2)
Index 241

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