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Fair and foul : beyond the myths and paradoxes of sport

Author: D Stanley Eitzen
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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"With revisions and updates throughout, the fifth edition of "Fair and Foul" explores America's love of sport and also it's darker side. Updates include further attention to how race, class, and gender relate to the uneven playing field in sports; a new discussion of sexuality as a divisive factor in sport; and numerous new case studies and examples"--
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Eitzen, D. Stanley.
Fair and foul.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2012
(DLC) 2011050587
(OCoLC)769323252
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: D Stanley Eitzen
ISBN: 9781442212343 1442212349
OCLC Number: 778454576
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: The duality of sport --
Sport unites, sport divides --
Names, logos, mascots, and flags: the contradictory uses of sports symbols --
Sport is fair, sport is foul --
Sport is healthy, sport is destructive --
The organization of childrens play: peer centered or adult centered? --
Sport is expressive, sport is controlled --
Are sports played on a level playing field? Issues of race, class, and gender --
The contradictions of big-time college sports --
The path to success? Myth and reality --
Professional sports franchises: public teams, private businesses --
The globalization of sport --
The challenge: changing sport.
Responsibility: D. Stanley Eitzen.
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This book presents the various social issues embedded in sports in an accessible way and provides a useful overview for many of the units in my course. -- Holly Swyers, Lake Forest College Fair and Read more...

 
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