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Sport and society : a student introduction

Author: Barrie Houlihan
Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. ; London : SAGE, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Organised around themes of exclusion and opportunity, commercialism and the global arena of sport, this new edition provides much-needed coverage of the relations between sport practice, social policy and the social contexts in which both occur.
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Sport and society.
Los Angeles, Calif. ; London : SAGE, 2008
(OCoLC)607695954
Online version:
Sport and society.
Los Angeles, Calif. ; London : SAGE, 2008
(OCoLC)608483854
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barrie Houlihan
ISBN: 9781412921350 141292135X 1412921368 9781412921367
OCLC Number: 156891255
Notes: Previous ed.: 2003.
Description: xviii, 585 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part One Perspectives on Sport; Peter Donnelly Sport and social theory; Barrie Houlihan Politics, power, policy and sport; Martin Polley History and sport; Part Two Structuring Opportunities in Sport; Michael F. Collins Social exclusion from sport and leisure; Paulo David The human rights of young athletes; Tess Kay and Ruth Jeanes Women, sport and gender inequity; Parissa Safai Sport and health; Kevin Young From violence in sport to sports-related violence; Nigel Thomas Sport and disability; Ben Carrington and Ian McDonald The politics of 'race' and sports policy in the United Kingdom; Kathy Armour and David Kirk Physical education and school sport; David Andrews, Michael Silk and Robert Pitter Physical Culture and the Polarized American Metropolis; Part Three The Impact of Commercialisation; Leigh Robinson The business of sport; David Stead Sport and the media; John Amis and Trevor Slack Organisation Theory and the Management of Sport Organisations; Barrie Houlihan Doping and sport; Mike Weed and Guy Jackson The relationship between sport and tourism; Holger Preuss The Olympic Games: winners and losers; Michael F. Collins Sport and recreation and the environment; Part Four International Comparison and Context; Trevor Slack and Milena Parent Sport in North America: The United States and Canada; Murray Phillips and Tara Magdalinski Sport in Australia; Ian P. Henry Sport, the role of the European Union and the decline of the nation state?; Mahfoud Amara An Introduction to the Study of Sport in the Muslim world; Barrie Houlihan Sport and globalisation.
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