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Sports in Society is the definitive text for the sport sociology course. Taking a global, issues-oriented approach to the study of 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 Sport: What is it and why study it? 2: Producing Knowledge About Sports in Society: What is the Role of Research and Theory? 3: Studying the Past: Does It Help us Understand Sports Today? 4: Sports and Socialization: Who Plays and What Happens to Them? 5: Sports and Children: Are Organized Programs Worth the Effort? 6: Deviance in Sports: Is It Out of Control? 7: Violence in Sports: How Does It Affect Our Lives? 8: Gender and Sports: Does Equity Require Ideological Changes? 9: Race and Ethnicity: Are They Important in Sports? 10: Social Class: Do Money and Power Matter in Sports? 11: Sports and the Economy: What Are the Characteristics of Commercial Sports? 12: Sports and the Media: Could They Survive Without Each Other? 13: Sports and Politics: How Do Governments and Globalization Influence Sports? 14: Sports in High School and College: Do Varsity Sport Programs Contribute to Education? 15: Sports and Religion: Is It a Promising Combination? 16: Sports in the Future: What Can We Expect? References Name Index Subject Index