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Sport in Society : Issues and Controversies

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9780072328912

ISBN10:
0072328916
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2000
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McGraw-Hill College
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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

Preface xi
The Sociology of Sport: What Is It and Why Study It?
1(29)
About This Book
2(2)
About This Chapter
4(1)
What Is the Sociology of Sport?
4(5)
Why Study Sports as Social Phenomena?
9(7)
What Is the Current Status of the Sociology of Sport?
16(4)
What are Sports?
20(7)
Summary: Why Study Sports?
27(3)
Using Social Theories: What Can They Tell Us About Sports in Society?
30(25)
What are Theories and Why Do We Need Them?
31(1)
Theories Used to Study Sports in Society
32(17)
Is There a Best Theoretical Approach to Use When Studying Sports?
49(3)
Summary
52(3)
A Look at the Past: Does It Help Us Understand Sports Today?
55(26)
Understanding History While Studying Sports in Society
56(1)
Sports Vary by Time and Place
57(1)
Contests and Games in Ancient Greece: Beyond the Myths (1000 B.C. to 100 B. C.)
58(2)
Roman Contests and Games: Spectacles and Gladiators (100 B.C. to A.D. 500)
60(1)
Tournaments and Games in Medieval Europe: Separation of the Masters and the Masses (500 to 1300)
61(1)
The Renaissance, Reformation, and Enlightenment: Games as Diversions (1300 to 1800)
62(4)
The Industrial Revolution: The Emergence of Organized Competitive Sports (1780 to the Present)
66(12)
Summary: Can We Use History to Understand Sports Today?
78(3)
Sports and Socialization: Who Plays and What Happens to Them?
81(28)
What is Socialization?
82(2)
New Approaches to Socialization
84(1)
Becoming Involved and Staying Involved in Sports
84(4)
Changing or Ending Sport Participation
88(3)
Being Involved in Sports: What Happens?
91(14)
What Socialization Research Dosen't Tell Us
105(1)
Summary: Who Plays and What Happens?
106(3)
Sports and Children: Are Organized Programs Worth the Effort?
109(28)
Origin and Development of Organized Youth Sports
110(2)
Major Trends in Youth Sports Today
112(6)
Different Experiences: Informal, Player-Controlled Sports Versus Organized, Adult-Controlled Sports
118(6)
Sociological Questions About Youth Sports
124(5)
Recommendations for Changing Children's Sports
129(3)
Prospects for Change
132(2)
Summary: Are Organized Youth Sport Programs Worth the Effort?
134(3)
Deviance in Sports: Is It Out of Control?
137(36)
Problems Faced When Studying Deviance in Sports
138(3)
Defining and Studying Deviance in Sports: Three Approaches
141(13)
Research on Deviance Among Athletes
154(7)
Performance-Enhancing Substances: A Study of Overconformity in Sports
161(9)
Summary: Is Deviance in Sports Out of Control?
170(3)
Violence in Sports: How Does It Affect Our Lives?
173(29)
What Is Violence?
174(1)
Violence in Sports Through History
175(1)
Violence on the Field
176(11)
Violence off the Field
187(5)
Violence Among Spectators
192(8)
Summary: Does Violence in Sports Affect Our Lives?
200(2)
Gender and Sports: Does Equity Require Ideological Changes?
202(40)
Participation and Equity Issues
203(21)
Ideological and Cultural Issues
224(14)
Summary: Does Equity Require Ideological Changes?
238(4)
Race and Ethnicity: Are They Important in Sports?
242(37)
Definitions of Race, Ethnicity, and Minority Group
243(3)
Racial Classification Systems and the Use of Race Logic in Sports
246(12)
Sport Participation Among Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the United States
258(9)
The Dynamics of Racial and Ethnic Relations in Sports
267(9)
Summary: Are Race and Ethnicity Important in Sports?
276(3)
Social Class: Do Money and Power Matter in Sports?
279(32)
Social Class and Class Relations
280(1)
Sports and Economic Inequality
281(7)
Social Class and Sport Participation Patterns
288(8)
Economic and Career Opportunities in Sports
296(7)
Sport Participation and Occupational Careers Among Former Athletes
303(5)
Summary: Do Money and Power Matter in Sports?
308(3)
Sports and the Economy: What are the Characteristics of Commercial Sports?
311(39)
The Emergence and Growth of Commercial Sports
312(9)
Commercialization and Changes in Sports
321(7)
Owners, Sponsors, and Promoters in Commercial Sports
328(9)
The Legal Status and Incomes of Athletes in Commercial Sports
337(9)
Summary: What are the Characteristics of Commercial Sports?
346(4)
Sports and the Media: Could They Survive Without Each Other?
350(35)
Characteristics of the Media
351(6)
Sports and the Media: A Two-Way Relationship
357(11)
Images and Messages in Media Sports
368(11)
The Profession of Sports Journalism
379(3)
Summary: Could Sports and the Media Survive Without Each Other?
382(3)
Sports and Politics: How Do Governments and Globalization Influence Sports?
385(32)
The Sports-Government Connection
386(8)
Sports and Global Political Processes
394(12)
Politics in Sports
406(7)
Summary: How Do Governments and Globalization Influence Sports?
413(4)
Sports in High School and College: Do Varsity Sport Programs Contribute to Education?
417(39)
Arguments For and Against Interscholastic Sports
418(1)
Interscholastic Sports and the Experiences of High School Students
418(8)
Intercollegiate Sports and the Experiences of College Students
426(9)
Do Schools Benefit from Varsity Sport Programs?
435(5)
Varsity High School Sports: Problems and Recommendations
440(4)
Intercollegiate Sports: Problems and Recommendations
444(9)
Summary: Are Varsity Sports Educational?
453(3)
Sports and Religion: Is It a Promising Combination?
456(32)
How Do Sociologists Define and Study Religion?
457(2)
Similarities and Differences Between Sports and Religions
459(4)
Modern Sports and Religious Beliefs and Organizations
463(16)
The Challenges of Combining Sports and Religious Beliefs
479(6)
Summary: Is It a Promising Combination?
485(3)
Sports in the Future: What Can We Expect?
488(25)
Major Sport Forms in the Future
489(2)
Future Trends in Sports
491(6)
Specific Forecasts
497(6)
The Challenge of Making the Future
503(7)
Summary: What Can We Expect in the Future?
510(3)
References 513(26)
Name Index 539(6)
Subject Index 545


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