9780534247621

Sociology of Sport

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534247621

  • ISBN10:

    0534247628

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1995-07-12
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing

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Summary

This text offers current and comprehensive treatment of sport from a sociological perspective.

Table of Contents

1. Sociology and Sport
2. The Social Development of Modern Sport
3. Culture, the Meaning of Sport, and Fans
4. Religion and Sport
5. Socialization and Sport
6. Social Deviance, Social Problems, and Sport
7. High School Athletics
8. College Athletics
9. The Professional Sports Business
10. Owners, Athletes, and Fans in Professional Sport
11. Social Class, Status, and Leisure Sports Participation
12. Race Relations and Sport
13. Gender Relations and Sport
14. Sport, Politics, and the Olympics
Appendix: Science and Research Methods in Sport Sociology
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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