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Sports in Society emphasizes the cultural, interactional, and structural dimensions of sports. Coakley encourages readers to think critically about issues and controversies in sports while considering their own personal experiences, families, schools, communities and societies.
Table of Contents
Coakley, Sports in Society: Issues and Controversies 11e
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. Sports and Socialization: Who Plays and What Happens to Them?
4. Sports and Children: Are Organized Programs Worth the Effort?
5. Deviance In Sports: Is It Out of Control?
6. Violence in Sports: How Does It Affect Our Lives?
7. Gender and Sports: Does Equity Require Ideological Changes?
8. Race and Ethnicity: Are They Important in Sports?
9. Social Class: Do Money and Power Matter in Sports?
10. Age and Ability: Barriers to Participation and Inclusion?
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 Global Political Processes Influence Sports?
14. Sports in High School and College: Do Competitive Sports Contribute to Education?
15. Sports and Religions: Is It a Promising Combination?
16. Sports in the Future: Are We Agents of Change?