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Sport in Society

Sport in Society - 7th edition

ISBN13: 978-0072466966

Cover of Sport in Society 7TH 01 (ISBN 978-0072466966)
ISBN13: 978-0072466966
ISBN10: 0072466960
Edition: 7TH 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2001
International: No

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Sport in Society - 7TH 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0072466966

Jay Coakley

ISBN13: 978-0072466966
ISBN10: 0072466960
Edition: 7TH 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2001
International: No

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.

  • Helps students understand cultural ideology and how it influences their lives and relationships with thorough coverage of the relationship between sports and the forms of cultural logic that people use to define and understand gender, race, class, and personal character in society.
  • Offers a revised and easy to understand explanation of social theories with examples of how different social theories are used to guide research on sport and society.
  • Gives students a framework for discussing serious problems such as substance use and behaviors dangerous to the health and well being of athletes and spectators in the revised chapters on deviance and violence in sports.
  • Includes new materials on global issues and controversies so students see social issues and controversies in ways that take them beyond their individual experiences and communities.
  • Lists relevant websites helping students use the increasing power of the World Wide Web to take their studies beyond the classroom with these author-approved sites.
  • Provides additional boxed materials on provocative topics, outside website sources and information, study materials, and Instructor resources, at the new book specific web site, which enhances the classroom experience for instructors and students.
  • Offers a unique chapter (4) on sports and socialization that examines the actual experience and consequences of sports involvement, giving students concrete examples of sociological research and how it can be applied.
  • Helps students understand the ever-evolving commercial aspect of sports of all kind and the relationship with society in a thorough chapter (11)on sports and the economy.
  • Explores the current controversies and provides an opportunity for critical analysis and discussion through updated ''What Do You Think Boxes''.

Author Bio

Coakley, Jay : University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

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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