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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 inSport in Contemporary Society,a selection of accessible writing by journalists and leading scholars who represent a new era of critical appraisal of sports--both professional and amateur. This timely new edition includes twenty new chapters while retaining the classics from the last edition.Sport in Contemporary Societyis ideal for courses in sociology, sport management, and kinesiology.
D. Stanley Eitzen, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Colorado State University, is coauthor with George Sage of Sociology of North American Sport, 9th ed. forthcoming (Paradigm 2012). Although he is well known for his scholarship on homelessness, poverty, social inequality, power, family, and criminology, he is best known for his contributions to the sociology of sport. He was selected to be a Sports Ethics Fellow at the Institute for International Sport.
Table of Contents
|List of Figures, Tables, and Boxes||p. xi|
|Sport as a Microcosm of Society||p. 1|
|Sports-An Offer We Can't Refuse||p. 3|
|American Sport in the New Millennium||p. 8|
|The Great Recession and Sport||p. 13|
|For Further Study||p. 21|
|Sport and Socialization: Organized Sports and Youth||p. 23|
|Play Group versus Organized Competitive Team: A Comparison||p. 25|
|Anyone Up for Stickball? In a PlayStation World, Maybe Not||p. 34|
|Boyhood, Organized Sports, and the Construction of Masculinities||p. 38|
|For Further Study||p. 55|
|Sport and Socialization: The Mass Media||p. 57|
|The Televised Sports Manhood Formula||p. 59|
|Gender in Televised Sports||p. 73|
|For Further Study||p. 77|
|Sport and Socialization: Symbols||p. 79|
|American Flags as Big as Fields||p. 81|
|"Redskins" Is No Honor, Its an Insult||p. 84|
|The De-Athleticization of Women: The Naming and Gender Marking of Collegiate Sport Teams||p. 87|
|For Further Study||p. 97|
|Problems of Excess: Overzealous Athletes, Parents, and Coaches||p. 99|
|Female Gymnasts and Ice Skaters: The Dark Side||p. 101|
|Bench the Parents||p. 108|
|Harm to Children in Youth Sports||p. 112|
|Missed Opportunities: Bostons Student-Athletes Face a Sports Program in Distress||p. 116|
|For Further Study||p. 122|
|Problems of Excess: Sport and Deviance||p. 123|
|Ethical Dilemmas in American Sport: The Dark Side of Competition||p. 125|
|Crime and Athletes: New Racial Stereotypes||p. 135|
|For Further Study||p. 146|
|Problems of Excess: Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Sports||p. 147|
|Creating the Frankenstein Athlete: The Drug Culture in Sports||p. 149|
|Finding the Golden Genes||p. 155|
|Outraged over the Steroids Outrage||p. 162|
|For Further Study||p. 165|
|Problems of Excess: Big-Time College Sport||p. 167|
|College Sports 101: A Primer on Money, Athletics, and Higher Education in the 21st Century: The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics||p. 169|
|Admissions Exemptions Benefit Athletes||p. 191|
|Is Sports in Your Mission Statement?||p. 194|
|The Big-Time College Sports Plantation and the Slaves Who Drive It||p. 197|
|For Further Study||p. 208|
|Problems of Excess: Sport and Money||p. 209|
|Does Football Cost Too Much?||p. 211|
|When Domes Attack||p. 214|
|Corporate Titans Competing for Olympic Gold: How Ad Wars Have Hijacked the Games||p. 228|
|For Further Study||p. 235|
|Structured Inequality: Sport and Race/Ethnicity||p. 237|
|Sporting Dreams Die on the "Rez"||p. 239|
|Say It Ain't So, Big Leagues: The Downside for Latin American Players||p. 246|
|The 2010 Racial and Gender Report Card: National Football League||p. 250|
|Racism Ethnic Discrimination, and Exclusion of Migrants and Minorities in Sport: A Comparative Overview of the Situation in the European Union: European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights||p. 256|
|For Further Study||p. 260|
|Structured Inequality: Sport and Gender||p. 263|
|Are We There Yet? Thirty-Seven Years Later, Title IX HasnĘt Fixed It All||p. 265|
|Her Life Depends: On It II: Sport, Physical Activity, and the Health and Well-Being of American Girls and Women: Women's Sports Foundation||p. 270|
|The Meaning of Success: The Athletic Experience and the Development of Male Identity||p. 276|
|For Further Study||p. 291|
|Structured Inequality: Sport and Sexuality||p. 293|
|Changing the Game: Homophobia, Sexism, and Lesbians in Sport||p. 295|
|Gay Athletes' Dilemma||p. 312|
|On the Team: Equal Opportunity for Transgender Student Athletes||p. 317|
|For Further Study||p. 327|
|Expanding The Horizons: Sport and Globalization||p. 329|
|Growing the Game: The Globalization of Major League Baseball||p. 331|
|Nike's Crimes||p. 338|
|New Media and Global Sports||p. 340|
|For Further Study||p. 348|
|About the Editor||p. 349|
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