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Sport in Society : Issues and Controversies

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Edition:
6th
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9780815120278

ISBN10:
0815120273
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Pub. Date:
8/1/1997
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McGraw Hill College Div
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Summary

SPORT IN SOCIETY is the definitive text for the sport sociology course. Taking a global, issues-oriented approach to study the role of sport in society, this text encourages the discussion of current sports-related controversies and helps students develop critical thinking skills.

Table of Contents

1 The Sociology of Sports: What Is It and Why Study It?
1(28)
About This Book
2(2)
About This Chapter
4(1)
What Is the Sociology of Sport?
4(4)
Why Study Sports as Social Phenomena?
8(7)
What Is the Current Status of the Sociology of Sport?
15(3)
What Are Sports?
18(9)
Summary: Why Study Sports?
27(2)
2 Using Social Theories: What Can They Tell Us About Sports in Society?
29(32)
Theories in Sociology
30(1)
Theories about Sports and Society
31(23)
Using Sociological Theories: A Comparison
54(3)
Summary: Is There a Best Theoretical Approach to Use When Studying Sports?
57(4)
3 A Look at the Past: How Have Sports Changed Throughout History?
61(26)
An Opening Note on History
62(1)
Sports Vary by Time and Place
63(1)
Games in Ancient Greece: Beyond the Myths (1000 BC to 100 BC)
64(2)
Roman Sport Events: Spectacles and Gladiators (100 BC to 500 AD)
66(1)
Tournaments and Games during the Middle Ages: Separation of the Masters and the Masses (500 to 1300)
67(2)
The Renaissance, Reformation, and Enlightenment: Games as Diversions (1300 to 1800)
69(3)
The Industrial Revolution: The Emergence of Standardized Sport Forms (1780 to the Present)
72(12)
Summary: Looking at Sport at Different Times and in Different Places
84(3)
4 Sports and Socialization: Who Plays and What Happens to Them?
87(29)
What is Socialization?
88(2)
Becoming Involved and Staying Involved in Sports
90(3)
Changing or Ending Sport Participation
93(3)
Being Involved in Sports: What Happens?
96(6)
New Approaches to Sports and Socialization
102(10)
What Socialization Research Doesn't Tell Us
112(1)
Summary: Who Plays and What Happens?
113(3)
5 Sports and Children: Are Organized Programs Worth the Effort?
116(28)
Origin and Development of Organized Youth Sports
117(3)
Major Trends in Youth Sports Today
120(3)
Different Experiences: Informal, Player-Controlled Sports Versus Organized, Adult-Controlled Sports
123(5)
Three Questions About Youth Sports
128(9)
Recommendations for Changing Children's Sports
137(3)
Prospects for Change
140(1)
Summary: Are Organized Youth Sport Programs Worth the Effort?
141(3)
6 Deviance in Sports: Is It Getting Out of Control?
144(35)
Problems Researchers Face When Studying Deviance in Sports
145(3)
Defining and Studying Deviance in Sports: Three Approaches
148(11)
Research on Deviance Among Athletes
159(7)
Performance-Enhancing Substances: A Study of Positive Deviance in Sports
166(10)
Summary: Is Deviance in Sports Out of Control?
176(3)
7 Aggression in Society: Do Sports Control or Encourage Aggressive Behaviors?
179(31)
What Is Aggression?
180(1)
Do Sports Control and Moderate Aggression in Society?
181(7)
Do Sports Promote Aggression in Society?
188(2)
Sports and Aggression Among Spectators
200(8)
Summary: Cure or Cause?
208(2)
8 Gender: Is Equity the Only Issue?
210(38)
Participation and Equity Issues
211(21)
Ideological and Structural Issues
232(13)
Summary: Is Equity the Only Issue?
245(3)
9 Race and Ethnicity: Are Skin Color and Cultural Heritage Important in Sports?
248(41)
Culture, Sports, and the Meaning of Race
249(4)
Racial Ideology and Sports: A Critical Analysis
253(15)
Sport Participation Patterns Group by Group
268(8)
The Racial Desegregation of Certain American Sports
276(5)
Sports and Intergroup Relations
281(4)
Summary: Are Skin Color and Cultural Heritage Important?
285(4)
10 Social Class: Does Economic Inequality Matter in Sports?
289(36)
Sports and Economic Inequality
290(8)
Social Class and Sport Participation Patterns
298(8)
Opportunities in Sports: Myth and Reality
306(10)
Sport Participation and Occupational Careers Among Former Athletes
316(6)
Summary: Are Sports Related to Economic Inequality and Social Mobility in Society?
322(3)
11 Sports and the Economy: What Are the Characteristics of Commercial Sports?
325(42)
The Emergence and Growth of Commercial Sports
326(7)
Commercialization and Changes in Sports
333(6)
Owners, Sponsors, and Promoters in Commercial Sports
339(11)
The Legal Status and Incomes of Athletes in Commercial Sports
350(14)
Summary: The Characteristics of Commercial Sports
364(3)
12 Sports and the Media: Could They Survive Without Each Other?
367(34)
Unique Features of the Media
368(3)
Sports and the Media: A Two-Way Relationship
371(11)
Images and Messages in Media Sports
382(11)
The Profession of Sports Journalism
393(5)
Summary: Could Sports and the Media Live Without Each Other?
398(3)
13 Sports, Politics, and the State: What Makes Sports Political?
401(36)
The Sports-Government Connection
402(11)
Sports and Global Political Processes
413(13)
Politics in Sports
426(7)
Summary: What Makes Sports Political?
433(4)
14 Sports in High School and College: Do Varsity Sports Programs Contribute to Education?
437(38)
Arguments For and Against Interscholastic Sports
438(1)
Interscholastic Sports and the Experiences of High School Students
439(9)
Intercollegiate Sports and the Experiences of College Students
448(9)
Do Schools Benefit from Varsity Sports Programs?
457(4)
Varsity High School Sports: Problems and Recommendations
461(3)
Intercollegiate Sports: Problems and Recommendations
464(8)
Summary: Are Varsity Sports Educational?
472(3)
15 Sports and Religion: Is It a Promising Combination?
475(26)
How Do Sociologists Define and Study Religion?
476(1)
Similarities and Differences Between Sports and Religion
477(5)
Sports and Christian Organizations and Beliefs
482(11)
The Challenges of Combining Sports and Religious Beliefs
493(5)
Summary: Is It a Promising Combination?
498(3)
16 Sports in the Future: What Can We Expect?
501(24)
Major Sport Forms in the Future
502(2)
Future Trends in Sports
504(8)
Specific Forecasts
512(5)
Summary: The Challenge of Making the Future
517(8)
Bibliography 525(30)
Name Index 555(8)
Subject Index 563


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