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The sociology of sports : an introduction

Author: Tim Delaney; Tim Madigan
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Co., Boston, Massachusetts : Credo Reference, [2009] 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : [Enhanced Credo edition]View all editions and formats
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Ranging widely in its scope, this sociological exploration emphasizes the positive aspects of sports in analyzing how they affect and are affected by the mores, values, and general culture of a nation. It provides a thorough study of the relationships between sports and such societal forces as violence, gender, race, religion, mass media, economics and others, commenting as well on the role of sports in high school  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
vii, 332 pages : illustrations
(DLC) 2008054525
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Delaney; Tim Madigan
ISBN: 9781784022099 electronic version 1784022098
OCLC Number: 864825799
Description: 1 online resource (21 entries) : 14 images
Contents: Preface --
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 --
Glossary --
Bibliography.
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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