9780190202774

Sport in Contemporary Society An Anthology

by
  • ISBN13:

    9780190202774

  • ISBN10:

    0190202777

  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/31/2014
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

Purchase Benefits

  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $59!
    Your order must be $59 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
  • We Buy This Book Back!
    In-Store Credit: $22.18
    Check/Direct Deposit: $21.12
List Price: $70.34 Save up to $28.14
  • Rent Book $42.20
    Add to Cart Free Shipping

    TERM
    PRICE
    DUE

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
  • The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.

Summary

Sports buffs know all about famous players and coaches and can recite statistics in endless detail. But do fans know how sport is linked to other institutions of society? Do they understand the role of sport in socializing youngsters in both positive and negative ways? What about the ways in which sport perpetuates race and gender-role stereotypes in society? How do owners, coaches, and other sport authorities exercise power to maintain control over athletes?

These issues and more are examined in Sport in Contemporary Society, Tenth Edition, a selection of accessible writing by journalists and leading scholars who represent a new era of critical appraisal of sports--both professional and amateur.

Author Biography


D. Stanley Eitzen is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Colorado State University. He is the coauthor, with George H. Sage, of Sociology of North American Sport, Ninth Edition (OUP, 2012).

Table of Contents


* = New or revised for this Edition
Each Part ends with For Further Study
Preface

Part I: TOWARD A SOCIOLOGICAL UNDERSTANDING OF SPORT
* 1. Sociological Theories and Sport, George H. Sage and D. Stanley Eitzen
* 2. Sport as a Microcosm of Society, D. Stanley Eitzen
* 3. The Super Bowl as a Microcosm of Society, D. Stanley Eitzen

Part II: SPORT AND SOCIALIZATION: ORGANIZED SPORTS AND YOUTH
4. Play Group versus Organized Competitive Team: A Comparison, Jay J. Coakley
* 5. The Hidden Demographics of Youth Sports, Bruce Kelley and Carl Carchia
* 6. High School Sports: An American Obsession, D. Stanley Eitzen

Part III: SPORT AND SOCIALIZATION: THE MASS MEDIA
* 7. Reflections on Communication and Sport: On Men and Masculinities, Michael A. Messner
8. Gender in Televised Sports, Michael A. Messner and Cheryl Cooky
* 9. ESPN: The Force in Sports, D. Stanley Eitzen

Part IV: SPORT AND SOCIALIZATION: SYMBOLS
* 10. New Opposition to Old Sports Mascots, Jim Loewen
* 11. Language and Gender Inequality: Change and Continuity in the Naming of Collegiate Sports Teams, D. Stanley Eitzen and Maxine Baca Zinn

Part V: PROBLEMS OF EXCESS: OVERZEALOUS ATHLETES, PARENTS, AND COACHES
12. Female Gymnasts and Ice Skaters: The Dark Side, Joan Ryan
13. Harm to Children in Youth Sports, Mark Hyman
* 14. Painkiller Abuse by Athletes and Teams, Gregg Easterbrook

Part VI: PROBLEMS OF EXCESS: SPORT AND DEVIANCE
* 15. Is Human Enhancement Cheating? The Answer Will Affect Sports, Schools, and the Battlefield of the Future, Brad Allenby
16. Ethical Dilemmas in American Sport: The Dark Side of Competition, D. Stanley Eitzen
* 17. Joe Paterno: Death, Remembrance, and the Wages of Sin, Dave Zirin

Part VII: PROBLEMS OF EXCESS: BIG-TIME COLLEGE SPORT
* 18. Athletics--Why and at What Cost?, Tony Frank
19. Is Sports in Your Mission Statement?, Charles T. Clotfelter
* 20. The Shame of College Sports, Taylor Branch

Part VIII: STRUCTURED INEQUALITY: SPORT AND SOCIAL CLASS
21. The Big-Time College Sports Plantation and the Slaves Who Drive It, D. Stanley Eitzen
* 22. Is Sport a Mobility Escalator? George H. Sage and D. Stanley Eitzen
23. When Domes Attack, Dave Zirin

Part IX: STRUCTURED INEQUALITY: SPORT AND RACE/ETHNICITY
24. Sporting Dreams Die on the "Rez," Kevin Simpson
* 25. Realities Behind America's Favorite Pastime: The Dominican Republic's Cheap Labor Bazaar for the Major Leagues, Richard Lapchick with Devin Beahm, Giomar Nunes, and Stephanie Rivera-Casiano
* 26. The 2013 Racial and Gender Report Card: National Football League, Richard Lapchick

Part X: STRUCTURED INEQUALITY: SPORT AND GENDER
* 27. Title IX at 40: Examining Mysteries, Myths, and Misinformation Surrounding the Historic Federal Law, Mary Jo Kane
* 28.Tiger Girls on the Soccer Field, Hilary Levey Friedman
* 29. The Sanctity of Sunday Football: Why Men Love Sports, Douglas Hartmann

Part XI: STRUCTURED INEQUALITY: SPORT AND SEXUALITY
* 30. The Caster Semenya Saga, Dave Zirin
31. Changing the Game: Homophobia, Sexism, and Lesbians in Sport, Pat Griffin
32. On the Team: Equal Opportunity for Transgender Student Athletes, Pat Griffin and Helen J. Carroll

Part XII: EXPANDING THE HORIZONS: SPORT AND GLOBALIZATION
* 33. The Globalization of Sport, D. Stanley Eitzen
34. Nike's Crimes, David Macaray
35. New Media and Global Sports, George H. Sage

About the Editor

Rewards Program

Write a Review