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The sport and society reader

Author: David Karen; Robert E Washington
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'The Sport and Society Reader' introduces the most important theoretical approaches to the study of sport and comprehensively explores the key themes that define the discipline.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sport and society reader.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2010
(OCoLC)762076616
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Karen; Robert E Washington
ISBN: 9780415772488 0415772486 9780415772495 0415772494
OCLC Number: 317574101
Description: xiv, 394 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The big picture: theorizing sports from sociological perspectives --
High brow and low brow contests: sports with- more or less- class --
Coloring the game: race matters in sport --
Manning the field: gender myths and privileges in sports- constructing masculinity; socialization --
Nice guys finish last: athletes out of bounds and the problem of sports and deviance --
Certain kinds of people: sexuality and sport --
Growth of global community or neo-imperialism?: national cultures and the internationalization of sports.
Responsibility: edited by David Karen and Robert E. Washington.

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Although everyone loves to watch a fair, evenly matched sports contest, there is no such thing as 'pure sport'. This title presents a collection of articles that demonstrate the ways that the sports  Read more...

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