Sport in Society : Issues and Controversies

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Copyright: 1993-01-01
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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

The Sociology of Sport: What is it and why study it?
Using Social Theories: How can they help us study sports in society?
Studying the Past: Does it help us understand sports today?
Sports and Socialization: Who plays and what happens to them?
Sports and Children: Are organized programs worth the effort?
Deviance in Sports: Is it out of your control?
Violence in Sports: How does it affect our lives?
Gender and Sports: Does equity require ideological changes?
Race and Ethnicity: Are They Important in Sports?
Social Class: Do Money and Power Matter in Sports?
Sports and the Economy: What Are the Characteristics of Commercial Sports?
Sports and the Media: Could They Survive Without Each Other?
Sports and Politics: How Do Governments and Globalization Influence Sports?
Sports in High School and College: Do Varsity Sport Programs Contribute to Education?
Sports and Religion: Is It a Promising Combination?
Sports in the Future: What Can We Expect?
Name Index
Subject Index
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