Sport in Society with PowerWeb : Health and Human Performance

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-11-09
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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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

1 The Sociology of Sport: What Is It and Why Study It?

2 Using Social Theories: What Can They Tell Us About Sports in Society?

3 A Look at 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?


Name Index

Subject Index

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