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3/30/2006
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Summary

Sports in Societyis 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

Preface x
The Sociology of Sport: What Is It and Why Study It?
2(28)
About This Book
4(1)
About This Chapter
5(1)
Defining Culture and Society
5(1)
Defining Sports
5(7)
What Is the Sociology of Sport?
12(7)
Why Study Sports in Society?
19(7)
What Is the Current Status of the Sociology of Sport?
26(1)
Summary: Why Study the Sociology of Sport?
27(3)
Using Social Theories: How Can They Help Us Study Sports in Society?
30(24)
What Are Theories and Why Do We Need Them?
32(1)
Functionalist Theory: Sports Preserve the Status Quo
33(5)
Conflict Theory: Sports Are Tools of the Wealthy
38(2)
Critical Theory: Sports Are Sites Where Culture and Social Relations Are Produced and Changed
40(5)
Feminist Theory: Sports Are Gendered Activities
45(2)
Weaknesses of Critical Feminist Theory
47(1)
Interactionist Theory: Sports Are Given Meaning as People Interact with One Another
47(3)
Is There a Best Theoretical Approach to Use When Studying Sports?
50(2)
Summary: How Can Social Theories Help Us Study Sports in Society?
52(2)
Studying the Past: Does It Help Us Understand Sports Today?
54(34)
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(1)
Roman Contests and Games: Spectacles and Gladiators (100 B.C. to A.D. 500)
59(3)
Tournaments and Games in Medieval Europe: Separation of the Masters and the Masses (500 to 1300)
62(2)
The Renaissance, Reformation, and Enlightenment: Games as Diversions (1300 to 1800)
64(3)
The Industrial Revolution: The Emergence of Organized Competitive Sports (1780 to 1920)
67(9)
Since 1920: Struggles Continue
76(9)
Using History to Think About the Future
85(1)
Summary: Can We Use History to Understand Sports Today?
85(3)
Sports and Socialization: Who Plays and What Happens to Them?
88(32)
What Is Socialization?
90(2)
Becoming and Staying Involved in Sports
92(4)
Changing or Ending Sport Participation
96(4)
Being Involved in Sports: What Happens?
100(15)
What Socialization Research Doesn't Tell Us
115(3)
Summary: Who Plays and What Happens?
118(2)
Sports and Children: Are Organized Programs Worth the Effort?
120(30)
Origin and Development of Organized Youth Sports
122(2)
Major Trends in Youth Sports Today
124(8)
Different Experiences: Informal, Player-Controlled Sports Versus Organized, Adult-Controlled Sports
132(5)
Sociological Questions About Youth Sports
137(6)
Recommendations for Improving Youth Sports
143(4)
Prospects for Improving Youth Sports
147(1)
Summary: Are Organized Youth Sport Programs Worth the Effort?
148(2)
Deviance in Sports: Is It Out of Control?
150(44)
Problems Faced When Studying Deviance in Sports
152(3)
Defining and Studying Deviance in Sports: Three Approaches
155(2)
A Constructionist Approach to Deviance in Sports
157(12)
Research on Deviance Among Athletes
169(6)
Performance-Enhancing Substances: Deviant Overconformiry in Sports
175(16)
Summary: Is Deviance in Sports Out of Control?
191(3)
Violence in Sports: How Does It Affect Our Lives?
194(38)
What Is Violence?
196(1)
Violence in Sports Through History
197(1)
Violence on the Field
198(12)
Violence off the Field
210(6)
Violence Among Spectators
216(13)
Summary: Does Violence in Sports Affect Our Lives?
229(3)
Gender and Sports: Does Equity Require Ideological Changes?
232(48)
Participation and Equity Issues
234(28)
Ideology and Power Issues
262(15)
Summary: Does Equity Require Ideological Changes?
277(3)
Race and Ethnicity: Are They Important in Sports?
280(40)
Defining Race and Ethnicity
282(1)
The Origins of Race and Racial Ideologies
283(15)
Sport Participation Among Ethnic Minorities in the United States
298(11)
The Dynamics of Racial and Ethnic Relations in Sports
309(9)
Summary: Are Race and Ethnicity Important in Sports?
318(2)
Social Class: Do Money and Power Matter in Sports?
320(38)
Social Class and Class Relations
322(1)
Sports and Economic Inequality
323(6)
Social Class and Sport Participation Patterns
329(13)
Global Inequalities and Sports
342(1)
Economic and Career Opportunities in Sports
343(8)
Sport Participation and Occupational Careers Among Former Athletes
351(4)
Summary: Do Money and Power Matter in Sports?
355(3)
Sports and the Economy: What Are the Characteristics of Commercial Sports?
358(44)
Emergence and Growth of Commercial Sports
360(13)
Commercialization and Changes in Sports
373(8)
Owners, Sponsors, and Promoters in Commercial Sports
381(8)
Legal Status and Incomes of Athletes in Commercial Sports
389(9)
Summary: What Are the Characteristics of Commercial Sports?
398(4)
Sports and the Media: Could They Survive Without Each Other?
402(44)
Characteristics of the Media
404(9)
Sports and the Media: A Two-Way Relationship
413(11)
Images and Narratives in Media Sports
424(17)
Audience Experiences with Media Sports
441(1)
The Profession of Sport Journalism
442(2)
Summary: Could Sports and the Media Survive Without Each Other?
444(2)
Sports and Politics: How Do Governments and Global Processes Influence Sports?
446(36)
The Sports-Government Connection
448(8)
Sports and Global Political Processes
456(15)
Politics in Sports
471(8)
Summary: How Do Governments and Global Processes Influence Sports?
479(3)
Sports in High School and College: Do Competitive Sports Contribute to Education?
482(46)
Arguments For and Against Interscholastic Sports
484(1)
Interscholastic Sports and the Experiences of High School Students
484(10)
Intercollegiate Sports and the Experiences of College Students
494(10)
Do Schools Benefit from Varsity Sports?
504(6)
Varsity High School Sports: Problems and Recommendations
510(5)
Intercollegiate Sports: Problems and Recommendations
515(10)
Summary: Do Competitive Sports Contribute to Education?
525(3)
Sports and Religions: Is It a Promising Combination?
528(36)
How Do Sociologists Define and Study Religion?
530(2)
Similarities and Differences Between Sports and Religions
532(4)
Modern Sports and Religious Beliefs and Organizations
536(18)
The Challenges of Combining Sports and Religious Beliefs
554(7)
Summary: Is It a Promising Combination?
561(3)
Sports in the Future: What Can We Create?
564(27)
Major Sport Forms in the Future
566(2)
Trends in Sports
568(13)
Envisioning Possibilities and Creating Futures
581(8)
Summary: What Can We Create?
589(2)
References 591(42)
Name Index 633(8)
Subject Index 641


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