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The sociology of sports : an introduction

Author: Tim Delaney; Tim Madigan
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Emphasizes the positive aspects of sports as they affect and are affected by values and culture. Ranges widely in its scope, moving from violence, gender, race, religion and economics, to the role of sports in high school and college life. Includes American and international aspects of sport, and a brief history from antiquity to the present"--Provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Delaney; Tim Madigan
ISBN: 9780786441693 0786441690
OCLC Number: 270109665
Description: vii, 332 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: The sociology of sport --
Social theory and sport --
A brief history of sport --
The impact of sport on culture --
Socialization and sport --
Youth sports --
High school and college sports --
Deviance in sport --
Violence in sport --
Gender and sport --
Race and ethnicity in sport --
Economics and sport --
Politics and sport --
Religion and sport --
The media in sport --
The benefits of sport participation.
Responsibility: Tim Delaney and Tim Madigan.

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Emphasizes the positive aspects of sports and how they affect and are affected by the mores, values, and general culture of a nation. This sociological exploration moves from violence, gender, race,  Read more...

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