Sport Sociology

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-06-01
  • Publisher: Learning Matters
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Sociology is central to the study of sport in higher education. This reader-friendly textbook introduces all of the subject s core themes, such as power, diversity and mediation, and relates them to major contemporary social issues such as commercialisation and globalisation. Special emphasis is given throughout to examples drawn from the UK and to the significance of the 2012 Olympics. Theoretical explanation is fully supported by case studies, practical and reflective exercises and guidance on further study.

Author Biography

Peter Craig is Principal Lecturer in the School of PE and Sport Science at the University of Bedfordshire, where he has acquired extensive experience of teaching and course development. He is currently the programme leader for Sport, Media and Culture. Paul Beedie is Principal Lecturer in the School of PE and Sport Science at the University of Bedfordshire. His PhD came Out of a fascination with the sociology of adventure, and his publications, scholarly activity and teaching all reflect this theme.

Table of Contents

On your marks: understanding sport and modern societyp. 1
An introduction to sport sociologyp. 3
Sport and modernity: an introduction to the sociology of sportp. 11
Sport, modernity and the Olympics: a case study of the London Olympiadsp. 32
Introduction to sociological theories of sport in modern societyp. 52
Getting set: Key debates in the Sociological analysis of modern sportp. 69
Sport's organisation and governancep. 71
Sport, physical education and socialisationp. 91
Class and gender differentiation in sportp. 114
Sport and diversity: issues of race, ethnicity and disabilityp. 137
Go: analysing contemporary issues and themes - the changing world of sportp. 157
Sport and consumer societyp. 159
Sport and the mediap. 180
Sport in a global worldp. 199
New games emergent and transformative forms of sport?p. 219
Sport and the bodyp. 221
Sport and adventurep. 241
Sport and communityp. 261
Referencesp. 281
Indexp. 299
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