The Sociology of Sports

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 Sociology of Sports

The Sociology of Sports

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.

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The Sociology of Sports
Language: en
Pages: 468
Authors: Tim Delaney, Tim Madigan
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-07-22 - Publisher: McFarland

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
The Sociology of Sports Coaching
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Robyn L. Jones, Paul Potrac, Chris Cushion, Lars Tore Ronglan
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Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-11-26 - Publisher: Routledge

Sports coaching is a social activity. At its heart lies a complex interaction between coach and athlete played out within the context of sport, itself a socio-culturally defined set of practices. In this ground-breaking book, leading international coaching scholars and coaches argue that an understanding of sociology and social theory
Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport
Language: en
Pages: 468
Authors: Richard Giulianotti
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-07-24 - Publisher: Routledge

The sociology of sport is a core discipline within the academic study of sport. It helps us to understand what sport is and why it matters. Sociological knowledge, implicit or explicit, therefore underpins scholarly enquiry into sport in every aspect. The Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport is a
The Sociology of Sports
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Brandon Lang
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-02-28 - Publisher: Cognella Academic Publishing

The Sociology of Sports explores the sociological significance of sports in the United States and around the world. The anthology features diverse readings and perspectives that illustrate the important role of sports in the lives of millions of people. The text is organized into six sections. The first provides an
Sociology of Sport and Social Theory
Language: en
Pages: 239
Authors: Earl Smith
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: Human Kinetics

"Sociology of Sport and Social Theory" presents current research perspectives from major sport scholars and leading sociologists regarding issues germane to the sociology of sport while addressing traditional and contemporary sociological theories.

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