Sports in Society : Issues and Controversies, with Online Learning Center PowerWeb

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-05-20
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Sports in Society is the definitive text for the sports sociology course. Offering a global, issues-oriented approach, 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: How can they help us study sports in society?

3 Studying 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 your 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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