Sports in Society  Issues and Controversies Book

Sports in Society Issues and Controversies


  • Author : Jay Coakley
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
  • Release Date : 2014-03-10
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 736
  • ISBN 10 : 0078022525

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Sports in Society Issues and Controversies Excerpt :

Sports in Society emphasizes the cultural, interactional, and structural dimensions of sports. Coakley encourages readers to think critically about issues and controversies in sports while considering their own personal experiences, families, schools, communities and societies.

EBOOK  Sports in Society Book

EBOOK Sports in Society


  • Author : Jay Coakley
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill
  • Release Date : 2014-04-16
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 704
  • ISBN 10 : 9780077160555

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EBOOK Sports in Society Excerpt :

Using a topics-based approach organized around provocative questions about the interaction of sports, culture and society, Sports in Society presents an accessible introduction to research and theory in the sociology of sport. This new edition continues the legacy of the previous editions while introducing new material and examples that bring theory to life. Current debates in sports, such as how youth participation can be increased or sport funding allocated, have been integrated throughout the text to provide a holistic view of society. An Online Learning Centre accompanies this book offering a range of lecturer support materials as well as resources and tests for students.

Media  Sports  and Society Book

Media Sports and Society


  • Author : Lawrence A. Wenner
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 1989-08
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 315
  • ISBN 10 : 0803932448

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Media Sports and Society Excerpt :

Media, Sports and Society provides a foundation for research on the communication of sports. The volume is framed by a seminal article outlining the parameters of the communication of sports and pointing to major issues that need to be addressed in the relationship between sports and media. Contributors examine the theoretical, cultural and historical issues, the production of media sports programming, its content and its audience. Individual chapters include a discussion of the spectacle of media sports, a comparison of Super Bowl Football and World Cup Soccer, a consideration of the spectators' enjoyment of sports violence, the rhetoric of winning and the American dream, and a fascinating examination of gender harmony and sports in

Sport  Culture and Society Book

Sport Culture and Society


  • Author : Grant Jarvie
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2006-04-18
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134401635

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Sport Culture and Society Excerpt :

This exciting, accessible introduction to the field of Sports Studies is the most comprehensive guide yet to the relationships between sport, culture and society. Taking an international perspective, Sport, Culture and Society provides students with the insight they need to think critically about the nature of sport, and includes: a clear and comprehensive structure unrivalled coverage of the history, culture, media, sociology, politics and anthropology of sport coverage of core topics and emerging areas extensive original research and new case study material. The book offers a full range of features to help guide students and lecturers, including essay topics, seminar questions, key definitions, extracts from primary sources, extensive case studies, and guides to further reading. Sport, Culture and Society represents both an important course resource for students of sport and also sets a new agenda for the social scientific study of sport.

Research Handbook on Sports and Society Book

Research Handbook on Sports and Society


  • Author : Elizabeth C.K. Pike
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-05-28
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789903607

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Research Handbook on Sports and Society Excerpt :

This state-of-the-art Research Handbook provides a challenging and critical examination of the complex issues surrounding sports in contemporary societies. Featuring contributions from world-leading scholars, it focuses upon the impact of their research, together with significant social issues and controversies in sport.

Sport  Violence and Society Book

Sport Violence and Society


  • Author : Kevin Young
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-03-28
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317568995

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Sport Violence and Society Excerpt :

In this fully updated and revised new edition of his landmark study of violence in and around contemporary sport, Kevin Young offers a comprehensive sociological analysis of an issue of central importance within sport studies. The book explores organised and spontaneous violence, both on the field and off, and calls for a much broader definition of ‘sports-related violence’, to include issues as diverse as criminal behaviour by players, abuse within sport and exploitative labour practices. Offering a sophisticated theoretical framework for understanding violence in a sporting context and including new case studies and updated empirical data – from professional soccer in Europe to ice hockey in North America – the book establishes a benchmark for the study of violence within sport and wider society. Through close examination of often contradictory trends, from anti-violence initiatives in professional sports leagues to the role of the media in encouraging hyper-aggression, the book throws new light on our understanding of the socially-embedded character of sport and its fundamental ties to history, culture, politics, social class, gender and the law. This new edition also recognises burgeoning new literatures, such as research examining concussion and the link between sport and mental illness and includes student-friendly pedagogical aids, such as critical thinking questions at the end of each chapter. Sport, Violence and Society is a vital read for anyone studying or working in the areas of the Sociology of Sport, Sport Psychology, Ethics and Philosophy of Sport, Sport and Politics, Sports History, and Sport and the Media.

Sport  Politics and Society In the Middle East Book

Sport Politics and Society In the Middle East


  • Author : Danyel Reiche
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-15
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9780197507155

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Sport Politics and Society In the Middle East Excerpt :

Sport in the Middle East has become a major issue in global affairs. The contributors to this timely volume discuss the intersection of political and cultural processes related to sport in the region. Eleven chapters trace the historical institutionalization of sport and the role it has played in negotiating "Western" culture. Sport is found to be a contested terrain where struggles are being fought over the inclusion of women, over competing definitions of national identity, over preserving social memory, and over press freedom. Also discussed are the implications of mega-sporting events for host countries, and how both elite sport policies and sports industries in the region are being shaped. Sport, Politics and Society in the Middle East draws on academic disciplines from the humanities and social sciences to offer in-depth, theoretically grounded, and richly empirical case studies. It employs diverse research methodologies, from ethnography and in-depth interviews to archival research, to make a lasting contribution to this critical subject.

Sport  Time and Society  RLE Sports Studies  Book

Sport Time and Society RLE Sports Studies


  • Author : Dennis Brailsford
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-04-24
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317682226

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Sport Time and Society RLE Sports Studies Excerpt :

This volume traces the rise and transformation of organized sport and its impact on social patterns and gender roles. Stressing the essential continuity of the sporting experience, the author shows the changing tempo of sport through the ages and explores the broader effects of the time element on the nature and style of sporting activities. The book covers current issues such as soccer hooliganism , government intervention in sport, and the influence of television on sport.

Learning Culture Through Sports Book

Learning Culture Through Sports


  • Author : Sandra Spickard Prettyman
  • Publisher : R & L Education
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X004899045

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Learning Culture Through Sports Excerpt :

This book provides coaches, educators, parents, and others dealing with students and athletes with an engaging and critical venue by which to examine contemporary issues and controversies surrounding sport. In this text, authors take up the challenges faced by sport in our world, especially as it relates to the lives of young people, providing multiple perspectives on the issues, problems, and possibilities of sport in contemporary American society.

Sport and Society Book

Sport and Society


  • Author : Barrie Houlihan
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2007-12-20
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN 10 : 9781446236994

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Sport and Society Excerpt :

Praise for the First Edition: "Barrie Houlihan's astonishingly ambitious and skilfully assembled collection examines the relations between sport, social policy and the social context that underlies the two. Organized around such themes as exclusion, commercialism and international comparisons, the book allows the reader to understand not only the centrality of sport to contemporary society, but the often perplexing policies that contrive to encourage or deny participation, promote or deter public sector involvement and support or undermine physical education. Importantly, Houlihan never prioritises the general over the particular, always striving to find detail amid the bigger picture." - Ellis Cashmore, Professor of Culture, Media and Sport, Staffordshire University "The most comprehensive study of contemporary issues in sport by leading international scholars. Houlihan's book is the answer to sports students' prayers, full of information, statistics, tables and figures, extensive guides to further reading and, most important of all, challenging ideas. A weighty vademecum for the early 21st century." - Jim Riordan Honorary Professor of Sports Studies, University of Stirling, Professor Emeritus at University of Surrey, and President of the European Sports History Association Fully updated and revised, the Second Edition of Barrie Houlihan's ground-breaking book provides students and lecturers with a one-stop text that is comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, accessible, international and engaging. Sport and Society allows students to: Approach the study of sport from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Understand the importance of social structure, power and inequality in analyzing the nature and significance of sport in society. Address the rapid commercialization and regulation of sport. Engage in comparative analysis to understand problems clearly and produce sound solutions. Expand their knowledge through chapter summaries, guides to further reading and extensive bib

Sports Events  Society and Culture Book

Sports Events Society and Culture


  • Author : Katherine Dashper
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-07-25
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134053278

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Sports Events Society and Culture Excerpt :

This innovative and timely volume moves beyond existing operational and pragmatic approaches to events studies by exploring sports events as social, cultural, political and mediatised phenomena. As the study of this area is developing there is now a need for critical and theoretically informed debate regarding conceptualisation, significance and roles. This edited collection explores the core themes of consumption, media technologies, representation, identities and culture to offer new insight into how sports events contribute to generation of individual and shared meaning over personal, community and national identities as well as the associated issues of conflict, resistance and power. Chapters promote a critical (re)evaluation of emerging empirical research from a diverse range of sports events and locations from the international to local level. A multi-disciplinary approach is taken with contributions from areas including sports studies, media studies, sociology, cultural studies, communications, politics, tourism and gender studies. Written by leading academics in the area, this thorough exploration of the contested relationship between sports events, society and culture will be of interest to students, academics and researchers in Events, Sport, Tourism and Sociology.

Sport And Society  History  Power And Culture Book

Sport And Society History Power And Culture


  • Author : Scambler, Graham
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • Release Date : 2005-05-01
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 211
  • ISBN 10 : 9780335210701

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Sport And Society History Power And Culture Excerpt :

This text presents a comprehensive account of the contemporary sociology of sport. It examines the changing role of sport in society and analyses topics such as representations of sport in the media and violence in sport.

Fair and Foul Book

Fair and Foul


  • Author : D. Stanley Eitzen
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 187
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015056949046

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Explains America's love of sport just as it reveals sport's darker side--the influence of big business, corruption, price gouging, political maneuvering, and media grandstanding. Visit our website for sample chapters!

The Sociology of Sports Book

The Sociology of Sports


  • Author : Tim Delaney
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2015-07-22
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 468
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786497676

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The Sociology of Sports Excerpt :

In its second edition, this book takes a fresh approach to the study of sports, presenting key concepts such as socialization, economics, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, politics, the media and the role of sports in society. The authors offer a critical examination but highlight also the many positive aspects of sports. Each chapter concludes with a popular culture section, showing how films, television, video games, music and short stories have contributed to our understanding of sports' significance to our lives. Other features include up-to-date information--such as statistics on player and owner salaries--and a look at recent controversies in sports, such as performance-enhancing drugs, domestic violence, online gambling and the growing concern over concussions and post-career health problems. The value of sports for people with physical disabilities and special needs is discussed, as well as the development of sports studies programs and the continuing importance of "sportsmanship." The final chapter explores how social media, as well as new forms of virtual reality and the prevalence of video gaming, are reshaping the concept of what constitutes a sport. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Sport and Social Exclusion in Global Society Book

Sport and Social Exclusion in Global Society


  • Author : Ramón Spaaij
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-06-27
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135075552

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Sport and Social Exclusion in Global Society Excerpt :

Social exclusion is one of the most pressing challenges in post-industrial societies, encompassing economic, social, cultural and political dimensions. This important new book critically examines the relationship between sport and social exclusion, from global and cross-cultural perspectives. The book analyses sport and social exclusion by focusing on three key questions: How does social exclusion affect participation in sport? How is social exclusion (re)produced, experienced, resisted, and managed in sport? How is sport used to combat social exclusion and promote social inclusion in other life domains? To answer these questions, the authors discuss and critically reflect on existing knowledge and in-depth case studies from Europe, Australasia, Africa and Latin America. The book illuminates the relationship between sport and social exclusion in Global North and Global South contexts, addressing key issues in contemporary social science such as social inequality, worklessness, gender, disability, forced migration, homelessness and mental health. Sport and Social Exclusion in Global Society is important reading for all students, researchers and policy-makers with an interest in sport sociology, sport development, sport management, or the relationship between sport and wider society.