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The authors are experienced text authors and former athletes and coaches. InSociology of North American Sport, they bring a unique perspective to topics much on the minds of students, teachers, and young athletes. Sage and Eitzen offer a compact yet comprehensive and integrated perspective of sport in North American society. New to this Edition * More application of sociological approaches--functionalism, conflict theory, social interactionism, critical race theory--to specific chapter themes * Expanded coverage of Native Americans, Latinos, Asians, and other groups * Updated literature, statistics, and web resources throughout * Expanded or new discussions of: the use of new media (including Twitter) in sports, substance abuse, including young amateur athletes, the global economic recession and its impact throughout sports and the body and gender in amateur and professional sports and in the media
D. Stanley Eitzen is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Colorado State University.
George H. Sage is Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Kinesiology at the University of Northern Colorado.